With exceptional stage presence and igniting lyrical content, female fronted band The Hat Club sure know how to work a crowd. With their eclectic mix of dub, ska, funk and gypsy style jazz, their sound is unique and contains a particular style and finesse that sets them apart. Taking centre stage at Mr Wolf’s this …

Fishlock Promotions present Fishstock 2018. The DIY punk all dayer returns to Exchange after a sell-out event last year. Once again, the lineup is jam-packed with some of the finest emerging punk bands, including Dublin 5-piece Chewing on Tinfoil, who will be sure to bring their fine-tuned Ska and rhythm-driven punk style, as well as …

Mr Wolf’s presents the impeccably dressed and swaggeringly cool Skata Tones, who will be bringing their fun fusion of ska, dub, reggae and all-round party vibes to the den. If you are looking for a night filled with non-stop dancing, jumping, skanking and singalong vibes, look no further. Support will be provided by hip hop …

Join Bristol’s Hush Mozey as they celebrate the release of their debut EP Tales of Bigotry at Mothers’ Ruin, for a live performance showcasing their unique mix of ska, punk and grunge – which they like to refer to as ‘drowzy rock and roll’. Their distinct and subdued sound is fronted by vocalist Joee Johnson and …

Veteran alt-rock and soul night Bang celebrate their 15th birthday this February with a special evening with four live bands, old skool Bang photo galleries, fanzines and constant floor fillers from a healthy selection of Bang DJs. As always, you can expect a mish-mash of underground indie, Northern soul, new wave, ska, punk, electro and …

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 // …

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 …

Skankfest returns with a two-day blowout featuring big hitters King Prawn (Saturday) and [Spunge] (Sunday). Joining them will be some of the South West’s favourite ska-punk bands, including Mad Apple Circus, Imprints, King Tut’s Revenge, plus a whopping 18 more acts across the weekend. Always an annual highlight in a city of skankers. Full lineup info over on The Fleece website. …