Ah, my fine Bristol folk. Life isn’t straightforward in this city. While good news works hard, bad news works harder and takes down Hy-Brasil Music Club with it. We may be losing yet another brilliant live venue, but we must remain positive. Thekla is due to return in a matter of weeks, the touring season is imminent and you can now buy unicorn ice cream from the newly-opened Cowbee on College Green.

Thursday 22nd August

Kate Stapley + Agata – Official Beyond Retro UK

Kate Stapley is joined by 19-year-old Agata for an evening of live music and free (yes, free) beer at Bristol’s new Beyond Retro store. Kate plays on folk sensibilities, fusing its energies with contemporary takes on what it’s like to be young in today’s society. A much-needed ray of sunshine as the summer slams its door in our face. More here…

Friday 23rd August

We Are Parkas + Hush Mozey + Getrz – Crofters Rights

Bristol’s own indie rock band We Are Parkas swoop in to Crofters to celebrate the release of their new single ‘Medication’. Think mid-00s golden era – Razorlight and Two Door Cinema Club all rolled into one with thumping bass and stomping choruses. More here…

Chrissie Huntley + The May Kings + DJ Nino – Mr Wolfs

Like many of us, Chrissie Huntley has finally returned to base in Bristol after a whirlwind festival-fuelled summer. She performs at Mr Wolfs accompanied by a dazzling seven-piece backing band, spreading messages of truth, strength and self-love.  More here…

Saturday 24th August

Drahla – The Lanes

Yorkshire’s Drahla have established themselves as a formidable force within their four short years as a band. With two sold-out singles and their 2017 EP Third Article spiking interest in the underground community, they bring minimal yet robust bass-heavy sounds to The Lanes this week. More here…

Madlib + Kamaal Williams + The Heliocentrics + Carista – Marble Factory

Very few producers have gained such critical acclaim within the music community than Madlib. The Oxnard born DJ and instrumentalist has collaborated with everyone from Kanye to De La Soul, Anderson Paak. to Mos Def. He brings Kamaal Williams, The Heliocentrics and a DJ set from Carista to the Marble Factory this week. Prepare yourselves. More here…

Sunday 25th August

Specialist Subject Records All-Dayer – Exchange

Two years ago, Specialist Subject Records re-located to Bristol and opened their record shop on the first floor of the Exchange. Celebrate their second birthday at a very special punk and indie-rock-themed all-dayer, fit with a vegan BBQ, karaoke afterparty and a stonking line-up of indie rockers and DJ sets. More here…

Wednesday 28th August

Machine Gun Kelly – SWX

Ever since his debut album released back in 2012, Machine Gun Kelly has had a knack for penning memorable, hard-hitting rhymes. After dabbling in TV series Roadies and getting into an online feud with Eminem (who hasn’t?) he visits Bristol’s SWX for a headline show. Expect cuts from his new record Hotel Diablo and maybe an Eminem-shaped dig or two. More here…

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