16 July // Tobinfest

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31 December // Funk Yeah! NYE party with Craig Charles

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24 March // Jeremy Ellis (The Roots) + DJ Cheeba

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One of the underground’s biggest driving forces, Pinch is natural innovator, continually exploring new territory (then sending for the rest of us). The producer and Tectonic boss played a major role in establishing a dubstep scene in Bristol, co-founding the legitimately legendary Subloaded nights alongside Blazey Bodynod in 2004. It was the first major dubstep …

MONDAY 11/02 Michael Clark, Crofters Rights. 7.30PM-10.30PM // Michael Clark brings his jazz-electronic fusion to Bristol for the first time to celebrate the release of his debut EP, Something To Be Won. Tickets >> The War Goes On, Stag & Hounds. 7.30PM-11PM // Copenhagen-based punks The War Goes On take centre stage with some melancholy …

TUESDAY 05/02 Shotgun drum & bass sessions, Faraway Cocktail Club. 8PM-1AM // Shotgun Barbers’ weekly DnB session; featuring sets from some established names, followed by an open decks session – open to vinyl or digital DJs. FREE READ MORE >> INTERVIEW – Ghetts adds a new chapter to his grime legacy Ghetts, Thekla. 7PM-11PM // More …

Shindig Festival is brought to us from the brains behind multi-award winning record label and party-throwers Ghetto Funk. In five short years, it’s gone from a party in a field to a cult-adored small festival, selling out earlier and earlier each year. Shindig Festival puts positive vibes at the forefront – with an increasingly impressive …

THURSDAY 24/01 Colston Hall Presents: Richard Spaven, Rough Trade Bristol. 7.30PM-11PM //  Jazz drummer Richard Spaven’s passion for dum and bass and broken beat makes him one of the most open-eared drummers around. Tickets >> FRIDAY 25/01 Raw Addictions, Rough Trade. 8PM-1AM // Raw Addictions presents an evening of UK-inspired techno with TASHA, Agrippa and …

THURSDAY 17/01 Mom Jeans, Exchange. 7.30PM-11PM // Deadpunk promotions present loud, sad California rock group Mom Jeans. Tickets >> FRIDAY 18/01  Netham Rd fire fundraiser, The Louisiana. 7PM-10PM // A night of live music from and for the musicians who lost their equipment in the fire on Netham Road last month, including Flag Fen, Seitz, …

Bristol drum and bass heavyweight DLR is taking over Trinity for the night with his label Sofa Sound. With releases on some of the biggest labels on the scene including Symmetry and Metalheadz, DLR launched his own imprint in 2017 with his Quadrant collab, Ghostfish. Sofa Sound focusses on the warmer side of drum and …

FRIDAY 11/01 Lonely the Brave, Exchange. 7.30PM-11PM // The Cambridge alt rockers head to Exchange to showcase new frontman Jack Bennett. Tickets >> Guns 2 Roses, The Fleece. 7PM-11PM // The only tribute act to have performed with four different OG Guns N Roses members, this is as close to the real deal as it …

Punters crowded the Fleece floor in anticipation of a rare UK headline show from My Baby last month, and they would not be disappointed. Formed in Amsterdam in 2012, My Baby is Dutch brother and sister duo Joost van Dijck on drums and Cato van Dijck on vocals, with New Zealand’s Daniel ‘Dafreez’ Johnston on guitar. …

Arriving in Bristol seemingly out of nowhere in 2016, hip hop specialists Bam!Bam!Bam! quickly became the city’s top dogs for all things hip hop and jazz – bringing us some of the absolute greats such as GZA, Ghostface Killah, Masego, Alfa Mist, Akua Naru and The Pharcyde. After taking a well deserved break this month, …