Ticket platform Skiddle doing a very good job of ingratiating themselves to Bristol’s music scene, with a two-day programme of events. Skiddle have taken the time to get to know the city’s true life forces and have programmed – with help from the people and artists working in Bristol – a fully-packed, two-day programme of …

TUESDAY 19/02 Honey Joy, Stag & Hounds. 7PM-11PM // South London indie punks Honey Joy head to Stag & Hounds, with support from Bat Boy. Tickets >> WEDNESDAY 20/02 Ohmme, The Louisana. 8PM-11PM // Improv rock duo Ohmme will be bringing their surreal art-rock noise to The Louisiana, as part of the Colston Hall Presents …

MONDAY 11/02 Michael Clark, Crofters Rights. 7.30PM-10.30PM // Michael Clark brings his jazz-electronic fusion to Bristol for the first time to celebrate the release of his debut EP, Something To Be Won. Tickets >> The War Goes On, Stag & Hounds. 7.30PM-11PM // Copenhagen-based punks The War Goes On take centre stage with some melancholy …

TUESDAY 05/02 Shotgun drum & bass sessions, Faraway Cocktail Club. 8PM-1AM // Shotgun Barbers’ weekly DnB session; featuring sets from some established names, followed by an open decks session – open to vinyl or digital DJs. FREE READ MORE >> INTERVIEW – Ghetts adds a new chapter to his grime legacy Ghetts, Thekla. 7PM-11PM // More …

THURSDAY 24/01 Colston Hall Presents: Richard Spaven, Rough Trade Bristol. 7.30PM-11PM //  Jazz drummer Richard Spaven’s passion for dum and bass and broken beat makes him one of the most open-eared drummers around. Tickets >> FRIDAY 25/01 Raw Addictions, Rough Trade. 8PM-1AM // Raw Addictions presents an evening of UK-inspired techno with TASHA, Agrippa and …

THURSDAY 17/01 Mom Jeans, Exchange. 7.30PM-11PM // Deadpunk promotions present loud, sad California rock group Mom Jeans. Tickets >> FRIDAY 18/01  Netham Rd fire fundraiser, The Louisiana. 7PM-10PM // A night of live music from and for the musicians who lost their equipment in the fire on Netham Road last month, including Flag Fen, Seitz, …

FRIDAY 11/01 Lonely the Brave, Exchange. 7.30PM-11PM // The Cambridge alt rockers head to Exchange to showcase new frontman Jack Bennett. Tickets >> Guns 2 Roses, The Fleece. 7PM-11PM // The only tribute act to have performed with four different OG Guns N Roses members, this is as close to the real deal as it …

With so much on offer this New Year’s Eve in Bristol, we’ve picked out a few alternative ideas outside of the majors and already-sold-outs, in case you haven’t made your plans yet:  Liquid Lunar Sessions: NYE special, To The Moon. 7PM-2AM //  Liquid Lunar will be taking over the cosy Old Market bar once again, …

FRIDAY 14/12 Christmas Festiv-al, Colston Hall. 6.30PM-12AM // Pieminister and Colston Hall team up for a Christmas shindig, with a two-course pie buffet and live music from The Cuban Brothers, The Allergies, DJ Cheeba and more. Tickets >> Snazzback: Beat Tape, The Gallimaufry. 9PM-1AM // Snazzback present a mix tapes style evening, cycling through hits …

FRIDAY 07/12 Brisco Beans #4, Brisco. 10PM-12AM // DJ Chris’tmas Arnold will be bringing a festive twist to his usual funk, hip hop, disco and reggae extravaganza at Brisco. FREE Franko Fraize, Hy-Brasil. 7.30PM-10PM // Rapper Franko Fraize is inspired by the likes of Skinnyman and The Streets, bringing his own refreshing twist and to the …