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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blamed for anarchists attacks in Bristol, but this is a media portrayal of the punk scene that is now almost 40 years out of date.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

Packed all-dayer sees 10 live bands ransack The Louisiana. Our tip? Don’t miss Minor Conflict, whose post-pop-punk sits somewhere between the sharp-tongued drawl of Dry Cleaning and the playful diy of Trash Kit, Shopping et al. 5%: 5 years of 1% of One at The Louisiana.

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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
Surfbort’s live experience is visceral and confrontational. Their feedback-strafed, guitar-shredding punk music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. Fresh off a tour with The Black Lips after playing this year’s Coachella, the band just released ‘Bort to Death’ a raw 4-track 7” on Hozac Records and “Romance” a dreamy 2-track flexi on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. https://surfbort.bandcamp.com/
Rita Lynch is a household name in the Bristol live music scene. Having been active on the local circuit for 28 years, Rita formerly lived through the punk music era of the 1980s, starting her own band before relocating to Bristol where she found her niche with like minded musicians.

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Crofters Rights
Ill Spooks + SICKROSE and gaws
Ill Spooks comeback show with support from SICKROSE & gaws
Exchange
F.Emasculata
F.Emasculata at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Bitterwood & Lenged Out
Five upcoming UK/Welsh/Scottish artists under one roof!
zed alley
Cannonball Cabaret Vol 5
The Extra Special House Down Boots Edition Top Surgery Fundraiser for Romeo De La Cruz
Rough Trade Bristol
Shoun Shoun Album Launch with Repo Man & Milkie
Shoun Shoun play Rough Trade Bristol to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Monsters & Heroes'
The Lanes
BIBLE CLUB + SPIN WAR + LEO TODD
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
The Loco Klub
Contraband Circus!
Jungle - Hardtek - Ska Punk - Balkan - Balkan tek - Circus acts, including Fire performances
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ The UV Party Returns!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Crofters Rights
OPUS KINK + FAKE TURINS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Gum Disease
Gum Disease + Vanilla Humans at Exchange
Crofters Rights
CASSELS + MILO'S PLANES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
One Step Closer
One Step Closer at Exchange
Exchange
A Few Too Many + Youth Illusion
A Few Too Many + Youth Illusion co-headline
The Lanes
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative - Friday February 11th 2022
The Old England Pub
Fat Switch Launch Party: Hallan + Guests
Hallan, Saloon Dion and The Family Battenberg plus DJs until late.
Crofters Rights
THANK + PURE ADULT + GIMIC
Presented by Gravy Train + BLG Promotions.
The Ill Repute
Valentine's FREAKend
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii & The SinicTones will be breaking hearts
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
Mr Wolfs
Karl Phillips & The Rejects + Dakka Skanks
Spreading the punk/grime/ska vibes for a few years now!
Dare to Club
F I E N D I S H
GOTH - INDUSTRIAL - EBM Fetish Dance Partty
The Lanes
The C33s + Zed Motel
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
As December Falls
As December Falls at Exchange
The Canteen
Ask My Bull
A musical chimera that combines the visceral energy of punk, the dance command of a rave and the intriguing nuance of jazz
The Lanes
Ur So Emo
Bristol's Best Emo Night
Exchange
Ghostkid
Ghostkid at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Trupa Trupa
Trupa Trupa is an art-rock, psychedelic post punk band from Gdańsk, Poland.
Exchange
YARD ACT + BABA ALI
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train, by arrangement with ATC Live.
The Lanes
MOTORAMA
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
FIDDLEHEAD
Fiddlehead at Exchange
Exchange
Sadface
Sadface and Dusker at Exchange
St Michael On The Mount
Big Bowie Party
Bowie hits performed by the Fantasy Orchestra - including facepainting and an open mic
Crofters Rights
MOSES
Moses stop off at Bristol as part of their 2022 mini UK Tour
Exchange
Punk Rock Stars In Their Eyes 2021
Punk Rock Stars In Their Eyes 2021
The Trinity Centre
Stand Atlantic
Aggressive pop-punk with a contemporary twist
Exchange
Depravity
Depravity at Exchange
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
Los Savages + The Junktrips + more
Los Savages / The Junktrips / MORE TBA bring us surf punk and fast paced garage punk rock
Exchange
Sleep Outside
Sleep Outside at Exchange
Exchange
Frisk
Frisk at Exchange
The Lanes
LAZY QUEEN
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Klyphex Presents: The New America + Supports
A night featuring some of the best upcoming sounds from Bristol and further afield
Exchange
Fonzy & Company
Fonzy & Company at Exchange
Exchange
Soot Sprite
Soot Sprite at Exchange
The Fleece
Bodega
Brooklyn art-punk
Exchange
Peeping Drexels + Guests
Peeping Drexels Live at Exchange
Exchange
Drunken Marksman
Drunken Marksman at Exchange
The Lanes
LibraLibra
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Palm Reader
Palm Reader at Exchange
Exchange
Fair Do's
melodic hardcore/skate punk from Manc
Exchange
The Deadnotes
The Deadnotes at Exchange Basement
Exchange
Scott Lavene
“Think Baxter Dury’s warped kid brother.” The Times
Crofters Rights
LIPS CAN KILL 2
Healthy Junkies, Yur Mum, Tokyo Taboo and Polly Pickpocketz
Exchange
Fishstock 2022
Fishstock at Exchange
Exchange
Trashed
Trashed at Exchange
Exchange
Skimmity Hitchers
Skimmity Hitchers at Exchange
The Lanes
YAANG
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Skating Polly
Skating Polly at Exchange
Exchange
Fucked Up
Fucked Up at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY W
Live at rough trade - DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY WAKEY RISE & SHINE
Exchange
Gutter
Gutter at Exchange
The Lanes
UV-TV
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Belvedere
skate punk legends from Canada
Exchange
Crows
Crows at Exchange
Exchange
Proper
Proper at Exchange
Thekla
METZ
“Metz colors outside the lines — obliterates them, really.” - New York Times
Exchange
UK Subs
UK Subs at Exchange
Various Venues
Outer Town Festival
A multi-venue extravaganza celebrating the city’s diverse DIY/Post-Punk/Underground scene
Exchange
Jaya The Cat
Jaya The Cat at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Ant Trouble
Ant Trouble (Adam and the Ants Tribute) @ The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Exchange
A Wilhelm Scream
A Wilhelm Scream at Exchange
The Lanes
HATE MOSS•PAVOR NOCTURNUS•THESKYISTHINASPAPERHERE
Free show, Presented by Camembert's Box of Delights & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Wet Leg
Post-punk Isle Of Wight duo
Rough Trade Bristol
Vox Low / Yellow Brain
Vox Low plus Yellow Brain at Rough Trade Bristol
Exchange
The Domestics
The Domestics at Exchange
The Lanes
EADES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MASERATI + LOST IN KIEV
Presented by Omega Live & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
BLACK MARBLE
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Discharge
Discharge at Exchange
Exchange
Moscow Death Brigade
Techno punk rap from moscow!
The Trinity Centre
YARD ACT + NUHA RUBY RA
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
Motion
Viagra Boys
A bellowing, unstoppable force majeure of latter-day punk.
Exchange
The Overjoyed / Skiv
Greek pop punk on tour!!
The Lanes
LIL DARKIE + BVDLVD
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MNNQNS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Thekla
The Underdog | Grand Final
The Underdog's 50th Show Extravaganza
Exchange
Gregor Barnett
Gregor Barnett at Exchange
Exchange
Midnight + Night Demon + More
MIDNIGHT & NIGHT DEMON join forces.
Crofters Rights
The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line return to Bristol as part of their UK Tour this January!
Exchange
Conflict
Conflict at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
Enforced + Support
Richmond, Virginia hardcore/thrash crossover reckoning force.
Exchange
The Homeless Gospel Choir
The Homeless Gospel Choir at Exchange
Crofters Rights
RMT Music Live present KELLEY STOLTZ
San Francisco's DIY psych-pop hero KELLEY STOLTZ returns to Bristol
Exchange
Subhumans
Subhumans at Exchange
The Marble Factory
YARD ACT
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.