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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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Tue 26th/09/2017
Wed 27th/09/2017
Fringe Jazz
Trumpeter and Composer Nick Malcolm and his exciting new project.
B2B Bandulu grime, plus live ambient / drone from Banoffee Pies signee Slow Slow Testing
Thu 28th/09/2017
The Thunderbolt
Auricula Records present The Real King(s) of Spain
Auricula Records presents The Real King(s) of Spain
The Canteen
This Bristol combo has unapologetically nailed their flag to the lofty mast of Prog
El Rincon Bristol
Lorcan Thompson
spectral minimalist soundscapes by Brighton-based solo artist
Fri 29th/09/2017
Cafe Kino
Blazing Flame Quintet
Sung performance poetry fizzles over free jazz
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
Thu 5th/10/2017
The Lantern
Evening w/ Fenne Lily, Paul Thomas Saund
The Lantern hosts a night of bold new music with four rising stars.
Sat 7th/10/2017
The Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill
Eyebrow Kolophōn Kathy Hinde
One established and one new Bristol duo play at the Old Barn on Saturday October 7th
Ruffnek Diskotek ft D-Dots & Ngaio
soca, bashment, rave & afro with D-Dots, Dub boy & Ngaio
Wed 11th/10/2017
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.
Thu 12th/10/2017
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Funnel pres. The Desert, Harry Houseago & Cyro
Funnel present a free gig with 3 incredible emerging artists...
Fri 13th/10/2017
The Brunswick Club
Rashad Becker | Louisa Fairclough | Kinlaw & BDS
A rare Bristol appearance for Rashad Becker, and much more
El Rincon Bristol
The Slate Trio
New jazz trio with exceptional lineage
Sat 14th/10/2017
The Island
Room 237 Presents Sleeparchive
Room 237 Presents Sleeparchive
The Cube
Hitchcocks The Lodger, with live score from Minima
Classic Hitchcock thriller with atmospheric live score from Bristol's finest.
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.
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Sun 15th/10/2017
Cafe Kino
Quasar Sounds Presents
Don Juan EP Release Plus Support
Thu 19th/10/2017
The Grain Barge
Tiny Leaves + support
Beautiful post-classical ambience from Tiny Leaves new album plus support performed at the Grain Barge..
Acid Mothers Temple
Acid Mothers Temple in Bristol 19.10.17
Fri 20th/10/2017
Saint Stephen's
Miles Cooper Seaton/Black Spring/SALTINGS vs DJ
Percussion, electronics and acoustic ambience
The Old England Pub
Vinegar W/Cloudshoes and Daniela Dyson
plus print making workshops from Victoria Willmott
Sat 21st/10/2017
The Gryphon
The Discussion [US] // All-Day Riffathon
Kylesa legend Luara Pleasants returns with The Discussion.
Sun 22nd/10/2017
The Old England Pub
Poisonous Birds // EP/64 // noizubito
Here's a beast of a night, a rich noisy platter served straight to your gurgling face-hole. Music from 8.30ish. Free w/donations.
Wed 25th/10/2017
The Surrey Vaults
Slack Alice w/Prostitues/Bad Tracking/Nadoone
Slack Alice- Prostitues/BadTracking/Nadoone - Surrey Vaults
Thu 26th/10/2017
Fri 27th/10/2017
Super Kitchen
Super Kitchens present a forward thinking vision into the future of electronic music.
Sat 28th/10/2017
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Gravy Train Presents... Doldrums, Plus Special Guests & DJs.
Brunswick Club
COIL 2: Imma Asher / Elysia Crampton / Colin Self
A happening where outsiders re-seize soylent space within the oozing heart of Bristol
The Lantern
Portico Quartet
Now rebooted as a quartet, the group will perform material from their forthcoming release
Wed 1st/11/2017
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Fleece
hyper-futuristic and vintage cyberfunk. "Neo-nostalgia"
Fri 10th/11/2017
Jesuits / E B U / Silver Waves (DJ) + More
Gravy Train & Jesuits Present... VIRTUE.
The Cube
Photay + support TBC
A deep dive into electronic ecology, synth-weilding bleep-shamans and soundgardeners
Sat 11th/11/2017
The Jam Jar
Worm Disco Club present; The Heliocentrics
Legendary psych and genre hopping experimentalists.
The Salt Cafe
Kayla Painter / Ben Walker / Yuki Ame
An evening of experimental electronic music.
Tue 21st/11/2017
The Cube
In Zaire with ATATAT
Italian tribal psych rock supported by crazy Scouse polyrhythmic drummer
Wed 22nd/11/2017
The Old England Pub
Witchsorrow // The Moth
British doom metallers WITCHSORROW return to Bristol with special guest support The Moth.
Thu 23rd/11/2017
The Thing, KonstruKt & Calcine Quartet
The Scandinavian and Turkish free jazz overlords unite!
Crofters Rights
Captured Tracks label man's new record features members of Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin & Ducktails' bands
Sat 25th/11/2017
Doreen Doreen
Doreen Doreen return to Fiddlers this November.
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
Fri 1st/12/2017
Krautrock Heroes, FAUST!
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
Wed 13th/12/2017
Cafe Kino
David Thomas Broughton
David Thomas Broughton supported by Landslide Purist and others tbc
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!