April

New Rave Order Presents: Collision

New Rave Order presents a Collision of Bristols' best DJ's. Blasting dubs to wubs n beats for your feet. 2 DJ's, 2 sets of turntables - 1 hour per battle, in 15 minute slot's - Sound battle style! Room 1 New Rave Order: Powered by Primitive Beats ???????? Special Guest Headliner TBA 140 // Dubstep - Sepia vs Lijah DnB // Jungle - TBA vs TBA Bassline - TBA vs TBA Roots Dub - TBA vs TBA Room 2: Hosted by Pixels Basement 45 25th April 22:00 - 03:00 Tickets - All profits from the event donated to Music Minds Matter: Limited T1 - on sale now - £3 (Available through EventBrite) T2 £4 T3 £5 www.musicmindsmatter.org.uk

Basement 45, Bristol, United Kingdom

New Rave Order Presents...

Basement 45
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

Shay D- Live In Bristol- Queens Of Art UK Tour

For the first time EVER in UK Hip Hop history, an all female line up has united for a tour called Queens of Art, curated by UK rapper Shay D. Celebrating the release of her new album Human Writes, the tour follows the core of Shay D\'s all female London show, with a program of high quality, handpicked female artists smashing it in their artforms at present in each city. You will be able to come & experience female rappers & DJ\'s both local & London guests smash it on stage! This is for everyone with a real focus on supporting women in Hip Hop & Grime, so come & get your tickets & let\'s make history together! Line up: SHAY D DJ ELLIE PROHAN TRUEMENDOUS DJ NGAIO SHAWGZ PHOTOGRAPHY FROM GRLGNG founder \'NAYSAP\' & SPECIAL GUESTS TBC Tickets 3 || More on the door Merch available on the night with meet & greets.

Mr. Wolfs, Bristol, United Kingdom

Shay D- Live In Bristol...

Mr. Wolfs
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

Teleman Live At The Fleece

Teleman For Teleman these days, the door is wide open to anything we get excited by and want to try our hand at, says Thomas Sanders. And thats a great feeling. One might call Sanders Telemans singer-guitarist, except on their fabulous third album, Family of Aliens, roles are less clearly defined. The result is a fluent, fluid album of glorious pop songs, sometimes effervescent, sometimes foreboding, sometimes melancholic, united by melody, always melody. Im on a gradual journey away from the guitar, Sanders says. Its quite restrictive. I write mostly on piano now, and I get very excited by electronic sounds and textures. The new record has some tracks which are just drum machine rather than Hiro [Amamiya] playing acoustic drums. Its good to have those different textures. Though Teleman have been a band since 2012, their history stretches back long before that. Sanders and his brother Jonny (keyboards) have known bassist Peter Cattermoul for more than 20 years (We gravitated towards each other there wasnt a great surplus of creative people in our neighbourhood. Weve been making music together ever since). For eight years, the three of them were the core of the beloved indiepop band Pete and the Pirates, before changing changing tack and founding Teleman with Amamiya. Sanders says the group has become like a weird family. Making this last record I realised how much we rely on each other. We have our disagreements but if we always saw eye to eye, wed probably never create anything interesting. They take the view that theres no right or wrong in music. Theyve experienced births and deaths, hard times and better times, but music offers us an escape, and thats exactly what we hope other people find in it. Perhaps its that sense of music as an escape that means Teleman are always finding something new to say with their music: Family of Aliens builds on and moves on from its predecessors, Breakfast and Brilliant Sanity. We were very conscious with this record of not regurgitating something weve done before, Sanders says. I think that would get boring for us and for our fans. We want to keep evolving and keep discovering. This band is one long journey for us, and we never want to stop developing and finding new ways of creating music. I\'m always wanting to better what we\'ve done before. To go deeper, to find something more beautiful, more catchy, more challenging, more interesting just more. To be just more meant looking at the way they make music this time around, and changing it where necessary. So Sanders, who had previously been precious about his songs his own description loosened his grip this time. For some tracks, Pete took the demo\'s I\'d made and totally re-worked them, giving them a different feel. Then we took this into the studio and built up the song around it. It\'s good to let it go, let someone else bend it and twist it and see if its a more interesting beast afterwards. It\'s quite lonely writing on your own but I also really crave it; its completely engrossing and can become obsessive and its absolutely some kind of therapy. But it\'s probably healthier to collaborate more, which we seem to be moving towards. So Submarine Life, for example, began as demo lasting less than minute before Cattermoul helped Sanders develop it: it was he who had the idea of changing the chord progression from minor to major, working with Sanders to extend the song into its multi layered electronic crescendo. Other tracks changed shape with the involvement of producer Oli Bayston, who recorded the album at his Flesh and Bone studios in east London in November last year. Bayston helped the group rework Fun Destruction, for example, to make it more of a piece with the rest of the album; he suggested a rearrangement of Twisted Heart, so the verse became the middle eight and the outro the chorus: Thats never happened to me before, that a song gets so drastically restructured by a producer. It\'s good to be challenged and questioned. It keeps the process alive and interesting. But the real meaning of music, Sanders says, is not to be found in arrangements, or production techniques: its about finding something within oneself. The last few years have been a bit of a struggle for me: becoming a father and trying to fit being a parent into the chaotic routine of a touring band. Those two worlds are very far apart! After 10 years of doing this for a living it was hard to abandon that lifestyle and those habits. You get stuck in that old cycle of excessive and self destructive behaviour that remains such a cliche of the music industry. Most of that drinking and partying is just a means of escape for when things get too much, but all you\'re doing is feeding the monster. But it\'s better now; you can get a lot more done when you\'re not wasted all the time. As individuals and as a band we are more focused than ever on the real kernel of this job: the music. Music allows us and anyone listening to it to find another place, another existence." It should be a place to lose yourself whether its at a show or listening on headphones on your way to work. If you feel it deeply enough, music really is a drug; you can be completely immersed and nothing else exists. At shows people really lose themselves too, and that\'s a great feeling. Hopefully Its a time for us and the audience to step out of normal thoughts and concerns, to leave planet earth for an hour. I want more than anything for people to be moved by the music we make, whether it\'s something that happens quietly inside, or whether its dancing like a maniac". Fun Destruction exemplifies that: for all that it sounds regimented, ploughing on inexorably in motorik fashion, its a song so relentless that one feels caught up in it. And it reflects Sanders state of mind: the music sounds as if it is travelling along an unending set of rails; the lyrics are about coming off those rails. I wrote the words after waking up and looking at my boots and wondering where Id been and what Id done the night before. I didnt recognise the person I became, or even remember what hed done. Thats a really uncomfortable feeling; you tell yourself no more but then it happens again, because you want that release of pressure. Sanders favourite song on the record, Sea of Wine, is musically very different: a lambent, beautiful piano ballad. Lyrically, though, it looks at a different effect of alcohol. Not the one that makes you forget the real world, but the one in which suddenly you radically mistake altered states for the truth: Its a song about spending too much time thinking, over-thinking, dreaming and losing touch with reality. Its about our English way of using alcohol to deal with problems, lose inhibitions, meet lovers. Then kid ourselves that we were born to be together. Sea of Wine and Always Dreaming another slow, gorgeous ballad show Sanders stretching himself, eschewing the metaphors of his previous writing. They are very honest and simple. I tend to write in an indirect and allegorical way, I don\'t like spelling things out. But lyrically these two songs are unusually direct: I\'m moving out of my comfort zone! Theres one tiny miracle in the recording of an album that sounds so wholly glorious. Which is that they did so in a studio that and it was their own fault wasnt fully functional. The thing about Oli\'s studio is that it\'s really great for having parties in, Sanders says. Its nice and cosy, with neon lights, fun instruments laid out around the place, and a massive sound system. So we had some late nights. One of these nights spiralled out of control and there were about 30 people in the control room and at some point a can of beer spilled over the mixing desk. So we had to record the rest of the album with only half the number of channels working, which we somehow managed. It could be a metaphor for the whole of Family of Aliens. How to make tricky circumstances work in your favour. How to turn the effects of vices into beauty. How to change your way of working, and make something even better than what has come before. THURSDAY 25 APRIL THE FLEECE 12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ Doors 7:30pm All Ages (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult) Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Teleman Live At The Fle...

The Fleece
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

Circa Waves

Curfew 23:00 Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 7 Dec 2018 at 09:00 AM O2 Presale : Wed, 5 Dec 2018 at 09:00 AM

O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Circa Waves

O2 Academy Bristol
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

A Vision Of Elvis

A Vision Of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards "Official Elvis Show" and "No.1 Male Tribute" is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the world today. Officially Endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) for charitable contributions and Officially Endorsed by Mr Ed Bonja Elviss Photographer and Road Manager (1970-1977) who said On stage Rob Kingsley looks extraordinarily like Elvis. He sings like Elvis, but most importantly, he seems to capture the very soul of Elvis his charisma, his gestures hell he even walks like Elvis!" Celebrating Rob\'s \'10th Anniversary\' on tour, performing to thousands of fans in major theatres, festivals and arenas worldwide and making history by being the first Elvis tribute artist to perform at the New Wembley Stadium to over 50,000 people, Rob brings you a brand new high octane show. All costumes, instruments and stage set authentically recreated to give the feel and energy of a live Elvis concert, which promises to be the ultimate experience for any Elvis fan the world over. The King is Back Rolling Stones Magazine Like a one to one with Elvis President of the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Finland Elvis was in the building President of the Official Elvis Presley Fan Club India Simply Superb North West End reviews

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

A Vision Of El

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

Impermanence: Baal

Baal is Bertolt Brechts first play, written in 1918 upon his return from war. We move between town and forest, life and death, disgust and empathy. Searching for freedom in expression and extremity of experience with disdain for mediocrity; Baal is our anti-hero and the world is there to be consumed but at what cost? Set to a soundtrack by Robert Bentall of original Nyckelharpa compositions (a traditional Swedish folk instrument), a sampled recording of Sibeliuss Violin Concerto from 1943 in Berlin, and a few borrowed pieces of music, Bristol-based Impermanence present the first ever dance adaptation of Baal, with costumes by the inimitable Pam Tait.

The Old Vic, Bristol, United Kingdom

Impermanence:

The Old Vic
Bristol

Thursday

25 Apr

Minotaur Sound #5

The Techno Beast Cometh! Save the date - Friday 26-04-2019 for fully fledged creature antics as we congregate in the hallowed vaults of Basement 45 (full takeover). Carefully hoof selecting a DJ lineup that will have you reaching out for glitter vestments of the darkest kind. A time to strip off your humanoid outerwear and tread from saint to sinner as we launch you into a void of DJ deliciousness (as we\'ve done with you before). So excited for this! Announcing DJs, means of entry and other tasty nuggets over the next few weeks. Blessed be the Beast. With much love, MS x

Basement 45, Bristol, United Kingdom

Minotaur Sound

Basement 45
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

Minotaur Sound #5 (Maxxi Soundsystem)

The Techno Beast Cometh! Beastlings unite yet again for fully fledged creature antics as we congregate in the hallowed vaults of Basement 45 (full takeover). Carefully hoof selecting a DJ lineup that will have you reaching out for glitter vestments of the darkest kind. Headline: World famous DJ and Producer Maxxi Soundsystem (Moda Black, Futureboogie Recordings) PuttyRubber Amy Amor Boorn Rocka Lula OllyPollyGroover Billie George Opposable Thoms Sarah Air Tina Hart Catchi OG Token Male A time to strip off your humanoid outerwear and tread from saint to sinner as we launch you into a void of DJ scrumminess (as we've done with you before) Claim your tickets now on Headfirst Bristol! Blessed be the Beast. With much love, MS x

Basement 45, Bristol, United Kingdom

Minotaur Sound #5 (maxx...

Basement 45
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

Bass Camp

A brand new night to hit Bristol, featuring 3 spanking new rigs and a heavyweight line up of local and internationally acclaimed artists spread over 3 rooms.

The Black Swan, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bass Camp

The Black Swan
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

Waggles And Jubba

  Waggles and Jubba 26/04/19 FREE ENTRY Music from 10pm We're delighted to be inviting Waggles back to the Leftbank and we're excited to have Jubba for the first time. Waggles has become a bit of a feature over the last few years whether playing with Tropical Tea Party, Mini-rig takeovers or just playing solo. Always packing the dance floor with Tropical bangers. Listen here: www.soundcloud.com/waggles

LEFTBANK, Bristol, United Kingdom

Waggles And Ju

LEFTBANK
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

WBBL's Jelly Sesh: A.Skillz / Dutty Moonshine B2b Howla +More!

Tremor & WBBL team up for a launch party like no other. Serving up the wobbliest Drum & Bass, Bassline, Jungle & Breaks!   Featuring: A.Skillz Dutty Moonshine b2b Howla ft Maria Laveau & Twitchee Cordz Octo Pi b2b Bear Twists ft Trafic MC WBBL Extra Medium Gorilla Tactics Crew   PLUS Free Vodka Jelly Shot (for first 100 through the door) AND Jelly Bean Flicking Competition!   Tickets from skiddle.com and Early Birds £5 Tier 1 £7 Tier 2 £9   ---------------------------------------------- THE TASTY TREATS IN STORE ----------------------------------------------   The sweetest DJ we know, A SKILLZ will be shaking the lanes to its foundation with his party bag full of raucous mutli genre gems   Hard boiled brassy beats, sour basslines and the stickiest grimy vibes from DUTTY MOONSHINE B2B HOWLA with some of the tastiest bars around from MARIA LAVEAU & TWITCHEE. The dirtiest parts from the Dutty Moonshine Big Band   We've promised BEAR TWISTS and OCTO PI a 6 pack of Um Bongo, a bag of sherbet and half a jelly snake if they play us the biggest jungle set possible. Featuring the tangy ginger badman, TRAFIC MC!   Serving up the williest wonkiest wobbly funk infused bassline, breaks and dnb is the king of bountiful bass WBBL is guaranteed to make you jiggle like jelly in a jet engine   Pic'n'mixing his way through some of the sweetest swing fueled bad boy bassline face melters, EXTRA MEDIUM is   Massive sugar rush with the GORILLA TACTICS crew providing some of the juiciest jams Bristol has to offer.  

The Lanes, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wbbl's Jelly Sesh: A.sk...

The Lanes
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

Lowkey At The Fleece, Bristol

Fri 26th Apr | 7pm | All Ages* "Arguably the biggest name on the UK hip-hop underground scene" The Guardian Lowkey has announced his long awaited return with news that will be music to the ears of every hip hop fan in the land. After a hiatus which saw the British-Iraqi hip hop artist take time off to focus on studies and activism, he blasts back into view with brand new music for 2019 announcing a new album and first single from it. Dropping a single each month in the lead up to the album release, the aptly named first effort The Return Of Lowkey does what it says on the tin. The 7 minute epic is a true statement of intent, marking a line in the sand where his next chapter begins, showcasing his bars and craft as a lyrical social commentator he is so famed for. It also features testimonies from Akala, Charlie Sloth and Ghetts in support of his work. Speaking about the track he says: I am happy to be back making music again and am greatly looking forward to bringing this track on the road for the April tour. In a sense this song was a collaborative effort between myself and the audience at a Manchester gig. The vocals heard in the chorus are a live recording taken from a sold out gig we did at the Gorilla venue in 2016. Early support has come from Toddla T who premiered it on his Radio 1 show, whilst GRM Daily host the official music video. Further support has come from Bobby Friction who has already made it his Record Of The Week on BBC Asian Network. In recent weeks Lowkey has spoken at the Oxford Union and has just announced a headline show at The Royal Albert Hall with Lyrix Organix on 27th February tickets and info here. The Return Of Lowkey is taken from the highly anticipated album Soundtrack To The Struggle 2 which is out on his own label on 7th April 2019. The album acts as a sequel to his last official album, 2011s highly acclaimed Soundtrack To The Struggle which at the time BBCs Charlie Sloth described as the best album of the year, no probably THE best album of the past few years period! Highlights from the album include Ghosts of Grenfell (feat Mai Khalil) and Ahmed, both of which act as benchmarks for the quality of songs throughout the album. Official videos for such tracks have garnered millions of views on YouTube and Facebook with support coming from Lilly Allen, Russell Brand, Frankie Boyle, JME and many other influential figures. Ghosts Of Grenfell song was featured heavily on BBC Radio 4s World At One where Lowkey has been interviewed several times, whilst MP for Kensington, Emma Dent Coad described him as a poet laureate for Grenfell Tower. Soundtrack To The Struggle solidifies Lowkeys position at the forefront of UK hip hop" SBTV Musically, perhaps best known for his two explosive and thought provoking Fire In the Booth freestyles, his socially conscious approach to hip hop sets him apart from most of his contemporaries. Sitting in a space alongside long time collaborator Akala, Lowkey uses his music to challenge the status quo and injustices both at home in London and worldwide. The Return Of Lowkey single out 24th January | Soundtrack To The Struggle 2 album out 7th April The Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk *Under 16s must be with an adult

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Lowkey At The Fleece, B...

The Fleece
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

DJ Yoda + Friends Presents Homecooking Live Tour - Bristol

This year DJ Yoda is taking his latest collaborative project Home Cooking on the road and coming to the Bristol. For his new album, DJ Yoda applies his signature styling to soul, jazz and 90s hip-hop supported by a cast of special guests contributors. A connoisseur of hip-hop and a musical magpie, DJ Yoda splices and dices classic hip-hop beats with whatever else he can lay his hands on. A legendary live act DJ Yoda will bring an upbeat party vibe to Colston Hall Foyer and we cant wait. Ages 16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult) This is a standing event in The Foyer at Colston Hall. Fri 26 Apr 2019 Doors: 19:30 16.35 incl. booking fee TICKETS: https://buff.ly/2W28bOA

Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

Dj Yoda + Friends Prese...

Colston Hall
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

Mogli - Haux Bristol The Louisiana

Bedroomdisco and Nothing But Hope And Passion present: Mogli (DE) The Mirrors Tour 2019 Special Guest: Haux 26.04.19 The Louisiana Entry: 7pm Start: 8pm A look in the mirror is a look back and one into the future," thats how MOGLI describes the feeling that pushes her on her upcoming "The Mirrors Tour". As mysterious as the look into her future still is, her past with all its milestones couldnt be any clearer: For her debut album "Bird", she was honored with the VUT Indie Award for Best Newcomer of the Year. Moreover, she gained worldwide awareness due to her broadcast documentary "Expedition Happiness", which was shown in nationwide cinemas and is also available on Netflix. Watching MOGLI on screen, many viewers also became aware of her album "Wanderer". During her journey from Alaska to the South of America, she found inspiration on glaciers, in the desert as well as in the jungles of Mexico. With "Wanderer", she musically takes her listeners on the journey she experienced herself and which shaped her as an artist. The result: 14 songs full of magical closeness to nature, longing for the distance and the courage to leave the everyday life behind and start on an adventure. Coming back to Germany, MOGLI wanted to show and transmit her impressions live on stage. Her first club tour was completely sold out and on her following European tour, she soon filled halls in London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. This summer, she delighted 1100 listeners in the middle of the Frankfurt Palmengarten. Just as every journey shapes a person, MOGLI shows stylistic mutability and further development. The song "Strobe Lights", which was released in the beginning of September, is the first sneak peek into her upcoming EP Cryptic. At the same time, it is her first approach to electronic musical elements. "The Mirrors Tour" will give MOGLIS listeners the opportunity to take a mutual look into the rear-view mirror and to listen to well-known songs as "Alaska", "Wanderer" or "Road Holes". At the same time, she grants an exclusive insight into yet unpublished song material - and which road she will take on her personal musical journey.

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Mogli - Haux Bristol ...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Friday

26 Apr

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