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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.

Have Idles put Bristol rock music back on the map?

Idles have put Bristol rock music back on everyone’s mind, but they’re just one of the talented Bristol rock bands who have the nation’s attention. While more retro rock gigs like Let’s Rock Bristol festival and rock and metal cover bands at the Fleece and Beerkeller (RIP), make Bristol’s rock scene look 80s focused, the List of current bands in Bristol is long. Bands like Heavy Lungs, Stolen Body record their own brand of psychedelic rock (including the popular yearl Bristol Psych Fest). For those who love to rock: Bristol’s live music scene salutes you.

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WHAT OUR EDITORS SAY

The Vacant Lots are an American duo comprised of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen. The key element of The Vacant Lots’ minimalist, primitive rock and roll songs is their boundless energy, which tears up the psych template with a genuine punk spirit. The notion of duality is also a recurring theme in the band’sminimal means maximum effect aesthetic, whether in their lyrics or fiercely monochromatic artwork.
Rescheduled date - tickets from original date still valid. 14+ (Under 16’s with an adult) Amplification moves air and gestures to the celestial. A splitter van parks in a service station. The afterglow of the stage. The weight of a bass cab up a steep flight of metal stairs. Hey Colossus are no strangers to the dualities of life as a loud rock band.
“Blacklist are a three-piece alt-rock band from Bristol formed in 2017 with influences from electronic and industrial genres. Blacklist produces music with dynamic bass lines and catchy hooks with imaginative and emotive lyrics that immediately strike a chord with listeners.“
Grammy nominated Peter Case first drew notice in rock groups the Nerves and The Plimsouls. A solo performer since 1986 with a dozen albums to his name, Case has collaborated with a Who's Who of musical notables including Roger, McGuinn, Ry Cooder, Richard Thomson and more.
Their sound takes you on a sonic journey through soul, 60’s pop and Nouvelle Vague-esque ballads through to fuzzed-up psychedelic rock. The sound is timeless, sounding simultaneously like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard.

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Crofters Rights
Ill Spooks + SICKROSE and gaws
Ill Spooks comeback show with support from SICKROSE & gaws
Strange Brew
Cardboard Club w/ RRS, the Card+Carnivorous Plants
New year new Cardboard Klurb! DIY electronics & experimental bands
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
Exchange
Daniel Tompkins
Daniel Tompkins at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Bitterwood & Lenged Out
Five upcoming UK/Welsh/Scottish artists under one roof!
Jam Jar
Bab L' Bluz
A percussion-heavy mix of gnawa, funk and psychedelic blues
The Louisiana
The Parrots
The Parrots return with their new record 'Dos' on Heavenly Recordings
Mr Wolfs
Hunny Buzz + Support
Dive in and choose optimism and love.
Rough Trade Bristol
Shoun Shoun Album Launch with Repo Man & Milkie
Shoun Shoun play Rough Trade Bristol to celebrate the launch of their debut album 'Monsters & Heroes'
The Louisiana
5%: 5 years of 1% of One
£5 ticket / 5 years of promoting in Bristol / loads of bands !
The Lanes
OGIVES BIG BAND + LIGHTNING SHARKS
free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Beard and Sabre
Sam Eason
The fantastic Sam Eason playing live at The Taphouse
Zed Alley
T Y R A N N Y
Monthly Goth and Industrial party
The Lanes
★ FAT LIP ★ The UV Party Returns!
★ Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño? ★
Crofters Rights
OPUS KINK + FAKE TURINS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren
1% of One ... Presents .. Albertine Sarges and Johanna Warren
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
The Square Club
BURST Open Mic Night
Come to The Square Club for a night of musical talent hosted by BURST!
Motion
ABBA Disco Wonderland: Bristol
Non-stop ABBA hits! ❤️
Jam Jar
Konjo Sounds: Modulus iii (2hr Set) w/ Zoobers
Unbelievable Improvised music from Bristol favourites
Crofters Rights
CASSELS + MILO'S PLANES
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
POSTPONED: Steve Gunn LIVE
Acoustic / folk guitar experimentalist Steve Gunn heads to Strange Brew
The Lanes
Motorcity
Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll!
Strange Brew
Totality All Dayer LIVE
9 bands! Eurosuite / Human Leather / Objections / Rattle / Slagheap / Wasted Death / Wendy Miasma / Yokel / Yo No Se
The Jam Jar
Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
Mr Wolfs
IVW: Little Thief + Masca
As part of Independent Venue Week, Mr Wolfs presents: Little Thief
No.1 Harbourside
The Rumble-O's (Sunglasses After Dark)
Instrumental Surf, Soul & delinquent Rock 'n' Roll
Rough Trade Bristol
0800 Moshi
Vanity Fairy, Speedboat, Nu Garcon + All Cats Are Beautiful
Rough Trade Bristol
Deathcrash
deathcrash return with their long awaiting debut album Return
The Lanes
TAPEWORMS + INDIGOS + DWELL
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Thekla
Worm Gigs: Altin Gün + Siegfried Translator
Turkish psych-o-nauts out of Amsterdam who've been making big waves in Europe on their first UK tour.
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
Cloak and Dagger, The
King Size Slim & Flamenco Thief
Come and get cosy as we welcome an eclectic night of music to see away the last of the winter.
The Fleece
She Drew The Gun
Junkyard Scouse soul.. built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ★★★★Uncut
The Lanes
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative
PHUCT - Bristol's Rock & Metal Alternative - Friday February 11th 2022
Crofters Rights
THANK + PURE ADULT + GIMIC
Presented by Gravy Train + BLG Promotions.
The Ill Repute
Valentine's FREAKend
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii & The SinicTones will be breaking hearts
Crofters Rights
Mosaic Live + Longcoats & Reminders
Bristol Pop Rock trio ‘Mosaic’ take to the stage of the brand new second room at ‘The Crofters Rights’ Bristol for their first show of 2022
The Canteen
The Bare Souls
From sleazy blues, to sultry soul, too good old fashioned rock n roll, with a heavy dose of funk thrown in to keep you moving
Lost Horizon
The Rock & Rollin' Valentine's Hop!
All-day stompin' for cool cats, hot chicks, and wacky weirdos of all stripes!!
Crofters Rights
NEW CANDYS + SUPERDRONE + ALMAGREY
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
FUZZY LIGHTS + JAKABOL + REDMOOR
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Louisiana
Chad VanGaalen + Kiwi Jr.
Cult Canadian illustrator / Sub Pop signed @chadvangaalen finally returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Desert Storm + Trevor's Head + More
Desert Storm return to celebrate 15-years of face melting riffs!
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
The Trinity Centre
Twelve Foot Ninja
Australia's maniacal rock-fusioneers
Zed Alley
Fancy That: Unplugged Sessions
Fancy That Events presents: Jodie Mellor, Daniel Quinton and Callum Ettrick.
Crofters Rights
SN: Nukuluk / Biped / Quade
Leftfield hip-hop and electronics
Strange Brew
Bégayer & Sourdure LIVE
Experimental freak folk double header
The Lanes
The C33s + Zed Motel
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Slime City / Conge / Head Noise
Blowout Presents Slime City with support from Conge and Head Noise
Crofters Rights
Softcult
Plus Special Guests
The Lanes
Ur So Emo
Bristol's Best Emo Night
The Lanes
BOOGARINS
Presented by Damnatio Memoriae & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Trupa Trupa
Trupa Trupa is an art-rock, psychedelic post punk band from Gdańsk, Poland.
Crofters Rights
DUCKS LTD. (Carpark Records)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Pachyman
Puertorican dub-psych Bristol debut!
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
Crofters Rights
SHIT AND SHINE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Mr Wolfs
The Jones Project + Mary Waters
Experience The Jones Project, take it down a gear, with smooth sounds that do the rounds, to soothe troubled ears.’
Crofters Rights
LIVE At The Crofters Rights
Hunny Buzz headlining, with Callum Ettrick and The Dukes Of Burgundy and further support TBA
St Michael On The Mount
Big Bowie Party
Bowie hits performed by the Fantasy Orchestra - including facepainting and an open mic
Crofters Rights
MOSES
Moses stop off at Bristol as part of their 2022 mini UK Tour
The Ill Repute
Mad Daddy
Manx mad men, Mad Daddy bring their Rock & Roll/ Rockabilly sound to OLD MKT
The Ill Repute
Los Dedos
A night of pounding twangtastic surf music with Los Dedos
Crofters Rights
BIG LAD
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lightship Theatre
Live Blues With An Open Whisky Bar!
Join blues duo The Rhythm and Booze Project for the launch of their new whisky, featuring an open whisky bar. Yes, you read that right.
Barrelhouse
MARDI GRAS - Day Festival
An all day festival at Barrelhouse Bristol celebrating Mardi Gras
The Louisiana
Hot Flash Heat Wave
Hot Flash Heat Wave make their Bristol return !
The Ill Repute
Red Hot Riot & guests
Red Hot Riot and Delta 66 live at The ILL REPUTE
The Ill Repute
The Black Tambourines
Legendary Cornish punks reunite + make an intimate return to Bristol
Strange Brew
Worm Gigs: Graham Costello's 'STRATA' (Gearbox)
The stand-out drummer alongside an all star cast of talented Scottish musicians.
Exchange
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
The Lanes
Motorcity
Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll!
Zed Alley
Fluorescent Adolescent
Untamed's NEW venture! A night of alternative anthems and indie bangers!
The Lanes
THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV + THE NEW AMERICA
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Los Savages + The Junktrips + more
Los Savages / The Junktrips / MORE TBA bring us surf punk and fast paced garage punk rock
Jam Jar
Smerins Anti-Social Club
20th anniversary celebration!
Crofters Rights
Sick Joy + Support
Sick Joy + Support at The Crofters Rights, Bristol
The Lanes
LAZY QUEEN
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
VINYL WILLIAMS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Cloak and Dagger, The
PHATBristol's Weekly Open Mic
Every Wednesday we welcome all kinds of talent; music, dance, spoken word, comedy. 15min /3 song slots
Crofters Rights
Klyphex Presents: The New America + Supports
A night featuring some of the best upcoming sounds from Bristol and further afield
Seamus O'Donnell's
Station 2 Station
Popular music from the 60's to the present day
The Trinity Centre
Cleopatrick
One of the most in-demand, rising rock bands
The Cube
Kathleen Frances
Making her hometown debut!
The Louisiana
The Marijanovic + support
The Marijanovic channels dark brooding swathes of analogue synths, tribalistic drum beats overlaid with vulnerable torch song lyrics.
Exchange
Imarhan
Imarhan at Exchange
The Fleece
Bodega
Brooklyn art-punk
Thekla
The Weather Station
Brilliant new LP Ignorance was released via Fat Possum earlier this year - one of 2021’s best
The Trinity Centre
Tangerine Dream
Grammy nominated, German electronic band
Crofters Rights
Kiran Leonard
Kiran brings his Trespass On Foot Group to Bristol
Crofters Rights
WE NEED BANDS | Dead Rubber Dolls EP Launch + Supp
Dead Rubber Dolls + Miss Kill + Aniimalia + Deep Sea Thieves
The Louisiana
Langkamer
The real humdingers return!
The Louisiana
Ditz
DITZ : The Brighton band that Brighton isn't getting yet
Exchange
Scott Lavene
“Think Baxter Dury’s warped kid brother.” The Times
Crofters Rights
Weedpecker + Ritual King + More
Polish quartet Weedpecker bring their dreamy psychedelic rock to Bristol March 2021.
Crofters Rights
LIPS CAN KILL 2
Healthy Junkies, Yur Mum, Tokyo Taboo and Polly Pickpocketz
The Tobacco Factory
Caroline
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
The Tobacco Factory
Caroline
An intimate show "in-the-round" from Rough Trade signee's caroline
Mr Wolfs
The Hawkmen + Support
Rockabilly, Northern Soul and rhythm & blues.
The Lanes
DIVORCE
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Fatherson
Fatherson at Exchange, Bristol
The Louisiana
MELTS
Forward-pushing brand of rock n’ roll
Exchange
Skating Polly
Skating Polly at Exchange
The Lanes
Motorcity
Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll!
Rough Trade Bristol
DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY W
Live at rough trade - DEAFDEAFDEAF / EROTIC SECRETS OF POMPEII / WAKEY WAKEY RISE & SHINE
Rough Trade Bristol
Belvedere
skate punk legends from Canada
Rough Trade Bristol
Katy Kirby
Katy Kirby brings her Cool Dry Place to Bristol, finally !
Hen & Chicken
Billy Bremners Rockfiles
Not to be confused with namesake fiery former Leeds United midfielder, Billy Bremner started life as a member of Lulu and the Luvvers.
Thekla
METZ
“Metz colors outside the lines — obliterates them, really.” - New York Times
Exchange
UK Subs
UK Subs at Exchange
The Lanes
LEVITATION ROOM
Free show presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Various Venues
Outer Town Festival
A multi-venue extravaganza celebrating the city’s diverse DIY/Post-Punk/Underground scene
The Lanes
KANAAN + KUNGENS MÄN
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
Mystery Jets
A Billion Heartbeats tour
Exchange
Scaramanga Six
Scaramanga Six at Exchange
O2 Academy
Black Country, New Road
Black Country, New Road announce their second album out on the 04.02.22 via Ninja Tune.
Crofters Rights
BIG BRAVE + FÅGELLE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
ELECTRIC MOON + CODEX SERAFINI
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
Moles
Penelope Isles
Brighton based brother and sister songwriting duo Penelope Isles, bring their second record out on Bella Union.
The Trinity Centre
Alex Cameron
Al Cam & his brass booted partner Roy Malloy make their long-awaited return
The Trinity Centre
Wet Leg
Post-punk Isle Of Wight duo
Strange Brew
Spirit of the Beehive LIVE
US alternative indie band just signed to Saddle Creek make their Bristol debut!
The Lanes
EADES
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MASERATI + LOST IN KIEV
Presented by Omega Live & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Gene Loves Jezebel
Gene Loves Jezebel at Exchange
Crofters Rights
Huntsmen + Wolftooth + More
Co-headline extravaganza featuring Huntsmen and Wolftooth.
Bath Forum
Tindersticks
As Tindersticks celebrate three decades as a band they mark this milestone with a special two-set show.
Thekla
La Luz
LA based surf-psychers return to Bristol
Strange Brew
Astral Festival VII
Stolen Body Recs presents Astral Festival VII
Crofters Rights
FLYYING COLOURS
Club AC30 / Shoegaze / Australia
The Lanes
TUYS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
Motorcity
Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll!
Rough Trade Bristol
SPORTS: Get A Good Look World Tour
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
The Trinity Centre
Whyte Horses
Enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop
The Lanes
DOG UNIT
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Trinity Centre
YARD ACT + NUHA RUBY RA
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
Crofters Rights
KUUNATIC
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
MNNQNS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lightship
Peter Case & Sid Griffin with Guy Malkerson
Legends Peter Case & Sid Griffin in Bristol one night only on their European tour
The Lanes
CHEW
Free show, presented by BLG Promotions & Stolen Body Records.
Thekla
The Underdog | Grand Final
The Underdog's 50th Show Extravaganza
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Their long-awaited Bristol return: Presenting New Fragility
The Louisiana
CBOD :Danse Society + Dead Space Chamber Music
Camemberts Box of Delights at the Louisiana
Crofters Rights
RMT Music Live present KELLEY STOLTZ
San Francisco's DIY psych-pop hero KELLEY STOLTZ returns to Bristol
Rough Trade Bristol
HEY COLOSSUS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Marble Factory
Vintage Trouble
Vintage Trouble have been walking the razor thin line between Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll for the better part of a decade.
The Lanes
THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH + THE VACANT LOTS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
NIGHT BEATS + YOU SAID STRANGE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Holy Fawn
Holy Fawn at Exchange
Exchange
The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre at Exchange