After self-releasing his debut album Cloak last year, supremely talented singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei was scooped up by Ninja Tune after someone from the label heard one of his tracks playing in café and Shazamed it. Easily one of the most respected record labels in the world and (along with sister label …

Despite being relative newcomers, Bristol’s Van Zeller are gathering momentum at a staggering pace. Their DIY ethic alone has lead to sold out hometown shows, combining soulful vocals, blistering volume and garage, rock tempos. Support comes from Milo’s Planes. 29 September // 7pm – 10pm // £7.75 // Thekla Facebook event // tickets // theklabristol.co.uk Photo by Byron Chambers …

Quirky pop tunes and off-centre indie rock songs is the perfect way to describe Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 12 years on, their music has matured and taken different directions with synths and drum machines, but they still remain close to the core of their original sound. 13 September // 7pm – 10pm // £17.60 // …

Eat Sleep Drag Repeat (ESDR) is the Bristol home of some of the most memorable Drag Queens to come out of the cult reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, inviting some of the biggest stars of the show including Latrice Royale, Katya, Sharon Needles, Willam, Trixie Mattel and Jinkx Monsoon to perform in venues across …

Wednesday // Will Hoge, Thekla An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt, Will Hoge never fits neatly into a genre box. Come and witness the singer songwriter as he plays music that moves him.. Full info, tickets and more… Friday// Doo Wop:  A Rock n Roll Party, The Lanes A Rock & …

Bristol Harbour festival once again takes over the Harbourside for three days of fun and frolics, including live music, street performers, food stalls and lots of boats. Don’t miss Thekla’s Dockside and Cargo Hold stages for a variety of free live music and DJs Don’t miss Thekla’s Dockside and Cargo Hold stages for a variety …

An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt, Will Hoge never fits neatly into a genre box. Come and witness the singer songwriter as he plays music that moves him. 12 July // 7pm – late // £15.40 inc bf // Thekla Tickets

Friday // Body Clocks EP launch, Crofters Rights Alt-folk from the award-winning highland five-piece Elephant Sessions at The Lantern. Full info, tickets and more… Kyla La Grange, Thekla Bewitching folk-pop songstress Kyla La Grange climbs aboard Thekla, with support from indie-pop group Fours. Full info, tickets and more… Jack Rabbit Slims, Mothers Ruin Another installment …

Sweet Baboo aka Stephen Black is a single minded, idiosyncratic singer possessing an ear for sparkling melody and a gift for a deft lyrical turn – from darkly funny to piercingly tender, boastful to deliciously self-deprecating. 17 June // 7pm – 10pm // £11 inc.bf // Thekla LINKS: Facebook event // tickets June highlights are …

Kyla La Grange, the bewitching folk-pop songstress, originally plied her trade in the anonymity of open-mic nights in darkened bars. With the mysticism of Bat for Lashes, La Grange’s theatrics and stage presence provides an eerie backdrop that intwines a  classic yet uniquely modern sound aroma, that even manages creates an usually mellow yet uplifting …