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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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The Arts House
Jonni Slater + Maaike Siegerist
Jonni Slater launches his new EP, with support from Dutch singer-songwriter Maaike Siegerist.
The Mothers Ruin
Liquid State with support
A night of rock music provided by jaw-dropping local bands guaranteed to be heavy, sweaty & loud
Thekla
Nerina Pallot
Nerina Pallot / Cattle & Cane
TOMORROW
The Louisiana
Breakfast #3 Launch Party All-Dayer
The Gnarwhals / Dream Nails / John / Springbreak / Dama Scout / Wych Elm / It's Chez Ali (Sweden) / Little Baby Sharks / Langkamer
Mr Wolfs
Nightbus Presents
Live Music at Mr Wolfs
Cafe Kino
Laish
Full Band Album Launch
Milk Teeth
Two Day Coma + Little Rêd @ Milk Teeth
Milk Teeth continues its 'From The Carton' acoustic music season with local acts Two Day Coma & Little Rêd on 21st April 2018.
Thekla
The Hara
The Hara: No Regret's UK Tour
Rough Trade
Record Store Day
Rough Trade | Live music all day
Mon 23rd/04/2018
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Hurry Up Harry / Heligan / Lyon Hansen
Thekla
Isaac Gracie
Isaac Gracie, Thekla
Tue 24th/04/2018
Colston Hall
Barenaked Ladies
Grammy nominated pop rock
Thekla
The Low Anthem
The Low Anthem perform at Thekla
Wed 25th/04/2018
The Thunderbolt
SongSmith
SongSmith @The ‘world famous’ Thunderbolt presents Sound and Vision:The Genius of David Bowie plus The Elton John Experience
Thekla
Justin Nozuka
Justin Nozuka, Thekla
Colston Hall
Bryan Ferry
Roxy Music frontman and pop icon Bryan Ferry returns to Colston Hall
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Thu 26th/04/2018
Rough Trade Bristol
SPECTRES / HOUSEWIVES / E B U
Howling Owl Records present another night of unforgivable excellence.
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith Xtra ft Makala Cheung/Hana Piranha/Act O
SongSmith Xtra ft Makala Cheung/Hana Piranha/Act On Impulse
Fri 27th/04/2018
The White Rabbit
Magoo X Red Van Records
Falmouth's finest bringing the southern heat.
The Louisiana
HER'S + Guests
Gravy Train Presents: Her's + Support
Sat 28th/04/2018
Crofters Rights
FOXE + Moon Club
Foxe play live with support from Moon Club
Thekla
Gengahr
Gengahr, Thekla
To The Moon
Good Time House Party with DJ Ruprecht
Good Time House Party! Everyone is invited!
Sun 29th/04/2018
Exchange
Jacuzzi Boys
Miami punks doing punk things
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?
Gravy Train presents: Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? + The Gin Birkins
Tue 1st/05/2018
The Gallimaufry
Lewis Creaven’s Dharma Blues
Electric Blues and fearless improv
Wed 2nd/05/2018
Thekla
We Are Scientists
We Are Scientists, Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Thu 3rd/05/2018
Fri 4th/05/2018
The Cube
Matana Roberts & Kelly Jayne Jones
A brand new collaboration developed and performed for the first time at The Cube
Cafe Kino
Memory Drawings, Manyfingers, TEN.
Dulcimer-led folk and post rock from Anglo/American collective featuring members of Hood.
Sat 5th/05/2018
The Phoenix
Don't Tell Your Mother
LGBTQ+FRIENDS Dance party
Mr Wolfs
IT: DOLLS, Latenight Honeymoon & GORK
DOLLS return to Mr. Wolf's, expect another killer live show!
Thekla
Sam Brookes
Sam Brookes, Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Subvulture (alt night)
A evening of alternative music
Sun 6th/05/2018
Mon 7th/05/2018
Crofters Rights
Partner + Support
Exploration of intimacy, friendship, sexuality and rock n roll.
Tue 8th/05/2018
Thekla
Pinkshinyultrablast
Pinkshinyultrablast, Thekla
Wed 9th/05/2018
The Lanes
The Spook School
Radiator Hospital / Peaness
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Thu 10th/05/2018
Thekla
Gang Of Youths
Gang of Youths, Thekla
Fri 11th/05/2018
The Old Market Assembly
Elephant Sessions
Elephant Sessions are a musical power house, welding weapons grade grooves and guitar attack
The Lazy Dog
Obscene Dating #2
‘Cards against humanity’ inspired speed dating
The Mothers Ruin
Snap! Crackle! POP!
A Pop music night with no shame
Sat 12th/05/2018
Zed Alley
The Wolfhounds & Lonely Tourist Concert!
RED DUST FROM MARS are please to announce that the Wolfhounds and Lonely Tourist will be our first live acts for the summer.
Sun 13th/05/2018
Thekla
The Magic Numbers
The Magic Numbers perform at Thekla
Tue 15th/05/2018
Exchange
Cousin Kula
Chiverin Showcase at The Exchange
Wed 16th/05/2018
Thekla
Japanese Breakfast
Japanese Breakfast, Thekla
The Trinity Centre
Mesadorm // DJ Waxmouse
Heterogaster Album Launch / Mayfest @ The Trinity
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Fri 18th/05/2018
Colston Hall
Os Mutantes (in The Lantern)
Cult Brazilian band Os Mutantes
Sat 19th/05/2018
Mr Wolfs
Nightbus presents
Live music at Mr Wolfs
Sun 20th/05/2018
The Lanes
Peace Unofficial Afterparty
Kindness is The New Rock 'n' Roll and to celebrate we're throwing a big ol' after party in The Lanes following Peace's SWX show!
Mon 21st/05/2018
Thekla
Island
Island, Live at Thekla
Tue 22nd/05/2018
Hy-Brasil Music Club
MLUTV Presents: IS BLISS
MLUTV Presents: IS BLISS + JENNIFER + WYCH ELM + THE MALARKEY
The Lantern
Sam Lee's Singing With Nightingales (
A music & stories journey into woods where nightingales sing
Thekla
Spector
Spector perform at Thekla
Wed 23rd/05/2018
The Mothers Ruin
Breakfast presents Yukon Era (NZ) w/ Wych Elm + Sa
Touring post-punk / psych band from New Zealand with local support.
The Grain Barge
Avi Buffalo
Super intimate / rare solo show from Sub Pop signed Avi Buffalo
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Thu 24th/05/2018
The Louisiana
Screaming Females
New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries
Fri 25th/05/2018
The Old Market Assembly
CoCo and the Butterfields
CoCo and the Butterfields are an English indie-pop band, from Canterbury, Kent.
Crofters Rights
As Sirens Fall / Flowerpot / Wild Eyed
Feels like forever, Bristol. Support comes from the awesome Flowerpot and Wild Eyed!
Wed 30th/05/2018
The Mothers Ruin
Hey! Student!
Free entry and drink offers all night
Thu 31st/05/2018
Thekla
Wildwood Kin
Wildwood Kin perform at Thekla
Sat 2nd/06/2018
Crofters Rights
Pink Kink
BUBBLEBUTT, BUBBLEBUTT
Thu 7th/06/2018
Mr Wolfs
IT: Them Things & Special Guests
Psych Pop Prowess from the North West in Mr Wolf's!
Sat 9th/06/2018
To The Moon
IT: Jake Morgan, Ben Cooling & Night Ride DJs
Imagine That brings together two very talented songwriters for a Saturday evening session followed by Night Ride DJs
Zed Alley
The Total Rejection, Milky Wimpshake, JonnyKinkaid
Second RED DUST FROM MARS Indie Alternative Club Night
The Louisiana
Palm + Support
Palm plays rock music backwards
Fri 15th/06/2018
Rough Trade Bristol
MOANING (SUB POP)
Gravy Train Presents: Moaning (Sub Pop) + Guests
Fri 22nd/06/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
Echo & The Bunnymen + The Jesus & Mary Chain
Echo & The Bunnymen + The Jesus & Mary Chain + Peter Hook & The Light in Bristol this summer for Skyline Series!
Mon 25th/06/2018
The Fleece
The Wave Pictures + Snails & more TBC
One of the UK’s most prolific and beloved bands,
Fri 13th/07/2018
Mr Wolfs
IT: Mitch Sanders (Full Band) & The Getsettes
Mitch Sanders headlines Mr Wolf's with his brand new band!
Fri 20th/07/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
Future Islands (Skyline Series)
American synth pop band Future Islands visit Bristol for the Skyline Series this summer!
Mon 30th/07/2018
The Louisiana
The Burning Hell
Alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom
Fri 24th/08/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
James Arthur (Skyline Series)
James Arthur live in Bristol this summer for Skyline Series!
Fri 31st/08/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
Texas and Imelda May (Skyline Series)
Texas and Imelda May come to Bristol this summer for Skyline Series.
Fri 7th/09/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
Garbage (Skyline Series)
90's rock legends Garbage come to Bristol this summer for Skyline Series!
Sun 9th/09/2018
St Philips Gate, Feeder Road
The The (Skyline Series)
Post-punk heroes The The come to Bristol for Skyline Series.
Mon 24th/09/2018
Rough Trade, Bristol
Paris Monster, White Feather Collective
New York Alt Duo back in the UK by popular demand - you've seen them go viral….now catch them LIVE!
Fri 28th/09/2018
The Louisiana
La Luz
LA based surf-noir enthusiasts making their Bristol debut
Sat 29th/09/2018
Thekla
Definitely Oasis
Definitely Oasis perform at Thekla
Sat 6th/10/2018
The Louisiana
IT: Red Rum Club & Special Guests
'Tarantino-esque' western vibes hit The Louie!
Wed 10th/10/2018
Thekla
Poets Of The Fall
Poets Of The Fall perform at Thekla
Sun 21st/10/2018
Thekla
Sea Girls
Sea Girls perform at Thekla
Thu 25th/10/2018
Thekla
Palace Winter
Palace Winter perform at Thekla
Tue 30th/10/2018
Thekla
Goat Girl
Goat Girl perform at Thekla