I know, it’s Wednesday already?! I’m just as surprised as you are. Fear not, Hump Day is not all lost. Feast your ears and eyes on this week’s haul of excellent live music; from some retro classics to some brand, shiny new kids on the block, there’s certainly going to be something on in the city that will tickle your fancy. Get stuck in.

Thursday 27th June

Shura – Louisiana

Secretly Canadian signee Shura brings her sharply focussed alt-pop to the Louisiana in the wake of her stunning return to form. ‘BKLYNLDN’ is the first snippet of her much-anticipated second album, which no doubt she’ll showcase more sweet jangles from on the stage at Glastonbury this weekend. More here…

Sam Fender + A Festival, A Parade – SWX

Hot off the press, Sam Fender is the teen-dream popstar with a difference. He comes to the SWX after having to postpone his May date due to illness. He’s the name on everyone’s lips, the radio-friendly dreamboat with sticky hooks and talent in abundance. More here…

Friday 28th June

Bloc Party + She Drew The Gun + Liz Lawrence – Harbourside

There can’t be many debut albums released in this millennium that made an impact quite like Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm. The band play an exclusive show on Bristol Harbourside as part of Bristol Sounds, so get yer dancing shoes on. More here…

Horace Andy with Dub Asante Band + Matic Horns – Fiddlers

Previous collaborator with Bristol’s powerhouse trip-hop duo Massive Attack, Horace Andy embodies all that is positive, good and inclusive about Jamaican roots reggae. Let Horace’s sweet, distinctive tones take you far from the rainy streets of the South West to the sun-soaked beaches of Kingston. More here…

Saturday 29th June

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Elbow + Villagers + Another Sky – Harbourside

After headlining The Downs in 2017, Elbow are bringing the stadium fillers back to good old Briz. If you miss this one, you could be treading on grounds for divorce. One day like this could be the only one you need in your entire summer calendar. Ok, I’ll stop now. More here…

Sunday 30th June

Cinematic Orchestra + Ghostpoet – Harbourside

Fifth night headliners The Cinematic Orchestra host a final evening of jazz fusion by the Harbourside. After a twelve year hiatus of releasing records, the collective bring blends of blues, jazz, soul and classical to their EP To Believe. More here…

Monday 1st July

Flat Worms – Fleece

Instead of wondering what a sad sight an actual flat worm would be (guilty), drench yourself in the abrasive, all-encompassing punk rock of the West Coast trio. It’s busy, choppy, all-bits-flying-all-over-the-place-at-once guitar music frequenters of the Fleece will lap up. More here…

Jacquees – O2 Academy

The O2 kicks off its July proceedings with the slick, simmering R&B tones of Atlanta-based Jacquees. The singer and songwriter cooks up piping hot bedroom bops made for wavy Friday nights and lethargic Sunday mornings. Yum. More here…

Tuesday 2nd July

Yumi And The Weather – Louisiana

Breaking onto the scene in 2013 with the EP All We Can, Yumi And The Weather have been serving up woozy psych-pop hits up and down the country. Encapsulating that by-the-seaside-nostalgia from Brighton, their debut self-titled album will be performed live inside the walls of the famous Louisiana. More here…

Joan As Police Woman – St George’s

After fifteen years of writing and recording music, Joan As A Police Woman knows a thing or two about the industry. Proudly defying all genre boundaries, her 2019 tour brings her to Bristol, where she’ll perform a minimalist, stripped-back version of her show with just a piano and a guitar. More here…

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