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…

Wednesday //

Delahay, No.51 Stokes Croft
House and disco producer and No.51’s resident DJ Sean Delahay is making waves with his solo debut EP release The Discovery alongside new releases with his partner project Soulvine. Catch him behind the decks until late. Full info, tickets and more…

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Martin Simpson, The Lantern
Slide guitar legend Martin Simpson is taking the spotlight at The Lantern to showcase his iconic skill and captivating style of folk. For a solo artist, Martin sure knows how to fill a room with music. His long-awaited, country-drenched 20th solo album Trails & Tribulations was released this September and met with wide praise from the folk community. Full info, tickets and more…

Thursday //

Jehst, Marble Factory
Jehst been pushing the UK hip hop scene since his debut in 1999. After the outstanding success from his long-awaited new album Billy Green Is Dead, Jehst sets out for Bristol as part of his UK tour. Expect to hear tracks from his latest album, plus a few iconic hip hop treasures along the way. Full info, tickets and more…

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Acid Mothers Temple, Exchange  
This month get ready for psychedelic, folk-rock improv band Acid Mothers Temple. Coming all the way from Japan, this band will give you a taste of their eccentric sounds and krautrock noise. Full info, tickets and more…

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Vagabon, Thekla  
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. Full info, tickets and more…

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Backbeat presents: The Duval Project, The Gallimaufry 
Neo-soul and jazz outfit The Duval Project join the Galli’s in-house band for another installment of Backbeat, presented by Mike Deniran. Full info, tickets and more…

Friday //

Nubiyan Twist, The Fleece
Nubiyan Twist return to The Fleece with their infectious fusion of jazz, afrobeat and hip hop, this promises to be another memorable show (check out our interview with the band earlier this year). Support comes from Bristol Samba-Reggae troupe Ilu Axé. Full info, tickets and more…

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The Brass Funkeys, Old Market Assembly  
8-piece brass band The Brass Funkeys do exactly what it says on the tin. Coming armed with a whole mix of reggae, jazz and even metal, this band will keep you on your toes. Full info, tickets and more…

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Portmanteau, The Canteen
Leeds-based jazz-heads Portmanteau are gracing The Canteen with their Snarky Puppy-inspired sounds this month. This smartly orchestrated nine-piece presents a selection of the finest danceable jazz and funk, with a dash of hip hop. Full info, tickets and more…

Saturday //

SpectraSoul album launch, Thekla 
Intrigue have teamed up with elite drum and bass duo SpectraSoul to host their How We Live album launch with a night of drum and bass at Thekla. As well as a 90-minute set from SpectraSoul, you can look forward to sets from Commix, DJ Patife, and Distract across two rooms. Full info, tickets and more…

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Exit Records with dBridge, Skeptical & Fixate, Trinity Center
Exit Records come to Trinity Center for the first time with an all-night label takeover featuring two-hour sets from Exit Records label head dBridge, and label family Skeptical and Fixate. Full info, tickets and more…

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NightBus presents: Imperial Daze, Mr Wolf’s
Multi-national alt-indie, psych pop group Imperial Daze formed after meeting in South London commune. Taken under the wing of Maccabees bassist Rupert Jarvis, he produced their debut single All on Me earlier this year, which caught the attentions of indie tastemakers including Lauren Laverne. Full info, tickets and more…

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The Hawkmen, The Old Bookshop
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. Full info, tickets and more…

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Simple Things Festival, Across Bristol
Multi-venue multi-genre festival Simple Things returns to Bristol this October, showcasing an extremely diverse lineup across ten stages scattered around the city centre. Kicking off early afternoon, live music of all shapes and sizes will run until sunrise the following morning. Highlights include Leftfield playing Leftism, Wild Beasts, Daphni, The Bug ft. Miss Red and Shanti Celeste; as well as Bristol’s own Kahn & Neek and Foo Fighters’ right hand band, IDLES. Full info, tickets and more…

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