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 …

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 …

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 …

Trinity’s in-house residency, workshop and live performance programme IGNiTE kick off their autumn season this Friday. Four powerful shows explore some of today’s most urgent societal issues across politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability. From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people …

The undisputed calendar event of the year for sound system heads is back with their fourth installment and it’s got our hairs on end already.  A chance meeting on the Eurostar a few years ago between Deep Medi boss Mala and Dubkasm’s DJ Stryda sparked a beautiful meeting of minds that has resulted in Bristol’s …

In an ongoing effort to open the gates of the professional music world to all, Bristol music-access organisation Multi-Track is culminating the first year of their new artist mentorship programme Home-Grown Heat with an all-day industry takeover at Arnolfini on 27 October, with live performances from Home-Grown Heat’s first cohort: Splitz P, Charece and Solomon …