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Bristol's Experimental Music Listings

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Bristol's Experimental Music Scene

It’s Bristol’s dance music that has earnt Bristol’s music scene international recognition, but the city’s playful experimentation between musicianship, electronics and sound art that is starting to gain the most traction. It's with a sigh of relief that we bid farewell to loop-pedal-powered hippies of the past and embrace the patch bays, compressors and modular synths of the future. All Bristol’s experimental music events are listed on this page.
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Wed 29th/03/2017
Greenbank
Blazing Flame Quintet
Sung poetry framed with grooved improvisation
Fri 31st/03/2017
Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Andrea Belfi, Valentina Magaletti & Blac
Experimental electro-acoustic percussion in a medieval crypt!
The Louisiana
Emily Magpie, Cécile and Cure Kydd
A night in the cellar of candlelit unplugged waves of dreampop and folk
Colston Hall
Grandaddy
Grandaddy headline The Colston Hall plus support from Amber Arcades
Hy Brasil Music Club
Gnawa Blues All Stars
The compelling dance rhythms of Gnawa music have been driving traditional trance-dance rituals for centuries
El Rincon Bristol
Bradley Bros.
Stunningly unpredictable improvising duo
Sat 1st/04/2017
Hy Brasil Music Club
Dakhla Brass
“A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with.” – Sound on Sound
Blue Mountain
Dusky Ribbons : RESO, BROKEN NOTE, PROXIMA, KURSA
Reso, Broken Note, Proxima, Kursa + Seppa + Myr, More TBA
The Old England Pub
UKAEA, Sam Edwards, Harpoon, Microdeform
Banging night of electronic destruction and bad shapes.
Sun 2nd/04/2017
Thekla
The Moonlandingz
The Moonlandingz headline Thekla plus support from Goat Girl
Mon 3rd/04/2017
Tue 4th/04/2017
The Old England Pub
Golden Oriole (Norway) , SWIR, Death
Norwegian duo Golden Oriole (Staer) are back with more fierce noise with support from Death of Money, SWIR & COIMS
Wed 5th/04/2017
The Stag And Hounds
noizubito // Foster/Grigg/Sneddon // TBC
A night of total audio catastrophe. Leave your nice auntie at home.
Thu 6th/04/2017
Crofters Rights
The Evil Usses Album Launch
The Evil Usses with Paddy Steer & KURO
Fri 7th/04/2017
Cafe Kino
Aphelion XVIII: Mary Ocher / Burl / Halftone
Mary Ocher tours her new album "The West Against The People"
Sat 8th/04/2017
Salt Café
The Fantasy Orchestra + Sergio Leone film
The music of Ennio Morricone followed by Per un pugno di dollari!
The Louisiana
Telepathy // Earthmass // Zaum [CAN]
Post-Metal, Ambient Prog, Monolithic Doomy Mantra
The Red Lion, BS5
Oktopi
Stirring deep in the briny fathoms, the septet and phantom limb
Mon 10th/04/2017
Thu 13th/04/2017
Exchange
Blood Quartet
Mark Cunningham (of NY no wave pioneers MARS) and Murnau b's (Barcelona) BLOOD QUARTET with ICEMAN FURNISS / EP/64 / DAD ??
Fri 14th/04/2017
The Trap
Cuddlesquad
Live Occult Electronic Music Night
Cafe Kino
Tony Njoku
Electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London
Sat 15th/04/2017
The Old England Pub
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5 2 day festival at the Old England. 15th and 16th of April.
The Jam Jar
Jam Packed Presents: STUFF.
Belgian Future Funk & Cousin Kula
Cafe Kino
Hausfrau, Current Affiars and TBC
A gothy Glasgow new wave queer feminist punk mega combo! What more could you want?!
Sun 16th/04/2017
Exchange
PWR BTTM Live
A kaleidoscope of colourful noise
The Wardrobe Theatre
Bloom Presents Dubi Dolczek and Alabaster dePlume
Bloom Presents Dubi Dolczek and Alabaster dePlume at The Wardrobe Theatre
Mon 17th/04/2017
Tue 18th/04/2017
Exchange
Zs, MXLX & COIMS
One of the most fearless experimental bands on Earth!
Wed 19th/04/2017
Exchange
Horse Lords, Cloud Becomes Your Hand & Evil Usses
West African rhythms collide with no-wave art-punk & avant-jazz!
Fri 21st/04/2017
Thekla
Devil Sold His Soul
Devil Sold His Soul headlines Thekla
El Rincon Bristol
Kleinbart
Leftfield instrumental guitar supergroup
Sat 22nd/04/2017
Avery's wine cellars
Claire Northey 'Mavromati' album launch
Exclusive launch event for Claire Northey's debut album 'Mavromati'
Mon 24th/04/2017
Fri 28th/04/2017
The Cube
Flowers Must Die/Saddar Bazaar/Stereocilia
Psych rock from Sweden and Bristol!
Sat 29th/04/2017
Exchange
DISSOLVE: PHARMAKON/SPECTRES/BLOOD SPORT + MORE
Pharmakon headlines a line up for the ages.
The Old England Pub
Olanza ALL DAYER 29/04/17
Olanza All Dayer. Two rooms of rad bands all the day and night.
Sun 30th/04/2017
The Stag And Hounds
Mind At Large presents Zeitgeist
An immersive night of music and art
Thu 4th/05/2017
The Trinity Centre
Martha Tilston
Martha Tilston's Bristol Album Launch
Fri 5th/05/2017
The Louisiana
HMLTD + support
Live click-track noise band.
Wed 10th/05/2017
Thekla
Modulus Quartet
Modulus Quartet headline Thekla
Thu 11th/05/2017
The Grain Barge
Mike Dennis EP launch
The UK's only violinist/rapper stops off in Bristol on his UK tour
The Cube
Matana Roberts + Ian William Craig
For this extremely special Cube occasion we welcome two extraordinary artists who chart their own idiosyncratic routes through sound.
Sat 13th/05/2017
Fri 19th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Wrong Way Records Unmasked with This Other Kingdom
Wrong Way Records are proud to present 3 of their bands for a night of of psychedelia
Various
GNOD Weekender
3-day experimental blow out celebrating 10 years of Salford collective GNOD
Fri 26th/05/2017
The Thunderbolt
Marillion Tribute All The Best Freaks
Clutching At Straws 30th Anniversary Salute
Fri 7th/07/2017
The Trinity Centre
Bristol Psych Fest 2017
Stolen Body Records presents Bristol Psych Fest