Sometimes music is balm to soothe a weary mind when life gets tough. That said, sometimes music is an emotional belt sander. Our Gigs of the Week are a distinct mix of the two.
This week sees two big celebrations, a 30th birthday for a dear Bristolian friend, and a day of birth for a new member of the Bristol music family.
This weekend is one where you'll often want to be in three places at once, but that's the joy of Bristol for you. First-world problems. Gigs of the Week.
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.
October and November are prime touring season. Any self-respecting artist will feel the FOMO and stop off in Bristol. Here are our latest Gigs of the Week.
So you want the sunshine back, whilst simultaneously trying to recover from a raging dose of rookie error sunburn? Careful around our Gigs of the Week. They're scorchio.
December is upon us. Where did 2017 go? This week, we say "Hello" and "Happy Birthday" once more, as well as the long "Goodbye" to Roll for the Soul.
What finer distraction from the rather overheated world that we live in, but to sift through the gig listings and unearth the 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.
A week is a long time in music. Just how many of these Gigs of the Week can you manage to fit in? You could see if someone would sponsor you. Oh, go on.