October

In:Motion / Chase & Status RTRN II Jungle

Following months of speculation, Chase & Status have announced their RTRN II Jungle series, touring the UK in Autumn and taking influence from the legendary Jungle scene of the \'90s. For the Bristol stop, they will be joined by Jungle heroes Dillinja, Brockie & Det and Skibadee, sound system legends Saxon Sound, the new prince of garage Conducta and bristol\'s own Critical Impact. Room two will be hosted by The Blast, featuring sets from some of the best new talent in dubstep and grime: Sir Hiss, L U C Y, Zha and bethbethbeth. ROOM ONE: RTRN II JUNGLE Chase & Status (DJ set) & MC Rage Dillinja Conducta DJ Brockie & MC DET & MC Skibadee Saxon Sound System Critical Impact The Blast DJs hosted by Navigator & Inja ROOM TWO: The Blast Sir Hiss L U C Y ZHA Bethbethbeth The Blast DJs Presale tickets: Thursday 6th September General tickets: Friday 7th September 18+

Bristol Motion, Bristol, United Kingdom

In:motion / Chase & Sta...

Bristol Motion
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Subvision Saturday 20th October @bluemountain Tag Names & Share

Subvision Saturday 20th October @blue mountain bristol free entry for all before 11pm tag all names on event wall !! or book a 5 ticket garantee\'s entry all night www.bristolticketshop.co.uk Special Guest\'s BURGABOY SUBCRIMINAL JAKES M.U.T.E BOU & DUTTA DEVILMAN AUDIO FREAKZ (Live) SP MC + MORE TBA DRUM&BASS/GRIME/HOUSE&TECHNO/FUNKY BASSLINE/REGGAE/DANCEHALL/DUB/UK BASS GARAGE/JUMPUP/HIPHOP/JUNGLE/DUBSTEP

Blue Mountain, Bristol, United Kingdom

Subvision Saturday 20th...

Blue Mountain
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Drake White And The Big Fire - Thekla - 20.10.18

Drake White and the Big Fire Every reaction begins with a catalyst, some initial event that sets things on their inexorable course. For Drake White, it goes back to something raw and elemental in his debut album Spark."I learned how to play guitar and keep people\'s attention around a fire," explains the Hokes Bluff, Alabama native. "A spark can start a fire that can keep you alive and sustain you. So this is the beginning for me. This is the first strike of the flint."The spirit of Spark comes from those simple, early days spent enjoying the outdoors among friends in the warm glow of a fire. And though he\'s now a city dweller with all the complications and distractions that entails, White still seeks the freedom and deeper connections he felt when the chorus of nature and the strums of his guitar blended into one harmonious song the kind of contentment he sings about in the swirling majesty of his single "Livin\' the Dream.""We grew up free. We grew up on 4-wheelers, riding through the backwoods," he says. "We grew up hunting and fishing and being out in the Appalachian Mountains. People don\'t understand how beautiful north Alabama is until you see it in person."Save for "Livin\' the Dream," White wrote or co-wrote the remaining 11 tracks on Spark, working with red-hot producers Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover through the process. He also brought in his own band for a handful of tracks to capture the energy of his live shows. The first sound on Spark before the pulse-quickening "Heartbeat" kicks into gear is the voice of White\'s late grandfather speaking from the pulpit. Several of these ghostly transmissions from the past appear on Spark, all extolling the virtues of love, brotherhood and nature. It\'s a touch of the surreal that nods at White\'s fondness for Pink Floyd\'s psychedelic masterpiece The Wall, but also a deeply personal gesture that matches his vision perfectly."I went through about five or six sermons of my grandfather and picked out certain little snippets," he says. "I just think they kind of fit. They\'re weird and people are asking what they are. And that was my point: to get people talking about it."White has his own message of finding some harmony amid the demands of modern life, one that goes down easy in the uplifting, Zac Brown Band-assisted Southern rock anthem "Back to Free" and the cautionary-but-soulful "I Need Real." It\'s a simple message of not letting oneself be swallowed up by technology and seeking out honest, genuine connections with others."When I\'m at home, my wife and I keep our phones in the bedroom," says White. "We listen to records. We hardly turn the TV on, unless it\'s time for Game of Thrones. Before social networking was a smartphone app, we did it around a fire. That goes way back."With his gospel-derived, passionate delivery, White seems to have inherited his grandfather\'s ability to touch crowds with a sermon his divine vocal improvisations at the end of the honky-tonk flavored "Story" will undoubtedly get butts out of seats. White stresses that he isn\'t a preacher, but doesn\'t see a problem with putting his own methods for surviving the world out there. "Some of the best songs, like Buffalo Springfield\'s "For What It\'s Worth" or anything by Bob Marley, have a little bit of preachin\'," he says. "I never want to come across too preachy, but instead I\'m saying, \'Hey man, this is my life, and this is what I do to be happy and I\'m figuring it out just like you.\'"Spark covers an entire spectrum of emotions beyond these statements of character and self-definition. In "Making Me Look Good Again," White cruises on an R&B-style groove to express his gratitude for his better half, while "Waiting on the Whiskey to Work" finds him embodying a man spun out on love and heartbreak. Then in the tropically-themed "Equator," he flies south to give his nomadic side a little time to play."This record is about balance. It\'s me asking, where\'s that boy I used to be? Oh yeah, we gotta go get him back," he says. "We gotta go on a hike or camping or grab my wife and go to some foreign country. I gotta feel alive. I gotta go out there and do that."Long a respected live entertainer with his (appropriately named) band the Big Fire, White\'s climb to the limelight hasn\'t been a straight or uncomplicated one. Rather than blowing up right away with a big debut single, he\'s toiled on the road for years, giving jaw-dropping performances night after night and making believers one show at a time."There are many different paths. And mine was just in a van with a trailer," he says. "I wanted to have a group of guys that went out and did it the hard way and learned from people like Zac Brown and Eric Church, and these guys that did years of hard touring. There were definitely times where I was like, screw this. But now that I look back it\'s a perfectly fitted puzzle piece. It gave me everything I desired."In the album\'s "Elvis," White touches on the way hard work plays into the business of making dreams come true. "Rome wasn\'t built in a day and Elvis wasn\'t born the king," he sings, acknowledging the long incubation period he\'s had in the buildup to this moment. "I\'m gonna be an artist \'til the day I die," he says. "Don\'t matter if I make money at it or I don\'t. that\'s the blessing and the curse. I do this because this is what I am supposed to do. And I feel happy when I\'m writing, when I\'m helping people and when I\'m out there singing and performing."And all the while, he\'ll be stoking that original fire until it\'s a roaring blaze. SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER THEKLA BRISTOL The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB Doors 6:00pm Ages 14+ Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

The Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom

Drake White And The Big...

The Thekla
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Bristol Dub Club : October : Roots & Dubplate Session

WARNINGDUBPLATES Bristol Dub Club return after their heavyweight Day and Night Session in September with homegrown Sound Systems Roots Injection and Jah Lokko, who fill the Swan with the finest selections from their secret stashes for a night of Bristol Roots and Culture Roots Injection is a Bristol based Sound System keeping the UK Dub scene very much alight in the city. RAS Muffets presence alongside Shaka in the 70s, and running Wolverhamptons Jah Marcus Sound in the 80s was a precursor to the launch of their digital dub label in 2004 (for which we are all grateful). Conducting the dance in original style and fashion,keeping the ever inventive Bristol music scene in touch with its roots, the Roots Injection crew are trusted each and every time to keep the boxes warm and drums energetic as ever. Recently found giving Aba Shanti-I a run for his dubs at Teachings, and blessing the Sound Meeting arena at this years Dub Camp Festival, they reach to teach Old & New Roots from their label, friends and far beyond for this special Bristol session. We have longtime Bristol Dub scene veteran Jah Lokko to thank for the birth of Dub Club itself. Running his Sound System in Bristol since the 1980s, from the dancehall era and through to that 90s Steppers we know and love, his system has seen dances upon dances, carnivals upon carnivals and clashes along clashes, all the while supporting local underground and emerging artists to find their feet in the scene. You may have seen the Jamaican flags putting out high hats on over roots for Unique Star, just off City Road (check photos if you dont believe it) at this years Carnival, but this time Big D of Jah Lokko takes to the decks and stack for a more heavyweight, strictly Dubplate Session. Hidden vocal cuts and steppers from the higher planes Dont miss the treats and where he sends them! *** SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCED! Pappa Roots Formerly known as Enterprise Sound System, Papa Roots have been making their mark on the Bristol dubwise scene for more than 20 years. Expect to dubs deep from decades of collecting music as well as new school. Old & New Roots vs. Dubplate session, this dance is set to be an opportunity for insight into the ancient bags of legendary selectors playing through their longtime nurtured sound systems. All tribes welcome. See you in the dance. Only 5 before 12 7 after

The Black Swan, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol Dub Club : Octo...

The Black Swan
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Lewis Clarke & The Essentials

The Golden Lion are very pleased to welcome back Lewis Clarke and the Essentials. Come and listen to some wonderfully crafted original folk. Bristol based live musician Lewis Clark and his band Lewis Clark & The Essentials. Original compositions and little heard of folk, soul and blues gems.

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Lewis Clarke & The Esse...

The Golden Lion
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Bristol Off The Record All-Dayer With King Brothers & More

Lysergic Limes and BLG Promotions are delighted to announce we have been worked hard in order to give you our first all-dayer. Our favourite Bristol bands will play with international ones and friends from the UK, with the legendary garage punk KING BROTHERS from Japan headlining this party. Join us in the bowling alley, get a pizza, a craft beer or all of it, why not. We\'re also using this event to fundraise for Off The Record (Bristol). Off The Record are a mental health social movement by and for young people in Bristol, providing support and education on mental health and self-care. You can donate to OTR online here, http://www.otrbristol.org.uk/support-us/#donate, and we will be accepting donations on the day too. Visit OTR\'s website to access more information on the services they offer: http://www.otrbristol.org.uk/ See you there! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARTISTS: KING BROTHERS // Creatures // Cocaine Piss // Black Mekon // Mutes // Tropic // Swallow Cave // SLONK // Rainmaker. WHEN: From 3:00pm WHERE: The Lanes 22 Nelson St. Bristol BS1 2LE HOW MUCH: FREE ENTRY!

The Lanes, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol Off The Record ...

The Lanes
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Suspiciously Elvis At The Fleece, Bristol

Sat 20th Oct | 7pm | 16 adv | All Ages* SUSPICIOUSLY ELVIS IS THE UK\'S NO 1 TRIBUTE SHOW, PLAYING PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CONCERTS, FESTIVALS AND CORPORATE EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD visit: www.suspiciouslyelvis.co.uk The Fleece www.thefleece.co.uk *Under 16s must be with an adult

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Suspiciously Elvis At T...

The Fleece
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Neosignal Bristol - Phace Between Album Tour

Neosignal are back in Bristol with Phace's Between Album Tour. PHACE https://soundcloud.com/phace Misanthrop www.soundcloud.com/misanthropnsgnl Rockwell https://soundcloud.com/rockwell Proxima https://soundcloud.com/proxima-music With support from Stitch https://soundcloud.com/stitchdnb Hosted By Carasel MC & Remidy Sound: Huge Void Arcline 8 Set Up Tickets available through afterdark.co

Trinity, Bristol, United Kingdom

Neosignal Bristol - Pha...

Trinity
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Instant Wit

  Instant Wit!  The best in improvised comedy. Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre.  It's a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce. There'll be sketches, songs and general silliness - and all of it based around audience suggestions.  And if you're too shy to shout anything out?  Well don't worry, you'll have the chance to write things down in the interval.  We're the ones who'll look daft, not you! So now's the time to indulge yourself of you've always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage.  A country and western song about a musical cat flap? Julius Ceasar on a camping holiday with Cleopatra?  Well, why not? Your wish is our command.  Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine. Many people have seen improvised comedy on the t.v. - but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience.  So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definately for you. We're proud to use some of the best local talent, with our performers regularly appearing at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath and Bristol Old Vic. Instant Wit - a bunch of very unusual suspects who are forever on the run from the comedy police! "These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!" - The Guardian  "Extremely funny, on occasion hilarious... Very clever and skilful with their improvised comedy sketches.  They got the audience involved at every oppourtunity - they even made up a song about a round of sausage sandwiches I had had for breakfast!" - Bristol Evening Pos

Alma Tavern, Bristol, United Kingdom

Instant Wit

Alma Tavern
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Chris Ramsey (at Anson Rooms)

Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his brand new 2018 live tour to Bristol this autumn following a sell-out spring run. This is a Colston Hall Presents event at Anson Rooms, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN Anson Rooms 19:30 Sat 20 Oct 2018 21.80 incl. booking fee TICKETS: https://buff.ly/2HXtdqZ

Anson Rooms, Bristol, United Kingdom

Chris Ramsey (at Anson ...

Anson Rooms
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Dylan Moran

BAFTA and Perrier award winning comedian Dylan Moran embarks on his brand new tour - Dr Cosmos. Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation Moran has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy and his famed style - deadpan, witty and crackpot lyricism - promises to be an unmissable journey through his interpretations of the world, swerving cliche to offer a cutting blow to our idiosyncrasies.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

Dylan Moran

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Apprentice Fragrance Creation With The Experimental Perfume Club

We are beyond delighted to welcome to the Forge, perfumer Emmanuelle Moeglin founder of Londons Experimental Perfume Club who will be sharing her incredible knowledge Guests of Experimental Perfume Club are invited to get creative and hands-on with perfumery ingredients and learn how perfumes are made. Each workshop allows visitors to delve into the art of perfume creation and design their perfect bespoke blend, found nowhere else.

The Forge, Bristol, United Kingdom

Apprentice Fragrance Cr...

The Forge
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

The Drop

The Drop Described as UK Reggae at its best (BBC 1Xtra), The Drops contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. They have had national radio plays from Gilles Peterson, Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music) & David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra & Kiss FM), and online support from Clash, Irie Mag, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few. "A dubby lullaby with a dancehall flex to engage your feet as well as you brain" The Skints No, this was not recorded in Kingston Jamaica, this was recorded right here in London, real real fine! David Rodigan MBE Explosive.. a riotous fusion of rock with reggae, indie songcraft with dub exploration all delivered with no small degree of attitude Clash Music cLuMsY A dynamic 7-piece reggae-fusion band, based in Bristol, UK. With over 15 years of collective experience, cLuMsY deliver their unique sound with soulful vocals, catchy songs and edgy lyrics. Over the years, cLuMsY have played shows with the likes of Talisman, The Herbalizer, 6ix Toys, Don Letts, Dub Pistols, Jerry Dammers, Mike Love, Boxer Rebellion and The Mystery Jets. Bliss Zion Producer, singer and DJ Bliss Zion blends the boundaries between traditional and modern dubwise technique, intertwining her soulful vocals over the instrumentals. LITTLEBOSELECTA - Full Moon Doors 8.30pm - 2am 4 Entry!

Attic Bar, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Drop

Attic Bar
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018

20 October 2018 - 24 February 2019 The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 stunning images. From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world. The competition celebrates biodiversity, promotes conservation and champions ethical photography. Whether young, old, professional or amateur, the photographers featured help to raise awareness of the beauty and fragility of the world around us. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives nearly 50,000 entries from 96 countries. Once again M Shed is proud to premier the 2018 exhibition alongside the Natural History Museum in London. Image: Isak Pretorius Wildlife Photographer of the Year

M Shed, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wildlife Photographer O...

M Shed
Bristol

Saturday

20 Oct

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