UK hip hop wordsmith, playwright and poet Lowkey is coming to Bristol this September. Back on form and with a slew of new releases and collaborations, Lowkey is out of retirement and ready to make more memorable marks in the global hip-hop consciousness. Plus, support from north London rapper Awate. Prepare for a home grown …

The Bluetones come to SXW this August a special show in Bristol in the midst of their Britpop tour with Star Shaped Festival. From their first release back in 1993, The Bluetunes prove they are still going strong over twenty years on.  3 August // 7pm – 11pm // £15 // SWX Facebook event // …

Calling all RuPaul’s Drag Race fans: Sharon Needles and Willam are set to take centre stage at SWX for one hell of a sickening show. 7 July // 10pm – late // £27.50 inc bf // SWX Facebook event

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

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 …

Nottingham indie rockers Amber Run head to SWX this February as part of a UK tour of their new album For a Moment I Was Lost, which is released this month. It follows their 2015 effort 5am and comes with a newly slimmed-down lineup consisting of Joe Keogh, Will Jones, Tomas Sperring, and Henry Wyeth, …