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Indie Gigs in Bristol

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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.

What’s become of Indie music? For many of a certain generation the early 2000s were the peak of indie music here in Bristol and in the UK as a whole. Not to be confused with the association of independent music (although indie does stand for ‘independent music’) indie came out of the 80s DIY scene and peaked in the 00s mainstream with acts like the Strokes and the Libertines. So where is indie now? Now indie in Bristol might just amount to clubnights like Ramshackle, and we have the decline of grassroots music venues to blame maybe. So while independent music might always be around, the genre formerly known as indie might be dead!

Our recent indie recommendations

Punk poet extraordinaire T.S. Idiot hosts a night of lo-fi adoration with nautical obssessed indie from Tugboat Captain and perfect queer-gaze pop duo Muffintops. TUGBOAT CAPTAIN / ALEXANDER CANWELL / KETIBU at Exchange.
Energetic indie punks Gender Roles return to Bristol for a guaranteed high-octane performance after they blew Rough Trade a new one in 2019. Gender Roles / snake eyes / Slug Puppie at Exchange.

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Crofters Rights
MØAA + LORCÁN
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
American Poetry Club
indie/emo from New York
The Thunderbolt
THE BIG HOWEVER + Support
Bristol based art folk garage collective.
The Old England Pub
Parlour + Beverly Shrills + Big Byrd
Parlour celebrate the release of their new single ‘Love is Expecting You’.
Mocha Mocha Coffee House
Ben Cipolla Lunchtime Solo Gig
Local jazz-pop artist playing his new album 'Casa Mia' at a much-loved coffee shop in Bristol.
The Canteen
Murmuration Choir
40 voiced, contemporary choral project based in Bristol
Crofters Rights
VINTAGE CROP + ALTERNATIVE MILKS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Spang Sisters // Holy Loaf // Dick Dent
WAX PRESENTS: Spang Sisters + Holy Loaf + Dick Dent (£8)
Strange Brew
Cardboard Club w/ Punchcutter & more - FREE ENTRY
Absurdist fun DIY music cacophony w/ Punchcutter, Carnivorous Plants & Robert Ridley-Shackleton - like a lo-fi Prince
The Jam Jar
Jacob Dersley: The Adolescence Tour
Capture the beauty of adolescence with Jacob Dersley Live on his debut tour.
Exchange
Onelinedrawing
Jonah Matranga's Onelinedrawing
The Crown
LOW LIFE (AUS), POWERPLANT, and MONEY
Early evening gig at The Crown with two incredible post punk bands
The Canteen
Josh Geffin + Jimmy Grayburn
A welcome and sensitive breath of fresh folk air + music that celebrates and mocks the mundane while stirring the soul
Exchange
La Luz + Holiday Ghosts
LA based surf-psychers return to Bristol
The Thunderbolt
CARE HOME + Special Guest DJ John Kerridge
CARE HOME + Special Guest DJ John Kerridge
The Lanes
W. H. LUNG + PALE BLUE EYES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Thunderbolt
FOLIO + Support
FOLIO + Juice Pops + Two Floors Up
Crofters Rights
Department S present Holy Youth Movement
Holy Youth Movement headline their home city.
Exchange
Crywank
Crywank at Exchange
The Trinity Centre
Sea Power
Art-rock experimentalism with a rare imagination
The Canteen
Boci
'boci' incorporates the life-affirming soul of celtic folk into a modern, alternative/indie-pop sound
Exchange
Briston Maroney
Briston Maroney at Exchange
Crofters Rights
The Black Tambourines + Been Stellar
Legendary Cornish punks reunite + make an intimate return to Bristol
The Louisiana
Tonstartssbandht + The Rothmans
Brothers Andy & Edwin White make their long-awaited Bristol return
Exchange
'Chasing Dolls' Headline @Exchange Basement
For the lovers of Alternative Rock, Punk, Grunge and Indie, This one's for you!
Zed Alley
Fluorescent Adolescent
A nighty of indie and alternative anthems and Britpop Bangers!
Exchange
Adults
Adults at Exchange
Exchange
Cheerbleederz
Cheerbleederz at Exchange
Art Club
Have A Good Afternoon Single Release
Have A Good Afternoons Single Release Gig
Crofters Rights
Crofter's Rights Live Indie Night
Head down to Crofter's Rights to watch some quality live music from three great bands!
Crofters Rights
BAD SIDEKICK ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
BAD SIDEKICK ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY WITH ANNABEL ALLUM, SIT DOWN & HOLY REPTILE
Exchange
Specialist Subject Weekender
Specialist Subject Weekender at Exchange
The Jam Jar
boci ALBUM LAUNCH + ÂELLIN + Solomon O.B
Violin looper and singer-songwriter 'boci' releases her first album alongside an 8-peice line-up of local musicians
The Lanes
APOLLO GHOSTS + HAMBURGER
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Jam Jar
Ben Cipolla - Live Album Showcase
Soul-soothing vocals with jazz-pop band and string quartet
The Trinity Centre
Soccer Mommy
Alt-indie with synth-filled nods of new wave and goth
The Cube
HCM// Advance Base + Karima Walker + SH Davidson
Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) returns to the UK with support from Karima Walker + SH Davidson
Crofters Rights
GLUE TRIP
Presented by BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
THE HOWLERS
Presented by BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Katy J Pearson
Critically acclaimed folk-indie with a pop twist
Exchange
Strand of Oaks
Strand of Oaks at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
Dana Gavanski
Following a triumphant second album release, Dana Gavanski makes her return
Strange Brew
Breakfest 2022
All dayer from Bristol indie label Breakfast Records - peel away your inhibitions. A bold new future is within our grasp.
Exchange
Jack Cullen
Jack Cullen at Exchange
Exchange
Just Mustard
Just Mustard at Exchange
Redgrave Theatre
Robyn Hitchcock
A singular rock’n’roll troubadour for six decades.
Crofters Rights
DUCKS LTD. (Carpark Records)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Dean McMullen
Dean McMullen at Exchange
The Lanes
LAURA STEVENSON + KATIE MALCO
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
BLOOD WIZARD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
DUMMY
FFO: Silver Apples, Laraaji, Velvet Underground, Stereolab, Cluster, Antena, My Bloody Valentine, Haruomi Hosono, Carl Sagan, Yo La Tengo, F
Exchange
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Slaughter Beach, Dog at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
BABEHEAVEN
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Uninvited
Four piece band from Glasgow, Scotland
The Lanes
SPIELBERGS
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
WYLDEST + JEMIMA COULTER
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
LITTLE THIEF
Presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Remember Sports
Remember Sports at Exchange
The Lanes
NATURE TV
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
The Dears
Montreal based indie rockers return to Bristol
Strange Brew
Soak LIVE
Singer-songwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland - 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' (Guardian)
Redgrave Theatre
Cass McCombs
Striking alt-pop with sharp lyricism
Exchange
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly at Exchange
Crofters Rights
DIVORCE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Gilla Band
Noise-rock and heavy tempos
The Trinity Centre
Cassia
Tropical indie guys
Crofters Rights
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Mr Wolfs
BERRIES
Tight crunchy guitar lines and puncturing rhythmic patterns.
The Louisiana
JERRY PAPER
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae.
Strange Brew
Murkage Dave
Modern-day poet invoking soul, house and indie pop
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
Jacob & Drinkwater + Filkin's Drift
Jacob & Drinkwater headline Downend Folk Club's October concert
The Trinity Centre
Porridge Radio
Bring their upcoming record Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky to Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
CHINA BEARS + BRIDGES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Midlake
Immersive and mysterious folk-rock
Strange Brew
POSTPONED: Spirit of the Beehive LIVE
US alternative indie band just signed to Saddle Creek make their Bristol debut!
The Cube
Myriam Gendron + guests + record players
Atmospheric songs. Music for readers. Live in the cinema. It's good.
Exchange
Bleach Lab
Bleach Lab + support at Exchange
SWX
Animal Collective
Simple Things proudly presents: Animal Collective live at SWX
The Trinity Centre
Zeal & Ardor
Blackened metal meets soaring gospel
The Jam Jar
India Electric Co.
Genre-crossing sound combining traditional instruments and subtle electronic influences
The Lanes
DEHD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Nina Nesbitt
Alt-pop with chilled out indie vibes
Crofters Rights
Lime Garden
So Young signees make their debut Bristol headline
Exchange
Martha
Martha at Exchange
The Marble Factory
YARD ACT
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
The Trinity Centre
Billy Nomates
Brutally honest, humorous, post-punk
Crofters Rights
ALICE BOMAN
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Wardrobe Theatre
Rachel Baiman
Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and