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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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TOMORROW
The Gallimaufry
Jausme
Look Up, Look Down - EP launch
Colston Hall
Gogo Penguin - Koyaanisqatsi
Gogo Penguin perform brand new score for Koyaanisqatsi alongside live screening
Wed 26th/04/2017
Thu 27th/04/2017
Kongs
CHK One x DBS takeover
CHK One present the latest upcoming talent from DBS Music
Roll For The Soul
Dbh/ Ell Sol/ SWIR
Experimental guitar and electronics
Fri 28th/04/2017
The Cube
Flowers Must Die/Saddar Bazaar/Stereocilia
Psych rock from Sweden and Bristol!
Cosies
Plaque-08
BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY/ KINLAW/ BOKEH VERSIONS
Sat 29th/04/2017
The Old England Pub
Olanza ALL DAYER 29/04/17
Olanza All Dayer. Two rooms of rad bands all the day and night.
Exchange
DISSOLVE: PHARMAKON/SPECTRES/BLOOD SPORT + MORE
Pharmakon headlines a line up for the ages.
Sun 30th/04/2017
The Stag And Hounds
Mind At Large presents Zeitgeist
An immersive night of music and art
Wed 3rd/05/2017
The Canteen
Jade
Ever-busy trumpeter Nick Malcolm springs another new electro-jazz project on us and it's a doozie.
Thu 4th/05/2017
The Trinity Centre
Martha Tilston
Martha Tilston's Bristol Album Launch
The Old England Pub
Well Hung Game/Johnny Broke/Giulia/Ofield/Harpoon
Another rad night of experimental, improvisational and electronic bangers hosted by Harpoon.
Fri 5th/05/2017
LEFTBANK
CHK One - First Birthday
Come celebrate one year of CHK One
The Louisiana
HMLTD + support
Live click-track noise band.
The Surrey Vaults
Snazzback at The Surrey Vaults
Undulating jazz/ improvisation, afro-cuban rhythms and deep soul/funk grooves
The Canteen
Bare Hunter
Lemmy may be gone but raw, dirty, thrashing riff-rockery lives on!
Sat 6th/05/2017
The Jam Jar
Space Cassette w/ Jam Packed
Henge, Age of Glass, Chevron
The Surrey Vaults
Totality with DJ sets from Halftone
Eclectic DJ Mix from Colin (Jelas, Another Neville) & Halftone!
Sun 7th/05/2017
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.
Fri 12th/05/2017
The Old England Pub
Slack Alice
Ekoplekz/ΚΕΜΑΛ /Nadoone
Sat 13th/05/2017
Cafe Kino
Nick Jonah Davis, Tekla, + Motes
Experimental guitar and bands
Thu 18th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Brackish - Chairfight - Olanza
Brackish and Olanza together at last! Plus Chairfight are back!!!
The Old England Pub
BUZZ RODEO / THIS IS WRECKAGE / DEAF HORSE
German noise-rock trio Buzz Rodeo hit the Old England!
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
Sun 21st/05/2017
The Loco Klub
Insight Ensemble presents: Underground Classical
An atmospheric exploration of a bewildering acoustic growing from solo instruments to the raw power of a full symphony orchestra.
The Tobacco Factory
The Bradley Brothers
Extraordinary looping improvisers with words, guitars and percussion
Wed 24th/05/2017
Fringe Jazz
Mark Lewandowski's 'WALLER'
Mark Lewandowski / Liam Noble / Paul Clarvis
Fri 26th/05/2017
The Jam Jar
The Cosmic Dead // Luminous Bodies // We
A lucid awakening of the body and mine. (Seriously heavy, psychedelic mind-melts with moments of chaos and beauty. Ow, and Sugar Horse)
The Canteen
Hermigervill
Iceland’s hot springs and geysers can incubate some wonderfully strange musical imaginations.
The Thunderbolt
Marillion Tribute All The Best Freaks
Clutching At Straws 30th Anniversary Salute
Sat 27th/05/2017
The Bristol Fringe
Alex Taylor
New Single Launch Night
Sun 28th/05/2017
The Cube
Fith + Water + Burl
An evening of good wytches
Sun 4th/06/2017
The Cube
The Songs of Brian Eno
A live audiovisual performance of pre-ambient Eno songs
Fri 9th/06/2017
Wed 14th/06/2017
The Cube
Voice of the Eagle [Robbie Basho doc] + C Joynes
A celebration of spiritual guitar primitivism on screen and live.
Thu 15th/06/2017
Crofters Rights
BIKE (Brazil)
Gravy Train Presents: BIKE + Support
Sat 17th/06/2017
Fri 23rd/06/2017
Fiddlers
Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson with full band
Thu 6th/07/2017
The Cube
September Song
Launch of long awaited new album
Fri 7th/07/2017
The Trinity Centre
Bristol Psych Fest 2017
Stolen Body Records presents Bristol Psych Fest