We may be almost six months into 2019, but you have every reason to feel 'glass half full' with our latest Gigs of the Week selection.
This week heralds June. Will it be ablaze or awash? May yours be joyful. Some of these Gigs of the Week will shepherd you in the direction of happiness.
One more chance to don your superhero costume before you check the whereabouts of your woolies and wellies. Jon Kean previews The Downs Festival.
Get your shorts out - the weekend festivals have arrived. Much indoor and outdoor fun to be had, as you can see by our latest Gigs of the Week.
"It’s a chance to hear an down-to-earth bloke talking about out-of-this-world encounters." Jon Kean looks forward to the visit of Steve Lamacq to Exchange.
This week's Gigs of the Week is massively front-loaded with irresistible shows, the clashes carrying on into next week. Good choosing between them.
Somewhere around this time of the week, I do like to contemplate just how many gigs I can manage to fit into the next seven days.
Love is in the air - for your Bristol music scene, of course. As we reel from the loss of another venue in The Bierkeller, scene of many a past glory, let's embrace the present, our great venues and promoters, embrace new bands and embrace the person next to us in the crowd (perhaps not the last one).
Live Editor, Jon Kean explores the past and present of band names in this latest thought piece.
Live Editor, Jon Kean, sits down with the legendary Mogwai ahead of their Colston Hall show.