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Bristol’s best gigs

Every week, the Headfirst editors trawl through all of the live music listings on the website and pick the best gigs for you to go to. Our event selections range from classical music concerts at St George’s Hall to smaller, local musician’s gigs at The Canteen or the Exchange.

Check out this week’s Bristol gig selections over on the Headfirst Facebook page and don’t forget to like us for ticket alerts and announcements about interesting bands coming to Bristol.

Tickets for Bristol gigs

In 2016, Headfirst Bristol launched an online ticket shop for live music events. Inspired by local cooperatives and community interest companies like the Bristol Cable and The Island, Headfirst provides an ethical and respectful place to buy tickets for gigs in Bristol. Our booking fees are low (usually 50p per ticket) and we strive to help support independent live music events as much as large concerts at venues like Colston Hall or Marble Factory.

Upcoming gigs in Bristol

Room 237 Present Byetone & Grischa Lichtenberger  in Bristol
Room 237 Present Byetone & Grischa Lichtenberger in Bristol Tickets
Focus | Raster-Noton feat. Byetone & Grischa Lichtenberger - Audio Visual Special
Mad Hatter's Ball feat. My Bad Sister! in Bristol
Mad Hatter's Ball feat. My Bad Sister! in Bristol Tickets
Plus photobooth, cabaret, walkabout, side shows and fancy dress
Cousin Kula in Bristol
Cousin Kula in Bristol Tickets
Psych-Pop at its Finest!
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 in Bristol
Dot to Dot Festival 2017 in Bristol Tickets
The best up and coming indie talent across a selection of the city's best venues
Timedance - Steevio (live), Simo Cell, Anina in Bristol
Timedance - Steevio (live), Simo Cell, Anina in Bristol Tickets
Steevio (live), Simo Cell, Anina head to the Prison Cells for the second Timedance of the year.

Live music venues in Bristol

Bristol’s gig venues play an essential and often overlooked role in the city’s music scene. A spectrum of venues provides a ladder for new bands and musical talent to ascend. DIY spaces like The Old England and The Surrey Vaults provide a testbed for the screaming synthesisers and and guitars that will undoubtedly become part of Bristol’s future. Check out Headfirst’s Bristol venues page to discover which kind of performances and concerts you can expect from each gig venue.
First live gig for one of Bristol's best guitarists.
YNH Presents Aluk Todolo, Age Decay & East of Hell tickets
hyperkinetic, heavy instrumental music that’s meditative and absorbing." Pitchfork 7.9/10 Tickets: £10 + 50p.
Black Mountain  tickets
THIS WEDNESDAY // Black Mountain Jagjaguwar's alternative, prog-rock masters play Fiddlers Bristol. Get your ticket: £15 + 70p. _ Support from MASS DATURA. Presented by No Need To Shout.
Gloam Recordings w/ R.ariel, Diessa, Joe Craven tickets
TONIGHT Gloam Recordings w/ R.ariel, Diessa, Joe Craven (Body Clocks) at Cafe Kino Three of Bristol's finest experimental producers including R.ariel, who's received praise from the prolific Brian Eno. Tickets — http://hdfst.uk/E34601 (£5 + 50p)
Daedelus tickets
A WEEK TODAY Daedelus at The Small Horse Social Club "He’s quietly been one of the leaders of LA’s famed beat scene, inspiring both the crowds getting down at Low End Theory and the producers who hang near the stage" L.A. Taco Tickets: £8 + 50p.
Jenna & The G's in Bristol
Jenna & The G's in Bristol Tickets
Jenna G goes back to her live roots in this 8 piece band covering her past, present and future
Camo Clave in Bristol
Camo Clave in Bristol Tickets
Camo Clave are an Electro Tropical band who combine traditional Latin American rhythms with synthesizers, effects and processors.
Church of the Cosmic Skull + Vōdūn + YSNBWATID in Bristol
Church of the Cosmic Skull + Vōdūn + YSNBWATID in Bristol Tickets
Hammond organ-wielding 7-piece supergroup; for fans of Black Mountain, Ghost, King Gizzard, and Uncle Acid!
Church of the Cosmic Skull + Vōdūn + YSNBWATID in Bristol
Church of the Cosmic Skull + Vōdūn + YSNBWATID at The Trinity Centre in Bristol
Hammond organ-wielding 7-piece supergroup; for fans of Black Mountain, Ghost, King Gizzard, and Uncle Acid!

Gigs in Bristol today

Most of Headfirst’s visitors come to discover new bands and live music in Bristol. We’re proud to be Bristol’s most complete gig listings resource, complete with a full breakdown of gigs in Bristol today and tour dates for the next six months. A sterling selection of open mic nights (particularly along Gloucester Road), provide ample midweek entertainment for would-be talent scouts.
Sarah Neufeld (US) / Resina (PL) / Ocean Floor (UK tickets
TONIGHT Howling Owl Records presents Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) + Resina + Ocean Floor at The Cube "Neufeld’s often wordless tones flit and float, evoking a soaring bird at times, a sleek yet dangerous orca at others, and a haunting spectral entity of no shape elsewhere." — Consequence of Sound Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GjWAqMvnxc Tickets: http://hdfst.uk/E34531 (£9 + 50p)
Jam Packed Presents: Me and My Friends tickets
FRIDAY Jam Packed w/ Me and My Friends & Ru Robinson at The Jam Jar Bristol "Towering harmonies, unstoppably hip-shaking grooves, stunningly inventive cello and clarinet: a unique blend of soulful, sun-drenched afro-folk." Don't miss the recent Soundway Records signees this Friday.
Kara-Lis Coverdale, Joanne Robertson & Ocean Floor tickets
Tim Hecker Collaborator Name-dropping aside, tomorrow's gig in the St John The Baptist church is an ethereal masterpiece. Cacophonous Sarcophagus bring Kara-Lis Coverdale (Montreal, CA), Joanne Robertson & Ocean Floor to the city centre crypt. Miss and forever regret, very limited capacity tickets & artist
Kara-Lis Coverdale, Joanne Robertson & Ocean Floor tickets
Cacophonous Sarcophagus & Kara-Lis Coverdale, Joanne Robertson & Ocean Floor at Church of St John the Baptist womb room and Cacophonous Sarcophagus bring you the first in a new series of ambient events held in lavish locations including Kara-Lis Coverdale, who The Wire praised as "Truly compelling music [guided by] an omnivorous approach to sound”. Tickets: £10.50 + 50p.

TRENDING GIGS

Pile in Bristol
Crofters Rights Pile
Astonishingly brilliant Boston basement heroes.
Admin Test in Bristol
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Froth in Bristol
The Louisiana Froth
LA based, Wichita signed alt-psych band.
Priests in Bristol
The Louisiana Priests
DC punks hit Bristol to showcase there debut LP 'Nothing Feels Natural', out now on Sister Polygon records.
Monolord // Skraeckoedlan in Bristol
Exchange Monolord // Skraeckoedlan
All-Day event showcasing the finest international doom, sludge, fuzzience rock.
Julie Byrne in Bristol
Southbank Julie Byrne
Showcasing her enchanting new LP 'Not Even Happiness' out now on Basin Rock. FFO: Nadia Reid, Angel Olsen, William Tyler.
Skinny Girl Diet + support TBA in Bristol
Exchange Skinny Girl Diet + support TBA
THORNY presents Skinny Girl Diet
Wrong Way Records Unmasked in Bristol
Crofters Rights Wrong Way Records Unmasked
Wrong Way Records are proud to present, a night of of psychedelia
Sheelanagig in Bristol
Exchange Sheelanagig
Sheelanagig @ Exchange
Gavin Osborn / Cecile / Chris Webb in Bristol
Salt Café Gavin Osborn / Cecile / Chris Webb
Three intelligent, melodic singer-songwriters return to Salt
The Parrots in Bristol
Crofters Rights The Parrots
Madrid's finest scuzz rock export
Martha Tilston in Bristol
The Trinity Centre Martha Tilston
Martha Tilston's Bristol Album Launch
Chron Goblin // Special Guests TBA in Bristol
Exchange Chron Goblin // Special Guests TBA
Canadian boogie-infused, desert-psych-rockers Chron Goblin and Special Guests.
DISSOLVE: PHARMAKON/SPECTRES/BLOOD SPORT + MORE in Bristol
Exchange DISSOLVE: PHARMAKON/SPECTRES/BLOOD SPORT + MORE
Pharmakon headlines a line up for the ages.
Eva Lazarus in Bristol
Hy Brasil Music Club Eva Lazarus
Her musical flavours span across genres from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond!
Troyka / Jassy & Ted in Bristol
Salt Café Troyka / Jassy & Ted
Balkan whirlwind of traditional and original songs
Lacertilia // Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush in Bristol
The Stag And Hounds Lacertilia // Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush
A night of heavy fuzz stoner blues, with a cosmic blend of primal rock ‘n’ roll energy, heavy psychedelia and sludgy groove rock.
Part Chimp in Bristol
Exchange Part Chimp
Premium UK rock outfit
Horse Lords, Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Evil  Usses in Bristol
Exchange Horse Lords, Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Evil Usses
West African rhythms collide with no-wave punk/jazz!

Local bands and musicians

Local musicians are the lifeblood and new energy that constantly rejuvenates Bristol’s venues and performance spaces. Graduates from Bristol University’s Music course and BIMM provide regular injections of talent ranging from electronic music producers to classically trained pianists and orchestral musicians. Some of Bristol’s most successful bands are the first to point out that their inspiration comes from other local bands and gigs they’ve attended; with this in mind Headfirst is careful to include as much local talent as possible in it’s gig guide.

In addition to attending gigs you can also support Bristol’s musicians by buying their records from independent stores like Rise Records and Christmas Steps Records.
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