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Punk Gigs in Bristol

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Bristol's Punk Scene

The longstanding, big-names in American punk have found home in many of Bristol’s large gig venues with The O2 Academy, The Fleece and Bristol Bierkeller catching the most footfall. The area around Old Market has undoubtedly built a renaissance of forward-thinking, British punk music. The Exchange and the Stag and Hounds are arguably leading the way with new, up and coming talent. Fans of the older punk scene can find tributes to bands like The Ramones and The Sex Pistols at The Tunnels, The Fleece and The Thunderbolt.

What is the link between punks and anarchism in bristol?

Bristol has a deep anarchist subculture with a local wing of the Anarchist Federation and world-famous bristol punk bands like the Pop Group. But what does an increase in local anarchist activity have to do with the Bristol punk scene? In truth, punks and anarchists might have had a closer link at the birth of the punk scene in 1977, but not all punks are anarchists and Vice versa. Many ‘punk’ looking people maybe be blamed for anarchists attacks in Bristol, but this is a media portrayal of the punk scene that is now almost 40 years out of date. Leave Bristol punks alone.

Our recent punk recommendations

3 rising local acts raising $ for St. Mungo’s homeless support network. Headliners Minor Conflict have been making waves on the circuit with their quirky post-folk / post-punk harp-enhanced pop; sure to charm fans of the Raincoats, Bas Jan, Gauche or Slagheap. ||~Minor Conflict ~ Foot Foot ~ Portrait Of~|| at The Elephant House.
Brutal anarcho-crust-noize like the most careening Crass moments mashed into Merzbow’s greatest power electronic ballads. Bad Breeding summon the unholy voice of disenfranchised Stevenage youth - the most crucial punk bands of the last 10 years? Essential for fans of: Flux of Pink Indians, Pissed Jeans, Killing Joke. BAD BREEDING + CRUELTY at Crofters Rights.
Indefinable, heavy and indefinably heavy … fronted by the singer from avant-rock heroes Oxbow, Buñuel are either the sludgiest post-punk band ever or the weirdest noise band ever. RIYL: Drive Like Jehu, The Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans. BUNUEL + MXLX + THE ROTHMANS at Crofters Rights.
Psychedelic downer post-punk with washes of self-hate and pummeling garage sonics like Husker Du meets Chameleons, but it’s Low Life! Plus Powerplant’s one of the most exciting new London bands - frantically skewed synth-punk that’s recently taken a dungeon dirge turn. LOW LIFE (AUS), POWERPLANT, and MONEY at The Crown.

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WHAT OUR EDITORS SAY

18+ event. There is punk music, indie rock, synth pop, math rock, arty considerations, serious music... Rank-O plays the 'after all of these' music. 'Punk' but not 'post punk' ? Cleary, this is the four boys approach. Rather than recreate those good all days, the music rests on their spiritual fathers' shoulders to built a path than they and only they own looking to the future of this white whale named 'guitars rock'.
Circolo Vizioso (Vicious Circle) plays abrasive, groovy punk music influenced on the one hand by the New York, Chicago and Washington sound of the Ninentees, from bands such as Fugazi, Blonde Red Head and Sonic Youth, and on the other hand by the early 80's and 90's Eastern German and the Eastern European sound of punk bands like Dezerter, Sandow and Schleimkeim.
Beefywink, Peacelily, Burnout, SHLUG, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii, Bloodshots and Twthpaste. This Halloween, (best holiday of the year!) there is a riot going on at the Chelsea, Easton. FOR FREE we are offering none stop sweaty, visceral punk music from 6 till 10pm.
// LUMER // Straight out of Hull, LUMER present eerie post punk music. Following the release of their EP in 2018, they have released their single ‘White Tsar’ this September on Permanent Creeps Records and recorded a session at London’s Maida Vale Studios for BBC Introducing. youtu.be/WVZA9UaXUmE

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Exchange
Show Me The Body
Show Me The Body at Exchange
Crofters Rights
MØAA + LORCÁN
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Cube
Jack Goldstein; Wendy Miasma; Mopi Dykk
Liquid Library in the cube with some gay-ass synths
Exchange
American Poetry Club
indie/emo from New York
Strange Brew
Dogpiss Exhibition Launch - Art / bands / skating
Launch of exhibition from Dogpiss skateboard magazine featuring art exhibition, 4x bands, DJs and skate ramps in the backroom
The Thunderbolt
RITA LYNCH + Support
A legend on the Bristol scene
Crofters Rights
VINTAGE CROP + ALTERNATIVE MILKS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
DEAF KIDS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Bleak Soul
Bleak Soul at Exchange
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Crofters Rights
NAILBREAKER / VICTIM UNIT / (JOE) ORGANCHRIST
Industrial noise punks with support from Bristol's Joe from Organchrist crushing technoise
Exchange
Onelinedrawing
Jonah Matranga's Onelinedrawing
Exchange
FRIENDS - VOL 1
Underground alt music night organised by a group of friends.
The Lanes
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative - official BOA promo night - Friday July 8th 2022
The Crown
LOW LIFE (AUS), POWERPLANT, and MONEY
Early evening gig at The Crown with two incredible post punk bands
Crofters Rights
THE DALTONICS / GORBACHOV
One of the wildest nights you can enjoy right now. Noise, sweat and lot of fun guaranteed.
The Crown
Conscious Sounds
This is conscious Sounds biggest event to date!!!
The Lanes
W. H. LUNG + PALE BLUE EYES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Zed Alley
Sickrose w/ This Is Real & Birdfeeder
Sickrose with support from This Is Real and BIRDFEEDER
Exchange
Punx Picnic 2022
Punx Picnic 2022 at Exchange
Crofters Rights
BAD BREEDING + CRUELTY
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Crown
CHAOS THEORY | Six Bands, Two Stages
Dead Rubber Dolls + Murderhobos + The Cement Garden + Witch Hook + The Underdog Club + Belle Royals
Crofters Rights
Klyphex Presents: Aviira w/ Seek Harbour & Seneca
Klyphex Presents: Aviira w/ Seek Harbour & Seneca
The Thunderbolt
LoVeDoGz // Grandchild
LoVeDoGz with support from Grandchild
Zed Alley
No Alternative: 22
Post-punk//synth//bleak disco//free party
The Elephant House
||~Minor Conflict ~ Foot Foot ~ Portrait Of~||
||~Minor Conflict ~ Foot Foot ~ Portrait Of~||BYOB||
The Lanes
LEATHERETTE
Free show, presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
The Crown
Scarecrow (USA) and Litige (France)
International punk and hardcore with support from Gimic and Kill Mirror Image
Exchange
The JB Conspiracy
The JB Conspiracy at Exchange
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!
Exchange
Illegal Data #15: BABii / Iceboy Violet & more...
BABii (Live) / Iceboy Violet (Live) / Stolen Velour (DJ) / Tlya X An (Live) / Mun Sing b2b NE$$ (DJ)
Zed Alley
Fluorescent Adolescent
A nighty of indie and alternative anthems and Britpop Bangers!
Exchange
Adults
Adults at Exchange
Exchange
MDC plus support
American hardcore legends MDC in Bristol
Exchange
Cheerbleederz
Cheerbleederz at Exchange
Art Club
Have A Good Afternoon Single Release
Have A Good Afternoons Single Release Gig
The Crown, Bristol
STANCHIONS + DOWNARD - Live
Bristol based melodic hardcore act STANCHIONS and distorto rifflords DOWNARD in a double bill for the end of days.
The Thunderbolt
CBOD :Lessens + Moon TV + Kill Mirror Image
Camemberts Boxs' last gig in a while brings local heroes Lessens and Moon TV to the Thunderbolt
Zed Alley
TYRANNY
Goth - Industrial - EBM - Electronic
The Lanes
TRAPS (HALFMELTEDBRAIN)
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Exchange
Cro-Mags
Cro-Mags at Exchange
Exchange
ZINC BUKOWSKI
ZINC BUKOWSKI / SHLUG / THE GOOD MOURNINGS / THINKING WITH SAND
Exchange
Flipper
Flipper at Exchange
The Lanes
KIEFF
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Thunderbolt
JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND // Lonely Tourist
Otways big band are back! With support from Lonely Tourist
Crofters Rights
Shade UK (VENUE UPGRADE)
Shade UK Bristol Debut has been upgraded!
Crofters Rights
Zounds + The Dinz
Anarcho legends Live in Bristol
Exchange
Algae Bloom, Dead Bird & Maebe. Exchange.
Algae Bloom, Dead Bird and Maebe in Exchange Basement 09/08/2022.
Thekla
Pink Siifu
A return trip for the most exciting rapper on Earth!
The Trinity Centre
MC Yallah & Debmaster + support GROVE
A combination of conscious and futuristic hip-hop, grime, punk and trap
Exchange
BURN ALIVE plus guests
London hardcore powerviolence, intimate venue
Exchange
Twisted Ankle
Twisted Ankle's final ever show
Crofters Rights
DWELL + KANADIA + EX AGENT
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Exchange
FIDDLEHEAD
Fiddlehead at Exchange
Dare to Club
F I E N D I S H - August 2022
Goth, Industrial & EBM Fetish Dance Party
The Lanes
JOE & THE SHITBOYS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Specialist Subject Weekender
Specialist Subject Weekender at Exchange
Crofters Rights
THANK + PENANCE STARE
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
SEI STILL + NOSSIENNES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
CLAMM + Special Guests
Melbourne Punk Power Trio CLAMM Come to Bristol
Dareshack
Taraka
Songs that sound like the vivid visions of the disturbed daughter of Kate Bush and Johnny Rotten
Crofters Rights
COCAINE PISS
Presented by Invisible Llama, Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Moor Beer
Degenerate Fest Vol.1
Rock & Roll Music And Beer Festival with live bands and DJs
Crofters Rights
Bleak Soul / El Moono / Autumnboy
Blowout Presents Bleak Soul, El Moono and Autumnboy at Crofters Rights (Room 2), Bristol
Exchange
URIN, DESINTEGRACION VIOLENTA & INSTANT RUIN
International punk and hardcore at Exchange, plus local support
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
Strange Brew
Breakfest 2022
All dayer from Bristol indie label Breakfast Records - peel away your inhibitions. A bold new future is within our grasp.
Crofters Rights
Itoldyouiwouldeatyou + Support
Blowout Presents itoldyouiwouldeatyou and awakebutstillinbed
Redgrave Theatre
Robyn Hitchcock
A singular rock’n’roll troubadour for six decades.
Crofters Rights
BLOOD WIZARD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
The Crown
Consolation, EOTTLA, Perp Walk. The Crown.
Consolation, Et On Tuera Tous Les Affreux, Perp Walk. The Crown 21/09/2022
Exchange
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Slaughter Beach, Dog at Exchange
Crofters Rights
VR SEX
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
BABY STRANGE
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
DEADLETTER
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
SPIELBERGS
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Subhumans
Subhumans at Exchange
Zed Alley, Bristol
MADE OF TEETH plus guests
MADE OF TEETH, Icantdie, Throwing Knives, Scrape, Nelson St. and who are the monsters at Zed Alley, Bristol
Crofters Rights
LITTLE THIEF
Presented by BLG Promotions.
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month
The Trinity Centre
Gilla Band
Noise-rock and heavy tempos
The Hare on the Hill
DJ John Stapleton
John Stapleton spins all vinyl on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month