Bristol based Sheelanagig raised the roof at the Lantern, Coslton Hall last weekend, kicking off their autumn tour with a bang. Describing their sound as ‘original, jumping European folk music’, they’re something of a south west institution and it’s easy to see why. Formed in 2005, Sheelanagig are made up charismatic frontman Aaron Catlow on …

It’s barely believable that Saffron Records is just two years old, given the huge impact they’ve had on Bristol’s music scene since taking up residence in Colston Hall in 2015. Nevertheless, awaiting us in Mr Wolf’s back room earlier this September were cakes, candles and a tightly packed crowd of friends and fans of the …

Patrons of Gloucester Road’s cosy music hive the Gallimaufry will already be well aware how soul and R&B collective The Bristol Sessions can easily rival the Bloody Mary for the crown of best Sunday hangover cure. For the past couple years, the Sessions have been a staple of the local jazz scene, with regular shows …

As the British appetite for festivals has grown exponentially, there has also been a rise of horror stories around poor festival organisation, often leading to thousands of disappointed UK punters. Anyone who was around to witness the torrential downpour that nonetheless failed to dampen Massive Attack’s blistering homecoming last year will also remember that bar …

Opening with a vengence, Motion’s new ‘open air club’ officially ingratiated itself to Bristol clubbers at the end of August. Yard combines all three of the world-favourite rave centre’s outdoor spaces – Container Yard, Crane Yard and Lock Yard – to release the spaces’ full potential for a proper garden-style blowout, and inviting some of …

The Fleece has continued to spoil hip hop heads all summer – with a theme of of 90s golden era sounds clearly shining through. This time, some 26 years after the release of their seminal debut album Breaking Atoms, it was the turn of East Coast icons Main Source. The disgusting weather brought the gathering …

We were whisked back in time to the moonshine drinking porches of America’s south at The Tunnels last week, when we saw The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, who joined us from the tail end of an eight-week Europe tour. The band isn’t so big in reality, but their sound most certainly is. Hailing from …

On 28 July, hordes of Bristolians headed to Somerset’s beautiful countryside for the 12th annual Farmfest. Recognised for its huge personality and ability to seamlessly combine everything from dub, rock, techno, disco, comedy, art and more. Farmfest succeeds in being a family friendly festival that leaves you feeling both completely relaxed while also tickling your inner …

Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) is the Bristol home of some of the most memorable Drag Queens to come out of the cult reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, inviting some of the biggest stars of the show including Latrice Royale, Katya, Sharon Needles, Willam, Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon to perform in venues across …

Celebrating their 150th anniversary with a sonic boom, Colston Hall succeeded in bringing the 20-strong supergroup The Outlook Orchestra to Bristol’s Harbourside for a once in a lifetime concert this July, including a full hour-long set from Roots Manuva to kick off the evening. Led by the mind behind Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club, …