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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 Cube
Leafcutter John
Yes! Come Parade With Us - released by Border Community
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Hy Brasil Music Club
(Pre) Germ III: Kinlaw+Franco Franco, Lynks Afrika
Industrial hip-hop/performance art. Pre-release show for Chapter III of The Bristol Germ
Crofters Rights
Rainbow Slicer Album Release Show
Release show for ‘Autoschediasm’ by Rainbow Slicer with support from EP/64 and Harpoon
The Love Inn
PTS at The Love Inn | 27.04.19
Club Music to keep you grounded. Club Music to help you ascend. Club Music for all seasons.
The Old Stillage
Dubspeeka
The Old Stillage are proud to present an evening with dubspeeka, one of Bristols finest international dub techno and electronica DJ's
The Lanes
The Underground Youth // Tempers
Fuzz Club bright black stars are finally playing their first ever Bristol show!
The Lanes
BIKE (Brazil)
Gravy Train presents... BIKE, plus guests
Fringe Jazz
CLOUDMAKERS TRIO
Jim Hart / Michael Janisch / Dave Smith
The Cube
My Octopus Mind – Video Release Party
Experimental rock mongers bring their newly-extended 6-piece band to the Cube to celebrate their 2nd video release
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
St Ambrose Church
Spindle Ensemble | Spider Music
Spindle Ensemble and Spider Music at St Ambrose Church
The Cube
KINOMANUAL / PIN PARK LIVE
AV show - Live animation and electronica from Poland
El Rincon
Riaan Vosloo's Uphill Game
top-notch contemporary jazz quartet led by virtuoso bassist Riaan
Bristol, TBA
Strictly Yes : VTSS [Open to Close]
VTSS joins the Strictly Yes camp for an all-night set in the depths of a sweatbox Bristol location.
The Old Crown Courts
Phaeleh [Live] + Eliphino, Sully, Roy Bar + More!
Phaeleh brings his full live show to the Victorian Old Crown Courts!
Caraboo Projects
Rob Lye, Gael Moussonnier and Oliver Sutherland
As part of their UK tour Rob Lye and Gael Moissonnier will be performing with support by Oliver Sutherland at Caraboo Projects, Bedminster.
Crofters Rights
Noods Bank Holiday Party
A FUN-draiser for the new Noodio!
LEFTBANK
D.A.M!
Fully Improvised Power Trio
Rough Trade Bristol
NUIT 01 : Lucidvox, Orryx & Java Java Wetware
The first installment of NUIT brings you psychedelic post-punk quartet Lucidvox (RU) alongside local gems Orryx and Java Java Wetware.
Exchange
Flamingods
Sounds from across the world blended for your dancing pleasure...
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
St Paul's Church Southville
Echoic Memory Presents: Stereocilia Album Launch
Stereocilia album launch performed in the Crypt of St Paul's Church, Southville
LEFTBANK
The Brackish
Psychedelic vanguards playing truly original music
The Lanes
Be Forest. // Tallies
An international dream pop night at The Lanes with Be Forest from Italy and Tallies from Canada!
The Cube
Darsombra at The Cube!
Wizzarding Promotions & The Cube Microplex presents an uplifting audio/visual psychedelic experience featuring Darsombra!
Crofters Rights
Mutant-Thoughts - Reality Suspended EP Release
Mutant-Thoughts - Reality Suspended EP Release with the support of Hexcut and Theskyisthinaspaperhere
Hy Brasil Music Club
Kal Marks & Modern Rituals
Kal Marks (Exploding in Sound) and Modern Rituals (Holy Roar)
The Lanes
SPECTRUM (Peter Kember / Spacemen 3)
Gravy Train x BLG presents: Spectrum, plus guests
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Crofters Rights
Endless Boogie at Crofters Rights
BLG Promotions & Wizzarding Promotions presents a bluesy trip of an evening at Bristol's The Crofters Rights
Crofters Rights
Xeno & Oaklander // Void Vision
Dais Records goth-electronic enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander and EBM queen Void Vision Bristol debut!
The Lanes
Kikagaku Moyo 幾何学模様 - The Lanes May 20th
Stolen Body Records/Astral Festival and The Grey Area are delighted to finally work together to bring you the amazing Kikagaku Moyo / 幾何学模様
The Lanes
Hibushibire (JP) / Dead Otter / The Contact High
秘部痺れ -Hibushibire a freak out heavy psych band from Japan! With support from Glasgow's Dead Otter (ft. Omar of The Cosmic Dead)
The Lanes
Erratic Batting present; Mildlife
Australian Cosmic Jazz & Electronica - UK Tour
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
Crofters Rights
BLG Presents King Champion Sounds /Kuunatic /+more
BLG Promotions are proud to announce King Champion Sounds (NL), Kuunatic (JPN) & more
Dare 2
Dialogue - 3rd Birthday
A sweaty, heavy and queer friendly all-nighter in Old Market Quarter
Exchange
Schwet with Phew & EP [Copper] 64
Japanese electro/punk pioneer and improv collab from Bristol's best experimental units
Take Five Cafe
Evolve
Live Modular + Hardware Techno | Experimental
Rough Trade Bristol
Big | Brave & My Disco
Fantôme & Rough Trade Bristol present
Dare to Club
Tales of Psychofonia_ Episode II
A dark rave focused on advanced electronic music
Take Five Cafe
Blueshift #2 Fedr // Saaaz // Middleman & SNTNL
Dark, ambient, dubstep until the wee hours
The Cube
20 Guilders, Stereocilia, Rotten Bliss
an evening of Psych drone and ambient bliss
Basement 45
In The Machine - Harder and Darker
Julez Wŷl, BLAP, Mike Politis, Adrenomachine, Rich Exocet. Live sets and Dj's all night.
Exchange
The Necks
Here Comes Midnight presents legendary trio The Necks playing a rare Bristol show. Don't miss them.
The Wardrobe Theatre
Stanlæy - The Human Project - Album Launch plus A
Stanlæy is the musical moniker of Bristol based singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Bethany Stenning, performing her origi
The Lanes
Tamaryn // Cold Showers
Mexican Summer dream goth Tamaryn back on the scene with Dais Records champions Cold Showers!
Cafe Kino
HAWTHONN, CRISTIÁN ALVEAR, JAMES SAUNDERS | BtB10
Bang the Bore’s 10th Anniversary concert revisits milestones from our ten-year history of concerts in Bristol, Leeds and Southampton.
LEFTBANK
The Leftbank Jam Band
Our Open Jam hosted by the LBJBs
SWX
Hang Massive - Luminous Emptiness
Hang Massive are the worlds most well known Handpan players and are now touring with a brand new audio visual show.
The Old England Pub
ℂℂ01 - ꜱᴇᴄʀᴇᴛ ʜᴇᴀᴅʟɪɴᴇʀ (ɴɪɢʜᴛ ꜱʟᴜɢꜱ)
A secret night slugs headliner leads affairs at the Old England, joined by a list of DJ's and RC1 soundsystem across 2 rooms.
Cafe Kino
Kjær, Marshall, Cheetham, Birchall + support
Free Music - Free Jazz - Free Improvisation
Crofters Rights
Alternative TV (ATV),The Flux Capacitors & Otalgia
Seminal punk band, formed in 1977 by Mark Perry, editor of 'Sniffin Glue' fanzine
The Fleece
WDC and Sound UK present; Arwio 'Quasi' UK Tour
Afro-cuban polyrhythms, hypnotic electronics, trumpet & percussive madness.
Exchange
TRIPTYCH
T R I P T Y C H : S A T U R D A Y 8 J U N E
The Mothers Ruin
Uncollective x Quit Yr Job: Birth Death Day Party
All-dayer curated by Uncollective Records and Quit Yr Job Records
Crofters Rights
BLG Promotions + The Sound Cupboard - Dj Flugvel O
BLG Promotions and The Sound Cupboard proudly presents dj. flugvél og geimskip (Iceland) + Support
Crofters Rights
Zanias // Buzz Kull
Aussie darkwave Zanias and Buzz Kull are teaming up for their Bristol debut this summer at The Crofters Rights!
The Cube
Abattoir/Satori With Knifedoutofexistance and Orga
An evening of industrial noise and soundscapes from Italy, London, Brighton and Bristol.
Fiddlers
Black Midi
The mysterious math jazz Rough Trade signees return to Bristol
Take Five Cafe
Queer Dystopia
Techno Solstice for the Disassociated
The Lanes
Alber Jupiter / Black Asteroids / Evil Owl
BLG Promotions & Wizzarding Promotions presents an evening of mystic grooves at Bristol's THE LANES featuring: FREE ENTRY!
Zed Alley
NO ALTERNATIVE
Post-punk//coldwave//minimal synth//goth//italo
Rough Trade Bristol
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
Gravy Train present Acid Mothers Temple, plus guests
The Trinity Centre
Thorny Summer Party 2019
SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY 12 JULY
St. Paul's Crypt, Southville
Daniel Higgs & The Funnel
Mysterious and mystical experimental folk in a crypt.
Crofters Rights
Uniform // Bad Breeding
Sacred Bones David Lynch favourites Uniform will play the Crofters Rights for one of the heaviest Bristol shows of the year!
St Thomas the Martyr Church
Dark Alchemy IV
A one-day Dark Noise & Ritual Ambient festival
The Trinity Centre
Creep Show
New collaboration between John Grant, Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter and Benge