In case you haven’t noticed, the entire underground music community in Bristol has been rallying around SWU.FM (South West Underground) in support of their massive fundraiser at Motion this Easter Sunday. It’s a party worth going to by any stretch, but supporters are drumming up a sense of duty owed by enjoyers of Bristol’s underground to cough …

The Trinity Centre’s annual free Garden Party returns 14 May from midday to 9pm with a host of Bristol talent, including Sepia, Sounds Of Harlowe, Run Logan Run and this year’s headliners, Dubkasm. This year marks 41 years for Trinity Centre as beating heart of Old Market – renowned for its amazing space and natural …

In just a few years, Balter Festival has gained a reputation for being one of the most fun parties on the UK festival scene. Combining eclectic underground electronic and live music, Balter brings together everything from 12-piece ska-punk bands to heavy DnB, whilst also showcasing new talent and unique sub-genres.  Now in its fourth year, this off kilter festival will be …

Settle in for a monstrous lineup at Exchange from 5.30pm-11pm. Virginia punks Strike Anywhere lead the lineup, which  includes feminist post-hardcore band Petrol Girls, indie-pop group The Winter Passing, power-pop rock from Personal Best and a bit more punk from Bear Trade. 22 April // 5.30pm – 11pm // £13.50 +bf // Exchange LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

A tripped out rock n roll machine from South Wales, bringing together the manic stomp and wild stage performance of The Stoogies and the weird psychedelic frequencies of the 13th Floor Elevators. 23 April  // 7pm – 11pm // £4 adv // Stag & Hounds LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Irish hip hop recording artist and record producer Rejjie Snow is coming to Bristol this month as part of his UK tour. Expect to hear the likes of his crowned anthems Crooked Cops and D.R.U.G.S. 23 April // 7pm – 11pm // £14.85 inc.bf // Marble Factory LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

After a three year hiatus, Red Dread Audio are back to deliver a vociferous blend of war tunes and serious vibes. You can expect a variety of the filthiest DnB, jungle and underground genres from master turntablist JFB, junglist Nicky Blackmarket and a DJ set from Laid Blak. 22 April // 10pm – 6am // £6/£10 …

Milon celebrate the release of their first album. The Bristol-based quartet strikes the perfect balance between groove-inducing rhythms and face-melting sonic outbursts. Plus performances from Iceman Furniss Quintet and Pink Ice. 27 April // 7pm – 10.55pm // £6 // Crofters Rights LINKS: Facebook event

Kick ass swamp rocksters Ten Benson take to the Golden Lion stage with local pioneers of the ‘future ballroom romance’ sound, The Nurses. 21 April // 9pm – late // £4 otd // The Golden Lion LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

After a sell-out Halloween carnival, Fiesta Bombarda returns to Thekla, once again turning the party boat into a floating tropical paradise, this time with the heavy hitting reggae masters Mungo’s Hi Fi, along with Prince Fatty, Bristol’s Gardna and Red Eye Hi Fi. Read our interview with Mungo’s Hi Fi for more about what you can expect …