‘Yama Warashi’ means a small child-like spirit that lives in the mountains. Formed by Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara, Yama Warashi create a dreamy evocative sound, inspired by Japanese folk, dance music, free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino sings transportive songs in her mother tongue as well as in …

Gary Numan’s long-running music career has influenced many, including Lady Gaga, Prince and Beck. The electronic and industrial music pioneer is taking centre stage at Colston Hall this autumn to celebrate his latest album Savage. 5 October // 7pm – 10pm // £31.71 // Colston Hall Facebook event // tickets

This two-day Colston Hall takeover will be celebrating a grand ten years of London based avant-garde music label: Erased Tapes. Celebrate their birthday with performances from artists including the enchanting experimental techno duo Kiasmos – made up of BAFTA award-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup’s Janus Rasmussen. Also on the lineup across the two-day takeover are …

Thursday // Backbeat presents Char B, The Gallimaufry Mike Deniran invites Char B and her band to his weekly Galli residency, Backbeat – where a shifting lineup of special guests join the house band for super special, intimate re-imaginings of original material and covers. Char B will be performing soul, R&B and a few old school gems …

Experimental rock group The Flaming Lips bring their new Warner Bros. album Oczy Mlody to Colston Hall. The three-time Grammy-Award winners – led by the excessively eccentric Wayne Coyne – are known for giving the performance of a lifetime, so this is definitely one to witness if you can. 13 August // 7.30pm – 10pm // …

Boom Sound take over Colston Hall’s terrace for a six hour takeover showcasing the soundsystem label’s best talent, including head honcho Gardna, Kreed and ASBO Disco, Fat Stash – as well as a very special two hour slot from The Nextmen, following their recent collaboration with Gardna, playing a mixture of reggae, dancehall, soul, funk, …

Celebrating their 150th anniversary with a sonic boom, Colston Hall succeeded in bringing the 20-strong supergroup The Outlook Orchestra to Bristol’s Harbourside for a once in a lifetime concert this July, including a full hour-long set from Roots Manuva to kick off the evening. Led by the mind behind Submotion Orchestra and Gentleman’s Dub Club, …

Heading into O2 Academy on Friday night (after some wayward baby seagulls forced the gig to be relocated from Colston Hall), we were greeted by a rising warmth of harmonious sound which was the glorious chorus of Ward Thomas. Twin sisters from the beautiful landscapes of Hampshire, their subtle American-folk fusion sound drifted fondly over …

Wednesday // Will Hoge, Thekla An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt, Will Hoge never fits neatly into a genre box. Come and witness the singer songwriter as he plays music that moves him.. Full info, tickets and more… Friday// Doo Wop:  A Rock n Roll Party, The Lanes A Rock & …

Despite the blazer-jeans-combo, middle-class, dad-rock vibe that now seems to follow the South Wales legendary rock outfit Manic Street Preachers as they enter their 31st year, their music has always been determinedly leftist and critical of the status quo, even in their more musically middle-of-the-road hits. And as they geared up to headline the second …