Tickets sold faster than hotcakes last time Electric Swing Circus took over the Exchange stage. This time around, they’re back with another dazzling show fuelled with electro beats and gypsy-jazz bangers. Don’t hang around getting your tickets for this one. 22 December // 7.30pm – 2am // £12 – £13.50 // Exchange Facebook event // …

Bristol’s The Jam Jar is a popular community arts space playing host to a diverse range of creativity. Since its opening four years ago, the venue has not only facilitated the city’s thriving creative scene, it has also supported and encouraged its growth. The iconic venue has hosted artists from all over the world as …

All-girl party collective Frau DJs are returning to Bristol as part of their Christmas tour, to showcase their high energy and selection of electric beats. Each Frau girl has her own individual style, but works collectively as one to curate a set that makes you dance, taking you skilfully on a journey through genres including hip …

Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions, Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister make a perfect co-headline touring duo. Bringing a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music in two sets, and barrel of laughs in between. 9 December // 7pm – 11pm // £16.50 // SWX Facebook event // tickets // swxbristol.com

Bristol’s own fast-spitting, Rastafarian grime / reggae MC Buggsy is renowned to hype the crowd at every show with his energetic desire to entertain. Come and check out the silver-tongued MC’s impeccable skills at his headline Attic Bar performance this December, with support from Wavey Wish and Rukus. 8 December // 8.30pm – 2am // …

The cosy boutique and vintage shop-come-party bar , To The Moon has proved to be a bit of a hidden gem to those who’ve veered slightly off the beaten track in Old Market and stumbled across the joint – particularly for rum fans, who can work their way through the 20+ types on offer behind …

Benjamin Clementine has ignited the world with his hair-raising vocals and heart-felt lyricism. After winning 2015’s Mercury Prize, Benjamin has jumped leaps and bounds in his music career. Prepare to witness an emotive masterpiece by the remarkable singer songwriter, in his eagerly anticipated Colston Hall performance. 8 December // 7pm – 11pm // £22.50 // …

After a whirlwind year celebrating the release of their 2017 album Jelly Deals and touring the festival circuit, Bristol 8-piece Smerins Anti-Social Club are bringing their brass-heavy instrumentals of hip hop, rock and drum and bass home to The Fleece to wrap up their journey with a bang. Joined by Bristol’s own hip hop-obsessed AV star …

Acoustic singer songwriter Leo James draws influences from blues, roots, Americana and folk. With his warm lyrics and soothing husky vocals, Leo’s live shows only magnify his raw talent. Witness a bit of magic at Kingsdown Vaults in an inviting, intimate performance. 8 December // 9pm – 1am // Free // The Kingsdown Vaults Facebook event

Featuring Culture Dub Orchestra’s Hannah, Sunny and Chris with the addition of guitarist Paul Wetton, Culture Dub Quartet scale back the full band’s heavier roots sound, to create sound infused with Indian and Middle Eastern influences, with a Caribbean dub sensibility running through. Immerse yourself in the evocative sounds of their global dance mix. 6 December // …