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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 rest of our experimental music listings are in the column to the left.

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Crofters Rights
Zanias // Buzz Kull
Aussie darkwave Zanias and Buzz Kull are teaming up for their Bristol debut this summer at The Crofters Rights!
Exchange
Keiji Haino & Charles Hayward + EP/64 & Ben Vince
Four giants of experimental music come together!
The Cube
Abattoir/Satori With Knifedoutofexistance and Orga
An evening of industrial noise and soundscapes from Italy, London, Brighton and Bristol.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift feat. Stephen Mullins
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Louisiana
LIVE MUSIC at The Louisiana
An Evening of eclectic live acts.
Fiddlers
Black Midi
The mysterious math jazz Rough Trade signees return to Bristol
Take Five Cafe
Queer Dystopia
Techno Solstice for the Dissociated
The Cube
I Am Still Alive
A night of performance art & music
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!
The Love Inn
Palette ft. VAAL
Ellie Stokes takes her residency in June bringing with her some of her fave DJs from across the scene.
BRISCO
Soulwhacked with 2bemmiedjs
Fabncy Dress Encouraged!
Crofters Rights
The Church of Lynks Afrikka
Hotwax presents The Church of Lynks Afrikka plus supports // Free Entry!
Zed Alley
NO ALTERNATIVE
Post-punk//coldwave//minimal synth//goth//italo
The White Rabbit
Fuzzhoneys, Eyes to Argus (Malta) + more TBA
Free Entry Fuzz from Malta! Plus support from Maltese post-rock formation Eyes to Argus and locals TBA
The Canteen
Noga Ritter
Israel-born Noga Ritter’s powerful big band music reflects that country’s position, poised in the Middle East between Africa and Europe.
The Old England Pub
Milon, Lore and Andrea Hernandes
Impossible to describe this indescribable pleasure.
The Old England Pub
The Black Wizards // Dätcha Mandala
Night crammed with psychedelic, fuzz, blues rock!
Fringe Jazz
PAUL DUNMALL & JOHN O'GALLAGHER QUARTET
British Saxophone Colossus meets the American Alto Sax Wizard.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Rough Trade Bristol
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
Gravy Train present Acid Mothers Temple, plus guests
The Love Inn
Palette ft. Kiara Scuro
Ellie Stokes takes her residency in June bringing with her some of her fave DJs from across the scene.
The Old England Pub
Activia Benz Party
Slugabed • Daniel Ness • Klahrk b2b Waller • Høst • Jameela • Citytronix
The Cube
QWAK club #2: Cucina Povera + Secluded Bronte
A carefully curated night at the Cube bringing the far reaches of sound, vision and performance together with a fun and inclusive atmosphere
The Old England Pub
HW: Martyrials 'Electric Delegates' Album Launch
RESCHEDULED! Hotwax presents Martyrials 'Electric Delegates' Album Launch with The Gin Birkins and DADDY
Fringe Jazz
BLEY SCHOOL
Tribute to the music and influence of Paul Bley
The Louisiana
My Octopus Mind Album Launch with The Evil Usses
Hotwax presents My Octopus Mind's 'Madalyne Cave' Album Launch, with support from The Evil Usses.
The Trinity Centre
Thorny Summer Party 2019
Pre-Pride performance clubnight featuring queer artists from the local scene and across the UK
Crofters Rights
HARRGA (album launch) with Don the Tiger & ATC
Avon Terror Corps presents a night of live/dead experimental
Crofters Rights
SANS Album Launch w/ Milo's Planes
SANS debut album release show w/ Milo's Planes
St. Paul's Crypt, Southville
Daniel Higgs & The Funnel
Mysterious and mystical experimental folk in a crypt.
The Trinity Centre
THE BUG w/ MOOR MOTHER - ADRIAN SHERWOOD AND SPECI
THE BUG w/ MOOR MOTHER - ADRIAN SHERWOOD AND SPECIAL GUESTS
The Cube
QWAK club #3: Jerusalem In My Heart
A carefully curated night at the Cube bringing the far reaches of sound, vision and performance together with a fun and inclusive atmosphere
Crofters Rights
Wot Gorilla?
Wot Gorilla? / Modern Rituals / Hypophora / Last Hyena
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!
El Rincon
Athea
Improvising guitar / drums duo
The Loco Klub
Strictly Yes : D.Carbone, ØTTA
Programmed specifically for those who like it quick, raw and heavy.
The Old Market Assembly
Broken Brass Ensemble + Waggles
A brass collective like you've never seen before!
the volunteer tavern
Satsumas Summer Party
Day party with Flo Fill (NTS)
The Thunderbolt
Quit Yr Job Presents - Joy + Friends
Quit Yr Job presents a night of sad words and sad noise
The Lanes
Minami Deutsch / 南ドイツ (Guruguru Brain)
Gravy Train + BLG presents: Minami Deutsch, plus guests.
Artsite & The Post Modern
Blanketfest
A music festival in a blanket fort in an old post office!
The Lanes
TAU
Music for the single law of all occurrences FFO: Transcendental Psychedelia
Exchange
MUGSTAR
Kraut/psych/space/noise rock
The Island
Samurai Music X Noise Test
we're bringing a huge Samurai lineup to the Island this September - not to be missed
The Trinity Centre
Edwyn Collins
Scottish musician, producer and record label owner
Exchange
THE EX
Gravy Train proudly present: The Ex, plus guests.
The Lanes
JULIE'S HAIRCUT (Rocket Recordings)
Gravy Train x BLG present: Julie's Haircut, plus guests.
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
The Cube
VANISHING TWIN
Gravy Train are proud to present: Vanishing Twin, plus guests.
The Lanes
REV REV REV (Fuzz Club)
Gravy Train present: REV REV REV, plus guests.
Exchange
MELT BANANA
Melt Banana banana
The Lanes
Ecstatic Vision!
Trance inducing raw heavy psych. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Zabolchech, Kevin Nickles, Michael Field Connor and Ricky Culp.
Exchange
Xiu Xiu
Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart brings Xiu Xiu back to Bristol.