The summer heatwave has returned, it’s the end of the week and another collection of sizzling live reviews for you to recap on before the weekend. Let’s jump right to it!
Craig David – 23rd June | Lloyds Amphitheatre
Craig David’s big comeback is one of the more surprising success stories of yesteryear. Crawling back into the realm of relevance was never going to be easy following his step back from music, and considering peers like Akon and Lemar retreated into the noughties along the way – he really had to nail this. Read more.
Pond – 21st June | Thekla
Descending on Bristol for the last show of their UK tour, POND really rocked the boat (get it?) at Thekla on Wednesday night. Blasting the audience with a selection of hits and new classics from their album The Weather, the boys from down under made sure to not disappoint. Read more.
Bonobo – 21st June | Lloyds Amphitheatre
Summer solstice is always a special time of year, it celebrates the longest day of the year and gives people the opportunity to recuperate and get recharged. This year’s was no exception, only I was lucky enough to welcome it surrounded by the beauty of Stonehenge, before seeing it out in Bristol with the incredible Simon Green, aka Bonobo, as he mesmerised onlookers with his heavily cinematic, awe-inspiring performance. Read more.
The Avalanches – 20th June | Motion
There’s no barmier action on a baking June evening than herding into a confined sweatbox and dancing a dampathon with 600 like-minded, perspirationally-challenged, moist revellers. When mercurial Aussie sampledelica technogeeks, The Avalanches, came to Bristol, that was precisely the brand of lunacy we persued, somewhat apt for the quintessential eccentricity of the music itself. Original, permanent members Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi turned what could easily be a DJ set into a live band experience, bringing Eliza Wolfgramm and Spank Rock on vocals, as well as Paris Jeffree on drums. Read more.
Tycho – 8th June | Trinity Centre
In live performances, Tycho, the musical incarnation of San Fransisco-based artist and musician Scott Hansen (also known as ISO50 for his photographic and design works) takes the form of an electronic, indie four-piece hybrid that explores musical and personal connection with their brand of instrumental chillwave and dance music. Read more.
Come back next week for more live reviews of the best shows in Bristol