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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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Zed Alley, Bristol
Wise Monkey Presents: Droogs + Longcoats & Padrat
Wise Monkey Music Presents: the first night out we have post Lockdown, celebrate beating the end of the world with Bristol Rockets 'Droogs'
Crofters Rights
Beach Rats for Choose Love
Charity gig to raise money for global Refugee supplies
The Lanes
FAT LIP: Homecoming!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Zed Alley
TYRANNY
Bristol's Monthly Goth and Industrial stomp-fest
Crofters Rights
God Damn
God Damn at The Crofters Rights, Bristol
Crofters Rights
Holiday Ghosts
Falmouth via Brighton garage punks finally return to Bristol!
The Thunderbolt
WE NEED BANDS | Buffalo Brothers (EP Launch)
Buffalo Brothers + Hoaster + Spitfire Tides + Harvey Winder
The Lanes
TREEBOY & ARC + DAMEFRISØR
Free show, presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MOTORCITY - Back on the Dance Floor!
Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll
Exchange
Sunder Festival 2021
A brand new all day event at Exchange Bristol showcasing the best in new music and Bristol’s local scene
Crofters Rights
Return of the Riff: Ken Pustelnik's Ground Edition
Return of the Riff: Ken Pustelnik's Ground Headline - 7-bands, 1-venue.
The Lanes
Dept S Club Night w/ JTM, Parka + Support
Parka (plus support) play the Department S Club Night with DJ John The Mod
Cloak and Dagger, The
Surf and Garage Mayhem!
Featuring The Sinic Tones, The Mudd Club, Swamp thing and the Gruesome Twosome
Crofters Rights
Return of the Riff: Slabdragger Edition
Return of the Riff: Slabdragger Headline - 7-bands, 1-venue.
The Loco Klub
FIREJAM PRESENTS LOCO KLUB GARDEN LIVE SESSIONS
JOHN E VISTIC ROCK N ROLL SOUND STSTEM, RITA LYNCH, MOLLY SAMPSON, more tbc
The Thunderbolt
WE NEED BANDS | The Layers (Album Launch)
The Layers (Album Launch) + How Nice + The Underdog Club + Eddie Mole
The Lanes
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative returns to the Lanes for the first full PHUCT experience in 17 months
The Lanes
LEE PATTERSON + BUSINESS DUDES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Basement 45
RE:UP - THE REBIRTH
Bristol's Longest Running Alt-Party Returns!
The Lanes
DOCUMENT + SAPPHIRE BLUES
Free show, presented by Damnatio Memoriae, Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
De Anima | Launch Party
Celebrating the launch of Creative Media & Production Company: De Anima
The Grain Barge
IT: Chrissie Huntley, Amber Dee & Jack King
The great return of live music aboard the Grain Barge!
Cloak and Dagger, The
The Part Time Models
An evening of folk-rock with the Part Time Models.
The Thunderbolt
WE NEED BANDS | Bad News First
Bad News First + Black Wendy + Belle Royals
The Lanes
YES GRASSHOPPER
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
THE CIRCLES
THE CIRCLES + Underground Frets
THE CIRCLES + Underground Frets + Mimi and the Miseries
Mr Wolfs
Hush Mozey + James Humphrys
Bringing together Ska, Punk, and Garage music Hush Mozey create a sound they like to call 'Drowzy Rock and Roll
The Thunderbolt
WE NEED BANDS | Dreamwave Single Launch
Dreamwave / Stan Elliott / The New Cut
Crofters Rights
ICHI + CLOUDSHOES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Thunderbolt
I DESTROY + Support
I DESTROY Headline Festival
The Lanes
PEEPING DREXELS + KEG
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Mr Wolfs
The 45s - Celebrating 20 years of Mr Wolfs
Legendary well dressed men perform killer covers of classic soul and rock'n'roll cuts.
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
The Lanes
ENJOYABLE LISTENS
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
Fiddlers
Black Eyed Dogs
Bristol Beacon presents Black Eyed Dogs at Fiddlers
Exchange
Gene Loves Jezebel
Gene Loves Jezebel at Exchange
Exchange
Syteria
Syteria at Exchange
The Lanes
Dept S Club Night ✰ JTM ✰ Eyes of Caelum + Support
Eyes of Caelum (plus support) play the Department S Club Night with DJ John The Mod
Exchange
WP: Green Lung · Neuromatic more TBC!
Surges with all the druggy riffs and spooky psychedelia you could ever want
The Marble Factory
Squid
With their debut album BRIGHT GREEN FIELD in tow, Squid make their Bristol headline debut
Exchange
KLÄMP
Members of Pulled Apart by Horses, Sex Swing, Manatees & Mugstar.
Thekla
Breakfest 2021
Bigger. Better. Breakfest.
Crofters Rights
Hallan
Portsmouth indie outfit Hallan stop off at Bristol as part of their UK tour
The Old Market Assembly
PUNKA club night!
Bristol's LGBTQ+ indie/ rock/ riot grrrl/ electro club night returns!
Cloak and Dagger
The Genius of David Bowie playing Scary Monsters
The Genius of David Bowie playing Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (40th anniversary show)
The Louisiana
Skullcrusher
Freshly signed to Secretly Canadian
The Cube
Broadside Hacks
Featuring Katy J Pearson, Naima Bock + members of Goat Girl, Sorry and caroline.
The Lanes
THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH + THE VACANT LOTS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Tiña
Speedy Wunderground signed Londoners head to Bristol for the first time!
The Lanes
MUTES w/ OUTLANDER & BRASHER
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
THE TELESCOPES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
IT: ARXX & Miss Kill
Two women. Two X's. One big sound.
Strange Brew
MAXIMUM! SPIRIT! ECONOMY! w/SPECTRES + MORE TBA
Spectres resurrected album launch with a reassuringly verbose line up on the way.
Jam Jar
Little Thief - Under the Patio - ALBUM LAUNCH!!
Celebrating the release of Little Thief's debut album Under the Patio + Support from Montrell
Crofters Rights
Congé - 'VYGR' Release Show
Congé celebrate the release of their debut EP 'VYGR'
Mr Wolfs
The Hawkmen
Upbeat, extremely danceable, and ridiculously enjoyable sound that flows like sweet nectar” – UK Rock’n’Roll Magazine.
Exchange
Lakes
Lakes at Exchange Basement
Crofters Rights
Horsey
Finally Horsey return to Bristol with their debut album Debonair in tow, out via Untitled on July 30th
Crofters Rights
Famous
Untitled Records' finest head to Bristol for their debut headline
Exchange
IT: PROJECTOR & Fraulein
“Projector occupy a space in-between the wall-of-sound nature of My Bloody Valentine and the stabbing urgency of Pixies” DIY
The Loco Klub
SCALPING
Bristol Beacon presents at Loco Klub
The Lanes
KARKARA + YO NO SE
Free show, presented by Stolen Body Records & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
REUBEN'S DAUGHTERS + EAD WOOD + POST YOGA
Free entry show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
FRAUDS + THE PLEASURE DOME
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
BIRTHDAY GIRL
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions
The Louisiana
Bull
The first York band since Shed Seven to sign to a major record label
Zed Alley
Punka Presents: FRANKIE DELTA / ARTIO / PEACELILY
3 amazing queer punk bands and a drag queen host!
Rough Trade Bristol
Julia Bardo
Wichita signed Julia Bardo heads to Bristol following the release of her debut LP
The Louisiana
Art School Girlfriend
ASGF returns with the long awaited debut LP Is It Light Where You Are
Exchange
The Meteors
The Meteors at Exchange
Rough Trade Bristol
Birdman Cult / J.O.Y. Junktrips / new america
Live at Rough Trade! Birdman Cult / J.O.Y. / The Junktrips / the new america
Crofters Rights
10 000 RUSSOS + MOON GOOSE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Louisiana
Anna B Savage
The incredible City Slang-signed, Father John Misty supporting Anna B Savage heads to Bristol in support of her debut LP 'A Common Turn'
Exchange
The Virginmarys
The Virginmarys at Exchange
The Louisiana
Willie J Healey
WJH brings his brilliant second album Twin Heavy to Bristol
The Lanes
GLOO (Hassle Records)
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
MF TOMLINSON + DICK DENT
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
Crofters Rights
Klyphex Presents: Kanadia + Supports
A night featuring some of the best upcoming sounds from Bristol and further afield
Crofters Rights
The Lounge Society
Speedy Wunderground signees bring their debut EP Silk For The Starving to Bristol for the first time
The Fleece
She Drew The Gun
Junkyard Scouse soul.. built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★Uncut
Jam Jar
Caroline
Rough Trade's newest signing - the ethereal London based 8-piece caroline
The Thunderbolt
TYGERS OF PAN TANG
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Debut @ The Thunderbolt
Exchange
Fightmilk
London indie-punk!
The Lanes
ALEX REX + VICTOR HERRERO + WE ARE MUFFY
Free entry show, presented by Gravy Train, Camemberts Box of Delights & BLG Promotions
The Lanes
TEMPESST
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Sinead O'Brien
Irish poet and performer
The Lanes
VANISHING TWIN + YAMA WARASHI + THE GREY AREA (DJ)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MUTANT-THOUGHTS + MOONTV
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
Lazarus Kane
The long-awaited hometown headline with debut EP Psychobabble in tow!
The Lanes
SKiNNY MiLK
Free show presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
HEY COLOSSUS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Silverbacks
Silverbacks are a five-piece band based in Dublin.
Rough Trade Bristol
Pillow Queens
The Dublin rockers finally return to Bristol!
The Thunderbolt
JOLLYROGER
Sea-Punk Pirate band
Crofters Rights
BDRMM + HOME COUNTIES
Shoegaze / Dream Pop / Sonic Cathedral
Exchange
The Total Rejection
RAVING POP BLAST! PRESENTS...A night of Garage Freakbeat & Pop--Psych.
Crofters Rights
Baby Strange
Baby Strange - Crofters Rights, Bristol
The Lanes
FREYA BEER
Free show presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
ME REX
Big Scary Monsters latest signings make their Bristol headline debut
Crofters Rights
LEWSBERG
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae, Fantôme & BLG Promotions.
The Thunderbolt
PARAMORE GB (Paramore Tribute Band)
PARAMORE GB (Paramore Tribute Band)
The Lanes
JAPANESE TELEVISION
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
PART CHIMP + THE EUROSUITE + YO NO SE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Video Nasties / Aggressive Perfecto / Support
Video Nasties + Aggressive Perfector + Support
The Lanes
GNOD
Presented by Gravy Train, Cacophonous Sarcophagus & BLG.
Crofters Rights
HANYA
Brighton based dreampop band HANYA stop off a Bristol as part of their UK headline tour.
Zed Alley
Punka Presents:FORREST FLOWERS/ BEEFYWINK/ BYENARY
3 amazing queer punk bands and a drag queen host!
The Lanes
THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV + J. O. Y.
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Polar States
Crosstown Concerts Presents... Polar States at Crofters Rights, Bristol
The Lanes
THE ALTERED HOURS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
The Lanes
THE HOWLERS
Presented by BLG Promotions
Jam Jar
Moulettes at The Jam Jar
Psychedelic Art Rock // Prog // Folk
The Island
Lice
Bristol's resident stalwarts return for a long-awaited presentation of their debut album
Rough Trade Bristol
Marina Allen
The latest signing to Fire Records
Crofters Rights
SEX SWING
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
DEEPER
Presented by Waxslax & BLG Promotions
Exchange
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Scottish indie rock from Edinburgh
The Lanes
BEACH RIOT
BLG Promotions presents Brighton based fuzz pop group Beach Riot
swx
Black Country, New Road
Critically acclaimed Cambridge 7-piece make their largest Bristol splash yet
Y Plas, Cardiff
Black Country, New Road
Critically acclaimed Cambridge 7-piece make their Cardiff debut
Rough Trade Bristol
DEAFDEAFDEAF / BIRDMAN CULT / SALOON DION
DEAFDEAFDEAF /BIRDMAN CULT / SALOON DION - supply post-punked garage rock anthems at one of Bristol most beloved venues!
Rough Trade Bristol
W. H. LUNG
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Fury
Fury + Neuromatic + Dakesis + Rites To Ruin
Exchange
Heartless Bastards
Bristol Beacon presents at Exchange
The Louisiana
The Parrots
The Parrots return with their new record 'Dos' on Heavenly Recordings
Jam Jar
POSTPONED Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba + more
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
Exchange
Strand of Oaks
Bristol Beacon presents at Exchange
Thekla
Altin Gün
Turkish folk songs meets a dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs
Rough Trade Bristol
Shopping
Post-punk funkers Shopping return to Bristol
The Louisiana
Chad VanGaalen + Kiwi Jr.
Cult Canadian illustrator / Sub Pop signed @chadvangaalen finally returns to Bristol
The Lanes
NIGHT BEATS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Thekla
The Weather Station
Brilliant new LP Ignorance was released via Fat Possum earlier this year - one of 2021’s best
Exchange
Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Weedpecker + Ritual King + More
Polish quartet Weedpecker bring their dreamy psychedelic rock to Bristol March 2021.
Exchange
Skating Polly
Skating Polly at Exchange
Thekla
METZ
“Metz colors outside the lines — obliterates them, really.” - New York Times
The Lanes
LEVITATION ROOM
Free show presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Alex Cameron
Al Cam & his brass booted partner Roy Malloy make their long-awaited return
Bath Forum
Tindersticks
Bristol Beacon presents Tindersticks performing at Bath Forum (Seated)
Thekla
La Luz
LA based surf-psychers return to Bristol
Crofters Rights
FLYYING COLOURS
Club AC30 / Shoegaze / Australia
Rough Trade Bristol
SPORTS: Get A Good Look World Tour
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Their long-awaited Bristol return: Presenting New Fragility
Exchange
Holy Fawn
Holy Fawn at Exchange
Exchange
The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre at Exchange