The organisers of IngleFest are back with their annual Christmas all-dayer at Exchange: Jinglefest. This year they’re incorporating Exchange’s new basement stage, with the cosy cavern hosting a selection of solo acoustic acts, with the main stage in full swing from 2pm though to 11pm. Featuring some of their favourite acts from IngleFests gone by …

Bristol clubnight Illegal Data is marking its 10th party with debut compilation, Illegal Data #1. Headed up by MUN SING and NE$$  – by day, one half and third of Giant Swan and Jesuits – Illegal Data puts fun at the forefront of its delivery, with seriously good music at its core. Much like their clubnights, …

South West punk duo Ghost of the Avalanche drop their fifth EP Civil Unrest this weekend, as one of International Cassette Store Day’s official releases. Recorded straight to cassette tape, the short six-track EP gives a raw, uncontaminated glance into Ghost of the Avalanche’s state of mind. This record will resonate with anyone suffering the …

With Baroness visiting our fair city this weekend in support of Danish heavy metal-meets-rockabilly giants Volbeat and Torche headlining Exchange in December, we thought it’d be a great excuse to dive into the thick, dirty depths of sludge metal.  Popularised by the genre’s godfather the Melvins, who mixed early Black Sabbath’s plodding and stone-hazed approach …

Bristol’s Worm Disco Club has been bubbling below the surface for years. Bringing globally-sourced grooves, tropical percussion, jazz, psych and more to venues across Bristol and beyond, Worm Disco Club deliver a fun party atmosphere that sits in that sweet spot between a live gig and clubnight – to those who know where to find …

A staple part of Bristol’s drum and bass identity, AFT Records continue to throw roadblock after roadblock in the city, welcoming massive artists from the likes of Hybrid Minds to Serum, to their intimate Attic Bar home. Co-run by Sinai and MC Carasel, the local label are fast approaching their 30th event, coming Friday 27 …

Bristol musician Anna Lisa has been quietly releasing a run of seriously good tunes in the lead up to her debut EP release, Unfollowed, which Nitelife is delighted to premier exclusively ahead of official release this Friday. Although she can and has produced previously, with Access to Music and BIMM qualifications under her belt, Unfollowed …

Tonight, Cosies launch a special four-date midweek series to mark their 30th birthday with a Digital Reggae special honouring the digital evolution of reggae music by the likes of King Tubby and Prince Jammy, with special guest Conscious Sounds. Dougie Wardrop aka Conscious Sounds has been working behind the scenes for three decades, making forward-thinking …

While it’s surely tempting to focus on main stage acts to sell festival tickets, Devon’s lovely Lanagland Festival ain’t about that. The teeny, tiny 500-capacity festival sets up camp on Whitmoore Farm each year to put smiles on faces and celebrate the superior musical talent of the South West – with every penny of proceeds going …

Nozstock the Hidden Valley kicks off next week, and although taking place in Herefordshire, there is plenty of Bristol spirit to be found at the festival; with a Boom Sound takeover, Carasel, UK bassline champion Notion, Snazzback, Soeur, Wych Elm, Cruelty, DnB veteran Danny Byrd and many more South West favourites, including a rare DJ …