"It's not all a history lesson; her songs have groove." Georgia Marsh reviews Jamila Woods at Exchange.
"Milk Teeth brought the evening to a close with a tight set." Harriet Taylor enjoyed a holistically satisfying evening, headlined by Milk Teeth.
Mid-November and the gigs are coming thick and fast. Be there or be, well, somewhere else less rewarding. Welcome to Gigs of the Week.
"It’s this confidence and self-assuredness that makes Sampa the Great such a magnetic character." Elliott Simpson previews Sampa The Great at Rough Trade.
"Why would you want to miss Mahalia on tour?" asks Oliver Evans, ahead of Mahalia's appearance at the O2 Academy on Monday night.
"Their songs gain a new lease of life on the stage." Elliott Simpson and Duncan Cruickshank review Snarky Puppy at the O2 Academy.
"Sports Team sing with tongue-in-cheek insight." Lorenzo Ottone previews the arrival of the galmorous indie rock 'n' roll of Sports Team at Thekla.
"Visiting Area 404 felt like a new beginning in Bristol." Ffion Riordan-Jones reviews Boomtown Halloween at the exciting new space, Area 404.
"JGrrey has quietly emerged as a big player in a crowded genre." Oliver Evans previews the appearance of Jgrrey at Rough Trade.
"This is a band that epitomises the unexpected." Harriet Taylor previews energetic Atlanta experimentalists, the Black Lips at The Fleece.