As Independent Venue Week concludes, we can see the quality of Bristol's venues and shows and decide that it's Independent Venue Week every week. Enjoy your music!
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.
If you've received exam results recently, you'll have inevitably had your own personal highs and lows. We promise all top-graders with our Gigs of the Week.
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?
Where exactly did 2017 go? There may have been times when you've been convinced that the world's gone mad. Hopefully, though, there have been headphone...
Modern life rarely presents you with silence, so you might as well mindfully take control of what's going into your ears as often as possible in your waking hours. This week's Gigs of the Week includes all-day shows, afternoon shows and many an evening noisefest.
One-third of the year in music may have passed, but our glass is still far more than two-thirds full by the evidence of the current Gigs of the Week.
Record Store Day is one of many highlights this week. We seem to have a list of Gigs of the Week that is celebratory on such a number of levels, with several impending launches. Keep looking out for those special Record Store Day releases. Have a sonically-satisfying seven days.
Love is in the air - for your Bristol music scene, of course. As we reel from the loss of another venue in The Bierkeller, scene of many a past glory, let's embrace the present, our great venues and promoters, embrace new bands and embrace the person next to us in the crowd (perhaps not the last one).
Henry Rollins probably nailed it when he suggested, "Musicians should not play music. Music should play musicians." Here's our pick of the finest acts in Bristol this week. Enjoy!