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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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Thekla
Aquilo
Aquilo headline Thekla
The Louisiana
Trailer Trash Tracys
Domino signed duo returning after five year hiatus
Tue 26th/09/2017
Thekla
BIMM, UOB & UWE — Alternative Freshers
ALTERNATIVE FRESHERS' FAIR — BIMM / BRISTOL & UWE Tuesday 26th September — Thekla, Bristol
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
Mr Wolfs
Temple Keys, Katie Mac & The Belishas
Imagine That presents Temple Keys, Katie Mac & The Belishas
The Thunderbolt
Auricula Records present The Real King(s) of Spain
Auricula Records presents The Real King(s) of Spain
Fri 29th/09/2017
Thekla
Van Zeller
Bristol's garage rock 4 piece Van Zeller play their biggest headline to date on the boat.
Sat 30th/09/2017
The White Rabbit
Jack Goldstein + Garden Centre + Green Hands
plus Chiba and Nick Ereaut. £5 on the door
The Old Bookshop
Red Ray & The Reprobates ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY!!! *Plus Special Guests*
Crofters Rights
Gecko in Bristol
Singer storyteller returns to Bristol
Sun 1st/10/2017
The Lantern
Micah P. Hinson and The Holy Strangers
Texan alt-country musician delivers deadpan folk songs with dry wit
Mon 2nd/10/2017
The Old England Pub
DRUNK MUMS (AUS)
Gravy Train Presents: Drunk Mums + Human Bones + Holiday Ghosts
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
The Mothers Ruin
NIGHT RIDE
ALTERNATIVE CLUB NIGHT IN THE DOWNSTAIRS DUNGEON OF THE MOTHER'S RUIN
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.
Fri 6th/10/2017
Cafe Kino
Leisure Recs: Harvey Causon - Single Launch
An intimate performance from the stunning Harvey Causon.
Sat 7th/10/2017
The Old England Pub
Kiss my Acid // Think Pretty // Salt Bath //
Kiss Me, Promotions presents Kiss My Acid with Think Pretty, Salt Bath and Corrupting Josie
Crofters Rights
Allman Brown
Allman Brown headlines The Crofter's Rights
Thekla
Fickle Friends
Fickle Friends headline Thekla
Colston Hall
Bristol Take Over feat. This Is The Kit
A mass of Bristol’s bands, DJs, musicians, labels and party makers – along with some good friends from further afield.
The Lanes
DEPARTMENT S CLUB NIGHT with THE DELINQUENTS plus
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM...
Sun 8th/10/2017
Cafe Kino
The Antics Joke Show Ft. Jollyboat!
Have a seriously fun Sunday of comedy brought by Up The Antics!
Mon 9th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Shame
Shame headline The Louisiana
Tue 10th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
George Glew
Big voice, big songs and big ambition
Wed 11th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Ulrika Spacek
Huge / wiggy psych rock from London
Thu 12th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Cut Glass Kings, Insomnichord & Radiators
Imagine That presents a night of Psych Rock 'n' Roll
Salt Café
Dusty Cut
Dusty Cut return to Bristol to launch their debut album 'Hawaii'.
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Funnel pres. The Desert, Harry Houseago & Cyro
Funnel present a free gig with 3 incredible emerging artists...
The Thunderbolt
Vic Godard & Subway Sect/Glaxo Babies/Ch
Vic Godard & Subway Sect/The Glaxo Babies/The Charlie Tipper Conspiracy
Fri 13th/10/2017
Crofters Rights
Nicholson Heal Single Launch
plus Jamie Cruickshank, Dogeyed and Langkamer
Zed Alley
Mitch Sanders & Molly Cheek // Imagine That Spins
Mitch Sanders & Molly Cheek play live & Imagine That DJs til late
Sat 14th/10/2017
Salt Café
Free Severn Sound Presents Magic Summers
Quality alt-pop music from three innovative artists
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
Mon 16th/10/2017
The Lantern
Forest Swords (in The Lantern)
One of the UK’s most significant electronic artists and composers
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..
Mr Wolfs
Plastic Barricades + The Lasting Days
Alternative indie rock band from London, UK. Ready to heal your wounds and conquer your heart!
Thekla
Vagabon
Vagabon headlines Thekla
Fri 20th/10/2017
The Louisiana
Sløtface
Sløtface headline The Louisiana
The Old England Pub
Vinegar W/Cloudshoes and Daniela Dyson
plus print making workshops from Victoria Willmott
Thekla
LICE + YOWL
Bristol post-punks bring their London based label mates to town.
Sat 21st/10/2017
Thekla
Roddy Woomble
Roddy Woomble headlines Thekla
Crofters Rights
Francobollo
Francobollo headline The Crofter's Rights
Sun 22nd/10/2017
Crofters Rights
Fake Laugh
London based Fake Laugh bring sickly-melodic guitar music to town
Mon 23rd/10/2017
O2 Academy
MØ headlines O2 Academy Bristol
Tue 24th/10/2017
The Gallimaufry
Plume of Feathers + Locks
A band, an album and a former pub
Wed 25th/10/2017
Thu 26th/10/2017
The Mothers Ruin
Imagine That presents: Red Rum Club
Red Rum Club return to Bristol to play Mother's Ruin!
SWX
The Pigeon Detectives
The Pigeon Detectives headline SWX
Mr Wolfs
Jump the Shark
Indie rock night
Fri 27th/10/2017
The Old England Pub
Secret Shine / Hollow Mask / Gosa Vadd
AN EVENING OF SHOEGAZE / NOISE / DREAM POP – FREE ENTRY!
El Rincon Bristol
September Song duo
Brilliant & legendary pop duo
Mon 30th/10/2017
Crofters Rights
THE PROPER ORNAMENTS
Gravy Train presents: The Proper Ornaments, plus support TBA.
The Lantern
Liars
The art-rockers have continued to experiment with their sound – from stripped-down rock to pulsing electronic
Tue 31st/10/2017
Crofters Rights
Halloween Howler
WITCH FEVER, LEECHES, HUMAN BONES & INDIGOS
Southbank
TONSTARTSSBANDHT + Holiday Ghosts
Mastermind of Mac DeMarco’s guitarist Andy White + his brother Edwin, there are now 17 releases tucked beneath the belt of TONSTARTSSBANDHT.
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
Sat 4th/11/2017
The Old England Pub
BLOODY KNEES
Gravy Train Presents: Bloody knees + Slonk + Heavy Lungs
Southbank
LaDIYfest Bristol 2017
LaDIYfest Bristol 2017
The Lantern
Tennyson
brother-sister duo from Alberta create an infections and unpredictable live performance with a raw talent
Tue 7th/11/2017
The Louisiana
Girl Ray
London based / Moshi Moshi signed indie pop
The Lantern
Nick Hakim
This Brooklyn blues inspired outfit weaves tender melodies and heartfelt soul
Wed 8th/11/2017
Thekla
Bad Sounds
Bad Sounds headline Thekla
Thu 9th/11/2017
SWX
Ride
Ride headline SWX
Fri 10th/11/2017
El Rincon Bristol
The Shonky Trio
Magnificently shonky bass/guitar/drums trio
Sat 11th/11/2017
Crofters Rights
Goat Girl
Gritty South London, Rough Trade signed quartet
The Folk House
Faeland Album Launch!
Pop-folk band Faeland release their debut album at The Folk House.
Tue 14th/11/2017
O2 Academy
Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays headline O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 15th/11/2017
The Grain Barge
Kane Strang
New Zealand guitar-pop man, signed to Dead Oceans (Slowdive, Destroyer)
Thu 16th/11/2017
Exchange
The JB Conspiracy "This Machine"
'This Machine' 10 year show!
Fri 17th/11/2017
Thekla
The Slow Readers Club
The Slow Readers Club headline Thekla
Sat 18th/11/2017
Crofters Rights
HER'S
Gravy Train presents... Her's, plus special guests
Exchange
Illustr8ors Bristol Headline Show
iLLUSTR8ORS + YOUTH + LORALIE - Bristol - Exchange
Thekla
Wolf Parade
Montreal indie rockers Wolf Parade return with their first new album in seven years.
Mon 20th/11/2017
Crofters Rights
WEAVES
Gravy Train presents... Weaves, plus special guests
Exchange
Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons)
One half of Bristol based duo Fuck Buttons returns to showcase his debut solo record
Tue 21st/11/2017
Crofters Rights
SWEDISH DEATH CANDY
Gravy Train presents... Swedish Death Candy, plus Yo No Se
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
Crofters Rights
Dinner
Captured Tracks label man's new record features members of Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin & Ducktails' bands
Fri 24th/11/2017
SWX
Aldous Harding
Aldous Harding headlines Thekla
Sat 25th/11/2017
Crofters Rights
Childcare
Fresh from their arena tour supporting Bastille, London based outfit CHILDCARE bring their neat guitar-pop to Bristol
Fiddlers
Doreen Doreen
Doreen Doreen return to Fiddlers this November.
Sun 26th/11/2017
Thekla
And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar headline Thekla
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
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
Wed 13th/12/2017
Cafe Kino
David Thomas Broughton
David Thomas Broughton supported by Landslide Purist and others tbc