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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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Woahnows / Katie Ellen
Woahnows album release show!
Crofters Rights
Woman's Hour
Kendall based synth-gloom-pop
The Gallimaufry
Seedling Sessions
Sounds of Harlowe & MYLA
hy-brasil music club
Pop or Not: The Shifters + Katy J Pearson + Gork
The Shifters (melbourne/trouble in mind) play witty off kilter guitar pop, entirely on their own wavelenghth.
The Louisiana
Bayonne
Minimalist composer Bayonne's latest LP Drastic Measures is out on City Slang Feb 22nd.
Cafe Kino
An Evening With Hush Mozey
Inspired by their BBC live performance, Hush Mozey bring you a stripped back and intimate set at Cafe Kino on Thursday the 21st of March!
Rough Trade Bristol
Holiday Ghosts
Brighton garage punks, FFO: The Velvet Underground, Beat Happening
O2 Academy
Arctic Monkeys: Performed Live By A 10-Piece Brass
Join us as we celebrate one of the most iconic albums of the 21st century through a 10-piece brass band.
Hy-brasil
AT: Radiators and Almagrey (Free Event)
Punk and sleazy psychedelia night with two live acts and DJ's
The Greenbank Pub, Easton
Loophole #2: Emily Magpie & She, Robot + support
LOOPHOLE: The second night of BRISTOL LOOPERS COLLECTIVE
LEFTBANK
Konketsu
New sounds from some young Bristol heads
Rough Trade Bristol
So Young x Wax Music: wych elm
The EP release show for one of Bristol's most anticipated bands
Crofters Rights
Breakfast Presents: Rebecka Reinhard EP Launch
An evening of indie folk, indie pop, pop, indie and folk.
The Cube
Group Listening
Two friends ambient re-workings with woven hums, space echos, analogue weaves, void fold and the like
The Lanes
Back To The 80s - Bristol
Join us for the ultimate 80's extravaganza dedicated to the soundtrack of your youth.
Bath Chapel Arts
Faeland + Sealionwoman
"Faeland: You're guaranteed songwriting at its most appealing and enchanting" Bristol Live Magazine 2018
The Spin Bar
Platform 1 / Rebecca Shelley
Folk & roots trio / Multi-instrumentalist songwriter
The Wardrobe Theatre
The Rheingans Sisters
Ear Trumpet Folk Club: Regular intimate, sit-down gigs with some of the greatest musicians from around the globe.
The Canteen
Prima Queen + Rosie Alena
Indie/alt band from Cali!
Crofters Rights
Huw Eddy & The Carnival live at The Crofters Right
Pedalling sound waves with a gob stopping core of Indie Folk
The Old England Pub
*Kimbo Nice* Plus support live at The Old England
Donut Records PRESENTS Kimbo Nice, Malarkey,Tom Birch 29th March
Cafe Kino
John Nicholas - Cafe Kino, Bristol
John Nicholas (w/ full band) live at Cafe Kino, Bristol on 29th March
Exchange
Fishstock 2019
DIY punk all dayer
Mr Wolfs
IT: Ceremoney, Bravo Sierra & Anna Colette
POWER POP to get the wolfden moving!
Crofters Rights
Sugar Candy Mountain
Californian bubble-pop Sugar Candy Mountain back to Bristol at The Lanes!
The Louisiana
Art School Girlfriend
Signed to Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label (home to The Horrors + Glass Animals)
Crofters Rights
Orchards at The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Brighton-based alt-pop quartet Orchards.
The Old England Pub
Pink Ink: Bull//Denh Izen//FOOTBALL FC
York's Bull will blow your ears off with support from the atmospheric Denh Izen and Bristol punks FOOTBALL FC
Crofters Rights
Sam Brockington live at The Crofters Rights
A fantastic vocal talent with huge potential' (BBC Introducing)
Hy-Brasil Music Club
High Climbers 'Faire-Part' Album Launch
Gorgeous, wild and warm - hailing the glorious return of Mike Robertson, High Climbers are releasing their album debut 'Faire-Part'.
Cafe Kino
Pumice | Rosena | Tom Bugs
Eccentric songcraft and noises, built around a rare appearance from New Zealand's very own Pumice.
Crofters Rights
FOIL // Lunarcy
FOIL celebrate the release of their debut EP 'Like A Man'
The Cube
Alex Rex/ The Silver Field
Double Bill of Incredible Music
Crofters Rights
Folk Devils / Inca Babies
An evening of Post-Punk-Blues and Swamp-Rock shenanigans from 80s John Peel favourites.
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Tugboat Captain + special guests
The nautical wonders known as Tugboat Captain are back in Bristol, presented on a salty pedestal by Wax Music and We Are Uncollective
The Lanes
Department S Club Night with The Magic Mod!
Rock & Roll's favourite magician THE MAGIC MOD will be joining JTM
O2 Academy
Sundara Karma
O2 Academy Bristol
The Louisiana
Liela Moss
The Duke Spirit's singer brings her debut LP to Bristol.
The Old England Pub
Fake Laugh
Kamran Khan (bassist of The Japanese House) brings his melodic swoon back to Bristol
The Louisiana
Into The Woods
Upbeat, melodic folk
O2 Academy
Sleeper
O2 Academy Bristol
The Old England Pub
Porridge Radio
Absolutely brilliant sadcore from Brighton.
Zed Alley
Trash! Club Night
Alternative anthems spanning 4 decades
Hy Brasil Music Club
Anna St. Louis
New record 'If Only There Was A River' was produced by Kevin Morby / Kyle Thomas (King Tuff)
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Press Club (+ Support)
One of the hottest bands in Australia head to Bristol for the first time...
The Lanes
BLG Presents - Hickeys (Madrid) + Swallow Cave
BLG Promotions proudly presents Hickeys from Madrid with support from Swallow Cave
Exchange
Howlfest
"Come as you are. It's gonna be a howler."
The White Rabbit
LIPS / Anna Colette / Good Teeth
Falmouth fuzz-pop from LIPS, with local support
The Louisiana
Pet Shimmers
The Bristol collective, led by Oliver Wilde & currently being championed by BBC 6Music, prepare for their return
Anson Rooms
Idlewild
SJM Concerts Present Idlewild plus support
Rough Trade Bristol
Breakfast Records 3rd Birthday Party
A big old birthday bash for Breakfast Records.
Crofters Rights
The Hideaways / Nana White Pepper / Erica
“They have honed a raucously engaging sound that puts them right up there with the most exciting new bands” - Gig Radar
Crofters Rights
Mike Krol
Merge signed American scuzzy punk Mike Krol returns after a four-year break.
Exchange
Weyes Blood
Fourth LP Titanic Rising is out via Sub Pop on 5th April
SouthBank
Rozi Plain
After a lengthy absence the This Is The Kit collaborator returns to her adopted home of Bristol.
O2 Academy
Circa Waves
O2 Academy Bristol
The Canteen
Albert Jones Band + support from REN
Indie Folk, Dreamy Pop, Country and Blues.
The Cube
David Thomas Broughton plus support
Otley's finest returns to Bristol
Exchange
Pop! Not Hate with the Darling Buds
4th in a series of 5 benefit concerts for Hope Not Hate and Stand Up to Racism with the Darling Buds, Davey Woodward and The Total Rejection
The Lanes
The Underground Youth // Tempers
Fuzz Club bright black stars are finally playing their first ever Bristol show!
Elmer's Arms
HCM// Freschard (& Stanley Brinks)
Here Comes Midnight present a Freschard show with Stanley Brink (aka Andre Herman Dune) on lead!
The Lanes
Bee Bee Sea
Lysergic Limes kickoff garage rockers Bee Bee Sea from Italy are coming back to Bristol!
The Cube
My Octopus Mind – Video Release Party
Experimental rock mongers bring their newly-extended 6-piece band to the Cube to celebrate their 2nd video release
The Station
Carla Morrison
Latin Grammy award-winning superstar...
Hy Brasil Music Club
Death By Unga Bunga
FREE! Norwegian rock prophecy comes true at Hy Brasil on 3rd May.
The Louisiana
Juniore + support
If you like a 60's French twist on the garage psych sound and you ain't afraid to dance then Juniore may just be the band of your dreams!
The Mothers Ruin
Breakfast presents: Mermaidens (NZ)
Breakfast Records presents: Mermaidens, Swallow Cave & Slagheap.
The Spin Bar
Mattia Caroli and I Fiori del Male
Italian cinematic folk-indie quintet - superb laid back & melodic acoustic pop
The Old England Pub
Kiran Leonard
The Saddleworth sonic hound returns to Bristol via the incredibly intimate Old England.
Crofters Rights
Hand Habits
Meg Duffy brings sophomore record 'placeholder' to Bristol on 7th May
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Bdrmm
A masterclass in bedroom pop
Cafe Kino
Frances Pylons (EP Launch)
Frances Pylons EP Launch with special guests
Hy Brasil Music Club
Pearl Charles
FREE! Lana Del Ray-esque alt-country
O2 Academy
Better Oblivion Community Center
Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers
The Lanes
Be Forest. // Tallies
An international dream pop night at The Lanes with Be Forest from Italy and Tallies from Canada!
Rough Trade Bristol
Priests
Washington D.C. punks return with the 2nd record 'The Seduction of Kansas'
The Louisiana
James Yorkston
Returns to Bristol with new record 'The Route to the Harmonium’, out on Domino in Feb 2019.
Hy-Brasil Music Club
The Nude Party + support
Good time rock and roll from future greats...
Zed Alley
Punka Presents: Oh The Guilt, HAVVK & Mauwe
From synth pop to noisey grunge this line up is pretty special!
The Lanes
CROCODILES
Gravy Train x BLG presents: Crocodiles, plus guests
swx
Homeshake
Peter Sagar and co make their Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
Vistas - Bristol
Vistas are an indie band hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hy Brasil Music Club
Chris Cohen
Captured Tracks signed, Los Angeles based ex-Deerhoof member
Fiddlers
Shakey Graves
Sublime, spooky, radical dreampop...
Rough Trade Bristol
Still Corners
Returning following their previous sell out
The Cube
Curtis Eller's American Circus
Curtis Eller and his band The American Circus return with their dynamic & highly physical stage performance.
Crofters Rights
Guerilla Toss
DFA signed, New York based synth heavy punks
The Lanes
BLG Presents Elf Power + Support
BLG Promotions are proud to present Elf Power
Crofters Rights
The Stroppies
Melbourne-based DIY titans head to the south for their debut Bristol show
The Lanes
Boogarins
After their sold out debut shows, brasilian psych-pop enthusiasts are coming back at The Lanes with a new record!
The Louisiana
Gia Margaret
Chicago singer/songwriter/producer makes her Bristol debut
Crofters Rights
The Monochrome Set & The Total Rejection
Legendary and highly influential indie band, The Monochrome Set return to Bristol supported by local favourites, The Total Rejection