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Following the success of their 2016 full-length album Channel The Spirits, London-based band The Comet Is Coming will be showcasing their mystical jazz, electronica and psychedelic rock incorporated sounds. Joining them will be local collective Worm Disco Club. The quirky bunch are recognised for embracing unique beats from all over the globe, and will no doubt act …

Self-branded ‘London’s most badass scream queens’, electric DIY trio Skinny Girl Diet are a much-needed breath of fresh air in modern punk music. Unpolished, brash and completely unafraid, their sound is a forceful wall of noise that drives their fury-fuelled political song-writing. Support comes from the mesmerising Twin, Oozing Gloop and artist and poet Isadora Vibes. …

With Rave on Avon and Love Saves the Day now in clear sight, the beginning of Bristol festival season is officially here – which means it’s time to stock up on some of those fresh wavy garms our city of urban revellers are known for embracing. Luckily, unisex 80s & 90s streetwear and leisurewear specialists …

Newcastle’s finest British funk and soul band Smoove & Turrell are taking centre stage with their self-titled ‘Northern soul’ sounds at The Fleece this May in support of their new album Crown Posada. 11 May // 7.30pm – 11pm // £12 +bf // The Fleece LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Underoath return to the UK for their highly-anticipated Rebirth tour. Performing both Define the Great Line and They’re Only Chasing Safety in their entirety, this reunited line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague. 11 May // 7pm – 11pm // £20adv // O2 Academy Bristol LINKS: Facebook event …

Bristol producer of the moment Kreed first caught our attention last summer when his track Sunday – with Bristol dubwise MC Gardna (pictured, right) – exploded onto our speakers. Last month they dropped the full Gardna x Kreed EP which features Sunday, as well as three fresh new tracks, including My Show featuring Eva Lazarus, Inja …

It’s been over a year since the Menzingers have graced UK soil and it’s safe to say that they were missed, judging by their sold-out show at Bristol’s Bierkeller. The Bierkeller is known for hosting rock acts and the venue mirrors that with their dingy and dark image – a social club vibe with benches …

After the success of their last event, Bristol-London party throwers Appetite are back in the Doghouse for a free night of house and disco, with Ben Oakland heading up an all-night DJ lineup. Bringing you the finest taste of funky beats and free donuts for everyone. 11 May // 9pm – 3am // free entry // Doghouse Facebook …

Best known for his 2017 afro-pop dancehall track Did You See, J Hus is currently holding down a profile many artists would dream of, with recent collaborations including grime golden boy Stormy and UK rapper Dave. His debut album Common Sense drops this May, with very high expectations from many. 10 May // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 inc.bf // Motion LINKS: Facebook event …

Funk, indie and soul five-piece Shame are bursting at the seams with punk energy, representing the spittle of Mark E. Smith and the underground spirit of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, combined with the frenzy, rage and exasperation of their youth. Support comes from grungy post rock foursome Sorry. 8 May // 6pm – 10pm // £6.75 inc.bf // …