Tuesday // LANY, O2 Academy Bristol With echoes of prime 80s FM pop, 90s RnB and new-wave electronica, Los Angeles alt-electronic trio LANY will be taking over the O2 stage this December in celebration of the release of their self-titled debut album. Full info, tickets and more… . DJ Ryu (Rockit Science), No.51 Stokes Croft DJ Ryu …

Alt rock legend Peter Hook and his band The Light will perform tracks from two singles albums of the iconic bands he helped create, Joy Division and New Order. Both compilations – released within a year of each other – are called Substance and include cult classics like New Order’s Blue Monday Joy Division’s Love Will …

All-girl party collective Frau DJs are returning to Bristol as part of their Christmas tour, to showcase their high energy and selection of electric beats. Each Frau girl has her own individual style, but works collectively as one to curate a set that makes you dance, taking you skilfully on a journey through genres including hip …

Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions, Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister make a perfect co-headline touring duo. Bringing a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music in two sets, and barrel of laughs in between. 9 December // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 // SWX Facebook event // tickets // swxbristol.com

Bristol’s own fast-spitting, Rastafarian grime / reggae MC Buggsy is renowned to hype the crowd at every show with his energetic desire to entertain. Come and check out the silver-tongued MC’s impeccable skills at his headline Attic Bar performance this December, with support from Wavey Wish and Rukus. 8 December // 8.30pm – 2am // …

Dynamic 8-piece Bristolian brass band Brass Junkies are inspired by the funky Mardi Gras sounds of the New Orleans street bands. Two trumpets, two saxophones, trombone, drums/percussion and tuba keeping it funky. This high-energy, good-time music will bring some carnival atmosphere to a festive Friday. 8 December // 10pm – 12am // Free // The …

The cosy boutique and vintage shop-come-party bar , To The Moon has proved to be a bit of a hidden gem to those who’ve veered slightly off the beaten track in Old Market and stumbled across the joint – particularly for rum fans, who can work their way through the 20+ types on offer behind …

Fronted by Sarah Cracknell, Saint Etienne defined the early 90s indie/ dance/pop era with their now classic album Foxbase Alpha including hits such as Nothing Can Stop Us and Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Witness the enduring band as they perform tracks from their latest album Home Counties, plus a few classics. 8 December // …

Freerange have delivered the best in bassline and 140 all year round. To finish off 2017, they are pulling out all the stops with another huge lineup, including a two hour set of UK garage basslines from DJ Q, back to back bangers from grime legends Slimzee and Spooky, and multi-genre producer Swindle. 8 December // …

Benjamin Clementine has ignited the world with his hair-raising vocals and heart-felt lyricism. After winning 2015’s Mercury Prize, Benjamin has jumped leaps and bounds in his music career. Prepare to witness an emotive masterpiece by the remarkable singer songwriter, in his eagerly anticipated Colston Hall performance. 8 December // 7pm – 11pm // £22.50 // …