It’s December again, which means it’s now socially acceptable, nay encouraged, to wear some of the most horrific jumpers known to man, dangle sparkly bits of crap from your earlobes and hit repeat on songs that should have been lost and forgotten. If you’re not planning on spending five hours queuing outside of Pandora, smelling …

Kicked into life in 2005, the reputable Alfresco Disco is a semi-rare and always unique event that is hotly anticipated amongst lovers of secretive gatherings. For over a decade, it’s held its own in Bristol’s packed music calendar due to its off-the-grid mentality and, most importantly, its spirit. Peddling music not money, the Alfresco team’s …

This Wednesday, Thekla will be joining forces with national trade association NTIA (Night Time Industry Association) to host an evening of panel discussion explore how Bristol’s night-time economy can co-exist harmoniously with surging urban developments. The event comes after the tragic closure of St Paul’s beloved Surrey Vaults at the end of November due to …

Louisa Jones is no stranger when it comes to building a platform for women in music. The Dutty Girl founder has been in the music game for over fifteen years. Known behind the decks as Diss Miss, Louisa established DJ and MC collective Dutty Girl with the launch of new female-led clubnight in 2003. She …

Following an acclaimed slot at Love Saves the Day in May this year, Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood made a much-anticipated return to Bristol, treating a packed Motion crowd to an hypnotic 90-minutes of hip hop-infused jazz. Sold out for months and later upgraded from its original Marble Factory venue to the adjoining clubnight warehouse due to …

Bristol producer Courtney Beckford is best known as Hi5ghost, although he also operates under more secretive alias Wu Yen. Both have been making waves on the underground scene in Bristol and further afield, with regular appearances on Rinse FM as Hi5ghost – his grime and dubstep leaning moniker. Plus a lot of love for his …

Barcelona’s finest party-throwers Elrow didn’t expect such a response to their In:Motion NYE bash; selling out in minutes. But fear not. The huge-production, immersive rave collective have announced the NYD party to end all parties. Taking over the warehouse for the final blowout of the In:Motion series and starting 2018 as they mean to go …

With the frost now making a regular and unwelcome appearance, Bristol’s biggest electronic festival and without doubt one of our favourite annual highlights, Love Saves the Day have decided to cheer us up with their first lineup announcement for Love Saves the Day 2018 – and it’s a biggun. Superstar DJ and producer Fatboy Slim …

In case you ever dared to doubt, it’s a yes. Emphatically, yes. Robert Plant, legendary Led Zeppelin frontman and grizzled, music history-defining, rock-folkian warlock with the voice of liquid god proved he can still drop jaws, when he played to an enrapt Colston Hall this November, flanked by The Sensational Space Shifters. The setlist was …

Drum and bass pioneer and MBE award holder Goldie has an insatiable desire for success in everything he achieves. The gold-toothed national treasure returned to the spotlight earlier this year, with the announcement of his first full-length album since 2007’s Rufige Kru, The Journey Man. The return of lengthy compositions and intense jungle rhythms from …