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Singer-songwriter Harry Pane delivers high energy and a unique soulful tone. In 2016 he played at SXSW Festival in Texas, Glastonbury, CarFest and Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival. This April, Pane will be heading to Bristol to showcase music from his latest EP The Wild Winds. 19 April // 6pm – 9pm // £4.32-£6.48 adv // …

American psych-pop songwriter BC Camplight has returned after years of artistic hibernation. Having relocated to Manchester, he found a few local musicians and released a third album How To Die In The North, featuring his eloquent songwriting and lyrical introspection. 19 April // 7.30pm – Late // £13.44 inc.bf // The Lantern LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Exchange welcome back one of their favourite acts in the world. After two incredible nights last year supporting Lucero, Norwich-based punk rock group Ducking Punches will be back at Exchange playing with the full band this April. 18 April // 7.30pm – 11pm // £6 // Exchange  LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Bristol based outlaws Red Ray & The Reprobates will be playing alternative thigh-slapping country this April at The Old Bookshop. Head on down and get ready for some foot stomping action. 15 April // 9pm – 11pm // free entry // The Old Bookshop LINKS: Facebook event

Giggs will be supporting his acclaimed 2016 album Landlord in Bristol this month, which made it to number 2 in the UK album charts. Already tight with the likes of Skepta and Kano and Drake, this on-fire UK rapper is one not to miss – while you still have the chance. 15 April // 7pm – 11pm // £15.50 adv // O2 …

Greensleeves Records have stayed on top of the hottest acts in reggae for the past four decades and to celebrate their 40th anniversary, they’ll be bringing a jam-packed roster with names like Freddie McGregor, King Jammy and Yellowman to Bristol’s O2 Academy. 13 April // 9pm – 2am // £25adv // O2 Academy Bristol LINKS: …

PLU are hosting a knees up at The Love Inn to raise money for the Help Refugees charity. PLU DJ RANKS is currently preparing for a sponsored bike ride all the way to Athens in a bid to raise £40,000 to help the charity support refugees in Khora, Athens. As well as all DJ fees going to …

12-piece Leeds/London based outfit Nubiyan Twist fuse groove-driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz-inspired improvisation. This band strive to encourage artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles. 13 April // 7.30pm – 11pm // £12 inc.bf // The Fleece LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Ring in the Easter bank holiday with plenty of funk, soul, hip hop, boogaloo, breaks and beats at 45 Live at The Lanes. Featuring sets from Bristolian duo The Allergies, who – following last year’s As We Do Our Thing – have just dropped a new single with now-frequent collaborator, Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper. Plus local legends Boca 45. 13 April …

Multi-genre DJ Nathan Dawe and DJ Dean Mac are going to be dropping bangers in the main room as part of Back to the 90s at SWX. Expect a mixture of genres and a night to remember. 13 April // 11pm – 4am // £5/£6adv // SWX LINKS: Facebook event // tickets