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 …

Formed with the intention to coax and seduce crowds to the dancefloor, Johnny and The Sexy Weirdos provide solid brassifications, honed dub bass, electric guitar and wild forest fiddle, all for your listening pleasure. Their music is influenced by the sounds from Eastern Europe, Jamaica and the last 50 years of rock’n’roll. Nothing’s sexier than …

Wednesday // Tuckshop launch with O’Flynn, Thekla Tuckshop is a new monthly mid-week session at Thekla, delivering some of the best in UK house, techno and disco from emerging underground talent as well as from seasoned selectors. First to grace the decks is percussive house and disco DJ O’Flynn, whose musical talent has been recognised …

Local Afrobeat band Hélélé will be showcasing their rhythmic sounds at The Golden Lion this March, bringing with them some of Bristol’s finest session musicians and a bucketload of groove ridden beats. Inspired by the rhythms of the Bantu Forest of West Africa, the band has taken to some of the biggest UK festival stages …

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 …

Newly formed and Bristol-born acoustic band Cut Throat Francis are heading to The Golden Lion this February to showcase their folk, swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours. Featuring an array of instruments, rich four-part harmonies and a thumping beat from the Cajon, the gypsy swing band will be sure to deliver one hell of a …

Wednesday// Revinyl Sessions, Cosies Revinyl Sessions will be returning to Cosies to deliver another night of eclectic sound from artists who share the love for all things vinyl. New World Audio signed and dubstep Don Dadda DJ Squarewave will be bringing you his techno-infused set and will be sure to deliver both a dynamic and …

Devon based collective The Barefoot Bandit will be shaking the walls of The Golden Lion with their catchy melodies and exciting rhythms, combining modern roots reggae with deep dark dub. The four-piece never fail to pack a dance floor full of satisfied skankers as their energy and enthusiasm is simply infectious. Come on down, grab …

West Country duo Marnie treat The Golden Lion to their infusion of acoustic rock, soul, funk and blues. They bring an extra dimension to their heartfelt music with a mandolin, foot stomper and a very adept use of live loops. 26 November // 4pm – 7pm // Free // The Golden Lion Facebook event // thegoldenlion.com

Friday // The Hempolics, Attic Bar Out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music, London reggae troupe The Hempolics are gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s best undiscovered talents, with support from the likes of Faithless’s Maxi Jazz (‘The Hempolics are the best band in the UK – but nobody knows it …