Tuesday //

LANY, O2 Academy Bristol
With echoes of prime 80s FM pop, 90s RnB and new-wave electronica, Los Angeles alt-electronic trio LANY will be taking over the O2 stage this December in celebration of the release of their self-titled debut album. Full info, tickets and more…

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DJ Ryu (Rockit Science), No.51 Stokes Croft
DJ Ryu has been in the music game for 10+ years, playing everything from party-starting hip hop and disco, to club oriented indie, dance and house. DJ Ryu is otherwise known as the head of party brand Rockit Science, who has played alongside Massive Attacks’ Daddy G, Portishead’s Andy Smith, Bill Brewster, A-Skillz, The Nextmen, and more.  Always armed with a healthy dose of remixes, re-edits and secret weapons, DJ Ryu is well versed in keeping you on the dancefloor all night long. Full info, tickets and more…

Wednesday//

Culture Dub Quartet (Culture Dub Orchestra), The Canteen
Featuring Culture Dub Orchestra’s Hannah, Sunny and Chris with the addition of guitarist Paul Wetton, Culture Dub Quartet scale back the full band’s heavier roots sound, to create sound infused with Indian and Middle Eastern influences, with a Caribbean dub sensibility running through. Immerse yourself in the evocative sounds of their global dance mix. Full info, tickets and more…

Friday //

Smerins Anti-Social Club + DJ Cheeba, The Fleece
After a whirlwind year celebrating the release of their 2017 album Jelly Deals and touring the festival circuit, Bristol 8-piece Smerins Anti-Social Club are bringing their brass-heavy instrumentals of hip hop, rock and drum and bass home to The Fleece to wrap up their journey with a bang. Joined by Bristol’s own hip hop-obsessed AV star Cheeba, he never fails to get the party started with his masterful cut and paste turntablism. Full info, tickets and more…

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Leo James, The Kingsdown Vaults
Acoustic singer songwriter Leo James draws influences from blues, roots, Americana and folk. With his warm lyrics and soothing husky vocals, Leo’s live shows only magnify his raw talent. Witness a bit of magic at Kingsdown Vaults in an inviting, intimate performance. Full info, tickets and more…

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Benjamin Clementine, Colston Hall
Benjamin Clementine has ignited the world with his hair-raising vocals and heart-felt lyricism. After winning 2015’s Mercury Prize, Benjamin has jumped leaps and bounds in his music career. Prepare to witness an emotive masterpiece by the remarkable singer songwriter, in his eagerly anticipated Colston Hall performance. Full info, tickets and more…

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DJ Q, Slimzee B2B Spooky & Swindle, Trinity Centre
Freerange have delivered the best in bassline and 140 all year round. To finish off 2017, they are pulling out all the stops with another huge lineup, including a two hour set of UK garage basslines from DJ Q, back to back bangers from grime legends Slimzee and Spooky, and multi-genre producer Swindle. Full info, tickets and more…

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Saint Etienne, SWX
Fronted by Sarah Cracknell, Saint Etienne defined the early 90s indie/ dance/pop era with their now classic album Foxbase Alpha including hits such as Nothing Can Stop Us and Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Witness the enduring band as they perform tracks from their latest album Home Counties, plus a few classics. Full info, tickets and more…

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Bad Life Choices Club: Festive Karaoke Special, To The Moon
The cosy boutique and vintage shop-come-party bar , To The Moon has proved to be a bit of a hidden gem to those who’ve veered slightly off the beaten track in Old Market and stumbled across the joint – particularly for rum fans, who can work their way through the 20+ types on offer behind the bar. This Friday join a fun bunch of people for a more-than-your-average karaoke night with plenty of festive delights. Expect singing, dancing, prizes and good times. Full info, tickets and more…

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Brass Junkies, The Old Market Assembly
Dynamic 8-piece Bristolian brass band Brass Junkies are inspired by the funky Mardi Gras sounds of the New Orleans street bands. Two trumpets, two saxophones, trombone, drums/percussion and tuba keeping it funky. This high-energy, good-time music will bring some carnival atmosphere to a festive Friday. Full info, tickets and more…

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Buggsy, Attic Bar
Bristol’s own fast-spitting, Rastafarian grime / reggae MC Buggsy is renowned to hype the crowd at every show with his energetic desire to entertain. Come and check out the silver-tongued MC’s impeccable skills at his headline Attic Bar performance this December, with support from Wavey Wish and Rukus. Full info, tickets and more…

Saturday //

Beans on Toast & Skinny Lister, SWX
Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions, Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister make a perfect co-headline touring duo. Bringing a unique and modern take on the age-old tradition of English folk music in two sets, and barrel of laughs in between. Full info, tickets and more…

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Rainmaker EP launch, Mothers’ Ruin
Imagine That presents Rainmaker’s EP launch at Mothers’ Ruin this December. This pay what you want gig will give you the chance to taste the sounds from the four-piece post-punk shoegaze band and witness their fuzzy riffs, lots drums and melodic basslines. Full info, tickets and more…

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Frau DJs’ festive fun tour, Hy-Brasil
All-girl party collective Frau DJs are returning to Bristol as part of their Christmas tour, to showcase their high energy and selection of electric beats. Each Frau girl has her own individual style, but works collectively as one to curate a set that makes you dance, taking you skilfully on a journey through genres including hip hop, pop, R&B, disco, pop, garage, indie and more. Full info, tickets and more…

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Peter Hook & The Light perform Substance (Joy Division & New Order), Marble Factory
Alt rock legend Peter Hook and his band The Light will perform tracks from two singles albums of the iconic bands he helped create, Joy Division and New Order. Both compilations – released within a year of each other – are called Substance and include cult classics like New Order’s Blue Monday Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart. Full info, tickets and more…

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