Newcastle’s finest British funk and soul band Smoove & Turrell are taking centre stage with their self-titled ‘Northern soul’ sounds at The Fleece this May in support of their new album Crown Posada. 11 May // 7.30pm – 11pm // £12 +bf // The Fleece LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Underoath return to the UK for their highly-anticipated Rebirth tour. Performing both Define the Great Line and They’re Only Chasing Safety in their entirety, this reunited line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague. 11 May // 7pm – 11pm // £20adv // O2 Academy Bristol LINKS: Facebook event …

The Motion team has once again outdone (already high) expectations for the first party to be held at its new open-air club opening this August: Yard. Detroit pioneer and all-round genius Jeff Mills fronts the lineup for what is a very rare UK appearance – holding the potential to sell out the new 4000 capacity space …

After the success of their last event, Bristol-London party throwers Appetite are back in the Doghouse for a free night of house and disco, with Ben Oakland heading up an all-night DJ lineup. Bringing you the finest taste of funky beats and free donuts for everyone. 11 May // 9pm – 3am // free entry // Doghouse Facebook …

Best known for his 2017 afro-pop dancehall track Did You See, J Hus is currently holding down a profile many artists would dream of, with recent collaborations including grime golden boy Stormy and UK rapper Dave. His debut album Common Sense drops this May, with very high expectations from many. 10 May // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 inc.bf // Motion LINKS: Facebook event …

Funk, indie and soul five-piece Shame are bursting at the seams with punk energy, representing the spittle of Mark E. Smith and the underground spirit of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, combined with the frenzy, rage and exasperation of their youth. Support comes from grungy post rock foursome Sorry. 8 May // 6pm – 10pm // £6.75 inc.bf // …

Poet, novelist, musician and lecturer Anthony Joseph will be creating a hypnotic blend of rapturous spoken word and rhythmic speech at Attic Bar this May. Support comes in the shape of Ngaio’s compelling Erykah Badu-esque neo-jazz and nu-soul beats, plus dancehall and dub selectors Titan Sound, and AAA Badboy aka Kaptin Barrett – Boomtown’s head of music. Residents Andres and …

Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer/songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned step mother folk singer Maggie Boyle, have helped pave the way for Martha’s solo music career, which flawlessly unites folk, acoustic, trip hop and electronica. She comes to Trinity Centre with her brand new album Nomad in tow. Support comes from …

This Saturday brings the fourth instalment of Space Pirates – To The Moon’s bi-monthly rum and roots parties with plenty of reggae, dub, jungle, and 2 for 1 cocktails (until 8pm), plus double-ups on rum for £1. Just approaching their first birthday, To The Moon is a bit of a hidden gem. Wander just off the beaten track and …

Multi-genre UK trio Foreign Beggars are hitting up The Marble Factory this bank holiday weekend. Their perfect weave of underground UK hip hop and dubstep, trailblazing electronics and energetic live shows has not only resulted in over 50 million YouTube hits but also a series of headline international dates this summer. Manchester duo Children of Zeus …