Friday //

Friendly Records opening & New Bristol Brewery takeover party, The Old Bookshop, The Old Butchers and Friendly Records
Joined by their Bedminster buddies, Friendly Records will be celebrating the opening of their new shop in style this Friday evening. The event will be spread across the new store, as well as neighbours The Old Bookshop and The Old Butchers.

Entertainment will include DJs Boca 45, Geoff Barrow, DJ Bunjy and more, plus live music from Los Savages at The Old Bookshop.

Entertainment will include DJs Boca 45, Geoff Barrow, DJ Bunjy and more, plus live music from Los Savages at The Old Bookshop.

Meanwhile, New Bristol Brewery will be commencing their takeover of The Old Butchers’ taps with 10 draught NBB lines, including their brand new milk stout – Tiny Dansker. Full info, tickets and more…

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Hang Massive live with Victoria Grebezs, SWX
Global fusion music duo Hang Massive bring their unique live show to the SWX stage. Combining electronic soundscapes with an adept use of the rarely-seen Swiss hang drum, they will perform tracks from their 2016 album Distant Light, plus some back catalogue classics. Singer songwriter and regular Hang Massive collaborator Victoria Grebezs joins them on stage. Full info, tickets and more…

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Rews, Mr Wolf’s
London/ Belfast pop-rock duo Rews have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens BBC 6 Music’s Mark Radcliffe, since a knockout performance on Glastonbury’s John Peel stage this summer. Their super-catchy debut album Pyro was released to rave reviews last month. Catch it live on the Mr Wolf’s stage with support  from local psych blues trio Stone Cold Fiction and DJ Revrt until late. Full info, tickets and more…

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Songhoy Blues, Anson Rooms
Malian desert blues group Songhoy Blues formed in Bamako after being forced to leave their homes in Timbuktu, Mali during the imposition of Sharia law and resulting civil conflict. Their debut album Music In Exile blew up around the world, released initially on Transgressive Records, with a partnered North American release on super major Atlantic.

They’re back with their 2017 follow up album Resistance, coming to Anson Rooms for what is bound to be a very special show. Full info, tickets and more…

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Sleeptalking, Crofters Rights
Bristol band Sleeptalking have earned quite a reputation for their incredible live performances and legitimately thrilling stage theatrics. In fact, their distinct stage presence and modern twist on grunge and glam rock found them a fan in Michael Eavis, who after seeing them live once invited them to perform at this year’s Glastonbury. Nitelife are also such fans that we interviewed them earlier this year.

This is the last stop on their UK autumn tour and we’re expecting it to go out with a bang. They will be joined by local foursome No Violet for a night of alt Grunge, un-adultaerated rock and roll and some serious frolicking. Full info, tickets and more…

Friday & Saturday //

True StraysMothers’ Ruin 10th Birthday, Mothers’ Ruin
Mothers’ Ruin is celebrating its 10th birthday in style with a whole weekend of party antics. With a clientele of indie kids and punk rockers and free entry almost every night of the week, this iconic Bristol pub regularly hosts some of Bristol’s finest live music, as well as having a range of club nights that explore a wide spectrum of genres.

On Friday, indie power-pop solo act Frequency Cowboy will be leading celebrations, along with Bristol’s own rock and rollers True Strays. Soul Poppin’ DJs will follow – keeping the party going until 2am.

On Saturday the party continues till 4am, with a tasty selection of post-punk

On Saturday the party continues till 4am, with a tasty selection of post-punk from Croydon duo Frauds, Bristol’s Dead Royalties and Bristol trio Then Cannons.  After all that head banging, you can work out your neck muscles with a selection of tunes from Big Jeff DJing in the cave and Subvulture upstairs.

Both nights are free entry, so there’s no excuse not to wish ‘Ruin a very happy birthday. Full info, tickets and more…

Saturday //

China Bowls new single launch, Jam Jar Bristol
Bristol’s own neo-soul supernova China Bowls is back with new single The Way following the success of her debut EP Talk, released on Bristol’s female-championing label Saffron Records last year. She’s celebrating with a party at Jam Jar Bristol.

Supporting her on the night will be UK slam champion, poet, musician and Sounds of Harlowe frontman Solomon OB, who will be delivering a live collaboration with Waldo’s Gift guitarist Alun Elliot-Williams. Also in support is electro-pop ambient trio 4th Project. It’s BOYB with a £2 corkage fee to support the volunteer-run community venue. Full info, tickets and more…

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