This week in Bristol, October 22-28

22 10 2012

Monday: Scissor Sisters, Colston Hall
A fabulous mix of pop, glam rock, nu-disco and electroclash, Scissor Sisters emerged out of the gay nightlife scene in New York in the early noughties.

Tuesday: Tim Burgess, Thekla   **POSTPONED**
The Charlatans frontman might now have the same haircut as Anne Widdicombe, but he can still write a damn good tune. With support from Hatcham Social.

Wednesday: The Proclaimers, Academy
“But I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more, just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door. Bobby Davro!”

Thursday: Kairos, St George’s
The Mobo-award winning Brit-jazz sensations Kairos play”rich, melodic music of great rhythmic drive and fluency”, led by composer/saxophonist Adam Waldmann.

Friday: Man vs Food, My Burrito
The latest challenge at the centre’s favourite burrito eatery sees competitors speed eat a 24″ burrito against the clock, for immortal glory until the next challenge.

Saturday: Asia Pop!, Hamilton House
The debut Asia Pop!, from three friends from three different countries, China, Pakistan and Japan, coming together to create a pop-up cafe inspired by street food.

Saturday: Day of the Dead Festival, Lloyds Amphitheatre
Celebrate the dead among the living with live bands, dance groups, DJs, salsa, mariachi, competitions and all the fun of Halloween, Mexican-style.

Saturday: Fixed n’ Chips
A race on your fixed gear bicycle to five fish and chip shops across Bristol. Points mean prizes, with 10 for first to a shop and five for scoffing a battered sausage.

Sunday: Farmers market, Ashton Court
A special Halloween farmers market featuring the usual in local food, drink and craft producers selling artisan bread and cheese, organic fruit and veg, pottery and more.

Sunday: Public Enemy, In:Motion
One of the biggest hip-hop acts of all time come to Bristol as part of their 25th anniversary tour, but without Flavour Flav, arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Preview: In:Motion 2012

2 08 2012

Fatboy Slim and Public Enemy are the pick of the artists who will be headlining the new season of In:Motion from September to December. Other acts just announced for the cavernous Bristol venue at the Motion skate park in St Philip’s include Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Magnetic Man and Annie Mac.

The set from Fatboy Slim on December 8 will be the DJ also known as Norman Cook’s first appearance in Bristol for more than a decade.

Hip hop legends Public Enemy, playing on October 28, will be presenting a live show with full band as part of a international tour celebrating their 25th anniversary.

In:Motion comes from the team behind Glastonbury’s Dance Village Wow! Stage, last year’s See No Evil and their debut festival in Bristol earlier this summer, Love Saves The Day in Castle Park.

In:Motion’s Paul Kennedy said: “The 2012 lineup is the biggest and most diverse yet, exploring all corners of dance music taking place at this iconic Bristol institution.

“With its network of warehouses and impeccable sound systems, Motion is the perfect setting to enjoy an unparalleled clubbing experience and has become an international destination for dance music lovers.”

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