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 // …

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 Mr Tea and The Minions return home after another busy festival season. Playing their own blend of gypsy ska, dub, swing and everything in between, Mr Tea and The Minions will have you straight on the dance floor. 10 November // 10pm – 1am // Free // The Old Market Assembly Facebook event // …

On Tuesday, Bristol saw the return of the legendary gypsy, punk revolutionists Gogol Bordello at The O2 Academy, with support from Dave Hause & The Mermaid. After an incredible warm up set from Dave Hause, fans began to stomp their feet and chant ‘Gogol, Gogol’ as time edged nearer for the bands big entrance. Before …

Rising to international acclaim with their gypsy-punk sound, Gogol Bordello have been electrifying the world with their blend of metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae and a gypsy two-step rhythm for nearly 20 years. With the release of their new single Saboteur Blues and their seventh album Seekers and Finders on the horizon, this show will give …

Chepstow Racecourse welcomed 4,000 fun-seeking ravers this June, kicking off the summer with the fourth instalment of Balter Festival. A three-day, adults-only event comprised of ten very different stages, Balter offers an array of eclectic underground music from the South West music scene and beyond. By definition, to balter is ‘to dance artlessly, without particular …

With Bristol-born Chepstow-based Balter Festival a mere few days away, we had a chat with co-founder Elias aka gypsycore producer and DJ E-Coli about the new-ish, totally off-kilter festival that’s already attracted a cult reputation and following as it enters its fourth year this June. Like all of the best festivals, Balter was born out …