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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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The Old England Pub
Body Void / Bismuth / Pohl
San Francisco (CA) sludge trio, Body Void, to blast Montpelier with the bleakest riffs
The Lanes
Italian rock n' roll finest Bristol debut!
Mr Wolfs
Soulhole / The Fowlers / Gabriel Templar
Four guys from the south coast of the UK, with a provocative fusion of funk-rock and blues
The Golden Lion
Space Jelly Jams 08
Punk/Rock/Indie Double headliner
Rough Trade Bristol
An Evening With Joy - Single Release
Fresh out of the studio, Joy celebrate the release of their single "Plastic Waste (At The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench)"
The Lanes
Plus The Malarkey & Gabriel Templar.
Mr Wolfs
Verdisa + Jack Humphries // Nino
A spirit-lifting cocktail of Reggae, Blues & Soul with a liberal splash of feelgood, festival funk.
The Hare on the Hill
Rauschenberg + DJ Skidmark
Electronic Rock am Roll/ Acid House
The Loco Klub
Enter Red Name Change Party
Falling Fish celebrates the change of their name to Enter Red! Three Bands a DJ, a Bar and Party Games!
Dance all night with DJ Rooney Toons and DJ Groovy Motions
The Golden Lion
Bexatron with special guests
Join us for an early Happy Bexxxday for our singer!
Black Country, New Road
Cambridge based Speedy Wunderground signees return to Bristol.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift w/ AV Trio
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Old England Pub
The Moth Gatherer / Yuxa / The Air Turned To Acid
Epic and atmospheric post sludge from Stockholm, Sweden.
Crofters Rights
Breakfasts presents RADIATORS and DAMEFRISØR
Red hot bangers from RADIATORS and DAMEFRISØR
HallPass Bar
City Sounds / Arts2Life UK
Happy New Year! We're back with a bang with a brand new venue, HallPass, and an incredible line up to shake away your January blues!
Mr Wolfs
Jack Macs Funk Pack + Troika
Live, funky, original music from the heart of Bristol city centre! Join Jack Mac and the Funk Pack for some good vibes and times!
The Golden Lion
Red Rocket Go
Blues, Jazz, Rock, Bristol Legends
Rough Trade Bristol
Emily Breeze/Suzie Stapleton/National Treasure
Triple bill of Dysfunctional pop and rock from Emily Breeze, Suzie Stapleton and National Treasure
The Old England Pub
Veridian play Bristol on their headline UK Tour.
Printhead: Twin Siblings + Guests
Baritone Guitar and Drum Machine Sludge
The Bluecats, Restless, The Deltas & The Uproars
For fans of Neo-Rockabilly this is a chance to see NO LESS THAN FOUR of the absolute greatest the genre has to offer.
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ The Annual UV Party!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
At The Well
Daughter of Swords
Daughter of Swords @ At The Well
The Louisiana
Green Licence - MalPractice - DogTown
Green Licence headline - MalPractice & DogTown support. Blues/rock
The Old England Pub
PEGA, T.S Idiot & The Hideous Trend, Gyno
First night of The Old E's programme at Independent Venue Week 2020, with PEGA (belgium), T.S Idiot & The Hideous Trend and Gyno
Don't Worry / Soot Sprite
Two of the UK's best new alternative / indie rock bands!
SickOnes, Oversize + Friends - Exchange Basement
Wave goodbye to January with this solid line up!
Rough Trade Bristol
Zaitlin Presents: A Fundraiser For Nextlink.
Wych Elm, The Outlines, Peace Lily. Awful people supporting a great cause.
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift: Synesthesia w/ Holysseus Fly
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Old England Pub
Join us to celebrate 3 years of 1% of One promoting in Bristol.
Mr Wolfs
IVW: Captain Süün + Support
A vivid interplay of surf and psych rock to the stage, with blistering fuzzy guitars giving way to glistening sea-side chords.
The Thunderbolt
Borrowed ATLAS/SFR/Bambi Redux/ReturningVideotapes
3 of Bristol's best new bands, plus Bambi Redux
The Gallimaufry
Snazzback Open Stage
The spirit of collaboration
St. James' Wine Vaults
IVW / RMT Music • Penelope Isles (Bella Union)
Penelope Isles return to Bath as part of Independent Venue Week!
Level III
✞ The Rapture - Swindon ✞
Are you ready for The Rapture?
The Elmer's Arms
Monsoon Season 012
A night of global grooves, exploring the sounds of the eastern hemisphere.
Rough Trade Bristol
Lower Dens
Baltimore based indie pop group make their Bristol return
Badlake Hill - WTFASTR - w/ Solace & Eldwin
A special Badlake Hill show in The Exchange's basement alongside Solace and Eldwin
The Cube
Dequincey, The Moldy Couple, Mark Mcdowell
Tonight the Cube is proud to present to you three fantastic bands projections, a visual set from mr-hopkinson and some wonderful DJs
Mr Wolfs
IVW: Hardwicke Circus / Broken Bones Matilda
Their blues-rock sound brings comparisons with the brio of the E Street Band or Southside Johnny and the dark passion of classic Doors
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 Golden Lion
IT: The Slaughter House Band, Tundra Love & Sapphi
Garage rock at its finest a la The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall, Fat White Family...
Cafe Kino
CD Launch "Reaching for Deliverance"
All original late 60s Blues/Rock
The Louisiana
Miss Kill / Rival Karma / Mind The Gap
Miss Kill return to the Louisiana for there first headline gig of 2020!
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
The Lanes
Motorcity - Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, Rock n Roll
Motorcity is BACK at The Lanes on Friday 7th Febuary for another packed out night of dancing to them classic Motown, Soul, Funk, Dis
Rough Trade Bristol
Smoke Fairies & guests
Rough Trade Bristol & Fantome presents
Mr Wolfs
Dusk Brothers + Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls
Dusk Brothers are a 'dark swamp blues' two-man-band playing self-built instruments.
The Lanes
IT & BLG: Go Cactus + Kimbo Nice
Garage surf rock from Mallorca to The Lanes...
The Lanes
A Night Of: Wu-Tang Clan
The best in Golden Age Hip-Hop
The Marble Factory
Black Midi
Mercury Prize nominated guitar wizards return to Bristol
The Louisiana
Two Day Coma 'Happy for Now' Single Launch
Two Day Coma celebrate their new single 'Happy For Now' at The Louisiana with very special guests
Jamaica Street Stores
Loose Leaf: A night in aid of Tree Sisters
An evening of art and music revolving around all things old, new, strange and pure.
The Old England Pub
Civil War Presents: Superseed/Flag Fen/Bolsheviks
An evening of Hard Rock, Stoner, Grunge, Electro Folk, Punk, Drone & Bass!
(Sandy) Alex G
The cult icon makes his long awaited return to Bristol
The Lanes
The Phuct St Valentine's day massacre
PHUCT - Bristol's rock & metal alternative returns to the Lanes for the most twisted valentine's party you'll ever attend
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 Thunderbolt
MUSED - UK's No.1 MUSE Tribute
The Cube
Red River Dialect + guests
Shifting musics, heart wenching vocals, this is wild and touched folk making songs with a burning soul
The Old England Pub
U-Bahn @ Old England
The Cube
An Evening With: Church of the Cosmic Skull
In celebration of their wondrous third album, 'Everybody's Going To Die'
The Mothers Ruin
The Young Hearts + Gold Bloom
The Young Hearts headline The Mothers Ruin, Bristol with guests Gold Bloom
The Island
SCALPING + Spiritflesh + Sunun + Alya L at The Island
HMLTD made their much-anticipated return earlier this year, signing to a new label (Lucky Number) and releasing their new single ‘Loaded'
The Old Market Assembly
Slaughterhaus - Homecoming
After a sell out Halloween show back in October 3 of Bristol's queer promoters are collabing AGAIN!
St George's Bristol
Davey Woodward
Part of The Listening Room Series at St George's Bristol.
The Old England Pub
Ditz @ The Old England
Crofters Rights
Vinegar, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes & Hamburger
Breakfast Records presents: Vinegar, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes & Hamburger
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 Lanes
MAGIC SHOPPE (US / Little Cloud Records / Cardinal Fuzz)
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.
The Old England Pub
VODUN - "Lasting Ritual"
Fusing heavy rock, power soul, West-African rhythms, and psyche, VODUN rock like no one else.
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
To The Moon
Bang 17th Birthday Bash!
Bang is 17! Join us at our fave pub To The Moon to celebrate 17 years of Bangin!
Rough Trade Bristol
Lastelle X Defeatist
Lastelle X Defeatist at Rough Trade, Bristol
Crofters Rights
Crosstown Concerts Presents Thumper at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
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.
Crofters Rights
Dogeyed, Rebecka Reinhard & Josie Blakelock
Breakfast Records presents a trifecta of talent, with Dogeyed, Rebecka Reinhard and Josie Blakelock.
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
Crofters Rights
The Family Rain
Crosstown Concerts Presents The Family Rain at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
Crofters Rights
Sludge All-Dayer: Slabdragger // Pist // Many More
An all-day event boasting the UK's fiercest sludge superstars!
Redgrave Theatre
Two Sides of Phil Collins
The Greatest Hits of Phil Collins & Genesis
Special Interest, The Perverts & MissterSpoon
Electro-punk no-wave glam from New Orleans.
Rough Trade Bristol
Fonzy and Company + Support
Alt, Indie Americana six piece 'Fonzy and Company' are back in their hometown of Bristol
The Old England Pub
SANS Single Launch
The Old England + Waxslax + Breakfast Records present SANS single launch // 15th February @ The Old England
The Old England Pub
CVBA / Beefywink / Vienna Youth
Post-hardcore, post-punk and shoegaze from across the UK
The Fleece
Jay Som
Jay Som heads to Bristol following the release of sophomore effort 'Anak Ko'
Spinning Coin
Spinning Coin @ Exchange Basement
The Island
Bristol based cowboy-thrasers return home to quarantine The Island for one night.
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
Crofters Rights
Muncie Girls
Exeter's top indie punk band kick off their UK tour in Bristol!
The Lanes
BLG Pomotions presents Brighton fuzz pop group Beach Riot
The Louisiana
Peggy Sue
Peggy Sue make their Bristol return!
The Trap
Anything Goes
Alternative | Grunge | Indie | Post Punk | Punk
Crofters Rights
A two piece band comprised of two brothers. Music for misanthropes and malcontents.
The Mothers Ruin
Las Kellies + Grandma’s House
New wave pop punk blends garage-psych with deft dance beats and melodic pop
Gender Roles & guests
Party time big Wednesday
The Cloak & Dagger
Lewis Creaven Band
Lewis Creaven Band resident set, 1st Friday of every month
St George's Bristol
10cc's Graham Gouldman and Heart Full of Sings
One of the world's finest living song writers.
The Louisiana
Nadia Reid
The award winning NZ based folk artist returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Levitation Room
Bristol's L.A. psychedelic pop favourites Levitation Room are back!
The Louisiana
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
The Lanes
Mush (Leeds / art-rock / Memphis Industries) + guests
The Dears
Montreal based indie rockers return to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Talk Show
Crosstown Concerts Presents Talk Show at Crofter's Rights, 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!
Just Friends / Graduating Life
Pop/funk/punk/emo all at once
Pharmakon and Show Me The Body return 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
The Passenger Shed
The Rockabilly Knockout
The Rev. Horton Heat, The Delta Bombers & more! Performances from 7 Top Rockin’ Acts!
Sylvette + The Big However
Manchester art-rockers Sylvette return to Bristol after 2018's sellout show!
Girl Band
“It’s a hellish noisy odyssey in vicious rock n roll” Crack
The Lanes
bdrmm (Hull / Shoegaze / Dream Pop) + guests
Jam Jar
Bedouin Soundclash • The Jam Jar
The Mr Bongo Records and Easy Star Records signed legends - Bedouin Soundclash - are back by popular demand.
Rough Trade Bristol
The Stroppies
The Stroppies @ Rough Trade
St George's Bristol
Colston Hall Presents at St George's Bristol
The Lanes
Oh Sees - Thee Afterparty!
Join us at The Lanes for thee unofficial Oh Sees afterparty!
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.
Anson Rooms
Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats) + Support
Lee Rocker is ready to Rock this town!