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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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Zed Alley
XUUKI Presents
A night of original music and an eclectic mix of genres!
The Canteen
Wovoka Gentle
Their deliciously strange music started out as folk but soon wandered off into the wilder woods of Wovoka Gentle’s fertile imagination.
Sat 29th/07/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Feat. Andy Payback + residents
Sun 30th/07/2017
The Wardrobe Theatre
Cloudshoes, EP/64, PonPon & Lot Grundy
'BLOOM Presents' at the Wardrobe Theatre
Tue 1st/08/2017
Crofters Rights
King Ayisoba / Eric Chenaux / Yama Warashi
Howling Owl and Qu Junktions present a summer smorgasbord of spright
Wed 2nd/08/2017
Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Pikacyu*Makoto, KURO, EP64 & Mummies
Evening of psych & experimental acts from Japan & Bristol in a 14th century crypt
Mr Wolfs
Jimi Needles (LIVE) + DJ Set
Renowned scratch DJ, drummer, multi-genre producer and bootlegger w/ debut live band set
Fri 4th/08/2017
Salt Café
Andrew Christie Quartet
Cool, ambient and cinematic modern jazz quartet
Sat 5th/08/2017
The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill
Once Upon a Hill with Spiro
Spiro, Dakhla Brass, The Nightjar and The Jellilalas play at day through to night event
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Weekly residency. This week's guest: TBC
Sun 6th/08/2017
The Fleece
Elder // King Buffalo // Sigiriya // Sgt. T'hoof
Psychedelic landscapes, with luscious stoner rock groove.
The Mothers Ruin
Zolle
With Downard and Phoxjaw
Fri 11th/08/2017
Exchange
Wolf Eyes, Shitmat & Guttersnipe
Overlords of the U$A noise scene
The Canteen
Jackson
Here’s a supersmart meltdown of funk, jazz, rock and hip-hoppery all topped off with quirky Talkbox vocals.
Sat 12th/08/2017
Mr Wolfs
Imagine That: with Iceman Furniss Quintet
Free blowing jazz with post-punk dynamics
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Weekly residency. This week's guest: TBC
Sun 13th/08/2017
Colston Hall
The Flaming Lips
Legendary psychedelic dreamers bring brand new material to Bristol
Fri 18th/08/2017
Salt Café
Epoch / Greg Sterland Trio
Two incredible jazz trios - contemporary and standards
Sat 19th/08/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Weekly residency. This week's guest: TBC
Mon 21st/08/2017
Crofters Rights
BPF Presents: Kikagaku Moyo at The Crofters Rights
Bristol Psych Fest and Stolen Body Records are happy to bring Japanese psych giants Kikagaku Moyo to Bristol and The Crofters Rights. The la
Sat 26th/08/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Weekly residency. This week's guest: TBC
Tue 29th/08/2017
Thu 31st/08/2017
The Old England Pub
BPF presents: J.C. Satan at The Old England FREE E
BPF presents: J.C. Satan at The Old England FREE ENTRY
Fri 8th/09/2017
Roll For The Soul
Rattle, Harpoon & Myles Manley
High drums low drums dance to the rhythm
Tue 12th/09/2017
Colston Hall
Erased Tapes is ten.
Kiasmos, Penguin Cafe, Lubomyr Melnyk, Rival Consoles, Allred & Broderick, Douglas Dare, Masayoshi Fujita, Daniel Brandt plus more TBA
Wed 13th/09/2017
Cafe Kino
Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting)
Soft 70's inspired riffing from the Ultimate Painting / Mazes frontman
Thu 14th/09/2017
SWX
Lowkey
Lowkey headlines SWX
Fri 15th/09/2017
The Cube
Jilk 'Joy In The End' Album Launch with Mesadorm
Jilk 'Joy In The End' Album Launch and Mesadorm (Pre Album Launch Tour)
Sat 16th/09/2017
Jam jar
Humans for rights network fundraiser
Fundraiser with all proceeds towards helping efugee rights
Thu 21st/09/2017
The Cube
Mozart vs Machine
An innovative, irreverent and hilarious scramble across Mozart opera, electronic sound and video
Sat 23rd/09/2017
Exchange
Monkey3 // Special Guests TBA
Instrumental heavy psychedelic, super-prog, stoner-rock.
Sat 30th/09/2017
The Cube
Ex-Easter Island Head: Large Electric Ensemble
16-piece ensemble emanating waves of guitar overtone nirvana
Wed 4th/10/2017
The Cube
Cold Specks
Toronto based Massive Attack collaborator returns
Wed 11th/10/2017
Exchange
Stoned Jesus // Beastmaker // More TBA
For the first time ever in the UK, Ukraine's Stoned Jesus will perform their pinnacle album 'Seven Thunders Roar' in its entirety.
Sat 14th/10/2017
St George's
Lanterns On The Lake & Holly Macve
For one night only a rare performance by Lanterns On The Lake with chamber ensemble and breakthrough artist, Holly Macve.
Thu 19th/10/2017
Exchange
Acid Mothers Temple
Acid Mothers Temple in Bristol 19.10.17
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Fleece
NNTS : COM TRUISE - Live
hyper-futuristic and vintage cyberfunk. "Neo-nostalgia"
Thu 23rd/11/2017
Exchange
The Thing, KonstruKt & Calcine Quartet
The Scandinavian and Turkish free jazz overlords unite!
Fri 1st/12/2017
Anson Rooms
Songhoy Blues
We're delighted to announce that Songhoy Blues will be joining us this December to play their new album 'Resistance'
Tue 12th/12/2017
St George's
Green Gartside & Alexis Taylor
Expect a real sense of occasion as two extraordinary voices from the realm of UK music royalty are brought together