Charismatic, upbeat and unique, Goan Dogs are the bouncy, Bristolian band with a cult following stirring in the city and the rest of the UK. Guitar led and pop-rock infused, Goan Dogs mash up vintage sounds with crisp, upbeat tempos to fuse together an inventive blend of psychedelic desert rock. Goan Dogs mash up vintage …

Tuesday // Hollie Cook, Thekla The phenomenal Hollie Cook returns to Bristol this February for another reggae heavy show.  Accentuating reggae, dub and rocksteady vibes that touch on 1960s acid rock and the heavy synths of the early 80s, Hollie will be celebrating the release of her pristine third solo album Vessel of Love.. Full info, …

The phenomenal Hollie Cook returns to Bristol this February for another reggae heavy show.  Accentuating reggae, dub and rocksteady vibes that touch on 1960s acid rock and the heavy synths of the early 80s, Hollie will be celebrating the release of her new album Vessel of Love. Her sweet, smooth vocals are simply hypnotic as …

After an eight-year release hiatus, Bristol-based dance music pioneers Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff returned last year under their duo pseudonym Way Out West to release their new album Tuesday Maybe through Anjunadeep – the much-respected Anjunabeats offshoot label dedicated to the deeper sounds of house and techno. The release also sees the duo embark …

Thekla have announced a lineup of more than 20 acts to play new charity all-dayer Beat the Streets, showcasing a mix of the city’s biggest names and best emerging talent. Taking place on Sunday 28 January, the mini festival will raise funds for Caring In Bristol. The Bristol charity – whose projects include the 365 …

This Wednesday, Thekla will be joining forces with national trade association NTIA (Night Time Industry Association) to host an evening of panel discussion explore how Bristol’s night-time economy can co-exist harmoniously with surging urban developments. The event comes after the tragic closure of St Paul’s beloved Surrey Vaults at the end of November due to …

One of Bristol’s most iconic live music and club venues is under threat from a new residential development. The Redcliffe Wharf development, which goes to the City Hall planning committee this Wednesday, outlines plans for 35 new 1–3 bed homes perched near the waterfront, almost directly across the water from Bristol’s famous party boat, Thekla. While the developments …

Hot off the heels of the release of his acclaimed second album Wallflower, New Zealand-born singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Rakei returned to Bristol last month to treat a sell-out Thekla crowd to his unique brand of self-reflective soul. Released last month on Ninja Tune, Rakei’s sophomore long player marks a notable progression from his …

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… …

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Laetitia Tamko has been recording since 2014 under the name Vagabon. The Cameroon-raised, New York-based artist will flood your senses with some of the finest indie rock, traditional rock and bedroom pop, with subtle West African influences. 19 October // 7pm – 10pm // £8.80 // Thekla Facebook event // tickets // …