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Bristol's Rock Scene

With so many artists jumping ship in favour of more fashionable genre name, it's always amazing to see how much falls under the 'rock' umbrella. Classic rock venues in Bristol include The O2 Academy and The Fleece.

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Hy Brasil Music Club
Cousin Kula - Double Date - Free Entry
A special free entry hometown show from the jazzy psych-pop six piece...
The Lanes
Voyager at The Lanes, Bristol
Voyager live at The Lanes, Bristol
The Fleece
Alex Cameron
Alex Cameron and his business partner Roy Molloy make their Bristol return
Exchange
Wax & So Young Present - Who Are You?: YOWL
Rousing Londoners headline first night of monthly series of shows
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift & JOUIS
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Cube
Partial Facsimile + Richard Norris UK Tour
Multimedia Interactive Surround Sound Concert with Films
Exchange Basement
Schwet with Bamya & Dr. VZX Moist
Experimental post-punk/art-rock in a Schwetty basement
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
St. James' Wine Vaults
Funnel Live present • Little Thief
Funnel Live present Bristol's face-melting owners of the riff Little Thief at St. James' Wine Vaults, Bath.
SWX BRISTOL
Dermot Kennedy
Album Launch Live Show
Hamilton House
£3 MEAL DEAL TOUR GIG IN AID OF THE JULIAN TRUST
3 BANDS 3 POUNDS (ADV) ALL PROFITS IN AID OF THE JULIAN TRUST.
The Lanes
JULIE'S HAIRCUT (Rocket Recordings)
Gravy Train x BLG present: Julie's Haircut, plus Obey Cobra + Agarimo.
The Cube
QWAK club: The Stallion + Céline Gillain
QWAK club: a carefully curated night at the Cube pairing the outer reaches of sound, vision and performance with a fun, inclusive atmosphere
The Passenger Shed, Bristol, BS1 6QH
Rockabilly Night LIVE 2: The Jets & Special Guests
An amazing night of live rockabilly with The Jets, The firebirds, The Deadshots & The Crawlin' Kingsnakes
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ Frat Party! 28th September @The Lanes
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
The Station
Frequencies 2019 - Bristol
Your Free Ticket to the Music Industry of Tomorrow
LEFTBANK
LOVEBOAT LIVE
ALL ABOARD THE LOVEBOAT...
The Louisiana
IdleGod W/Support from Kite Thief & Sin Amor
Up and coming alternative rock/pop IdleGod returns with his band to perform a headline show supported by Kite Thief and Sin Amor.
Mr Wolfs
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's
SongSmith @Mr Wolf's ft Wine Morals / Zoe Newton / Matthew North
The Old England Pub
Lo-Pan // Sigiriya
Welcome Ohio born, stoned rockers LO-PAN for a south-west debut and exclusive performance!
Rough Trade Bristol
Black Country, New Road
Speedy Wunderground 7-piece return to Bristol
The Lanes
BLG Promotions Present: Phobophobes + Support
BLG Promotions showcase Phobophobes in this Free Entry gig
The White Rabbit
Breakfast Records presents: Savage Mansion
Glasgow's very best indie rockers alongside some special homegrown talent.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Reworks: Kid A ft Elliot Ellison
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Zed Alley
Art For Our Sake: Kooks Kabaret ft GoDBowie
Art For Our Sake: Kooks Kabaret The Genius of David Bowie, George Clement, Becky Evans, Lady Amp and further support
St George's
The Album Leaf
The Album Leaf plays "In a Safe Place"
Crofters Rights
BLG Promotions Present: The Gluts + The Kundalini
BLG Promotions Present The Gluts + The Kundalini Genie live at The Crofters Rights. Thursday October 3rd, free entry.
SouthBank
Dan Mangan
The Polaris prize winning Canadian singer/songwriter heads to Bristol
the lanes
BLG Presents Korto (FR) + Servo
BLG presents KORTO and SeRvo FREE ENTRY FRENCH PSYCH SHOW!
Basement 45
Alt-Nite
Bristol's Brand New Friday Night Rock Club
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock n Roll
Motorcity is BACK at for another packed out night of dancing to them classic Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock n Roll
Mr Wolfs
The Travis Waltons + Squidge // Revrt
Alternative Rock from two South West bands
LEFTBANK
THE MAY KINGS / FEY MILITIA
Live Rocking Beat Combos go head to head
Exchange
Punka Presents: Miss Kill, Nervous Rex and Ragdolz
14+ gig with 3 bands and a drag king host in the Exchange Basement!
Rough Trade Bristol
Gender Roles // Sun Spot // Grandmas House
The hazy singalong soundtrack to a summer pool party with your best mates
Crofters Rights
Fonzy & Company E.P Launch Show
Bristol's own Fonzy & Company celebrate their debut E.P 'Last Birth'
Exchange
Tungz
Tungz - Exchange - 5th October
LEFTBANK
DJs NAT GALILEA & MARK BROWN
Vintage Rockin' Roots, Popcorn and Roots Reggae
The Lanes
Tides From Nebula & Tides of Man at The Lanes, Bri
Lazarus Music & BLG Promotions Present: Tides From Nebula & Tides of Man at The Lanes, Bristol
Crofters Rights
Ali Horn + support
Liverpool’s psychedelic prodigal son
The Lanes
TRUMANS WATER
Gravy Train & BLG present: Trumans Water, plus guests
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Synesthesia
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Mr Wolfs
Glass Violet / Krooked Tongue / Bute / Harmer Jays
"Expect big chorus's and melodramatic breakdowns influenced by the colours of bands such as Kasabian and The Killers. "
The Lanes
THE COSMIC DEAD
Gravy Train & BLG Promotions are proud to present: The Cosmic Dead + guests
Zed Alley
Henry's Dream - A Nick Cave Cabaret night
This night will take you on a journey with drag, burlesque and circus performers bringing their interpretations of the work of Nick Cave
The Lanes
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative
PHUCT returns to rock the Lanes once more with 5 hours of the finest rock, metal and alternative - 2nd Friday of every month!
Rough Trade Bristol
Jerkcurb
South London's Jacob Read readies his debut LP 'Air Con Eden'
LEFTBANK
THE GUY CALHOUN BAND
All New Psychedelic Soul from the Bristol Legend
Rough Trade Bristol
Jordaan Mason - Toodles & beheading. Rough Trade.
Jordaan Mason - Queer Folk singer/songwriter from Canada
The Lanes
BLG Presents: Love Coffin (DK) + Support
BLG Presents Love Coffin (DK) + support at The Lanes for a free entry show.
St. Paul's Crypt
Ka Baird & Jacken Elswyth
Experimental folk in an atmospheric crypt
Thekla
Pip Blom
Seductive indie tunes
The Gallimaufry
Seedling Sessions
w/ TBA Seedling Sessions
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Open collab
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Rough Trade Bristol
Sean Nicholas Savage
Canada's finest showman brings his lo-fi charisma back to Bristol
Cafe Kino
Beck Hession Lash / Hitchens Magda / Davis Grigg
Three groups of the best in improvised and experimental music
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback
Afro-funk & psych-jazz
The Old Crown Courts
Eyehategod // Billyclub // Plus Support
NOLA Sludge Heavyweight legends EHG return!
The Lanes
Bullybones / Jerry / Birdman Cult
A night of post-punk and garage rock bands featuring the very best of Bristols new talent and London favourites!
Mr Wolfs
18 Run Logan Run + Hexcut // Tom Riley
Recent winners of Montreux Jazz Festival 'Best Live Act' are bringing their blend of spiritual jazz to the Wolfs stage
Thekla
Rozi Plain
After a record sell out, Rozi returns to Bristol via Thekla
Fiddlers
The Rockin' Revival: Polecats plus 3
If you like that great sound of old school rockabilly — you need to get yourself to Fiddlers, Bristol, on the 19th of October 2019!
The Lanes
REV REV REV (Fuzz Club)
Gravy Train present: REV REV REV, plus guests.
Crofters Rights
LF: The Display Team / Mutant-Thoughts / Flag Fen
London's mad progressive punk wizards The Display Team celebrate the launch of their new EP
O2 Academy
Gary Numan
O2 Academy Bristol
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Experimentations
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Crofters Rights
Shana Cleveland (La Luz)
Shana Cleveland of La Luz brings her incredible stripped back solo record to Bristol for a super intimate date
Crofters Rights
WS: Deeper + Slonk + Troubled Breathing
Waxslax and BLG promotions present Deeper + Guests
LEFTBANK
DUSKI
SYNTH LADEN GROOVE HEAVY JAZZ
Exchange
MELT BANANA
Melt Banana banana
The Old England Pub
Opium Lord & Torpor
Miserable cathartic sludge on a Saturday night
The Old Market Assembly
Slaughterhaus: нєχ ιη тнє ¢ιту!
Celebrate Halloween with 3 of Bristol's alternative queer coven.
The Lion, BS5
The Mistakes / TBC / TENPLUSONE
Again we give you three brilliant punk rock bands at The Lion.. For FREE!
Bristol Folk House
Birds of Chicago
A roots duo creating "secular gospel" music, mixing folk, mountain gospel, soul and rock
Crofters Rights
MUSH
Gravy Train proudly present: Mush, plus guests.
The Lanes
Ecstatic Vision!
Trance inducing raw heavy psych. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Zabolchech, Kevin Nickles, Michael Field Connor and Ricky Culp.
The Old England Pub
blanket // Plus Support
Welcome Cinematic-Visual-Art-Rockers BLANKET from Blackpool
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: ft Harry Pope & Chelsea Carmichael
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Exchange
PETBRICK
PETBRICK - Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Death Pedals/Johnny Broke) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulwax/Mixhell)
Crofters Rights
Empath
Philadelphia punks ft. former members of Perfect Pussy + Alison Crutchfield's band
The Cube
ATTUNED - INDIAN CLASSICAL RAGAS
INDIAN CLASSICAL RAGAS WITH MANISH PINGLE, GURDAIN RAYATT & JACK JENNINGS
The Golden Lion
IT: Adam & Elvis + Bravo Sierra
Adam & Elvis bring the Pub Grub to the Golden Lion!
Anson Rooms
Palace and Special Guests
Join Palace in the Anson Rooms with their sublime new album!
Crofters Rights
BLG / Wizzarding Promotions Present:10000 Russos
BLG & Wizzarding Promotions Proudly Present 10 000 Russos (Fuzz Club)
SWX
Deerhunter and Cate Le Bon
Atlanta's Deerhunter return to Bristol with their new album Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? plus Cate Le Bon
Exchange
Big Business // Tuskar // More TBA
Prepare for a bombastic and frantic low end attack, as we welcome BIG BUSINESS to Snuff Lane this November.
O2 Academy
Kodaline
O2 Academy Bristol
Exchange
Yak
deranged live-wire blues, dreamlike psychedelia and sprawling prog wig-outs
Crofters Rights
JAKABOL - EP Launch w/ Hexcut / Qariaq
A celebration of all things weird and wonderful.
The Old England Pub
Stef Chura
Saddle Creek signed, Detroit based Stef Chura makes her Bristol debut
Zed Alley
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours…
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours… and other songs (20th anniversary show)
O2 Academy
Rival Sons
O2 Academy Bristol
The Lanes
BONNACONS OF DOOM
Gravy Train & BLG are proud to present: Bonnacons of Doom + guests
Rough Trade Bristol
Football FC / KEG / Birdman Cult
Donut Records are proud to present Football FC, Keg and Birdman Cult live at Rough Trade Bristol. Bringing together Bristol and Brightons fi
The Lanes
SWEDISH DEATH CANDY
Gravy Train x BLG present Swedish Death Candy, plus guests.
The Trinity Centre
Earth
American musical group
The Cube
Qujaku + IMPATV + group A
An original audio-visual collaboration between Qujaku and IMPATV + Special guests group A.
O2 Academy
Ezra Furman
O2 Academy Bristol
Exchange
Xiu Xiu
Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart brings Xiu Xiu back to Bristol.
The Fleece
Black Lips
Atlanta garage punks make their welcome return to Bristol!
Cafe Kino
Mega Bog
Paradise of Bachelors signee, last in Bristol with Big Thief
El Rincon
The Slate Trio
A new jazz trio with shards of genius
Fiddlers
Matchbox & Crazy Cavan 'n' the Rythm Rockers
The night will bring two of the absolute heavyweights to the same stage, namely; Matchbox and Crazy Cavan 'n' the Rhythm Rockers!
The Chelsea Inn
Deathtraps / The Bitten / The Setbacks
A night of blistering punk rock - and FREE ENTRY!
St James wine vaults
The Cosmic Dead
Heavy Psych experimentalists play Bath!
O2 Academy
The Amazons
O2 Academy Bristol
O2 Academy
Yungblud
O2 Academy Bristol
The Old England Pub
Beach Riot + Black Flies + Ratbags
FREE! Scuzzy alt rock / crunchy pop tunes/
Exchange
NAUT EP Show - Bristol (Free Entry)
Join us in celebrating our latest EP - Post-Punk/Dark Rock
The Louisiana
Langkamer Live at The Louisiana
Buckle up buttercup, here comes Langkamer.
The Lanes
Deliluh
Unconventional venues enthusiasts Bristol debut in a bowling alley!
Exchange
Jay Som + Happyness
Jay Som makes her Bristol debut following the release of sophomore effort 'Anak Ko'
O2 Academy
The Macc Lads
O2 Academy Bristol
The Old England Pub
Pretty Criminal and Quantock Road
Quantock Road & Pretty Criminal co-headline the Old E
The Mothers Ruin
FOOTBALL FC /// LESSENS /// MODERN LITERATURE ///
Plus support from Borrowed Atlas. FREE ENTRY.
Rough Trade Bristol
YUNG SHAM
Philadelphia DIY community
The Thunderbolt
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity
The Genius of David Bowie playing Space Oddity and other songs (50th anniversary album show)
Crofters Rights
Taboo/Healthy Junkies/PollyPikPocketz/Yur Mum
BLG Present: Tokyo Taboo/Healthy Junkies/PollyPikPocketz/Yur Mum at The Crofters Rights
Rough Trade Bristol
Art School Girlfriend
Signed to Paul Epworth's Wolftone, Polly Mackey brings Art School Girlfriend back to Bristol
O2 Academy
Airbourne
O2 Academy Bristol
The Grain Barge
Dana Gavanski
Toronto based songwriter / Full Time Hobby signee makes her first visit to Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
Omni
Freshly signed to Sub Pop and prepping their third record, Omni return to Bristol!
The Trinity Centre
Royal Republic
Rock from Malmö, Sweden
Crofters Rights
Wren & Cegvera
Bleak post-metal to appreciate our undoing
Rough Trade Bristol
Doomsquad
Live + Signing (FREE ENTRY)
O2 Academy
Electric Six
O2 Academy Bristol
Anson Rooms
From The Jam: Setting Sons Anniversary Tour
From the Jam will tour their 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’. The critically acclaimed became a soaring commercial success, earning them the
Colston Hall Foyer
Richard Spaven + Support
Richard Spaven returns to Bristol to perform tracks from his latest album 'The Self'
The Lanes
The Psychotic Monks
Parisian dark punks Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
THE TELESCOPES
The Telescopes celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut 'Taste'.
O2 Academy
The Wonder Stuff
Playing the Eight Legged Groove Machine and Hup
Crofters Rights
BLG / Wizzarding Promotions Presents: Kristof Hahn
BLG & Wizzarding Promotions Proudly Presents: Kristof Hahn (Swans) plus support
O2 Academy
The Chats
O2 Academy Bristol
O2 Academy
Shed Seven
O2 Academy Bristol
Crofters Rights
Jerry / Birdman Cult / DROOGS
Donut records presents a night of live post punk and garage rock ft. Jerry / Birdman Cult / DROOGS
Fiddlers
Neo-Mania: A Night of Frantic Rockabilly
For fans of Neo-Rockabilly this is a chance to see NO LESS THAN FOUR of the absolute greatest the genre has to offer.
Rough Trade Bristol
Smoke Fairies & guests
Rough Trade Bristol & Fantome presents
The Marble Factory
Black Midi
Mercury Prize nominated guitar wizards return to Bristol
Thekla
(Sandy) Alex G
The cult icon makes his long awaited return to Bristol
Fiddlers
The Wrecking Ball - Psychobilly Extravaganza
This is your chance to catch three of the original 1980’s Psychobilly acts, who just so happen to be three of the greatest live acts in the
The Louisiana
Mikal Cronin
LA native / Ty Segall collaborator returns with new album 'Seeker' via Merge
The Fleece
Girl Ray
Alternative London three-piece return with pop fuelled stomper of a record
Crofters Rights
Heather Woods Broderick // Emily Isherwood // Aiko
BLG Promotions Proudly Presents Heather Woods Broderick with support from Bristol's own Emily Isherwood and Aiko (rus)
Redgrave Theatre
Two Sides of Phil Collins
The Greatest Hits of Phil Collins & Genesis
O2 Academy
Lightning Seeds
Jollification 25th Anniversary Show
Paintworks Event Space
The Western Stars All-Dayer
Are you ready for a full day of energy packed rockabilly madness? This full-day event will SIX of Western Star's finest rockabilly acts!
The Louisiana
Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue make their Bristol return!
Anson Rooms
Hot Boogie Chillun + Special Guests
Hot Boogie Chillun from Germany + Special guests!
The Passenger Shed
Reverend Horton Heat & The Delta Bombers
Reverend Horton Heat + Delta Bombers = Amazing Night Out