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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 Louisiana
Blaenavon
Blaenavon headline The Louisiana
TOMORROW
Seedling Sessions
Seedling Sessions 28th March
Introducing 3 acts in one night
Thekla
Francois and the Atlas Mountains
Francois and the Atlas Mountains headline Thekla
The Gallimaufry
Jack Cheshire
"Absolutely fantastic..." Lauren Laverne, BBC 6music
Wed 29th/03/2017
Exchange
She Drew The Gun
SHE DREW THE GUN - Live + Support -----------------
Thu 30th/03/2017
Thekla
Dirty Hit Tour
The Dirty Hit Tour takes over Thekla : with Superfood, King Nun and Pale Waves
Crofters Rights
The Gnarwhals Pool House EP Launch
Crofter's becomes a pool party with The Gnarwhals, Chuman, Broadbay and Springbreak!
The Fleece
Slowdive
Slowdive headline The Fleece
The Louisiana
New Carnival
New Carnival headline The Louisiana plus support from Gurr
The Grain Barge
Ed Lofstedt's 'sweep me away' EP launch
Ed Lofstedt launches his new EP 'sweep me away' with Cécile and Salvation Bill
Fri 31st/03/2017
Salt Café
Tom Mitchell & Sarah Proudfoot / Emma Langford
Folk-pop of the highest order from three superb artists
The Louisiana
Emily Magpie, Cécile and Cure Kydd
A night in the cellar of candlelit unplugged waves of dreampop and folk
Fiddlers
The Fall in Bristol 31.03.2017
Mark E Smith and his merry men
Colston Hall
Grandaddy
Grandaddy headline The Colston Hall plus support from Amber Arcades
Thekla
Rusty Shackle
Rusty Shackle headline Thekla plus support from The Rumble
The Surrey Vaults
Hallelugenia Live + Dj BassTard
Electronic Rock Duo + Eclectic Funk Selections
Sat 1st/04/2017
The Lanes
PAUL WELLER AFTER SHOW with ANDY CROFTS DJ SET
Legendary Bristol club night with JOHN THE MOD!!
Sun 2nd/04/2017
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Henry Slim & Rebecca Philip
Country-folk duo bring authentic roots music to the Alma
Hydra Bookshop
Brvce Willis
Brvce Willis / Anchord / Radiators / Slonk at Hydrabooks
Mon 3rd/04/2017
Tue 4th/04/2017
The Louisiana
Gouranga
An Acoustic Concert - Lewis Creaven/Pixi Encore/Leanne McFadden/Rebecca Shelley
Wed 5th/04/2017
Thekla
Haley Bonar
Haley Bonar headlines Thekla
The Louisiana
King No One
King No One headline The Louisiana
Rise
Tall Ships
Live at Rise Bristol
Thu 6th/04/2017
The Louisiana
Georgie
Georgie headlines The Louisiana
Mr Wolfs
No Violet Single Launch Show + Dead Royalties
Grunge / Alt / Fuzz love + Art / Post Punk
The Grain Barge
BATH BOMB
Bath Spa young band showcase
Fri 7th/04/2017
Exchange
GOAN DOGS - UK Tour Homecoming
GOAN DOGS take their signature blend of experimental rhythms and invigorating melodies out on the road.
El Rincon Bristol
Horsefly Orchestra
Intriguing new band with cult pedigree
Sat 8th/04/2017
The Red Lion, BS5
Oktopi
Stirring deep in the briny fathoms, the septet and phantom limb
The Lanes
Department S Club Night with The Beatles Again
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM playing a dynamite mix of Indie...
Rise
The Big Moon
Live at Rise Bristol
Sun 9th/04/2017
The Tobacco Factory
Sean Snook
Harmony laden country-pop
Mon 10th/04/2017
Mr Wolfs
The Real King(s) of Spain
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft The Real King(s) of Spain / Jack Cooper and the Offshore / Anna O’Mally
Tue 11th/04/2017
Mr Wolfs
WHITE PARKER // RADIATORS // HUSH MOZEY
Rock 'n' Roll at Mr Wolfs // Curated by Imagine That ✌️
Wed 12th/04/2017
Crofters Rights
Rose Elinor Dougall
Rose Elinor Dougall headlines The Crofter's Rights
Fri 14th/04/2017
Cafe Kino
Tony Njoku
Electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from London
Crofters Rights
GRAVY TRAIN PRESENTS | GREAT YTENE + SUPPORT
FFO early Deerhunter, Preoccupations, Disappears
Sat 15th/04/2017
The Old England Pub
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5
Bristol Psych Fest 3.5 2 day festival at the Old England. 15th and 16th of April.
Thekla
Jake Sims LIVE. Plus Special Guests.
Jake Sims returns to his hometown in Bristol to put on what is expected to be a very exciting show.
Cafe Kino
Hausfrau, Current Affiars and TBC
A gothy Glasgow new wave queer feminist punk mega combo! What more could you want?!
Thekla
Jake Sims
Jake Sims headlines Thekla
The Lanes
Department S Club Night with The 45s
Legendary Bristol club night with JTM playing a dynamite mix of Indie, Mod, Soul and Rock & Roll!
Sun 16th/04/2017
Exchange
PWR BTTM Live
A kaleidoscope of colourful noise
Alma Tavern & Theatre
Moody Will & the Roll
Classic tunes and originals from country blues outfit
Mon 17th/04/2017
The Chelsea Inn
Easter Monday Punk Rock Half Dayer
Murderburgers / Billy Liar / Pisdicables + load's more
Thekla
Patent Pending
Patent Pending headline Thekla
Crofters Rights
Andy Oliveri & The Mountaineers plus
Dreamy indie rock from BBC introducing favourite Andy Oliveri
The Louisiana
Leah McFall UK 'INK' Tour
Voice Finalist, Leah McFall is back with her first, independent UK tour
Wed 19th/04/2017
The Lantern
BC Camplight
BC Camplight headlines The Lantern plus support from Grace Lightman
Thekla
Palace
Palace headline Thekla
The Louisiana
HAPPYNESS
HAPPYNESS - Live + support
Thu 20th/04/2017
Crofters Rights
Ascent
Ascent : Plaitum
Fri 21st/04/2017
Salt Café
Wasuremono / After Tito Tito
Atmospheric dreamscape pop / XTC-inspired guitar pop
Sun 23rd/04/2017
Crofters Rights
MLUTV Presents: BLACK MEKON
MLUTV Presents: BLACK MEKON + BROCKLEY FOREST + CHARLTON LANE
The Louisiana
HAUS
HAUS headline The Louisiana plus support from Plaza
Mon 24th/04/2017
The Lansdown
Saskia Maxwell + Eleanor VS. live
Jazz & folk singer-songwriters Saskia Maxwell and Eleanor VS.
The Louisiana
Johnny Lloyd
Johnny Lloyd headlines Thekla
Wed 26th/04/2017
Rise
Maximo Park
Live at Rise Bristol
Thu 27th/04/2017
The Thunderbolt
Pat Fish (Jazz Butcher)+ Short Stories
Pat Fish (Jazz Butcher) makes a rare solo appearance at The Thunderbolt, Bristol
Wed 3rd/05/2017
O2 Academy
Future Islands
Future Islands headline the O2 Academy Bristol
Thu 4th/05/2017
The Thunderbolt
The Fallen Leaves + The Kite Collectors
The Fallen Leaves - punk rock for gentlemen....
Fri 5th/05/2017
The Louisiana
HMLTD + support
Live click-track noise band.
Sat 6th/05/2017
The Passenger Shed
Thatchers Haze Sessions
One-Day Music Event ft Little Comets, Elder Island, Eva Lazarus and Harry & The Gondolas
The Lantern
Signal to the Satellite. Saturday May 6t
We need your help to make our next release!
Mon 8th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Shame
Shame headline The Crofter's Rights
Tue 9th/05/2017
The Louisiana
Natives
Natives headline The Louisiana
Crofters Rights
The Parrots
Madrid's finest scuzz rock export
Thekla
Will Joseph Cook
Will Joseph Cook headlines Thekla
Fri 12th/05/2017
Salt Café
Gavin Osborn / Cecile / Chris Webb
Three intelligent, melodic singer-songwriters return to Salt
The Louisiana
Cattle & Cane
Cattle & Cane headline The Louisiana
Sat 13th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Into The Ark
Into The Ark headline The Crofter's Rights
Thekla
Tankus The Henge
Tankus The Henge headline Thekla
The Louisiana
Kishi Bashi
Kishi Bashi headlines The Louisiana
Mon 15th/05/2017
Thekla
Declan McKenna
Declan Mckenna headlines Thekla
Exchange
The Coathangers
Punk rock three-piece hailing from Atlanta
Tue 16th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Ascent : SCARLET
Scarlet comes to The Crofter's Rights
Fri 19th/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Wrong Way Records Unmasked with This Other Kingdom
Wrong Way Records are proud to present 3 of their bands for a night of of psychedelia
Thekla
Ryley Walker
Ryley Walker headlines Thekla
Sat 20th/05/2017
The Louisiana
Brunch + Modern Rituals
The Brun n MR tour is stopping off in Bristol !
Sun 21st/05/2017
Southbank
Julie Byrne
Showcasing her enchanting new LP 'Not Even Happiness' out now on Basin Rock. FFO: Nadia Reid, Angel Olsen, William Tyler.
Mon 22nd/05/2017
Crofters Rights
Vulgarians
Vulgarians (live) + Special Guests
Tue 23rd/05/2017
Thekla
Aldous Harding
Aldous Harding headlines Thekla
Wed 24th/05/2017
Thekla
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart headline Thekla
Sat 27th/05/2017
Various Venues
Dot to Dot Festival 2017
The best up and coming indie talent across a selection of the city's best venues
Sun 28th/05/2017
The Louisiana
Alvarez Kings
Alvarez Kings headline The Louisiana
Tue 30th/05/2017
Thekla
Carl Barât and the Jackals
Carl Barât and the Jackals headline Thekla
Fri 2nd/06/2017
Southbank
TOPS
Indie dream-pop from Montreal
Sat 3rd/06/2017
Thekla
Coasts
Coasts headline Thekla
Sun 4th/06/2017
SWX
Thee Oh Sees
Thee Oh Sees headline SWX
Tue 6th/06/2017
The Louisiana
Froth
LA based, Wichita signed alt-psych band.
Thu 8th/06/2017
The Trinity Centre
Tycho
Tycho headline Trinity
Tue 13th/06/2017
Crofters Rights
Mannequin Pussy
Philadelphian thrash rock
Fri 16th/06/2017
Thekla
Kyla La Grange
Kyla La Grange headlines Thekla
Sat 17th/06/2017
Thekla
Sweet Baboo
Sweet Baboo headlines Thekla
Wed 21st/06/2017
Thekla
Pond
Pond headline Thekla
Fri 7th/07/2017
SWX
ESDR presents Sharon Needles & Willam
A rare drag duo show from Rupaul's Drag Race stars Sharon Needles and Willam Belli
Tropicana Weston
Hazy Days Music Festival 2017
Headliners Fun Lovin' Criminals, Newton Faulkner, Reef, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Neville Staple Band with 13 other acts
Fri 28th/07/2017
Gilcombe Farm, Bruton, Somerset
Farmfest 2017
A mischievous melting pot of music, arts, party and people – for the free and unfettered
Wed 13th/09/2017
SWX
Tash Sultana
Tash Sultana headlines SWX
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah headline Thekla
Fri 15th/09/2017
The Louisiana
Banfi
Banfi headline The Louisiana
Sat 16th/09/2017
Thekla
Jaret Reddick
Jaret Reddick headlines Thekla
Fri 22nd/09/2017
Thekla
Paul Draper
Paul Draper headlines Thekla
Sat 23rd/09/2017
Thekla
Macmillan Fest 2017
Macmillan Fest 2017 comes to Thekla
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 21st/10/2017
Thekla
Roddy Woomble
Roddy Woomble headlines Thekla
Tue 14th/11/2017
O2 Academy
Happy Mondays
Happy Mondays headline O2 Academy Bristol