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Bristol's Indie Scene

Bristol has a decent spread of indie venues for both big names (keep your eye on the O2 Academy listings) and local up-and-coming indie bands. Perhaps the most important mid-sized indie venue is The Louisiana whose "played-here-before-they-were-really-famous" list boasts Bloc Party, Kings of Leon, Fleet Foxes and Muse. ***** Other key indie venues in Bristol include The Cooler, Start The Bus and The Thekla all with regular bands and live music.
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TODAY
Mr Wolfs
Open Mic / Gin Jam
An Open Mic involving ginning and jamming
TOMORROW
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.
Fri 28th/07/2017
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset
Farmfest 2017
A mischievous melting pot of music, arts, party and people – for the free and unfettered
Sat 29th/07/2017
The Canteen
CaStLeS
They make epic jangling psychedelia that sneaks into your consciousness and whispers, in Welsh, of big skies and sweeping spaces.
Sun 30th/07/2017
Thekla
ESDR presents Alaska: Poundcake LIVE (BRISTOL 14+)
Alaska Thunderf*ck Poundcake LIVE in concert (90 minute show from Alaska)
Mon 31st/07/2017
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft John D Revelator / The Cormorants / Blackbird Origin
The Fleece
Too Many Zooz
At the 2016 CMA Awards one sound burst from the stage like a thunderquake. Beyoncé performed “Daddy Lessons” accompanied by Dixie Chicks an
Tue 1st/08/2017
Wed 2nd/08/2017
Crofters Rights
THE DEATH OF POP
Gravy Train presents: The Death Of Pop, support from Honeymoons
Thu 3rd/08/2017
O2 Academy
Yes Lad
YES LAD - Bristol
Mr Wolfs
GETRZ + Support // DJ Kibbla
Hard hitting indie/alt rockers
Sat 5th/08/2017
bang
Bang August
Bang is back and after a very successful night at To The Moon, Bristol have returned with a summer Bang event!
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT with TEMPLE KEYS
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM playing a dynamite mix of Indie...
Sun 6th/08/2017
O2 Academy
Kate Nash
KATE NASH - Bristol
Tue 8th/08/2017
The Gallimaufry
Osmoid
New Orleans rooted Organ & Drums duo
Fri 11th/08/2017
Salt Café
Zac Henderson / Avon Faire / Rebecca Shelley
Tasmanian psychedelia / NYC folk trio / beautiful folk-pop
The Old England Pub
Leisure Recs: LEECHES + No Violet + Dolce Vita
Leisure Records first live outing with three of our favourite bands!
Sat 12th/08/2017
Thekla
Boo Seeka
Boo Seeka headline Thekla
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT with WILE EYED
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM playing a dynamite mix...
Sun 13th/08/2017
Colston Hall
The Flaming Lips
Legendary psychedelic dreamers bring brand new material to Bristol
Tue 15th/08/2017
The Gallimaufry
Jackson
'Push Through' EP launch
Wed 16th/08/2017
To The Moon
The Rum Diaries
One Acre music presents The Rum Diaries... Featuring Stuart Cullen (Pilote), Septimus Wilkinson, plus special guests.
Thu 17th/08/2017
The Lantern
Laura Gibson + Karl Blau
American Alt-country talents feature in Lantern double bill
Southbank
Nadia Reid
NZ based folk musician returns after a sell out show earlier this year!
Mr Wolfs
I, The Lion + Lung Money + Our Nameless Boy
Post punk, alt rock, indie night, requiring a lot of swear words to describe!
Fri 18th/08/2017
The Louisiana
Kate Stapley
Breakfast Records present: Kate Stapley/Daniela Dyson/Nicholson Heal/Salvation Bill
Crofters Rights
A Very Vinegar Summer Party
Vinegar/The Gin Birkins/The Ornsteins/Benjamin Spike Saunders
Mr Wolfs
Solid Gone + Velvet Echoes // Mr. Fitz
Alternative Blues & British Indie Rock
Sat 19th/08/2017
The Golden Lion
Imagine That's Summer of Love
Summer of Love themed All Dayer!
The Plough Inn
Flux Capacitors Summer Party (part 2)
The 2nd instalment of our summer celebrations! Also raising funds for the nobel ACORN, tenants union & anti-poverty organising group.
Sun 20th/08/2017
The Louisiana
Husky Tones
'This is music for an old-fashioned dark rock club, where sweat and alcohol keep the walls moist.'
Mon 21st/08/2017
Thekla
Timber Timbre
Darkly cinematic folk from Canada
Tue 22nd/08/2017
Mr Wolfs
Aaron Douglas + Shuwanfey // Mr. Fitz
Rock, folk and indie songwriting and honest vocals
LEFTBANK
Seedling Sessions
Introducing 3 acts one nght...
Sat 26th/08/2017
Sun 27th/08/2017
Thekla
Hardly a Party w/ Beach Fossils, Ultimate Painting
25 bands incl. Happyness, Pixx, Girl Ray, The Spook School +
Mon 28th/08/2017
The Louisiana
Alex Cameron
Crooning pop extravaganza from NZ
Tue 29th/08/2017
Mr Wolfs
Dave Huntriss + Friends
Official CD launch of his first full-length release '[Re]collection'.
The Gallimaufry
George Glew
Big voice, big songs and big ambition
Thu 31st/08/2017
Colston Hall
The Magnetic Fields
Performing the first half of new album '50 Song Memoir'
Fri 1st/09/2017
Colston Hall
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir
Performing the second half of new album '50 Song Memoir'
Sun 3rd/09/2017
Colston Hall
Courtney Marie Andrews
Bold and original singer-songwriter from USA
The Louisiana
Omni
Atlanta post-punks return from a US tour with Franz Ferdinand
Tue 5th/09/2017
The Gallimaufry
James Paton
'First Impressions’ - EP launch
Wed 6th/09/2017
Crofters Rights
H Hawkline
H Hawkline headlines The Crofter's Rights
Thekla
Girlpool
Girlpool headline Thekla
Fri 8th/09/2017
Salt Café
Chris Webb / Nick Parker / Emily Larkin
Modern folk-pop from three great songwriters
Sat 9th/09/2017
Thekla
Alvvays
Alvvays headline Thekla
Wed 13th/09/2017
SWX
Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana headlines SWX
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah headline Thekla
Cafe Kino
Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting)
Soft 70's inspired riffing from the Ultimate Painting / Mazes frontman
Fri 15th/09/2017
Colston Hall
Dylan LeBlanc (in The Lantern)
Young alt-country groover with distinctive vocal delivery
The Louisiana
Banfi
Banfi headline The Louisiana
Sat 16th/09/2017
The Old England Pub
Blue Orchids + The Charlie Tipper Conspi
Blue Orchids, led by founding member of The Fall, Martin Bramah + The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy
Thekla
Jaret Reddick
Jaret Reddick headlines Thekla
Jam jar
Humans for rights network fundraiser
Fundraiser with all proceeds towards helping efugee rights
Sun 17th/09/2017
Thekla
The Veils
The Veils headline Thekla
Colston Hall
Thea Gilmore
Ethereal and thought-provoking singer songwriter
The Fleece
Cats In Space
Cats In Space headline The Fleece
Mon 18th/09/2017
Crofters Rights
BPF presents: L.A. With + Support - 18th September
L.A. WITCH are back for another Bristol Psych Fest night. Last time around they had some gear stolen after a great show. Lets make it up to
Wed 20th/09/2017
SWX
The Sherlocks
The Sherlocks headline SWX
Thu 21st/09/2017
Colston Hall
Charlie Fink: Cover My Tracks
Brand new theatre piece featuring Noah & The Whale frontman
Fri 22nd/09/2017
Thekla
Paul Draper
Paul Draper headlines Thekla
Sat 23rd/09/2017
Thekla
Macmillan Fest 2017
Macmillan Fest 2017 comes to Thekla
Crofters Rights
Lazy Day
Lauren Laverne championed shoegaze bedroom-pop turned full band
Sun 24th/09/2017
Thekla
Aquilo
Aquilo headline Thekla
The Louisiana
Trailer Trash Tracys
Domino signed duo returning after five year hiatus
Tue 26th/09/2017
The Gallimaufry
George Glew
Big voice, big songs and big ambition
Wed 27th/09/2017
The Trinity Centre
The Black Angels
The Black Angels headline The Trinity Centre
Thu 28th/09/2017
O2 Academy
Sundara Karma
Sundara Karma headline O2 Academy Bristol
Fri 29th/09/2017
Thekla
Van Zeller
Bristol's garage rock 4 piece Van Zeller play their biggest headline to date on the boat.
Sun 1st/10/2017
The Lantern
Micah P. Hinson and The Holy Strangers
Texan alt-country musician delivers deadpan folk songs with dry wit
Tue 3rd/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
From the Forest presents TODDLER
Charming harmonies & wonky rock-outs
Wed 4th/10/2017
Thekla
Superfood
Superfood headline Thekla
The Cube
Cold Specks
Toronto based Massive Attack collaborator returns
Sat 7th/10/2017
Crofters Rights
Allman Brown
Allman Brown headlines The Crofter's Rights
Thekla
Fickle Friends
Fickle Friends headline Thekla
Mon 9th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Shame
Shame headline The Louisiana
Wed 11th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Ulrika Spacek
Huge / wiggy psych rock from London
Thu 12th/10/2017
The Thunderbolt
Vic Godard & Subway Sect/Glaxo Babies/Ch
Vic Godard & Subway Sect/The Glaxo Babies/The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy
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.
SWX
The Amazons
The Amazons headline SWX
Thu 19th/10/2017
Thekla
Vagabon
Vagabon headlines Thekla
Fri 20th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Sløtface
Sløtface headline The Louisiana
Sat 21st/10/2017
Thekla
Roddy Woomble
Roddy Woomble headlines Thekla
Crofters Rights
Francobollo
Francobollo headline The Crofter's Rights
Mon 23rd/10/2017
O2 Academy
MØ headlines O2 Academy Bristol
Tue 24th/10/2017
Thu 26th/10/2017
SWX
The Pigeon Detectives
The Pigeon Detectives headline SWX
Mon 30th/10/2017
Crofters Rights
THE PROPER ORNAMENTS
Gravy Train presents: The Proper Ornaments, plus support TBA.
Wed 1st/11/2017
Thekla
Big Thief
Big Thief headline Thekla
Thu 2nd/11/2017
The Louisiana
Husky
Husky headline The Louisiana
The Thunderbolt
Helen McCookerybook/Karen/Charlie Tipper
Long term Peel favourite makes a rare appearance in Bristol
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Louisiana
Girl Ray
London based / Moshi Moshi signed indie pop
Wed 8th/11/2017
Thekla
Bad Sounds
Bad Sounds headline Thekla
Thu 9th/11/2017
SWX
Ride
Ride headline SWX
Tue 14th/11/2017
O2 Academy
Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays headline O2 Academy Bristol
Fri 17th/11/2017
Thekla
The Slow Readers Club
The Slow Readers Club headline Thekla
Thu 23rd/11/2017
The Thunderbolt
The Band of Holy Joy + Short Stories
The legendary Band of Holy Joy play Bristol for the first time
Fri 24th/11/2017
SWX
Aldous Harding
Aldous Harding headlines Thekla
Sun 26th/11/2017
Thekla
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar headline Thekla
Fri 1st/12/2017
Thekla
Blaenavon
Blaenavon headline Thekla
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