Jon Kean


Nils Frahm | Live Review & Photoset

Nils Frahm
Everyone should go to a Nils Frahm gig at least once in their lives. Whatever the opposite of easy listening is (and it’s definitely not uneasy listening), that’s what Frahm delivers. Jon Kean reviews. Photos by Hannah Rooke.

Gigs of the Week | 1st-7th Mar

Everything Everything
Even if you have to get there by dog sled, here are our Gigs of the Week that no power of the elements should drag you away from.

Nils Frahm | Live Preview

Nils Frahm
Off the back of All Melody, his first major release since 2015’s Solo, Nils Frahm comes to the Colston Hall this week to make Sunday the day of restless. Jon Kean previews.

Gigs of the Week | 22nd-28th Feb

Gigs of the Week
So the Earth moved the other day? Check the intensity of sound waves that are going to be spreading across the city on Thursday alone and wonder whether we're not likely to be prone to a few more tremors.

Gigs of the Week | 15th-21st Feb

Valentine's may be done and dusted, but you might just fall more deeply in love with some of the acts below this week. No stalking, though.

Gigs of the Week | 8th-14th Feb

Hollie Cook
Love is in the air - for your Bristol music scene, of course. As we reel from the loss of another venue in The Bierkeller, scene of many a past glory, let's embrace the present, our great venues and promoters, embrace new bands and embrace the person next to us in the crowd (perhaps not the last one).

Thoughts: Have All The Decent Band Names Been Used?

Live Editor, Jon Kean explores the past and present of band names in this latest thought piece.

Mogwai | Interview

Live Editor, Jon Kean, sits down with the legendary Mogwai ahead of their Colston Hall show.

Gigs of the Week | 1st-7th Feb

Gigs of the Week
As Independent Venue Week concludes, we can see the quality of Bristol's venues and shows and decide that it's Independent Venue Week every week. Enjoy your music!

Gigs of the Week | 25th-31st Jan

Gigs of the Week
The Free For All Festival concludes. Independent Venue Week begins. The Bristolian beat goes on. There's always a little bit of what you fancy out there. Keep looking for it.