Bristol metal fans were recently blessed from a visit by the legendary Mastodon. A progressive/heavy metal band hailing from Atlanta, Georgia; Mastadon have been making waves since they debuted back in 2000. They are made up of the awesome foursome that are: Brann Dailor (drums/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals), Bill Kelliher (guitar) and Troy Sanders (bass/vocals). …

Trinity bubbles with anticipation. Jacob Collier is a musical prodigy. Playing more instruments than should be legal, the work that began with YouTube covers is now spilling into the real world. We’re met with an ecstatic Jacob. Raging onto the stage, he starts a call and response. After toying with us, his band punch into …

What a gig! How to describe such breathtakingly beautiful sounds? Bristol’s own KOAN Sound duo Will Weeks and Jim Bastow gave a mind blowing aural and visual experience at their long awaited debut album launch last Thursday night. Arriving on the scene at the tender age of sixteen with dubstep hit Clowny/Blessed the two have …

Punters crowded the Fleece floor in anticipation of a rare UK headline show from My Baby last month, and they would not be disappointed. Formed in Amsterdam in 2012, My Baby is Dutch brother and sister duo Joost van Dijck on drums and Cato van Dijck on vocals, with New Zealand’s Daniel ‘Dafreez’ Johnston on guitar. …

The return of Detroit legend Moodymann came with plenty of anticipation and excitement. A packed out smoking area and jumped up punters standing in the Marble Factory queue added to the atmosphere that was already filled with joy and high hopes, not only for the Detroit selector’s performance but for a showcase of some of …

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 …