Jon Kean


Leopallooza // Festival Review & Photoset

"Leopallooza has always dared to give you acts that you're likely to be glad you saw close-up here first." Jon Kean reviews. Photos by Matthew Hawkey.

DakhaBrakha // Preview

"There’s so much that DakhaBrakha bring to a performance, but mesmeric rhythm is the biggie." Jon Kean previews DakhaBrakha at The Lanes.

Leopallooza // Festival Preview

"It’s probably time to hide in the Cornish countryside for a weekend and construct your own Utopia at Leopallooza." Jon Kean previews.

Bristol Pride // Live Review

"It had all of the life-affirming diversity you could hope for." Jon Kean reviews the tenth Bristol Pride Day celebrations.

Bristol Pride // Preview

For the tenth anniversary of Bristol's Pride celebrations, this fine show of Bristolian unity moves up in the world, to Clifton Downs. Jon Kean previews.

Gigs of the Week // 13th-19th June

Gigs of the Week
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.

Gigs of the Week // 30th May-5th June

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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.

The Downs // Festival Preview

One more chance to don your superhero costume before you check the whereabouts of your woolies and wellies. Jon Kean previews The Downs Festival.

Gigs of the Week // 23rd-29th May

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.

Steve Lamacq // Preview

"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.