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 …

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 …

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 …

Christmas came early at the O2 last weekend, with Queenstown-based hip hop pioneers Juice Crew putting on a monumental show for the old skool faithful. Over 30 years since their founding, members Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, MC Shan, Craig G and Roxanne Shante still know how to set the stage on …

Hot off the heels of the release of his acclaimed second album Wallflower, New Zealand-born singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei returned to Bristol last month to treat a sell-out Thekla crowd to his unique brand of self-reflective soul. Released last month on Ninja Tune, Rakei’s sophomore long player marks a notable progression from his …

Things certainly got sweaty last Saturday as London’s infamous party crew, The Heatwave raised the temperature at Motion for their Hot Wuk tour. Bringing dutty rhythms and carnival vibes, they’ve been tearing it up for more than ten years now and it’s easy to see why their nights are so popular. Bringing dutty rhythms and carnival …

Remembering back to our first ever Hospitality experience back in 2015 at the Hospitality BBQ in Motion, the sun was shining and the tunes were blasting. I only really booked tickets because I loved one song by London Eleckricity (Just One Second), managing to drag a few friends along with me… Since then we’ve not …

The Fleece has played host to a strong list of hip hop talent in 2017 and this October, CunninLynguists added their name to the list. If it wasn’t a sell-out, it was damn close and it was maybe the busiest hip hop gig I’ve seen there since Atmosphere in 2015. the set consisted of a …

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 around 5pm on 23 September and we are deep within Tokyo World’s Vulkano stage at Bristol’s Eastville Park. As we look up, past the elaborate stage and into the perfect blue sky, DJ Die shouts out to ‘the last bit of sunshine we will see this year…’ It wasn’t just because we were bloody lucky …