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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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Rough Trade Bristol
Slagheap Record Launch Party
Slagheap, Grandma’s House, Clunk and Olivia Parr & Hannah Jowett
Cafe Kino
Mega Bog
Paradise of Bachelors signee, last in Bristol with Big Thief
Exchange
Sheer Music Present - Tom Jenkins & The Screamdogs
Former Straight-Lines frontman goes solo
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!
Mr Wolfs
Karl Phillips and The Rejects + Support // Nino
A completely original mashup of ska, punk & grime with a hip-hop nod at luminaries like The Clash, The Specials & Mike Skinner
The Old England Pub
Crystalline +The Malthusian Trap
Welsh alt-rockers Crystalline kick off their debut headline tour in style at Bristol's The Old England. Support TBA
O2 Academy
The Amazons
O2 Academy Bristol
The Golden Lion
The Pangollians
Rockabilly with a twist
Crofters Rights
Dutch Criminal Record at The Crofters Rights
Dutch Criminal Record are back for another raucous Bristol headline
St George's Bristol
Cass McCombs
+ Katy J Pearson (at St George's Bristol)
The Thunderbolt
LOS FASTIDIOS / The Blunders / PRANG
Death or Glory Presents: LOS FASTIDIOS / The Blunders / PRANG Thunderbolt 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
Crofters Rights
Cousin Kula
Psych-Pop 6 piece , Pocket Sun on support
Cafe Kino
Fourth Page
Improvised songs and soundscapes from unique acclaimed quartet.
St George's Bristol
Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings
Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings - Rose In June
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift Open Collaboration
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Louisiana
Langkamer Live at The Louisiana
Buckle up buttercup, here comes Langkamer.
Cafe Kino
Printhead: Pet Crow + Nervous Twitch
Derby based Post Punk Heavyweights
The Lanes
Deliluh
Unconventional venues enthusiasts Bristol debut in a bowling alley!
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 011
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
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.
The Louisiana
Robi Mitch - Our Year EP Launch
Robi Mitch + Jamie Cruickshank at the Louisiana
The Rising Sun - Windmill Hill
The Lewis Creaven Band
The UK's hardest working Blues Band! Bringing you electrifying Texas Blues, Funk, Rock and Psychedlia too!
The Hare on the Hill
Mr Bricks and the Rubble
Join us for Italian three-piece Mr Bricks and the Rubble, playing rock n roll, blues and indie
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
The Old England Pub
Beverly Shrills / IdleGod
Beverly Shrills and IdleGod at The Old England
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
The Old England Pub
BULL//The Hideous Trend//TBA
York slack-punks BULL return once again to Bristol to upend the Old England!
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift & Luo
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
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
The Chelsea Inn
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons / Bullybones / KMK
Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons return to The Chelsea, with support from two of Bristol's finest garage punk bands!
LEFTBANK
MILON
Sax led Jazz Electronica Groove
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
Crofters Rights
Afraidio: The Malago Ballroom, Muncle, and Jakabol
An eclectic night of alt, indie, post-rock, and folk from three bands who love to blur the lines.
The Mothers Ruin
Pompadour + Special Guests
Pompadour return to the legendary venue to celebrate the launch of their debut EP, 'Cut to the Chase' released on 15th November.
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ I'm a Celeb Party! 30th November @The
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Bristol Folk House
A Night at the Movies - Fair Saturday
with Westerly Winds and The Fantasy Orchestra
LEFTBANK
THE RUMBLE-O'S BIRTHDAY SURFNIGHT
Hang ten kids... there's a big wave a coming
Crofters Rights
IT: Anna Colette & The Average Men + Support
Anna Colette & The Average Men bring their debut single release show to Crofters!
The Old England Pub
Pavlove // Loralie
Pavlove and Loralie at The Old England, Bristol.
Colston Hall Foyer
Richard Spaven + Support
Richard Spaven returns to Bristol to perform tracks from his latest album 'The Self'
The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
Exchange
Ead Wood Single Launch
Ead Wood Single Launch
Filwood Community Centre
Arts2LifeUK's End of Year Showcase
Arts2Life UK's big end of year celebration gig!
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock n Roll
Motorcity is BACK at The Lanes for another packed out night of dancing to them classic Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Roc
Exchange
Max Bloom (Yuck)
The Yuck frontman brings his new solo offering to Bristol for an intimate showcase.
Rough Trade Bristol
Penelope Isles
+ Radators (at Rough Trade Bristol)
The Lion, BS5
Never Stop The Action - Anorak (live Acid set)
Anorak brings an all new acid live set to The Lion, ably supported by DJs spinning psych rock to aphex acid via boogie and rnb!
The Old England Pub
Space Jelly Jams feat. Ghoul Gang
A day of fabulous music and spooky art at The Old England
The Lanes
The Psychotic Monks
Parisian dark punks Bristol debut!
Exchange
City of the Sun
+ Leon of Athens (at Exchange)
Crofters Rights
THE TELESCOPES
The Telescopes celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut 'Taste'.
The Mothers Ruin
The Shivas
Birthed from a love of garage rock and 60s psychedelia
The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
Exchange
The Pleasure Dome + Josh Ace + Clunk
Live Music @ The Exchange Basement
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
The Lanes
Phuct: Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative xm@s!
PHUCT - Bristol's longest running Rock and Metal alternative club returns for a SANTA Vs. SATAN XM@S fancy dress special at the Lanes
O2 Academy
The Chats
O2 Academy Bristol
Crofters Rights
POLYGAZE Christmas Edition
An evening for you to enjoy some blasting sounds, proggy polyrhythms and shoegazey soundscapes.
O2 Academy
Shed Seven
O2 Academy Bristol
The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
Crofters Rights
Jerry / Birdman Cult / DROOGS
Donut records presents a night of live post punk and garage rock ft. Jerry / Birdman Cult / DROOGS
The Louisiana
The Cat Magic
Bristol dream pop 4-piece return to the Louisiana
Basement 45
Alt-Nite : Official XMAS afterparty
An all-encompassing rock club. Expect the latest tunes, the greatest hits, the freshest talent and those that have defined their genre.
The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
The Louisiana
Breakfast Recs & Waxslax Present: NYE at The Louis
Bring in the New Year with music, karaoke and general funtimes from Breakfast & Waxslax
The Lanes
Disco Stu's Jungle Boogie & Motorcity NYE at The L
Ring in 2020 with the best in Disco, Funk, Soul and all your favourite classic bangers all night.
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Crofters Rights
A night with FAIRY BOY
FAIRY BOY's debut headline set // support from FRANKIE DELTA
Thekla
Black Country, New Road
Cambridge based Speedy Wunderground signees return to Bristol.
The Old England Pub
The Moth Gatherer / Yuxa / The Air Turned To Acid
Epic and atmospheric post sludge from Stockholm, Sweden.
Exchange
Printhead: Twin Siblings + Guests
Baritone Guitar and Drum Maching Sludge
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
Lower Dens
Baltimore based indie pop group make their Bristol return
Crofters Rights
IT: The Slaughter House Band + Support
Garage rock at its finest a la The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall, Fat White Family...
The Cloak and Dagger
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours…
The Genius of David Bowie playing hours… and other songs (20th anniversary show)
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Rough Trade Bristol
Smoke Fairies & guests
Rough Trade Bristol & Fantome presents
The Lanes
IT & BLG: Go Cactus + Support [FREE ENTRY]
Garage surf rock from Mallorca to The Lanes...
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 Cube
Red River Dialect + guests
Shifting musics, heart wenching vocals, this is wild and touched folk making songs with a burning soul
The Mothers Ruin
The Young Hearts plus Gold Bloom
The Young Hearts headline The Mothers Ruin, Bristol with guests Gold Bloom
Exchange
HMLTD
HMLTD made their much-anticipated return earlier this year, signing to a new label (Lucky Number) and releasing their new single ‘Loaded'
St George's Bristol
Damien Jurado
with support from Dana Gavanski
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
The Trinity Centre
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
A Winged Victory for the Sullen exist in a strikingly beautiful, ambient world.
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)
The Louisiana
Dry Cleaning
South London post-punk quartet
Zed Alley
Just Like Heaven - A night of The Cure cabaret
A cabaret journey into the back catalogue of one of the most influential and enduring bands of the post punk scene.
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Redgrave Theatre
Two Sides of Phil Collins
The Greatest Hits of Phil Collins & Genesis
The Fleece
Jay Som
Jay Som heads to Bristol following the release of sophomore effort 'Anak Ko'
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!
Colston Hall Foyer
Fly Pan Am
Fly Pan Am take over the Colston Hall Foyer with their forward-looking experimentalism
The Louisiana
Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue make their Bristol return!
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Fleece
Quelle Chris
Quelle Chris performs live in Bristol, for the first time...after-party included.
Exchange
The Dears
Montreal based indie rockers return to Bristol
Anson Rooms
Hot Boogie Chillun + Special Guests
Hot Boogie Chillun from Germany + Special guests!
Anson Rooms
Hot Boogie Chillun + Special Guest
This will be a night full of raw, undiluted Rock 'n' Roll & Rockabilly, letting you rock out and go crazy on the dance floor!
Exchange
MAXIMUM SPIRIT ECONOMY! PHARMAKON + MORE TBA
Pharmakon returns to shudder the city.
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Passenger Shed
Reverend Horton Heat & The Delta Bombers
Reverend Horton Heat + Delta Bombers = Amazing Night Out
Anson Rooms
Si Cranstoun & Rebel Dean Double Bill
Si Cranstoun and Rebel Dean share the stage for an unmissable double bill
Anson Rooms
Si Cranstoun and Rebel Dean
Get ready for a night of pure, undiluted Rock’n’Roll with two of Britain's greatest retro Rock'n'Roll acts + The Tone Stars for support.