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Poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph will be creating a hypnotic blend of rapturous spoken word and rhythmic speech at Attic Bar this May. Support comes in the shape of Ngaio’s compelling Erykah Badu-esque neo-jazz and nu-soul beats, plus dancehall and dub selectors Titan Sound, and AAA Badboy aka Kaptin Barrett – Boomtown’s head of music. Residents Andres and …

Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer/songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned step mother folk singer Maggie Boyle, have helped pave the way for Martha’s solo music career, which flawlessly unites folk, acoustic, trip hop and electronica. She comes to Trinity Centre with her brand new album Nomad in tow. Support comes from …

Love Saves the Day returns to Eastville Park on 27-28 May with another heady lineup – including Little Dragon, Mura Masa, Nao, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kate Tempest, Kano, My Nu Leng and Jamie Jones – as well as a brand new stage to explore, The Lost Garden. We’ve got 4 x weekend tickets to give …

This Saturday brings the fourth instalment of Space Pirates – To The Moon’s bi-monthly rum and roots parties with plenty of reggae, dub, jungle, and 2 for 1 cocktails (until 8pm), plus double-ups on rum for £1. Just approaching their first birthday, To The Moon is a bit of a hidden gem. Wander just off the beaten track and …

It’s been a quiet year for Brighton lads The Kooks but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy behind closed doors; Nitelife talks to bassist Pete Denton about what exactly they’ve been up to and what to expect from their Best Of tour, which arrives in Bristol this May to support their forthcoming Best of… So …

Indie darlings circa 2005 Maximo Park are back with their new album Risk to Exit and will be celebrating with a jaunt to Bristol this Wednesday to play an unplugged, striped back show at Rise record store. Fans can guarantee entry by preordering the album from Rise. 26 April // 6.30pm-7.15pm // free // Rise …

Richy Ahmed has been making waves in the UK house scene since circa 2010, whilst taking cues from disco, techno, funk, electro and hip hop. Born and bred from South Shields near Newcastle he is now a household name in festivals all over the world from BPM Mexico to Glastonbury festival, and his regular visits …

// WIN TICKETS TO THATCHERS HAZE SESSIONS //  Anyone who has a taste for indie music will know who Little Comets are, the band from Tyne and Wear formed in 2009 and were immediately signed to Columbia Records. Having seen some lineup changes, with two of the original members leaving, the existing lineup consists of …

The Trinity Centre’s annual free Garden Party returns 14 May from midday to 9pm with a host of Bristol talent, including Sepia, Sounds Of Harlowe, Run Logan Run and this year’s headliners, Dubkasm. This year marks 41 years for Trinity Centre as beating heart of Old Market – renowned for its amazing space and natural …

Settle in for a monstrous lineup at Exchange from 5.30pm-11pm. Virginia punks Strike Anywhere lead the lineup, which  includes feminist post-hardcore band Petrol Girls, indie-pop group The Winter Passing, power-pop rock from Personal Best and a bit more punk from Bear Trade. 22 April // 5.30pm – 11pm // £13.50 +bf // Exchange LINKS: Facebook event // tickets