Gigs of the Week

The best gigs, club nights and festivals across the UK with no booking fees, all in one place, every week.

We’ve drafted in the guys at DICE, to select their top ten picks for the next 7 days. Be they mind-expanding, breathtaking or absolutely essential, these are the shows you’ll be talking about for months to come.



Rationale couldn’t get any hotter right now. After turning heads with Fast Lane and Re. up, the London producer released his Fuel To The Fire EP at the end of 2015, a warped electronic 4 track release that showed his unique vision.

The way his soft swooning vocal floats across soul­tinged production caught the attention of Annie Mac and Zane Lowe, and new groove­inducing track Something For Nothing has only further cemented his position on their playlists.

Having being compared to both Drake and Morrissey, the versatile crooner has announced this show at Scala, after impressing last time out at Courtyard Theatre.

Presented by Kilimanjaro. This is a 16+ event.


London’s Tourist has been lauded by the likes of Pitchfork and BBC Radio 1. He’s remixed Haim, Chvrches, and London Grammar, and counts Lianna La Havas and Years and Years as guest vocalists.

Releasing his Patterns EP on Disclosure’s Method label last year, he became a name that could command the above big league company. However, it was his earlier work reinventing the likes of Sharon Van Etten and HEALTH that took him to the top of Hype Machine.

With boundless creativity and imagination, Tourist’s music ebbs and cascades across electronic soundscapes, jutting from pop sensibility to 4/4 dance floor surrender with a polished house production that will overwhelm XOYO.

Presented by Goldenvoice. This is an 18+ event.


Intimate and heart­breaking lyrics couple with Lowe’s husky and close delivery to create a compelling sound. New track Woman is a swooning and mellow cut, with the self­assured Lowe tackling what it’s like to grow up in 2016.

Recording with a dream team of Dave Okumu and Kwes, her production is as evocative and emotive as her words, and on record Lowe creates some truly moving pieces of left­field soul­pop.

Live, she doesn’t disappoint either with a stage presence that’s as gripping and infectious as her recordings. With her debut album forthcoming on Paul Epworth’s Wolf Tone label you don’t want to miss this show at Scala.

Presented by Parallel Lines. This is an 18+ event


With the hype of his 99.9% LP building and building, Montreal based producer Kaytranada is heading for his next echelon. With an album set to feature the likes of Anderson .Paak, Katy B, Vic Mensa and even Craig David, the stage is set for the Canadian to make his next step.

Emerging onto the scene thanks to a relentless string of innovative remixes and productions for the likes of Pharrell, Azealia Banks, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kaytranada’s spaced out take on electronica hits all the right spots.

On May 13th, Kaytranada will grace the Troxy for an unmissable one­off.

Presented by Metropolis. This is a 14+ event.


Former Hunx & His Punx and Gravy Train!!!! frontman Seth Bogart announced the release of his debut self­titled album back in January.

Set to be a record filled with sparkling riffs and sound samples taken from an arcade, Paper Magazine pen that new track Forgotten Fantasy is a “mellow synth­pop ballad that sees Bogart pining over a lost love”.

A visual creative, his record is set to be a wondrous journey through pop, punk, electronica and more. Get ready to dive in his world at Shacklewell Arms.

Presented by Bad Vibrations. This is an 18+ event.



With a debut record slated for release this summer via PMR, and an effortlessly soulful collaboration with Dornik under his belt, 2016 looks like SG Lewis’ year.

Having been asked to play Coachella this April and tipped by MTV, Channel 4 and Vevo, we’re not the only ones who think the young Reading producer is one to keep an eye on.

This May, he brings his live show to Soup Kitchen.

Presented by SJM & Live Nation. This is an 18+ event.



Releasing debut single Hungry Heart on Fat Possum, Q Magazine called them “A mix of Spacemen 3­style noise and ominous Doom­rock riffs”, while NME have been fans since day one.

The London trio mix spacious swirling psyche guitars with a backbone rhythm section that’s as solid as a reinforced steel safe in the heart of The Royal Mint. And in the mix of it all, there’s a seething chaos and a promise that with this band, anything could and will happen.

Already selling out shows across the country, they play this very special gig at Bristol’s Exchange. We recommend you grab a ticket fast.

Presented by Colston Hall. This is an 18+ event.


This May, The Marble Factory welcomes one of the most impactful live acts from the world of electronic music, 2ManyDJs.

One of the scene’s most fruitful duos, they’ve blessed us with countless anthemic remixes for the likes of MGMT & Gorillaz and delivered nothing but first-rate, boundary-pushing music since there inception. A rare Bristol appearance, this is an absolute must.

Presented by One Inch Badge. This is an 18+ event.


The Dandy Warhols are nearing legendary status. From Portland, they’ve released album after album of alt­rock anthems full to the brim with rip­roaring riffs, slinky hooks and undeniably infectious chorus lines.

Whether it’s “Bohemian Like You” or “Get Off”, all of their sublime cuts are made be heard live with the volume turned up to the max.

Set to release new LP Distortland in April, they play Bristol’s O2 Academy just after, leaving you enough time to fall in love with the bands first record for 4 years.

Presented by MJR Group. This is an 8+ event. Under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult.



Bad Vibrations and Lanzarote have teamed up with hosts BBC Introducing to bring you the best emerging and eclectic sounds.

Rammed with talent, the lineup features the sprawling tapestries of Juan Wauters, Globelamp’s whirling glam rock, thick slacker guitars and heaped emotion by Mothers and Leif Erikson’s gritty bass and hazy guitars.

As if that wasn’t enough, DJ sets from Night Terrors, Snap Crackle and Pop and Spilt Milk are in there too to keep you dancing long into the night. Catch them all at The Joker on May 21st.

Presented by Bad Vibrations x LNZRT. This is an 18+ event.

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