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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 White Rabbit
Hairy Presents: Penelope Isles & Barbudo + guests
A five-band extravaganza at Clifton's White Rabbit
The Loco Club
Launch show for a new, Bristol-focused, illustrated music magazine.
Unitarian Chapel, Brunswick Square, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8PE
Bristol Ambient Ensemble Charity Concert
The Bristol Ambient Ensemble & Musicians without Borders presents an evening of improvised ambient music.
The Canteen
Trad Attack
This will surprise you (in a very good way)
Cafe Kino
Adrena Adrena
Boredoms drummer E-Da Kazuhisa and Visual artist Daisy Dickinson's project with Soundscape artist Simon McCorry
Plaque-10/ Debonair, Chloe Frieda, CCL
Debonair/Chloe Frieda/CCL/Bokeh Versions/Matt Light
The Cube
Stereocilia Record Release night
Solo drone guitar soundscapes
Doreen Doreen
Doreen Doreen return to Fiddlers this November.
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites w/ Kelan (Slack Alice)
Gloomy gothic business, up front dancehall and sugary pop hooks
Sun 26th/11/2017
All Hallows Hall, Easton
BLOOM presents Spindle Ensemble album launch
BLOOM PRESENTS: Spindle Ensemble's 'Bea' Bristol album with Mesadorm
Earwitness: single launch + animation screening with live score
Wed 29th/11/2017
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Trio - Featuring Chris Langton
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Crofters Rights
The Sound Cupboard
Monthly experimental music showcase hosting by collective DSC
Thu 30th/11/2017
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith presents SongSmith is 10 Final
SongSmith @Mr Wolf’s presents SongSmith is 10 Finale with Cosmic Ninja / The Real King(s) of Spain / The Itinerants / Katie MF
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
The Old England Pub
Foster&Found EP Launch
New post punk force Foster and Found's EP launch with Eclectic guests
Fri 1st/12/2017
Krautrock Heroes, FAUST!
The Gallimaufry
Bristol-based singer/musician/producer Chaouche plays her first live show, coinciding with the release of new single 'So What'.
Anson Rooms
Songhoy Blues
We're delighted to announce that Songhoy Blues will be joining us this December to play their new album 'Resistance'
Frog and Fiddle
Isolation // plus Barrabus, Baron Greenb
Mutant-Thoughts for the first time in Cheltenham
Sat 2nd/12/2017
The Old England Pub
The Wild-Beesley FUNdraiser
Fundraiser for Dan Wild-Beesley of Cleft/GUG to beat cancer!
The Red Lion, BS5
Phoenix Flare - Interflug - Fat NASA
Bit Miners Presents live electronic music and DJs
All Hallows Hall
Architectural Electronix
The Beamz (Russian Winter) vs. Dot Product (Osiris Music)
Crofters Rights
Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang + Blood Sport + guests
A night of cross-talking rhythms, buoyant melodic mantras and surging electronic undercurrents
Sun 3rd/12/2017
The Old England Pub
Arrows of Love / Yo No Se / Repo Man / DSC / Microdeform
Crofters Rights
Kukangandai w/ COIMS + DJ guests Orinoco
Japanese noise-math trio Kukangendai play a special show at Crofters with Bristol's experimental duo COIMS and DJ guests Orinoco No Flow
Tue 5th/12/2017
Wed 6th/12/2017
Fringe Jazz
Jazz alchemists at work.
Cafe Kino
Iceman Furniss Mixtape Launch
Iceman Furniss celebrate a mixtape with fellow intense abstract improvisers
Crofters Rights
NNTS : 'Pictish Trail: Winter Rewind Acid Reflux T
'Pictish Trail: Winter Rewind Acid Reflux Tour'
The Canteen
Culture Dub Quartet
There may be a Caribbean dub sensibility running through the music this Midlands-based collective
Thu 7th/12/2017
The Trinity Centre
Plus support from Bunty & Mike Dennis
The Chelsea Inn
The Tremor Tones: Live Soul, Ska and Reggae
Serious danceablity! Soulful Music with a Rocksteady flavour!!!
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
Sat 9th/12/2017
No.1 Harbourside
Batch Gueye Band
There’s a dancer’s energy at the heart of Senegalese singer and percussionist
Sun 10th/12/2017
The Old England Pub
The Fearless Few Presents: live electronica
A night of live electronic/experimental/dance music featuring Two Silhouettes, Michael Son of Michael, Kondread and Nuno Gonçalo Correia.
Hen & Chicken
Get The Blessing
“…they may well be the most original and exciting band on the British scene at the moment.” Jazzwise Magazine
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
Blazing Flame Quintet
Sung poetry with beats and free jazz
Wed 13th/12/2017
Crofters Rights
Hirola Launch w/ Yuki Ame + Kayla Painter
Electronic duo Hirola present their brand new live show in conjunction with the release of their debut mini-album.
Cafe Kino
David Thomas Broughton
David Thomas Broughton supported by Landslide Purist and Rachael Dadd
Thu 14th/12/2017
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
Hokkett & Strange Strings
Free flowing improv music with two bands
El Rincon Bristol
Dave Perry Trio
Fantastic contemporary jazz trio
Fri 15th/12/2017
Crofters Rights
The Grey Area presents Bambooman & Elsa
Experimental electronic music built around field recordings
Sun 17th/12/2017
The Lanes
Snuffmas Special
Yawning Man + Mars Red Sky + 4 More Acts
Thu 21st/12/2017
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
The Canteen
Moody psychedelia fuses jazz, hip-hop, funk and heavy blues with far-out improvisation
Fri 22nd/12/2017
Fromes Venue - 23 Bath St
Deep Space Presents
Sat 23rd/12/2017
Glam Harry **Xmas Special**
Bringing you classic hits from the 70s & 80s, Glam Harry is here to put Rock n Roll back into Christmas!
Thu 28th/12/2017
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
Thu 4th/01/2018
Leftbank Jam Band
Hosted by the LBJBS
Fri 12th/01/2018
Brunswick Club
New Year / New Noise 5 (Weekend Ticket)
Giant Swan / Vessel / Moor Mother / EBU / S4U / Elvin Brandhi + MORE
Brunswick Club
New Year / New Noise 5 (Night 1)
EBU / Elvin Brandhi / Obsidian Teeth / Daniela Dyson
New Year / New Noise 5
The 5th and final edition of New Year / New Noise.
Sat 13th/01/2018
Brunswick Club
New Year / New Noise 5 (Night Two)
Giant Swan / Vessel / Moor Mother / S4U / Nervous Conditions
Thu 1st/02/2018
Colston Hall
Dear Esther: Live
Experience BAFTA-winning score of videogame Dear Esther with full orchestra and live play-through
Wed 7th/03/2018
Colston Hall
Solomon Grey (in The Lantern)
Acclaimed composer/producer duo bring captivating original sound to The Lantern