Gigs of the Week // 22nd – 28th August

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...
Little Thief

Little Thief // Live Review

"Charlie dedicated a song to 'the couple I heard fucking in the toilets earlier'. Did Little Thief make the Earth move at The Canteen? Amy Grace reviews.
Family Jools

Family Jools // Live Review & Photoset

"Sleek, smooth and sultry, Family Jools know exactly what it means to be a rock band." Sean Toohey and Jon Kean review their set at The Mothers Ruin.

Drahla // Preview

"They have been compared to the likes of Wire and Sonic Youth, but Drahla really are somewhat unique." Simon Moyse previews this freebie at The Lanes.

Madlib // Preview

"Few producers have commanded critical acclamation in the manner that Otis Jackson Jr has." Bethany Marris previews Madlib at The Marble Factory.
Kate Stapley

Kate Stapley // Preview

Will Kate Stapley bring her "old-school, rock and roll coolness, or her effortlessly dreamy folky voice" on Thursday? Both. Amber-Ruth Watson previews.
Blanck Mass

Blanck Mass // Preview

"Blanck Mass is a call to arms. It is a soundtrack to stir up angry rebellion." Harriet Taylor previews Blanck Mass at Rough Trade.
Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman // Live Review

"It's 4:04pm. Marika Hackman is due on stage any second now." See what happened for Jonny Pinches next when Marika Hackman played Rough Trade.

PUP // Preview

"PUP shows are intense," according to Albert Testani, who looks forward to intensifying things further by seeing them in Rough Trade's Live Room.

Gigs of the Week // 15th – 21st August

Sun turns to rain and summer turns into a weirdly sticky Autumn. Boomtown attendees are still drying out their sleeping bags and wondering where...



The Futureheads // Preview


Sasami // Preview


Pup // Live Review


Shura // Live Review


Wand // Preview