The Leveller’s marked their thirtieth anniversary with a sold-out show that was studded with classics at O2 Academy last month; part of their One Way of Life greatest hits tour.  One fateful night in Brighton three decades ago, Mark Chadwick and Jeremy Cunningham met in a pub and decided to form The Levellers after discovering …

You know you’ve witnessed something special when you leave a gig dripping with sweat but with the biggest grin on your face. Needless to say, Jehst’s show at The Fleece this month did just that.  Following the release of his latest album Billy Green is Dead last year, the pioneering UK hip hop artist brought …

Dashing into the O2 Academy a little behind schedule, we were greeted by the raucous, chugging guitars that could be no one else but Zebrahead. Looking about at the excited onlookers, I was relived to see I wasn’t the only ageing skater kid bopping about in the front row. Having seen Reel Big Fish, Less …

Following a meteoric rise over the last two years Slowthai has quickly established himself as one of the hottest prospects in the UK grime scene. His live shows have rapidly gained a not-to-be-missed reputation for his relentless energy and aggressive delivery. The Exchange – off the back of the news that it is likely to …

While Colston Hall undergoes a £45 million renovation, the team are continuing to bring world class musicians to Bristol, making use of some of city’s independent venues via their Colston Hall Presents programme. Earlier this month, it resulted in the booking of an eccentric duo at Bedminster’s Fiddlers in the form of Afrobeat pioneer Tony …

An occasion that has filled our hearts with friendship, fun and beautiful beats for over a decade. A party in a field that’s grown from humble beginnings. A family-run celebration that has never weakened its ethos. This is an ode to Fieldview. We’re rather spoilt in Bristol, but 10 years ago in my hometown of …

Sitting well on the metaphorical fence between absurd music festival and immersive dystopian theatre, Boomtown Fair descended upon Hampshire’s Matterley Bowl for the 10th year running this August. A world within another explicit, offensive and downright loveable world, Boomtown welcomes up to 60,000 local and international revellers each summer, selling out earlier and earlier as …

‘Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nuthin’ ta fuck wit. GZA ain’t nothin’ to fuck with’ hollered SWX with hands raised high showing their W’s with pride at being in the presence of one of hip hop’s greats. BamBamBam’s latest slurp of old school goodness sold out in double quick time and the rumble of anticipation was felt …

The multi platinum-nominated Goo Goo Dolls pulled the curtain down on their UK tour with a crowd-engaging performance that can only be described as energetic and sing-along at the O2 academy in Bristol.  The Dolls sold their Bristol date out to the crack in between folks at the bar. As a Nitelife reviews writer and …

The World Cup may be over but last Monday night at the Trinity, nationalities from all over the world were represented through the medium of music by one man and his band. Following on from his headline live show last March, The Colston Hall announced that Will Holland aka Quantic would return to Bristol for …