The much-revered Bristol Ticket Shop announced its permanent closure last week, after 30 years playing a big part in the city’s live music scene. With debtors owing large amounts to the business, as well as Bristol Ticket Shop owner Zoe suffering ongoing health problems, the Bristol institution has been forced to cease trading. the Bristol institution …

Five years ago it would’ve been fair to say Bombay Bicycle Club were headed down a sure-fire track to burnout. By the end of 2015, after nine months touring with So Long, See You Tomorrow – their first album to reach the UK chart’s #1 spot – the band’s four core members were clamouring for …

The end of November brought the fifth instalment of Bristol’s annual weekend-long bassweight collision, Teachings in Dub x Deep Medi. Friday night’s lineup was, as always, in veneration to the sounds of dubstep, and so before things kicked off, we sat down with one of dubstep’s earliest originators and most important patrons of the scene, Mala; …

After a successful launch at Printworks London last year, Beat Horizon has spread its wings and is taking over Motion on 24 January for an evening of hip hop and bass music royalty – paying homage to the forefathers, as well as celebrating the greats of today. paying homage to the forefathers, as well as …

Anyone will tell you that Shindig is a family affair. Despite growing year on year, the south west festival remains a haven for likeminded partygoers to let loose and bask in the feel-good atmosphere, community spirit and all-round fun – with an increasingly impressive music lineup serving as a big fat bonus.  First release tickets …

thursday 19/12 Jerry, Crofters Rights. 7pm – 10:30pm // Jerry have establish themselves in the thriving post-punk scene by playing alongside bands such as DUDS, Autobahn, Rapid Tan and Haze. Pay OTD friday 20/12 Wasabi, Old Market Assembly. Doors 10pm // A hectic group of nine Bristol-based musicians, bringing jazz, psychedelic guitar and brass for a spicy-sounding treat that will combine …

A duo who have conquered various genres and tore up venues across the nation, Bristol’s My Nu Leng keep on proving why they’re one of the generation’s best. A household name in the electronic music scene, Tommy and Jammo AKA My Nu Leng have come a long way since making their pilgrimage to Bristol from …

After the mainstream explosion of the award-winning reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, the art of drag has become a phenomenon that’s taken over the world like never before. So, when a show like the Heels of Hell tour featuring some of favourite Drag Race queen’s heads to Bristol’s O2 Academy, you know it’s going …

As a producer, Tony Colman aka London Elekricity has continually pushed drum and bass out of its comfort zone, combining his wide-ranging influences and production genius with live instrumentation and breath-stealing vocal features – forever thinking outside the box. As a label head, he’s put his neck on the line time and time again to …

Bristol-based artists Nathan Johnson AKA Pure Imagi Nayphun and Ben Neville went to the launch of new-to-Bristol polysexual, gender queer and inclusive club night Wait, what? at Loco Klub. Combining live performances and DJ sets from queer artists from the local scene and beyond with an all-out dedication to synth, Nathan and Ben put their …