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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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The Stag And Hounds
Mammoth Toe, Heavy On The Ride, One Last Score
Free For All Festival Bristol presents: Mammoth Toe, Heavy On The Ride, One Last Score
Thu 19th/01/2017
Crofters Rights
Dream Wife
In your face punk-pop from London and Reykjavik
Death Disko vs. Slack Alice
Fri 20th/01/2017
Dune Series: #6 Howling Owl
Howling Owl kick off the New Year New Noise weekend with DJ sets in the cafe bar
Sat 21st/01/2017
New Year / New Noise (SATURDAY)
Girl Band / Silver Waves / johnsmith / ASDA / Yama Warashi
The Old England Pub
Steve Strong / Tony協Yap \ Stereocilia / Finglebone
Steve Strong / Tony協Yap \ Stereocilia / Finglebone \ High Climbers / Liam O'Connell
The Surrey Vaults
Totality w/ guest DJs Repo Men 21.01.17
Totality is a night at the Surrey Vaults which hosts one rad band and DJs playing hardcore, punk, jazz, blues, post rock, deep folk, metal..
Sun 22nd/01/2017
Crofters Rights
NTS Presents: Kojey Radical, ThisisDA, Eskimoe
NTS Presents: Kojey Radical, ThisisDA, Eskimoe & Bad Sounds (DJ Set)
Mon 23rd/01/2017
Tue 24th/01/2017
The Gallimaufry
Mario Bakuna Trio
Incredible London-based Brazilian composer
Thu 26th/01/2017
The Stag And Hounds
Deaf Horse, Gag Reflex, Poisonous Birds
Free For All Festival Bristol presents: Deaf Horse, Gag Reflex, Poisonous Birds
Fri 27th/01/2017
Salt Café
Mark McDowell & friends
Melodic psych/folk from two superb songwriters
Cafe Kino
Jute Box Presents
Jute Box proudly presents an evening of delicious sounds and songs, featuring Robert Stillman, Kate Stapley and Dayglo.
Sat 28th/01/2017
The Old England Pub
Mai Mai Mai + Kabobo
Double-header of Italian experimental noise
Mon 30th/01/2017
The Bristol Fringe
Art the Fringe
Action live painting to improv jazz
Thu 2nd/02/2017
Year of the Goat // Order of Israfel //
UK Exclusive - Scandinavian Extravaganza
The Louisiana
Human Bones
Big sad fun rock two-piece
Fri 3rd/02/2017
The Surrey Vaults
Carla dal Forno, Nzʉmbe & Schwet DJs
Up-close & intimate set with the Blackest Ever Black artist
Sat 4th/02/2017
The Island
Woven #2 feat. Hodge and Ossia
The finest minimal techno and house through a professionally engineered sound system
Mon 6th/02/2017
The Crypt of St Paul's Church, Southville
OCCAM : Wooley, Davies, Lash play Radigue
Nate Wooley, Rhodri Davies and Dominic Lash perform three pieces from Éliane Radigue’s OCCAM series.
Thu 9th/02/2017
The Grain Barge
Music for better mental health
Bristol mental health music project Mind Your Music present four bands - free entry
Fri 10th/02/2017
Cafe Kino
Worriedaboutsatan & Sunset Graves
A Night of Live Electronic Music
Sat 11th/02/2017
Sun 12th/02/2017
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Maria Chiara Argirò Quintet
Italian composer and pianist brings fresh jazz to the Alma
The Hen & Chicken
Tim Armacost's 'Triad'
Top US Saxophonist from New York
Sat 18th/02/2017
Room 237 Presents Robert Henke: Lumière III
Visual programming, laser control software, music, sound design and real time interaction by Robert Henke.
Sun 19th/02/2017
The Stag And Hounds
Landskap // Sedulus // Gallileous // Sail
A harmonious amalgamation of rock and metal; with 70's folk-doom, space-rock and prog-psych-metal.
Mon 20th/02/2017
The Bristol Fringe
Free Improvisation // Free Sound // Action Painting
Fri 24th/02/2017
The Surrey Vaults
Totality w/ guest DJ Bobbi Soccer 24.02
Totality is a night at the Surrey Vaults which hosts one rad band and DJs playing hardcore, punk, jazz, blues, post rock, deep folk, metal..
Sun 26th/02/2017
Crofters Rights
London's finest psych export signed to Sinderlyn (US)
The Loco Klub
Insight Ensemble Presents: Underground Classical
Live orchestral sounds in the tunnels of Loco Klub
Thu 2nd/03/2017
Wednesday 13
Wednesday 13 headlines Thekla
Fri 3rd/03/2017
Hy Brasil Music Club
Camo Clave
Camo Clave are an Electro Tropical band who combine traditional Latin American rhythms with synthesizers, effects and processors.
Sat 4th/03/2017
The Cube
Spectres present:CONDITION (Album in full AV show)
Spectres play their new album CONDITION in full, amongst a stunning visual show. Support from John Bence
Fri 10th/03/2017
Hy Brasil Music Club
Cousin Kula
Psych-Pop at its Finest!
El Rincon Bristol
Cracking jazz quartet
Fri 17th/03/2017
El Rincon Bristol
Dave Perry Trio
Brilliant contemporary jazz trio
Sat 18th/03/2017
Room 237 Present Byetone & Grischa Lichtenberger
Focus | Raster-Noton feat. Byetone & Grischa Lichtenberger - Audio Visual Special
Hy Brasil Music Club
African dance music, Southern African musical styles, particularly the musical styles of Zimbabwe
Sun 19th/03/2017
Mon 20th/03/2017
Crofters Rights
Majestic Casual Present: Bearcubs (live)
Youtube super-brand in Bristol w/ Bearcubs
Fri 31st/03/2017
Colston Hall
Grandaddy headline The Colston Hall
El Rincon Bristol
Stunningly unpredictable improvising duo
Sat 1st/04/2017
Hy Brasil Music Club
“A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with.” – Sound on Sound
Sun 2nd/04/2017
The Moonlandingz
The Moonlandingz headline Thekla
Sat 8th/04/2017
The Louisiana
Telepathy // Earthmass // Zaum [CAN]
Post-Metal, Ambient Prog, Monolithic Doomy Mantra
Sun 16th/04/2017
A kaleidoscope of colourful noise
Fri 7th/07/2017
The Trinity Centre
Bristol Psych Fest 2017
Stolen Body Records presents Bristol Psych Fest