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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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TODAY
Crofters Rights
Thorny: MHYSA, Jesuits, YaYa Bones + more
Platform for the underrepresented voices of Bristol & beyond
The Loco Klub
Insight Ensemble: The Dawn of Time
An orchestral journey from Creation to Dinosaurs...
TOMORROW
The Loco Klub
Insight Ensemble: The Dawn of Time
An orchestral journey from Creation to the rule of Dinosaurs...
The Cube
Nanoplex presents day time gig - Yama Warashi
Nanoplex are pleased to present Yama Warashi, for an all ages gig.
The Golden Lion
Athea
Athea is a brand new collaboration dedicated to "drawing out the unknown and the thrilling from our unsuspecting musical imaginations.
Bristol IMAX
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Part of Bristol New Music 2018
Bristol IMAX
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Part of Bristol New Music 2018
Exchange
Calcine Quartet
Freely Improvised Sonic Heat
Wed 25th/04/2018
The Old England Pub
Death Engine / Wren / Cegvera / Children
Sounds to bathe in the bleak brutalist realisation of now featuring DEATH ENGINE, WREN, CEGVERA
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift w/ Sol O.B.
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Exchange
Cosmo Sheldrake + support
Wonderfully eccentric multi-instrumentalist hero
Thu 26th/04/2018
Rough Trade Bristol
SPECTRES / HOUSEWIVES / E B U
Howling Owl Records present another night of unforgivable excellence.
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith Xtra ft Makala Cheung/Hana Piranha/Act O
SongSmith Xtra ft Makala Cheung/Hana Piranha/Act On Impulse
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
The Gallimaufry
Kudu Blue
The Brighton based four piece
El Rincon Bristol
Rock Of Eye
Exceptional acoustic improv-folk trio
Fri 27th/04/2018
The Cube
IGH: RUN LOGAN RUN ALBUM LAUNCH
Improv's Greatest Hits present Run Logan Run debut album launch + screening of The DBT Trilogy
The Canteen
Animanz + DJ Belafonte
Think George Clinton in a barrio or Sun Ra in the favela.
Sat 28th/04/2018
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites w/ Bossman (Idle Hands)
JA styles and maybe a few surprises
Sun 29th/04/2018
The Tobacco Factory
Claire Northey
Jazz Folk looping beats
Mon 30th/04/2018
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft The Conversation / Cormorants / Common Ground
Tue 1st/05/2018
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven’s Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
Thu 3rd/05/2018
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Fri 4th/05/2018
The Cube
Matana Roberts & Kelly Jayne Jones
A brand new collaboration developed and performed for the first time at The Cube
Cafe Kino
Memory Drawings, Manyfingers, TEN.
Dulcimer-led folk and post rock from Anglo/American collective featuring members of Hood.
Sat 5th/05/2018
The Canteen
Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band
Led by formidable banjo-toting Dana Immanuel; down n dirty gin-house blues that will grab hairs on the back of your neck and take to the d-f
The Mothers Ruin
Subvulture (alt night)
A evening of alternative music
No.1 Harbourside
Prudent Primate
Young ‘n’ fresh psychedelic jazz/funk sextet
Thu 10th/05/2018
The Grain Barge
Raevennan Husbandes, Granfalloon, Mike Dennis
You won't find a better gig tonight! (or this year)
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Fri 11th/05/2018
The Mothers Ruin
F Shakespeare/K Kilymis/BeDraggle/Sound Canvas
Let's fill the MR basement with evil noise.
Sat 12th/05/2018
The Stag And Hounds
G.O.A.N #2 : The Bomber Jackets, Bad Tracking, Pal
Four extremely exciting experimental electronic acts...
Thu 17th/05/2018
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Fri 18th/05/2018
Church of St John the Baptist
Father Murphy, Miki Yui, Mesange & Sam Weaver
an evening of ritual drone, electro-acoustic and experimental synthesis in a beautiful church
The Forge
Live Music | Modulus III
Join us for an evening of live music with the incredible Modulus III
The Canteen
Rum Buffalo
You’ve got swing but you hanker for hip-hop and your heart lies in prog. Have no fear, Rum Buffalo will play it all at once.
Cafe Kino
Viridian, Konik, Matt Davis / Matthew Grigg
Experimental Film, Free Improvisation, Free Noise
Sat 19th/05/2018
The Cube
A Gong Inspired Tribute
Reworking of Gong's Camembert Electrique, plus The Gliss Orchestra
Tue 22nd/05/2018
Hy-Brasil Music Club
MLUTV Presents: IS BLISS
MLUTV Presents: IS BLISS + JENNIFER + WYCH ELM + THE MALARKEY
Exchange
COCAINE PISS
Gravy Train / Invisible Llama present: Cocaine Piss + support TBA.
Wed 23rd/05/2018
The Lanes
Radar Men From The Moon
A night of kraut-infused space rock, experimental rising soundscapes, and electronic exploration at The Lanes, Bristol.
Fri 25th/05/2018
The Stag And Hounds
Schwet x Dance Party with Apostille (Night School)
Synth Pop & Electro Punk from Night School bossman, with Schwet & Dance Party DJs playing weirdo-beat
Sat 26th/05/2018
The Brunswick Club
Modern Ritual
Laura Cannell, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Charles Hayward, Luke Turner
Sun 27th/05/2018
The Old England Pub
All-Day Bash: Toke // Year of the Cobra // Plus 4
Filthy All-Day Bash; comprised of the globes finest Sludge-slingers!
Fri 1st/06/2018
Blue Mountain
Krupted Presents “Random Concept Origins”
Without a doubt a GURANTEE'D date for your diary this summer!
Sat 2nd/06/2018
Secret Stokes Croft Venue
Cymbalize 2nd Bday
Cymbalize is 2 years old, come to a secret location and celebrate with us!
Thu 7th/06/2018
The Brunswick Club
Cucina Povera- Agathe Max - Viridian
An evening of experimental music from: Cucina Povera -Agathe Max Viridian
Sat 9th/06/2018
Exchange
T R I P T Y C H
AUTOBAHN - BABA NAGA - BIG LAD - SWEDISH DEATH CANDY - SILVER WAVES - MXLX - SCALPING - EP/64 - REPO MAN - BAD TRACKING + MORE TBA
The Louisiana
Palm + Support
Palm plays rock music backwards
Sun 17th/06/2018
St Paul's Crypt, Southville
Daniel Higgs, Ashley Paul & Wenonoah
Three artists working within and beyond folk and improvised music at the subterranean crypt on Coronatio
Wed 20th/06/2018
Crofters Rights
The Grey Area: Goat, Mai Mai Mai & The Evil Usses
Japanese rhythmic masters Goat come to bristol.
Mon 25th/06/2018
The Stag And Hounds
Deaf Kids, POHL, Zohastre
Extreme metal, psychedelic noise rock & experimental drone
Sat 30th/06/2018
Sun 8th/07/2018
The Cube
The Doom Doc
Bristol Premier of The Doom Doc, followed by a show featuring 5 featured bands
Sat 28th/07/2018
The Louisiana
Yawning Man + Special Guests TBA
Legendary Californian desert, stoner rockers YAWNING MAN return to Bristol!
Thu 9th/08/2018
Exchange
The Atomic Bitchwax // Suns of Thunder // Stubb
Psychedelic Rock, with elements of Prog, Fuzz and Blues.