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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, …

The return of Detroit legend Moodymann came with plenty of anticipation and excitement. A packed out smoking area and jumped up punters standing in the Marble Factory queue added to the atmosphere that was already filled with joy and high hopes, not only for the Detroit selector’s performance but for a showcase of some of …

With so much on offer this New Year’s Eve in Bristol, we’ve picked out a few alternative ideas outside of the majors and already-sold-outs, in case you haven’t made your plans yet:  Liquid Lunar Sessions: NYE special, To The Moon. 7PM-2AM //  Liquid Lunar will be taking over the cosy Old Market bar once again, …

From punk’s basements to the rave scene, how we choose to express ourselves through fashion has a long and intertwined history with music subcultures. Nitelife THREADS explores this relationship, teaming up with some of Bristol’s best independent shops, lifestyle brands and creatives. Photography: Dominika Scheibinger  // @dominika_scheibinger Styling: Fi Plummer // @salvador_gnarly Models: Cam Holmess (RHED …