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 …

THURSDAY 29/11 Mama’s Mash Up, Mothers’ Ruin. 5PM-11PM // This eclectic evening kicks off with an all-styles-welcome open mic, before some of Bristol’s best take us through an evening spanning indie to funk and soul, with a headline performance from hip hop collective Verbal Highz. Pay What You Feel  Sunflower Bean, SWX. 7PM-11PM // US …

THURSDAY 01/11 Snazzback, The Gallimaufry. 9PM-11PM // The jazz collective return to their residential home every Thursday night with their live and experimental Global Groove Sessions. FREE FRIDAY 02/11 Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon, Attic Bar. 8.30PM-2AM // The UK hip hop power couple have come together again to create another banger of an album, …

Once again Bristol promoters have risen to the occasion for Halloween weekend, with sound systems out in full force across the city. We’ve picked out 10 of the best nights on offer this weekend, offering a mixture of top local talent and some the biggest names in the country, whether you want to go large …