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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 Jam Jar
The Cosmic Dead // Luminous Bodies // We
A lucid awakening of the body and mine. (Seriously heavy, psychedelic mind-melts with moments of chaos and beauty. Ow, and Sugar Horse)
Colston Hall
Tezeta at Colston Hall Foyer
Tezeta are doing a full band free entry gig at Colston Hall foyer this Friday at 6.30pm
The Old England Pub
Bilge Pump w/ Jelas and Autobitch at
The mighty Bilge Pump of Leeds return to Bristol! It's been far too long.
The Canteen
Hermigervill
Iceland’s hot springs and geysers can incubate some wonderfully strange musical imaginations.
The Thunderbolt
Marillion Tribute All The Best Freaks
Clutching At Straws 30th Anniversary Salute
LEFTBANK
A.D.M Project
Mad Space Improv from some Leftbank favourite.
TOMORROW
The Trap
TYRANNY-Bristol
Club playing Battytastic Goth and Stomping,dirty Industrial tunes.
Crypt Of St John the Baptist (On The Wall) Church
Dead Space Chamber Music live
Special early-evening show in the atmospheric setting of St Johns crypt
Exchange
Unity Trio
Spontaneous free music
Sun 28th/05/2017
The Cube
Fith + Water + Burl
An evening of good wytches
Mon 29th/05/2017
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Hallelugenia / D a v i i d / Paul Armer
Thu 1st/06/2017
The Doghouse
SP:Live - Decka & Rowka + more
Live experimental music night
Crofters Rights
The Sound Cupboard
Monthly celebration of experimental music hosted by improv collective DSC
Sat 3rd/06/2017
The Red Lion, BS5
Zardoz Poing, Aleatronic, King Noodle & DJs
Bit Miners present a night of Eccentric Eclectic Electronic music...
The Canteen
Wormfood presents Bethlehem Casuals
Seven self-styled groove gremlins from the back end of Manchester
The Old England Pub
Old E 2 Day Scorch
2 days of some of the best Bristol bands from various sounds and scenes
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Secret guest + Withdrawn & VMO$
Sun 4th/06/2017
The Cube
The Songs of Brian Eno
A live audiovisual performance of pre-ambient Eno songs
The Wardrobe Theatre
BLOOM presents Yama Warashi and Fantasy Orchestra
BLOOM presents Yama Warashi and Fantasy Orchestra at The Wardrobe Theatre
Fri 9th/06/2017
Salt Café
Klein Bart / Drechsler / Brace
Three superb instrumental jazz/post-rock groups
Sat 10th/06/2017
Crofters Rights
Pear Drops - Grandmixxer & Snowy
Pear Drops - Grandmixxer, Snowy, Rapture 4D, Polonis, Daffy, Thadeous, Boycott, Sir Hiss
St Stephen's Church
Gateway to Another Dimension
A Freeform Improvisation and Meditation Festival in a beautiful setting
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Matt Light + Withdrawn & VMO$
Tue 13th/06/2017
Colston Hall
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Inventive producer-composer inspired by the sounds of the natural world
Wed 14th/06/2017
The Canteen
Dog In The Snow & /please/
We are really excited to announce Dog In The Snow is coming to the Canteen stage with support from /please/!
The Cube
Voice of the Eagle [Robbie Basho doc] + C Joynes
A celebration of spiritual guitar primitivism on screen and live.
Thu 15th/06/2017
Crofters Rights
BIKE (BR) + THE EVIL USSES + TARA CLERKIN BAND
Gravy Train Presents: Bike (Brazil), The Evil Usses & Tara Clerkin Band (Live) at The Crofters Rights
Fri 16th/06/2017
Crofters Rights
Dialogue - Body Clocks EP Launch
A night of live electronics and techno
The Cube
THORNY w/ johnsmith / KosmoSuna / MUN SING / E B U
Amidst eternal darkness moonlight reveals all that you are and all that is missing.
Sat 17th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Simiah + Withdrawn & Windows 97
Mon 19th/06/2017
Thu 22nd/06/2017
To The Moon
LIVE MUSIC - Emily Magpie
Live music at To The Moon - Emily Magpie
Fri 23rd/06/2017
Fiddlers
Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson with full band
Sat 24th/06/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Andy Payback + Withdrawn & VMO$
Wed 28th/06/2017
Fringe Jazz
SARAH GAIL BRAND / PAUL ROGERS / MARK SANDERS
Three leading names on the International Jazz and Improvised Music scene
Fri 30th/06/2017
Cafe Kino
LTO 'Storybook' Album Launch
Launch for LTO's new album 'Storybook'
The Old Market Assembly
ICHI
Music made with loops, toys, steel drums and all manner of beats, utterly bonkers and completely captivating.
Salt Café
Milon
Jazz/rock improv quartet with riffs and grooves galore
Sat 1st/07/2017
The Gallimaufry
Satta Lites
Whitey’s on the moon
Sun 2nd/07/2017
The Cube
Wren/Fvnerals/Cegvera
Wren and Fvnerals double headline tour in support of Wren's new lp. Local support from Cegvera. Brutal night of metal.
Thu 6th/07/2017
The Cube
September Song
Launch of long awaited new album
Sat 8th/07/2017
The Trinity Centre
Bristol Psych Fest 2017
Stolen Body Records presents Bristol Psych Fest
Thu 13th/07/2017
Nova
Electronic Music Open Mic (Nova Bar)
Electronic music open mic and forum for electronic music makers of all persuasions
Fri 14th/07/2017
Cafe Kino
Vinegar Bonanza W/ Kate Goes & Tara Clerkin
An evening of live music at Cafe Kino with charming dream/psychadelic/folk/pop from Kate Goes, Tara Clerkin Band and Vinegar
Mon 17th/07/2017
St Thomas the Martyr
Phurpa
Tibetan throat singing ritual in a church
Tue 18th/07/2017
The Wardrobe Theatre
The Fantasy Orchestra
The Fantasy Orchestra is a community project led by Jesse D Vernon, based in Bristol and also in Paris. The Orchestra (motto: ‘more is more’
Fri 21st/07/2017
Fri 4th/08/2017
Salt Café
Andrew Christie Quartet
Cool, ambient and cinematic modern jazz quartet
Sun 6th/08/2017
The Fleece
Elder // King Buffalo // Sigiriya // Sgt. T'hoof
Psychedelic landscapes, with luscious stoner rock groove.
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Fleece
NNTS : COM TRUISE - Live
hyper-futuristic and vintage cyberfunk. "Neo-nostalgia"