Not quite sure what you’re going to do with yourself on Saturday night, but if you for a minute suggest staying in to watch The Voice or coverage of Crufts rather than one of the six stellar shows, then something’s frankly not right.

Thursday 7th March

Wyldest

Wyldest + The Travis Waltons – Hy Brasil

When lead singer, Zoe Mead sings, “I’m lost, I’m found” on ‘Headrush’, she could easily be crystallising the experience of hearing Wyldest into a short phrase. Dreamwave meets shoegaze for something that soothes as much as it scintillates. More here…

Friday 8th March

Scalping (Photo: Rowan Allen)

Scalping + Kinlaw & Franco Franco + Cruelty – Crofters Rights

Live techno requires far less immediate technology, but an immense amount of technique. Bristol quartet, Scalping, as the name suggests, don’t hold back in terms of how they wield an ‘axe’. If you want a radical sonic shake-up, get onto The Crofters Rights. More here…

Emily Breeze + Modulus III – Hen and Chicken

The guest in our magazine’s ‘In Bristol’ feature this month, singer-songwriter, Emily Breeze launches her new single, ‘Ego Death’ at The Hen and Chicken in Bedminster. She describes one key lyric as ‘caustic and godless’. Sounds like the average Friday night round our house. More here…

International Women’s Day Extravaganza: iDestroy + The Twistettes + Drunken Butterfly – Exchange

Punka and Grrrl Crush present a celebration of all manifestations of womxnkind at Exchange, with drag, DJs and a triumvirate of tunesmiths that’ll totally titillate. It’s Bristol 2 Glasgow 1, with iDestroyDrunken Butterfly and The Twistettes, but everyone’s a winner. More here…

Saturday 9th March

Family Jools

Family Jools + CUT + You Dirty Blue + Granfalloon – Mothers Ruin

You may have seen the preview of the video for ‘She’s A Mother’ by Family Jools on the site a fortnight ago. With a sense of Bowie and The Beatles, hinting at that mod-inspired guitar music of the mid-90s, it’s good evidence of how this Bristol trio can be controlled, yet captivating. More here…

Gork + The Gnarwhals – Benjamin Perry Scout Hut

In a location that’s inevitably been the hub of great camaraderie through Scouting and Girlguiding for the last four decades, Breakfast Records bring you a different kind of party. Gork will be launching their new single inviting you to enjoy a bout of ‘Spoons’ with them. More here…

Dame Area

Dame Area + Harrga – Stag and Hounds

With a name that sounds like Sean Connery pronouncing what you generate when you can’t help but dance at a gig, Noods Radio residents Schwet bring Spanish duo Dame Area to Bristol for their debut appearance. Expect their post-industrial beats to make you get a sweat on. More here…

AJ Tracey – SWX

His earliest mixtape was entitled Didn’t Make The Cut, but lagging off the pace is anything but where AJ Tracey situates himself in 2019. He dropped out of a Crimonology course to contemplate ‘grime’ of a different sort. On the strength of his self-titled debut album, it was a risk well taken. More here…

Ibibio
Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine + Aadae – Trinity

Having won themselves many a new Bristolian fan with their set at 2017’s Downs Festival, Ibibio Sound Machine return to this fine metropolis armed with those songs and their new release, Doko Mien. This time, their infectious Afro-dance beat will be further concentrated by walls and a roof. More here…

Wooze + Pork Pie – Rough Trade

Theo Spark and Jamie She lived in Brixton’s Muddy Yard collective, and so the logical next step was to collaborate as Wooze. If you combined The Lemon Twigs, Royal Blood, Foxygen and Placebo, you’d get Wooze. Dress in your brightest yellow and head to Rough Trade to join the fun. More here…

Monday 11th March

Make Friends

Make Friends + Joe Probert + Two Day Coma – Crofters Rights

Turning Monday from ‘shite, is it Monday already?’ to a day of expectation and hometown glory, Make Friends play The Crofters Rights in celebration of the launch of their EP, Hi. Joyous indie-pop to start the week, or a quiet night in contemplating Tuesday? You know what to do. More here…

Wednesday 13th March

Stanlaey

Stanlæy – Canteen

Joanna Newsom, Björk and Kate Bush wander through the back of a wardrobe and find themselves in Narnia. Brushing cobwebs, fairy dust and stray items of clothing from their eyes, they meet a magical lion who turns all three into one new magical creature named Stanlæy. Feel the ethereal jazz-folk magic yourself on Wednesday night. More here…

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