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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!

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Ease yourself into the new normal at Crofters Rights with hot-tipped indie torch songs of youthful energy from The Rooves. The Rooves + Suki + Shock Horror **CANCELLED** at Crofters Rights.

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Crofters Rights
MOLLY PARDEN + EMILY ISHERWOOD + AMY MAY ELLIS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Louisiana
The Parrots
The Parrots return with their new record 'Dos' on Heavenly Recordings
Mr Wolfs
Hunny Buzz + Support
Dive in and choose optimism and love.
The Louisiana
5%: 5 years of 1% of One
£5 ticket / 5 years of promoting in Bristol / loads of bands !
Cloak and Dagger, The
Kololo, Mali Elin, Sam Paul and Nigel G Lownes
Arts2Life at the Cloak and Dagger Bringing you an eclectic range of local independent musicians from around Bristol.
Gravity
BED: End of Exams Party!
Exams are finally over...
Rough Trade Bristol
Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren
1% of One ... Presents .. Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren
The Marble Factory
José González
With his intimate, elegant songwriting José González has captured the hearts of many across the world.
The Square Club
BURST Open Mic Night
Come to The Square Club for a night of musical talent hosted by BURST!
Mr Wolfs
IVW: Hum Fuzz + Catching Mangoes
Soulful upbeat tunes that aim for the audiences’ hearts
Strange Brew
POSTPONED: Steve Gunn LIVE
Acoustic / folk guitar experimentalist Steve Gunn heads to Strange Brew
Rough Trade Bristol
0800 Moshi
Vanity Fairy, Speedboat, Nu Garcon + All Cats Are Beautiful
Rough Trade Bristol
Deathcrash
deathcrash return with their long awaiting debut album Return
The Lanes
TAPEWORMS + INDIGOS + DWELL
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Strand of Oaks
Strand of Oaks at Exchange
Seamus O'Donnell's
Millie May
Singer/Songwriter and entertainer
Crofters Rights
Mosaic Live + Longcoats & Reminders
Bristol Pop Rock trio ‘Mosaic’ take to the stage of the brand new second room at ‘The Crofters Rights’ Bristol for their first show of 2022
Exchange
Katy J Pearson
Katy J Pearson SXSW Fundraiser at Exchange
The Trinity Centre
Pip Blom
Dutch indie-pop with a twist
The Louisiana
Chad VanGaalen + Kiwi Jr.
Cult Canadian illustrator / Sub Pop signed @chadvangaalen finally returns to Bristol
Zed Alley
Fancy That: Unplugged Sessions
Fancy That Events presents: Jodie Mellor, Daniel Quinton and Callum Ettrick.
Crofters Rights
SN: Nukuluk / Biped / Quade
Leftfield hip-hop and electronics
The Lanes
The C33s + Zed Motel
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Slime City / Conge / Head Noise
Blowout Presents Slime City with support from Conge and Head Noise
Cloak and Dagger, The
Teah Lewis + Hallworth -- The Big Adventure Tour
A stunning evening of delicate delights courtesy of two top travelling musicians,,,
The Lanes
THE DEATH OF POP + PALE BLUE EYES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
DUCKS LTD. (Carpark Records)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
LIVE At The Crofters Rights
Hunny Buzz headlining, with Callum Ettrick and The Dukes Of Burgundy and further support TBA
Crofters Rights
MOSES
Moses stop off at Bristol as part of their 2022 mini UK Tour
Strange Brew
CANCELLED - Lala Lala - LIVE
The moniker of Chicago-based musician Lillie West, Lala Lala “makes direct indie rock that delivers an emotional punch” (DIY).
The Louisiana
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Hot Flash Heat Wave make their Bristol return !
The Ill Repute
The Black Tambourines
Legendary Cornish punks reunite + make an intimate return to Bristol
Sprints
Sprints
Raw and raucous, SPRINTS are a garage-noise four-piece from Dublin. Catch them at Strange Brew this February.
Rough Trade Bristol
Master Peace
Master Peace’s “genre-fluid and expansive sonic palette” (London in Stereo) fuses indie, rap, pop and R&B into a shimmering sound.
Exchange
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Exchange
The Holloways
The Holloways at Exchange
Exchange
The Hideaways
The Hideaways at Exchange
Crofters Rights
HEKA
Plus special guests
Zed Alley
Fluorescent Adolescent
Untamed's NEW venture! A night of alternative anthems and indie bangers!
The Lanes
THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV + THE NEW AMERICA
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Klyphex Presents: The New America + Supports
A night featuring some of the best upcoming sounds from Bristol and further afield
The Louisiana
VEPS
Presented by Gravy Train.
Exchange
Current Joys
Current Joys at Exchange
The Cube
Kathleen Frances
Making her hometown debut!
The Lanes
LE COULEUR
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Louisiana
The Marijanovic + support
The Marijanovic channels dark brooding swathes of analogue synths, tribalistic drum beats overlaid with vulnerable torch song lyrics.
Gravity
BED: St.Patrick's Day!
Join our special one-off St.Paddy Show!
Thekla
The Weather Station
Brilliant new LP Ignorance was released via Fat Possum earlier this year - one of 2021’s best
Crofters Rights
Kiran Leonard
Kiran brings his Trespass On Foot Group to Bristol
The Louisiana
Langkamer
The real humdingers return!
Crofters Rights
Samana
Plus special guests
The Trinity Centre
Fink
Bristolian, low-slung groove
The Trinity Centre
Lucy Dacus
American folk-rocker shows a new side in 2021 album, Home Video
The Tobacco Factory
Caroline
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
The Tobacco Factory
Caroline
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
The Lanes
DIVORCE
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Fatherson
Fatherson at Exchange, Bristol
The Trinity Centre
BC Camplight
Maverick indie songsmith
Crofters Rights
WYLDEST
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
The Beths
The Beths at Exchange (matinee)
Exchange
The Beths
The Beths at Exchange
The Lanes
UV-TV
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Katy Kirby
Katy Kirby brings her Cool Dry Place to Bristol, finally !
Various Venues
Outer Town Festival
A multi-venue extravaganza celebrating the city’s diverse DIY/Post-Punk/Underground scene
The Lanes
LAURA STEVENSON
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Aldous Harding
Emotional, gothic, indie-pop
The Trinity Centre
Mystery Jets
A Billion Heartbeats tour
Crofters Rights
Weakened Friends + snake eyes
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
O2 Academy
Black Country, New Road
Black Country, New Road announce their second album out on the 04.02.22 via Ninja Tune.
Moles
Penelope Isles
Brighton based brother and sister songwriting duo Penelope Isles, bring their second record out on Bella Union.
The Trinity Centre
Alex Cameron
Al Cam & his brass booted partner Roy Malloy make their long-awaited return
The Trinity Centre
Wet Leg
Post-punk Isle Of Wight duo
Strange Brew
Spirit of the Beehive LIVE
US alternative indie band just signed to Saddle Creek make their Bristol debut!
Exchange
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. at Exchange
The Lanes
HONEY MOON
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
EADES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Station
Joshua Radin
Joshua Radin is “one of a crop of singer-songwriters whose names became ubiquitous with a particular kind of heartstring-pulling drama”.
The Lanes
BLACK MARBLE
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Bath Forum
Tindersticks
As Tindersticks celebrate three decades as a band they mark this milestone with a special two-set show.
Thekla
La Luz
LA based surf-psychers return to Bristol
The Trinity Centre
Low
Low present upcoming album "Hey What"
The Lanes
TUYS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Louisiana, The
Clock Opera
A new tour, new music, and finally time to play brilliant 2020 album 'Carousel' live!
Strange Brew
Joanne Robertson LIVE
Simple Things welcomes avant garde femme-folk / acoustic / ambient singer-songwriter Joanne Robertson
Exchange
Johnny Foreigner + Guests
Johnny Foreigner + Guests @ Exchange, Bristol
The Cube
Friendly Records presents: Modern Nature
“Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises”
Exchange
Jonathan Bree
Jonathan Bree at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
SPORTS: Get A Good Look World Tour
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
The Trinity Centre
Whyte Horses
Enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop
The Trinity Centre
YARD ACT + NUHA RUBY RA
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
The Lanes
KEEP DANCING INC
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions & Gravy Train.
The Lanes
MNNQNS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
The Wandering Hearts
London-based alt-country/folk Americana
The Fleece
The Wave Pictures
The Wave Pictures have a prolific aptitude for crafting charming, anecdotal pop earworms.
The Marble Factory
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever + Stella Donnelly
Melbourne quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s latest release ‘Sideways to New Italy’ is the summer we’ve all been wishing for.
Exchange
Faye Webster
Faye Webster at Exchange
The Lightship
Peter Case & Sid Griffin with Guy Malkerson
Legends Peter Case & Sid Griffin in Bristol one night only on their European tour
The Trinity Centre
Helado Negro
Joyous, rhythmic love songs suited for the dancefloor
The Lanes
TV GIRL
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Their long-awaited Bristol return: Presenting New Fragility
Exchange
Gregor Barnett
Gregor Barnett at Exchange
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
India Electric Co. + support TBC
India Electric Co. headline Downend Folk Club's April concert at Frenchay Village Hall
Exchange
Briston Maroney
Briston Maroney at Exchange
Exchange
The Dears
Montreal based indie rockers return to Bristol
The Marble Factory
YARD ACT
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
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