Ring in the Easter bank holiday with plenty of funk, soul, hip hop, boogaloo, breaks and beats at 45 Live at The Lanes. Featuring sets from Bristolian duo The Allergies, who – following last year’s As We Do Our Thing – have just dropped a new single with now-frequent collaborator, Ugly Duckling’s Andy Cooper. Plus local legends Boca 45. 13 April …

Multi-genre DJ Nathan Dawe and DJ Dean Mac are going to be dropping bangers in the main room as part of Back to the 90s at SWX. Expect a mixture of genres and a night to remember. 13 April // 11pm – 4am // £5/£6adv // SWX LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Modern disco dons Fort Romeau and Ali Tillet bring their newly formed label Cin Cin to Bristol for the first in a series residencies at The Love Inn. Plus, Cin Cin’s Elliott Lion. 8 April // 10pm –4am // £3/£4 after 11pm// The Love Inn LINKS: Facebook event  

Never Gonna Give You Up singer, pop icon and multi-million selling artist Rick Astley is back with his first studio album in over a decade – marrying Astley’s distinctive, soulful vocals with gospel influences in an entirely self-penned album. 10 April // 7pm – 10pm // £24.19 – £37.62 inc.bf // Colston Hall LINKS: Facebook event …

Following their last appearance at The Lanes and their momentous cover of Helter Skelter, The Beatles Again are back to perform another electrifying set, featuring all your favourite Beatles classics. 8 April // 9pm – 3am // £3/£5/£6adv // The Lanes LINKS: Facebook event // tickets

Sick Individuals are, without a doubt, one of the most promising young talents in today’s electronic dance music scene. After achieving numerous #1 singles worldwide – and having worked with industry godfathers like Axwell, plus official reworks for big-hitters Avicii, Rihanna, Tiesto, David Guetta, Icona Pop and Flo Rida – it’s clear these relative newcomers have …

One of the original tribute bands, Frank Zappa appreciators Muffin Men are celebrating 27 years on the road and almost 2000 European dates. The power quartet are coming to Stag & Hounds as part of a UK tour with special guest, ex-Zappa guitarist Denny Walley (Bongo Fury + Joe’s Garage). 10 April // 8pm – 11pm // £10adv // …

After the announcement of her debut album Things I’ve Never Said, Berkshire-born songwriter and multi-award-nominated vocalist Frances has announced her biggest European tour to date this spring, stopping off in our favourite church on 9 April. Support comes from indie-pop trio Outlya, who recently brought down the house at Bristol Sofar Sounds. 9 April // 7.30pm …

‘Noise rock is probably the easiest summary of our music,’ says Spectres front man Joe Hatt. Originally hailing from North Devon, Spectres have been subverting expectations in Bristol for the past five years. After their 2015 album debut Dying, the uncategorisable, noisy four piece surprised us the following year with a full remix record. Dead …

// Watch the Nitelife mini documentary Young Echo: DIY Bristol // Young Echo is the signature of an 11-strong collective of producers, vocalists and poets based in and around Bristol. Its members, including Kahn and Neek, and Peng Sound label owner Ossia, are all independently making waves on the underground with releases between them on Deep …