Thursday // Backbeat presents Char B, The Gallimaufry Mike Deniran invites Char B and her band to his weekly Galli residency, Backbeat – where a shifting lineup of special guests join the house band for super special, intimate re-imaginings of original material and covers. Char B will be performing soul, R&B and a few old school gems …

Join Ash and co as they take you through the latest in music, news and general knowledge, in the Ruin’s very own test of skill. Winning team takes pot, plus bonus games and free food. Every Tuesday // 9pm – late // £1 // Mothers Ruin mothersruinbristol.co.uk  

Experimental rock group The Flaming Lips bring their new Warner Bros. album Oczy Mlody to Colston Hall. The three-time Grammy-Award winners – led by the excessively eccentric Wayne Coyne – are known for giving the performance of a lifetime, so this is definitely one to witness if you can. 13 August // 7.30pm – 10pm // …

Sublime with Rome is the project of original Sublime member Eric Wilson with singer and guitarist Rome Ramirez. Paying tribute to the Californian-reggae sounds invented by Sublime in the 90s, they also create their own spin on reggae, hip hop, alt rock and dub, releasing two albums – Yours Truly and Siren. Expect to hear hits across …

No24 music celebrate one whole year of The Avenue parties with a blowout at Blue Mountain, with two floors of underground music from promising new artists across Jumpstereo, Banjax, Inner City, Twisted Recordings, No24 and more. The main room will host underground techno sounds alongside their signature custom visuals, with house music upstairs. 11 August …

A strictly vinyl only night at Bookshop with DJs playing blues, soul, funk, disco and a few guilty pleasures. DJs on rotation: Lord Drubs, Slow and Low, Michael Vinyl and Ben Bookshop. Every Thursday // 8pm // free // The Old Bookshop

Mike Deniran invites Char B and her band to his weekly Galli residency, Backbeat – where a shifting lineup of special guests join the house band for super special, intimate re-imaginings of original material and covers. Char B will be performing soul, R&B and a few old school gems with her band – with Mike Deniran himself …

Don’t miss the award-winning singer and activist, Kate Nash as she commemorates the ten year anniversary of her platinum-selling debut album Made of Bricks with a run of shows this summer. Support from Skating Polly. 6 August // 7pm – 11pm // £21 // O2 Academy Facebook event // tickets August highlights are brought to you thanks …

Boom Sound take over Colston Hall’s terrace for a six hour takeover showcasing the soundsystem label’s best talent, including head honcho Gardna, Kreed and ASBO Disco, Fat Stash – as well as a very special two hour slot from The Nextmen, following their recent collaboration with Gardna, playing a mixture of reggae, dancehall, soul, funk, …

Bristol legend Roni Size headlines a charity fundraiser at The Old Bookshop. Entry is free, but you can help raise funds for two very good causes by taking part in the charity raffle, buying some grub from Tasty Ragga – who are donating £1 per dish bought, or by chugging some very cheap beer courtesy …