15 March // The Wholls

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NITELIFE recommends: 10-17 January // Poisonous Birds, J Mascis, David Bowie drag & more

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10 Questions with Amber Run

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Nitelife has been documenting Bristol’s nightlife culture in print for more than 13 years. Throughout this time, we have remained wholly independent and generate 100% of our income through live music and events.    As you might imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to close our doors… Though rest assured, the doors are propped …

On top of growing concern for the public health – especially those who may be vulnerable or isolated among us – COVID-19 has brought the live music and event industry to its knees. After 13 years in print, Nitelife magazine has had to pause press for the short term forseeable. We’ll be back documenting Bristol’s …

We’ve teamed up with NASS once again to scout out a DJ talent deserving of a set on one their main stages at this year’s festival. Earlier this month, we invited DJs of all shapes and sizes to submit their own 20-minute mix for a chance to play at NASS 2020 – now it’s your turn …

The much-revered Bristol Ticket Shop announced its permanent closure last week, after 30 years playing a big part in the city’s live music scene. With debtors owing large amounts to the business, as well as Bristol Ticket Shop owner Zoe suffering ongoing health problems, the Bristol institution has been forced to cease trading. the Bristol institution …

After a successful launch at Printworks London last year, Beat Horizon has spread its wings and is taking over Motion on 24 January for an evening of hip hop and bass music royalty – paying homage to the forefathers, as well as celebrating the greats of today. paying homage to the forefathers, as well as …

Bristol-based artists Nathan Johnson AKA Pure Imagi Nayphun and Ben Neville went to the launch of new-to-Bristol polysexual, gender queer and inclusive club night Wait, what? at Loco Klub. Combining live performances and DJ sets from queer artists from the local scene and beyond with an all-out dedication to synth, Nathan and Ben put their …

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 …