It’s Friday, we’ve made it to the end of week! It’s certainly been a fast one so in cased you missed it, recap on some of our best live reviews of the past week.

The Menzingers – 21st April | Bierkeller

Every recent review of The Menzingers’ live show and their most recent album, After the Party, focuses on one thing: They’re over thirty.

The chorus to the opening track of their live set and After the Party, ‘Tellin’ Lies’, rings out with the line ‘What we gonna do now that our twenties are over’, but the deeper into their set they played and the farther back they reached into extensive, five album catalog, the more incredibly frustrating this observation became. Read more.

Maximo Park – 26th April | Rise

Indie-rockers Maximo Park are back with a stonker of a new album Risk To Exist, and to celebrate/fully ensure Bristol-dwellers got their mitts on a copy, vocalist Paul Smith was joined by guitarist Duncan Lloyd to treat fans to an intimate, acoustic in-store session at Rise on Wednesday night. Read more.

Future Islands – 3rd May | O2 Academy

Wing Dam, the supporting Baltimore band, and old college friends of Future Islands opened up the gig with an inauspicious start with lead guitarist Austin Tally snapping a string two notes into the first song. This was a minor set-back and the three-piece filled the venue with their grungy/rock sound providing quite the contrast to the headline act. Read more.

Check back next week for more reviews of the best bands around Bristol