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 …

Bristol based acts Soeur and the Goan Dogs will be delivering an intimate, acoustic performance at the cosy and much-loved Old Bookshop this February. Grunge-heavy trio Soeur will be sure to deliver their otherworldly blend of enchanting vocals mixed with searing riffs and steadfast rhythms. Desert rock five-piece Goan Dogs combine guitars, drums, trumpets, keyboards …

Slapface and The Hoagies walk to the beat of their own drum. This six-piece man-band featuring vocal harmonies, harmonica, drums, guitars, double bass, banjo and mandolin, will deliver good-mood mix of bluegrass, country and rockin’ hillbilly. 18 November // 7pm – 9pm // Free // The Old Bookshop theoldbookshop.co.uk

Tuesday // JP Cooper, SWX Folk, blues, soul and gospel singer-songwriter and Jonas Blue-collaborator JP Cooper brings his debut album Under Grey Skies – including hit single She’s On My Mind – to the SWX stage. His room silencing vocals and sensational songs will leave you hanging on to his every word. Full info, tickets and more… …

If you’re in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned rockabilly and doo-wop, then The Old Bookshop have got you covered. Featuring Bristol sextet The Hawkmen, this evening will have you shaking a leg to some classic rhythm ‘n’ blues. 21 October // 8pm – 11.30pm // Free // The Old Bookshop Facebook event // …

The highly anticipated album launch from the West Country’s finest drink-fueled country rock and rollers. The self described ‘angry young men’ know how to conjour the perfect recipe for knee-slapping, catchy tunes and raucous live shows. This is a ‘pay what you feel’ entry show and promises to be a barn stormer. 30 September // …

Fronted by busy Bristol songbird Tara ‘Ruby’ Robinson – who is also part of Bristol gypsy-swingers ​The Rin Tins and jazz trio Ruby Two-Shoes – Ruby & the Robinsons specialise in classic rock ‘n’ roll and soul, with a heavy helping of R&B and funk. The full eight-piece band experience includes a two piece horn …

Thursday // Backbeat presents Char B, The Gallimaufry Mike Deniran invites Char B and her band to his weekly Galli residency, Backbeat – where a shifting lineup of special guests join the house band for super special, intimate re-imaginings of original material and covers. Char B will be performing soul, R&B and a few old school gems …

A strictly vinyl only night at Bookshop with DJs playing blues, soul, funk, disco and a few guilty pleasures. DJs on rotation: Lord Drubs, Slow and Low, Michael Vinyl and Ben Bookshop. Every Thursday // 8pm // free // The Old Bookshop

Bristol-born delta rock ’n’ roll revivalists and good time guys will be bringing their foot-stompin, late-night hoedowns back to the city for two shoulder-to-shoulder April shows at two of Bristol’s best small venues: The Old Bookshop (8 April) and The Golden Lion (9 April). A knee-slapping blend of country cool rock ’n’ roll, with a …