8 February // Glade Marie – J Dilla Tribute

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9 March // Jenna & The Gs

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Ghetts, Slum Village x Abstract Orchestra, Kamchatka & more top picks this week

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Same party, new digs. Shindig Festival is moving to a new home at Somerset’s Dillington Estate when it returns in May – kicking off the summer with Goldie, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B and Greg Wilson. kicking off the summer with Goldie, Soul II Soul’s Jazzie B and Greg Wilson Starting out as a party …

The lights are low in Exchange and the crowd is chattering away. Swim Deep meanders their way towards the stage, as an almost ethereal sound rings around the room. When they reach it, vocalist Austin Williams only has one word for us – ‘hello’. Like seeing an old friend again, the room breaks into laughter, …

Flick on Memory Streams, Portico Quartet’s freshly-released fifth studio album, and in moments you’ll be enveloped by its rhythm-tripping instrumental soundscape. At turns epic and immersive, uplifting and emotive, Portico Quartet’s new record is a weave of echoing keys, flurrying electronic loops and sonorous saxophone; growling bass and Jackson Pollock-esque drums. Magpieing influences from everything …

Last year, we gave away what was at the time the most highly rated-portable speaker in the country, the Minirig. Made right here in Bristol, it’s an exceptionally high quality speaker inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for. inspired by the soundsystem culture that our city is known for But now …

It’s a night for imposters. I oughtn’t be at the Trinity Centre tonight, the ticket was for my more talented friend who’d had to cry off due to illness. Notification came through around 10am, you can go see John Grant’s latest project for zero pounds if you can knock up 700 words on same. Cut …

For those unaware of Dermot Kennedy’s soulful Irish rasp, he uses it explore a variety of uplifting and troubling themes from discovering love to the misery of alcoholism. The singer-songwriter comes from humble beginnings, regularly travelling from Rathcoole, his hometown, to busk on the Dublin’s Grafton Street and test his acoustic wisdom on every passerby …

Bloxx are a London-based quartet renowned for their fuse of grungy undertones, indie-influenced melodies and floor-thumping choruses.  The band consists of front woman Ophelia (Fee); Moz brings the toe-tapping drum beats and Taz along with Paul provides the alternative-indie rifts. In recent years, Bloxx have been making relentless developments on the scene by supporting indie …

Crosstown Concerts was brought to life in 2016 by former Metropolis Music directors Paul Hutton and Conal Dodds. Independently-minded music promoters with a massive platform, Crosstown now works with acts from Lana Del Rey to Bristol’s own Soeur. Run out of Bristol and London with shows across the UK, Crosstown’s calendar is filled with genuinely …

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In:Motion returns at the end of this month for its 10th and final series, seeing 2019 – and a decade long legacy – out with a bang. A 15-hour show with techno giants Drumcode will be their biggest opener ever, with Nicole Moudaber, Pan-Pot, Enrico Sangiuliano and a 3D show fit for Eric Prydz. A …