Veteran trio of excellence and multi-genre concept Foreign Beggars brought their unique blend of sounds and riotous live show to The Marble Factory last Saturday night.   With obvious influences from UK hip hop, grime and commercial dubstep, the trio have been serving witty lyrics and well-crafted verses at their sell out live shows for years …

Set within Bristol’s ultimate chill pad, Stokes Croft’s Full Moon and Attic Bar hosted the official launch of summer in the city with their annual yard party on bank holiday Sunday. With performances from some of Bristol’s best live music acts, the party was shaking the courtyard cobbles until the early hours of the AM. The …

Last month The Fleece welcomed Nubiyan wist to the stage to kick-start the Easter bank holiday weekend with some of their finest afrobeat, jazz, funk and soul-infused sounds. To open the night, Worm Disco Club spanned an assortment of foot-shuffling funk and soul to ease the crowd onto the dancefloor. Shortly after, Bristol’s very own …

Back with a bang, Motion hosted the third in its series of 90s style house parties on Saturday night. A major student blowout, poised to fully take over the summer party scene, Motion proved it can low key roll with the rest of the team whilst ever remaining the coolest kids in class. DJs spun …

// READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH MUNGO’S HI FI // A gargantuan, travelling fiesta bubbling with carnival energy and party vibes, Fiesta Bombarda took over Bristol’s finest floating venue Thekla, on Friday night. A sold-out show fronted by explosive reggae-dancehall legends Mungo’s Hi Fi, sound-creator Prince Fatty and bad-boy wordsmith Gardna, the party rocked the boat …

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and all-round Bristol boy, Clive Meaker fronts his electric 8-piece cohort, Dr Meaker. With fingers deep in the UK drum and bass scene, as well as taking major influences from soul music, Dr Meaker excite their listeners with heavy basslines and angelic-but-energetic vocal tracks. Bursting through the emerging lists on many of the …

Reggae icon David Rodigan touched down in Bristol last month to celebrate the release of his memoir Rodigan: My Life in Reggae. Recognised for dominating the radio airwaves since the late 70s and picking up cups across the world in sound clash tournaments, this award-winning broadcaster has more than a tale or two to tell. …

A 10-piece collective from Sweden, The Stomping Academy burst back on to the Bristol scene with an emotive and energetic show at the beating heart of Stokes Croft, The Canteen. Armed with beaming brass, persuasive percussion, obscure organs, groovy guitars and all the other necessities, The Stomping Academy ramble through catchy, old tunes and thoughtful …

A sell-out show is never something to be sniffed at, especially in the free musical buffet that is Bristol. Therefore, a packed- out Thursday night at The Lantern is credit to the love Bristol has for its own singer-soulstress Beth Rowley, as she returned to Colston Hall on her latest mini-tour of the UK. Supported …