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 …

Housed within Chepstow Racecourse and curated by Bristol-based Balkan-tek producer and DJ E-Coli, Balter festival has become the perfect escape for those looking for a less relaxing break away from the 9-5. Known best for accommodating the wonderfully strange among us, Balter has definitely earned its reputation as the ‘mini-Boomtown’.  Although there’s a focus on …

Shindig Weekender has caused quite a stir amongst festival-goers this year. Packed with great music, workshops for all ages and a beautiful community feel, the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality.  the sold-out pint-sized festival was the perfect weekend getaway from reality Warming up as one of the first festivals of …

In a celebration of the hip hop legend Dr Dre and his work, No Strings Attached joined forces with Bristol’s Motion to present an event with a difference this May. The converted warehouse hosted an orchestral reworking that pulled together an impressive 16-piece orchestral arrangement which would include lyricists, singers and DJs in a live …

Iconic all female R&B group En Vogue crash landed at Bristol’s O2 Academy this April. Formed in the US in 1989, they’ve been going strong for two decades now and are considered to be one of the best female groups of all time, inspiring the likes of Destiny’s Child and TLC, and selling twenty million …

Wordsmith, seasoned songwriter and entertainer Gecko returned to Bristol last Saturday evening, bringing his sought-after An Evening With Gecko tour to The Wardrobe Theatre. Finding critical acclaim at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Gecko’s lyrical lizardry is quickly amplifying the storyteller into the public eye and saw his Bristol show at Wardrobe Theatre sold out. …

Fans of Bob Marley’s legendary band The Wailers filled Bristol’s O2 Academy from floor to ceiling last week, with people packing out the dancefloor and balcony areas to unite in one celebration of love, music and a heartfelt ode to the legendary Bob Marley. Fronted by the energetic and charismatic Joshua David Barrett, the band …

French trip hop troupe and independent record label Chinese Man came to the O2 Academy with their new album Shikantaza. A Japanese translation of a Chinese term, Shikantaza is a Zen Buddhist practice called ‘Silent Illumination’ or ‘nothing but (shikan) precisely (da) sitting (za)’. It describes the process of being completely in the moment, emptying …

Celebrating the 4th birthday of Britain’s best touring Jungle rave, Rumble in The Jungle went off with a bang on Friday night at Lakota and Coroner’s Court. Glittering rave-goers and hardcore Jungle heads queued excitedly down the streets of Stokes Croft for access to the hottest party of 2018. After an amazing presale, the last …