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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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Crofters Rights
SPECTRES + BO GRITZ + SANS + EP/64
Gravy Train present... Spectres + Bo Gritz + Sans + EP/64
Hy Brasil Music Club
Saltwater Sun
Alternative newcomers releasing huge singles via Hand In Hive
The Grain Barge
The Goon Sax
Wichita signed Australian alt-rock three piece make their Bristol debut
The Old England Pub
Bleeding Knees Club
Australian punk rock; their debut LP was produced by Dev Hynes (Blood Orange)
The Windmill Open Mic
The Windmill Open Mic
Best Open Mic On Windmill Hill, Ever! Hosted by Sam Coxhill-Davis
Crofters Rights
VODUN
Vodun "Ascend" album launch at The Crofters Rights
The Old England Pub
Sneers, Bell Lungs & Robert Ridley-Shackleton
No-wave goth-punk, experimental folk and stand-up noise?!
Thekla
Spring King
Spring King perform at Thekla
Hy-Brasil Music Club
BIKE (Brazil) + The Radiant Sounds Of Dust
Gravy Train present: BIKE (Brazil) + The Radiant Sounds Of Dust
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Reworks: Thundercat
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Hy-Brasil Music Club
MUSH
Gravy Train present: MUSH plus guests
Thekla
Teleman
Teleman perform at Thekla
The Gallimaufry
Astral Tusk III
w/ Modulus III, Chris Langton & Âvâ
Exchange
La Luz
LA based surf-noir enthusiasts making their Bristol debut
The Mothers Ruin
Simpsons 90's Clubnight
Free entry and drinks deals
LEFTBANK
Denny Ilett Presents Santana
Huge sound from Bristol greats playing some of Santana's back catalogue
The Passenger Shed
Rockabilly Night Live
AN EVENING OF ROCKABILY GREATNESS WITH MATCHBOX!
Thekla
Definitely Oasis
Definitely Oasis perform at Thekla
Exchange
VENOMFEST VOL.2
Over 30 mixed genre bands, 4 stages, vintage style artists market and vegan street food!
The Cube
The Osiris Club and Kavus Torabi
Avant-guarde prog metal from London, plus ex-Cardiacs/Gong/Knifeworld legend
The Shakespeare Totterdown
The Elton John experience live at the Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Totterdown Saturday 29th September! Full set with band! Save the date!
The Marble Factory
Art Battle Bristol
Live Painting Competition
The Lanes
The Cosmic Dead, Wren , SANS
The Cosmic Dead, Wren , SANS
Thekla
Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez performs at Thekla
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Feat. Pete Cunningham
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Fleece
Elder // Ancestors // Earthmass // Cegvera
Prepare for soaring melodies and sonically crushing soundscapes.
Thekla
Okkervil River
Okkervil River perform at Thekla
Mr Wolfs
IT: Go Cactus (ESP), Seprona, Hush Mozey & Seek Wa
Garage Surf Rock from the Balearic Islanders in Mr Wolf's!
Hy Brasil Music Club
Juiceboxxx
FREE: New York's based rap-punk hybrid
The Old England Pub
Silenzio + Archosaur (Debut performance)
Silenzio - "lost soundtrack to a romantic Tangiers heist movie" + Archosaur - bass-led cinematic post-rock.
Thekla
Okilly Dokilly
Okilly Dokilly perform at Thekla
Thekla
Hunter & The Bear
Hunter & The Bear perform at Thekla
Exchange
The Hard Aches / Toodles & The Hectic Pity
Adelaide, Australia's Hard Aches play a Sunday matinee!
Hy-Brasil
Wax Music & Fresh Juice: DITZ (FREE)
Brighton noise punks hit Bristol for the first time
The Lanes
Go!Zilla vs. Swedish Death Candy
Psych rock legends Go!Zilla and Swedish Death Candy to co-headline for a EXCLUSIVE UK show this October!
The Gallimaufry
Sketch On Glass takeover
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thekla
Poets Of The Fall
Poets Of The Fall perform at Thekla
Rough Trade
Far From Alaska // Dot Legacy // Plus More
Vibrant and lively post-eclectic rock, hailing from Brazil and France.
The Old England Pub
Waxslax Presents: Bed Rugs ( Burger Records )
Waxslax are stoked to present a night of Pysch pop with Bed Rugs , Ead Wood and The Ornsteins at The Old E !
The White Rabbit
RVR Presents: Milo Gore, The Petties & San Telmo
Return of Red Van Records heralding in yet another night of southernly lovin'
To The Moon
CND FUNDRAISER
CHEYNE STOKES (LIVE) BAMBI REDUX (LIVE) + DJ HEMP (TRIBE OF FROG) & DEZ
The Lanes
Phuct
Rock your world with DJ`s Missy Malice,Haggis and Dave B,bringing you the best in Metal,Alternative Rock,Punk,Nu Metal and Rock!!
Thekla
Black Honey
Black Honey perform at Thekla
St John The Baptist Church
Ålesund Shift & Flux Single Launch
An intimate and intense night of atmospheric and ethereal music.
Crofters Rights
Sunset Rollercoaster // Paul Cherry // Sock // E.B
Taiwan and Chicago meet at the Crofters Rights with asian indie stars Sunset Rollercoaster and Paul Cherry!
Hy Brasil Music Club
Art School Girlfriend
FREE! Newly signed to Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label (The Horrors, Glass Animals)
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Feat. Steve Lyman (José James)
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback Beat Tape
Celebrating the influence of hip-hop
The Golden Lion
Thidius + My Octopus Mind
a progressive take on African music, Folk, Soul, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Electro and Hip Hop
The Old England Pub
IT: Saint Agnes, Miss Kill & Slagheap
A raucous evening of psychedelic rock & roll!
Various
Simple Things Festival - Daytime
ft. Slowdive, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, James Holden and the Animal Spirits and more.
Cafe Kino
Family Tea Records presents Dog Daises
with support from Martin Callingham and Static Queen
The Old England Pub
Häxxan (Slovenly Records) + GORK
After touring with Oh Sees this summer, Germany-based from Tel Aviv Häxxan are ready to their Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
The Homesick
Signed to Felix White from The Maccabees' new Yala Records output
The Lanes
The Shuks, Living Island, Tugboat Captain + Guests
London purveyors of weird-pop, Living Island, join Bristol stalwarts The Shuks for a night of unbridled passion
The Grain Barge
Jo Passed
Sub Pop's newest signing, dubbed as the “fucked-up Beatles”
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Rough Trade
BAMBARA
Gravy Train present: Bambara + guests
Crofters Rights
Naxatras [GRC] // More TBA
Greece's notorious hard psychedelic rock band, Naxatras finally grace Snuff Lane for a rare Bristol performance!
The Louisiana
Speedy Ortiz
Alt rock all-starts from Massachusetts
Thekla
China Crisis
China Crisis perform at Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
The Hatchet
Witch And The Wolf: 80s Horror Party
Witch And The Wolf take over The Hatchet, Bristol for a Halloween Party like no other.
Cosies
Jus' Begun with DJ Format and John Stapleton
Title says it all really - big music in a small club!
The Old England
Totality Fuckery Witchcraft Halloween All Dayer
Totality resurrects Fuckery Witchcraft with 13 completely rad bands from all over the fucking place. This will slay.
Rough Trade
Hater
Swedish alt. pop on Fire Records
Exchange
Dead Meadow '20th Anniversary Show'
Fuzzy, garage-psych rockers DEAD MEADOW celebrate their '20th Anniversary'.
Crofters Rights
Hembree
Named "Best Artist We Saw at SXSW in 2018" by Rolling Stone
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Reworks: Taylor Mcferrin
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thekla
Snail Mail
Snail Mail performs at Thekla
Fiddlers
Boy Pablo + Support
Boy Pablo is an old soul caught up in a thoroughly modern, DIY success story.
Exchange
YAK + Sons of Raphael
Rock ‘n’ roll init
The Tunnels
The Bolsheviks + special guests
The Bolsheviks...Back after 10 year absence!
Crofters Rights
Boogarins // TBA // Agarimo
Colourful psych-pop Boogarins from Brazil to making their Bristol debut!
Thekla
She Makes War + The Menstrual Cramps
She Makes War performs at Thekla
Cosies
Jus' Begun presents Habibi Funk
Back again, Jannis Stürtz (Habibi Funk) plus John Stapleton (Wanted Records)
Rough Trade Bristol
Sasami+ support
All-around musical badass.
Southbank
DRINKS
Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley bring their freak folk project to Bristol.
Crofters Rights
Wax Music & Fresh Juice Present: Magic Potion
Sweden's premier guitar pop group Magic Potion come to Bristol
The Old England Pub
Earth Tongue
Earth Tongue stomp with heavy Sabbath-like riffs while at the lighter end, embracing tasteful imperfections.
Crofters Rights
Olden Yolk
Dystopian folk duo return to Bristol for a full band show.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thekla
Sam Fender
Sam Fender performs at Thekla
Rough Trade Bristol
FRIGS + H.GRIMACE
Gravy Train x Fantôme present: FRIGS + H.GRIMACE
Thekla
Stone Foundation
Stone Foundation perform at Thekla
Rough Trade Bristol
Breakfast presents: Gorgeous Bully Album Launch
Album launch show for iconic Manchester garage punk project Gorgeous Bully
Thekla
The Blinders / White Room / Gum Soul
The Blinders perform at Thekla
Thekla
London Calling
London Calling perform at Thekla
Band Film Studio
65daysofstatic: Decomposition Theory
A series of uniquely-generated algorithmic A/V shows
The Old England
Sundays & Cybele/シベールの日曜日 // MOHIT
Hokkaido psych-dreamers Sunday & Cybele are ready for their Bristol debut!
Crofters Rights
Blue Orchids/Flux Capacitors/Short Stories
Founding member of The Fall, Martin Bramah, with his band Blue Orchids.
Thekla
Dr Feelgood
Dr. Feelgood, Thekla
The Old England Pub
Stolen Body Presents: Paul Jacobs w/ support TBA
Paul Jacobs comes back with a new release - Easy - out on October 19th through Stolen Body Records.
Rough Trade Bristol
Rakta
Brazilian face melters!
The Lanes
Witch And The Wolf Live / Fragile Things + support
Witch And The Wolf present their third night in the heart of Bristol at The Lanes!
Thekla
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees perform at Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
The Louisiana
Still Corners
Dreamy Sub Pop outfit, soon to release their fourth LP 'Slow Air'
Cafe Kino
Pill Fangs / Karl Band / Daniela Dyson / BPC
Live music, poetry and botanical print making from Bristol Print Collective
The Brunswick Club
Hen Ogledd + Glorias Navales
Richard Dawson's band project with harpist Rhodri Davies and friends present their album 'Mogic' out in November on Weird World/Domino
Rough Trade Bristol
The Rupees
In association with Sailor Jerry. ***Free drink on entry***
Hy Brasil Music Club
River Whyless
FREE: indie folk from Asheville, North Carolina
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
Thekla
The Wedding Present
The Wedding Present perform at Thekla
Thekla
Graveyard
Graveyard perform at Thekla
Thekla
Lucero
Lucero perform at Thekla
The Old England Pub
Lower Slaughter / Acid Cannibals / Pohl
A night of party-starting, filthy heavy, raucous and powerfully entertaining music...
Rough Trade
Tess Parks + Support
NEW ALBUM COMING OUT WITH ANTON FROM BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE.
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
The Lanes
IT: Alcuna Wilds, We Are Strangers Minds & Support
Alcuna Wilds bring Atmospheric Trip Rock to The Lanes for IVW!
Crofters Rights
Air Waves
New LP 'Warrior' features Kevin Morby and Katie Von Schleicher