Veteran trio of excellence and multi-genre concept Foreign Beggars brought their unique blend of sounds and riotous live show to The Marble Factory last Saturday night.   With obvious influences from UK hip hop, grime and commercial dubstep, the trio have been serving witty lyrics and well-crafted verses at their sell out live shows for years …

Set within Bristol’s ultimate chill pad, Stokes Croft’s Full Moon and Attic Bar hosted the official launch of summer in the city with their annual yard party on bank holiday Sunday. With performances from some of Bristol’s best live music acts, the party was shaking the courtyard cobbles until the early hours of the AM. The …

Love Saves the Day returns to Eastville Park on 27-28 May with another heady lineup – including Little Dragon, Mura Masa, Nao, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kate Tempest, Kano, My Nu Leng and Jamie Jones – as well as a brand new stage to explore, The Lost Garden. We’ve got 4 x weekend tickets to give …

Last month The Fleece welcomed Nubiyan wist to the stage to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend with some of their finest afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul-infused sounds. To open the night, Worm Disco Club spanned an assortment of foot-shuffling funk and soul to ease the crowd onto the dancefloor. Shortly after, Bristol’s very own …

South West MC and spoken word poet Rider Shafique is unveiling a new photography exhibition at Trinity Centre tomorrow in line with the first public performance of his I-Dentity, which has been created in collaboration with friend and local photographer Khali Ackford. LOC’S is a photographic series celebrating and showcasing the diversity of dreadlock culture. …

It’s been a quiet year for Brighton lads The Kooks but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy behind closed doors; Nitelife talks to bassist Pete Denton about what exactly they’ve been up to and what to expect from their Best Of tour, which arrives in Bristol this May to support their forthcoming Best of… So …

Back with a bang, Motion hosted the third in its series of 90s style house parties on Saturday night. A major student blowout, poised to fully take over the summer party scene, Motion proved it can low key roll with the rest of the team whilst ever remaining the coolest kids in class. DJs spun …

Since the age of 18, Sam Howard aka DJ Stryda has been pushing the local roots scene, whether that’s through roots music duo Dubkasm with longtime pal Ben Glass (Digistep), his influential Sufferah’s Choice radio show and record label, or his regular Teachings in Dub soundsystem nights at Trinity Centre. So much so, that many …

// READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH MUNGO’S HI FI // A gargantuan, travelling fiesta bubbling with carnival energy and party vibes, Fiesta Bombarda took over Bristol’s finest floating venue Thekla, on Friday night. A sold-out show fronted by explosive reggae-dancehall legends Mungo’s Hi Fi, sound-creator Prince Fatty and bad-boy wordsmith Gardna, the party rocked the boat …

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-round Bristol boy, Clive Meaker fronts his electric 8-piece cohort, Dr Meaker. With fingers deep in the UK drum and bass scene, as well as taking major influences from soul music, Dr Meaker excite their listeners with heavy basslines and angelic-but-energetic vocal tracks. Bursting through the emerging lists on many of the …