29 June // Drewsif Stalin’s Musical Endeavors, Valis Ablaze + more

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15 July // Martha Wainwright

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Weekly Picks: 5 – 11 Feb // 10 shows to see this week, including Iglooghost, Tornado Wallace, The Kelly Twins, Haus and a bucket load of bass

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When Iggy Pop growls, sage-like on national radio, that your fully DIY, two-fingers-up-at-the-music-industry-punk-band-just-doing-it-for-the-fucking-love-of-it is “really amazing”, face it: you’re onto something. The Lovely Eggs – psychedelic Lancaster-based rip-roarers and BBC 6 Music beloveds, with a cult following of Eggheads built over five records – are finally learning to bottle up these moments. Lately there’s been …

The hip hop-jazz scene that’s been sweeping the nation since Tom Misch started amassing SoundCloud plays back in 2011 now has it’s very own truth teller; he goes by the name of Barney Artist.  East London rapper Barney Artist has been working with names now synonymous with the scene – Mische, Alfa Mist and Jordan …

In an ongoing effort to open the gates of the professional music world to all, Bristol music-access organisation Multi-Track is culminating the first year of their new artist mentorship programme Home-Grown Heat with an all-day industry takeover at Arnolfini on 27 October, with live performances from Home-Grown Heat’s first cohort: Splitz P, Charece and Solomon …

Following a meteoric rise over the last two years Slowthai has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the UK grime scene. His live shows have rapidly gained a not-to-be-missed reputation for his relentless energy and aggressive delivery. The Exchange – off the back of the news that it is likely to …

Sitting well on the metaphorical fence between absurd music festival and immersive dystopian theatre, Boomtown Fair descended upon Hampshire’s Matterley Bowl for the 10th year running this August. A world within another explicit, offensive and downright loveable world, Boomtown welcomes up to 60,000 local and international revellers each summer, selling out earlier and earlier as …

No Violet have an itch. For five years they’ve been gurgling, stomping and shrieking their fuzzy alt-rock grunge around Bristol; now their four track debut EP Faces, finished back in January, is a honed capsule of their sound, teetering on the verge of release. Bassist Kerry explains: ‘We wanted to take our time over it …

Indie-leaning folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus are coming to Bristol’s Canteen all the way from Detroit, as part of a European tour to promote their fifth studio album Enter The Kingdom.    Helmed by singer songwriter Matthew Milia, Enter The Kingdom draws on his own life experiences – his father losing his job and relying …

Running from the end of September right up to New Year, In:Motion is Bristol’s answer to The Warehouse Project, bringing in huge names from all across the electronic sphere and lending a little light to the end of our summers each year. As is tradition, they’re kicking things off with a massive opening weekend, and …

Bristol-based three-piece Sœur create grunge-infused pop meets math rock. Their 2017 debut EP What Separates Us, quickly did just that, marking them out immediately as a band to pay attention to. They were invited to play the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival the same year, alongside the likes of Cassia and ISLAND.  …

New promoters on the block Lysergic Limes are bringing Chilean psych trio Föllakzoid to Bristol for the first time in partnership with BLG Promotions. It’s their second in a series of shows booked for this year that will aim to push Bristol’s psychedelic rock scene further than ever before.  Taking some influence from the native …