Akua Naru’s long awaited new album The Blackest Joy drops at the end of this month, with Bristol being one of the first stops on her album tour. It’s the MC’s first release since 2015’s The Miner’s Canary and her second foray into self producing and self releasing on her own independent label, The Urban …

Wednesday // Wyvern Lingo, The Louisiana Best friend trio Wyvern Lingo originally bonded over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchel and Simon & Garfunkel, as well as being junior school alliances withstanding all obstacles that their teenage rites of passage had to offer. Now in their twenties, the group bring their individual …

Local singer songwriter Mary Spender boasts a distinguished style in her wide vocal range. Infused with blues and soul, Mary’s virtuosic sound combined with her unique style of playing and performing make for a captivating live show. Conveying her own life stories, Mary’s narrative songs and creative lyricism complete with Joni-esque vocals are not to …

Indie rockers Space head to The Fleece to showcase a blend of classic and new material. Adding hints of Echo & the Bunneymen to their infectious and unique sound, the band who are famous for their 1997 hit Female of the Species continue to emanate a special kind of cool. Support will be provided by …

Wednesday // Franz Ferdinand, O2 Academy  The iconic Scottish indie rockers are back in full force with their long awaited new album Always Ascending. Packing one hell of a punch, the band haven’t lost their edge as they bring their music into the sounds of 2018. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a new …

Jazz/soul singer and songwriter Zara McFarlane will be visiting iconic music venue The Fleece this February. Known for her eloquent and provocative style and two critically acclaimed albums, the Mobo-winning London singer will be sure to deliver a fearless performance exploring original material as well as reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz …

With over 20 years of performing under their belts, The Bon Jovi experience is undoubtedly the world’s leading Bon Jovi tribute act. They are the only band to have performed live on stage with the man himself and will be sure to deliver the looks and sound of the real thing. The tribute band will …

Rhode Island rock quartet Deer Tick are back with not one but two new albums, after a four-year hiatus that almost never came to its end. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, released simultaneously in September last year, are divided down the middle to showcase two band’s two sonic sides. The former catalogues their acoustic, generally …

23 December // HOME for Christmas, Blue Mountain HOME festival are promising us Christmas with a twist on a grand scale at Blue Mountain, with winter wonderland décor, lighting and projection like you’ve never seen before. Kydus will be bringing the best techno vibes, along with Darren C, Topof and more. To get you in …

Tuesday // LANY, O2 Academy Bristol With echoes of prime 80s FM pop, 90s RnB and new-wave electronica, Los Angeles alt-electronic trio LANY will be taking over the O2 stage this December in celebration of the release of their self-titled debut album. Full info, tickets and more… . DJ Ryu (Rockit Science), No.51 Stokes Croft DJ Ryu …