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Rock Gigs in Bristol

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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
Monsoon Season
A free party that explores the sounds & grooves of the eastern hemisphere
The Old Market Assembly
MAMA JERK AND THE LADYFINGERS
Armed with wailing psych rock lines and heavy dub rhythm and horns,
Mr Wolfs
JOY + ENNOR // Mr Fitz
Indie Grunge & Folk-rock
Rough Trade Bristol
Snapped Ankles & Guests
Post-everything noise/drone/techno avant-garde mayhem!
The Gallimaufry
Waldo’s Gift Feat. Pete Cunningham (Ishmael)
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Canteen
I SEE HAWKS IN L.A.
This bunch of grizzled Californian country rockers recall the early 70s when good time Americana and psychedelic rock go hand in hand.
Crofters Rights
JUNIORE
Gravy Train x Pop Or Not present: Juniore, plus guests.
Crofters Rights
Breakfast Records presents: Milo's Planes
Bristol's resident shredders return for a summer headline show
Cafe Kino
Quasar Kino Fest
Quasar Sounds hosts a monster lineup in the Cafe Kino Basement
The Old Market Assembly
A Hot Night In The City
Join two of the cities finest drag acts for a night that will be equal parts naughty and nice
The Louisiana
White Parker @ The Louis // Ben's Birthday Bash
We recorded a new EP and Mr. Cooling survived another year so here's a load of mates playing some live music to celebrate!
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
The Mothers Ruin
Summer Sux: 7 band epic show
Free Entry Evening Of Gloom And Rage
Exchange
Nicholson Heal Album Launch
Come join Breakfast Records in launching the long awaited debut album from Bristol indie titans Nicholson Heal
The Louisiana
Yawning Man // SOAC // Ruby The Hatchet // More
Legendary Californian desert, stoner rockers YAWNING MAN return to Bristol!
The Old Market Assembly
L1nkn_p4rk Tribute Bristol
Linkin Park tribute in memory of Chester Bennington
The Redgrave Theatre
The Blue Jays
The Bluejays (Winners of the National Vintage Award for 'Best Band')
The Louisiana
The Burning Hell
Alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom
The Gallimaufry
New Palace Talkies
Wonky electronic pop, vibrant and real
Exchange
Schwetfest 3.0
Third FREE celebration of the Bristol & beyond sub-underground freakscene
Colston Hall
Satsumas Terrace Party w/ Amy Alsop
Terrace party Amy Alsop, Franklin Gothic + Zade
The Mothers Ruin
The Love Handles
Debut Single Release Show
St George's
John Moreland
Springsteen-inspired alt-country blues fresh from Oklahoma
Thekla
Deerhoof
Deerhoof perform at Thekla
Exchange
The Atomic Bitchwax // Suns of Thunder // Stubb
Psychedelic Rock, with elements of Prog, Fuzz and Blues.
Hy-Brasil Music Club
Hot Sauce Pony / Hollow Mask / Sextape
An evening of grunge, post-punk, noise-pop and brooding anti-indie
Crofters Rights
Breakfast Gravy presents: The Ornsteins
Single Launch for local heroes The Ornsteins
The Lanes
Föllakzoid // Melt Dunes // Arno
Chilean heavy-psych rock legends Föllakzoid making their first Bristol show ever
The Volunteer Tavern
Monsoon Season Yard Party
An outdoor free party that explores the sounds & grooves of the eastern hemisphere
Begbrook Social Club
A Night of the GREATS
An exceptional night of live music from these artists who have had such an impact on the world through their music.
The Old England Pub
Alex Napping
FREE: Solo show from Father/Daughter signed bedroom indie
Cosies
Satsumas W/ Ashton Holland + Nadoone
Ashton Holland (left alone) Nadoone (Sweet Sensation)
Crofters Rights
The White Feather Collective + The Deep
Tongue in Cheek 60's bombastic soul surf rock.
The Old England Pub
Qujaku // Cracked Machine // The Contact High
Late summer psychedelic party in Montpelier featuring three mind-blowing acts
O2 Academy
Texas and Imelda May (Skyline Series)
Texas and Imelda May come to Bristol this summer for Skyline Series.
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
Thekla
Amen Dunes
Amen Dunes perform at Thekla
Hy Brasil Music Club
Lithics
Jerky post-punkers from Portland, Oregon on Kill Rock Stars
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
Garbage (Skyline Series)
90's rock legends Garbage come to Bristol this summer for Skyline Series!
The Lanes
Matt Hollywood // Phobophobes // Radiators
Brian Jonestown Massacre's legend Matt Hollywood making his Bristol solo-debut
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
The The (Skyline Series)
Post-punk heroes The The come to Bristol for Skyline Series.
Thekla
Striking Matches
Striking Matches perform at Thekla
The Old England Pub
Stolen Body presents: Sunflowers (PT) and Yo No Se
Stolen Body presents: Sunflowers (PT) and Yo No Se at The Old England with DJ's all night.
Crofters Rights
Tajak (Mexico) + Support
Playing improv-based songs full of out of this world effects, hypnotic krautrock influences and frenetic rocking out moments.
Thekla
The Rezillos
The Rezillos perform at Thekla
Thekla
Albert Hammond Jr
Albert Hammond Jr performs at Thekla
The Old Market Assembly
Witch And The Wolf LIVE // Kate Lomas / Emily Magp
Witch And The Wolf presents the ultimate audio/visual showcase party, starring some amazing emerging musicians and artists
Crofters Rights
Terry
Australian don't-call-it-a-supergroup / Upset The Rhythm signings make their Bristol debut.
The Lanes
Holy Wave // Captain Süün // Insomnichord
Texan indie psych-enthusiast Holy Wave making their comeback to Bristol after 4 years!
Easter Compton, Bristol
Badgerfest 2018
21-23 Sept. Bristol's newest 2 day music festival with camping.
Thekla
Boston Manor
Boston Manor perform at Thekla
The Old England Pub
Bleeding Knees Club
Australian punk rock; their debut LP was produced by Dev Hynes (Blood Orange)
Thekla
Spring King
Spring King perform at Thekla
Thekla
Teleman
Teleman perform at Thekla
Exchange
La Luz
LA based surf-noir enthusiasts making their Bristol debut
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
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
Thekla
Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez performs at Thekla
Thekla
Okkervil River
Okkervil River perform at Thekla
Thekla
Hunter & The Bear
Hunter & The Bear perform at Thekla
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.
Thekla
Black Honey
Black Honey perform at Thekla
Hy Brasil Music Club
Art School Girlfriend
FREE! Newly signed to Paul Epworth's Wolf Tone label (The Horrors, Glass Animals)
Crofters Rights
The Homesick
Signed to Felix White from The Maccabees' new Yala Records output
The Grain Barge
Jo Passed
Sub Pop's newest signing, dubbed as the “fucked-up Beatles”
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
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'.
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.
Crofters Rights
Boogarins // TBA // Agarimo
Colourful psych-pop Boogarins from Brazil to making their Bristol debut!
Southbank
DRINKS
Cate Le Bon & Tim Presley bring their freak folk project 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.
Rough Trade Bristol
FRIGS
Gravy Train x Fantôme present: FRIGS + guests
Thekla
London Calling
London Calling perform at Thekla
Band Film Studio
65daysofstatic: Decomposition Theory
A series of uniquely-generated algorithmic A/V shows
Thekla
Dr Feelgood
Dr. Feelgood, Thekla
Thekla
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees perform at Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals
Thekla
The Wedding Present
The Wedding Present perform at Thekla
Thekla
Graveyard
Graveyard perform at Thekla
Thekla
Lucero
Lucero perform at Thekla
The Mothers Ruin
Regulate (90's Night)
Free entry and drinks deals