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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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The Lanes
ALEX REX + WE ARE MUFFY + OCEAN FLOOR
Free entry show, presented by Gravy Train, Camemberts Box of Delights & BLG Promotions
Bristol Beacon
Nuala Honan
Tonic Sessions Presents: Nuala Honan
The Lanes
TEMPESST + HEKA
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Elmers Arms
The Relay Rips ( followed by bang d.js)
Upbeat brass fueled rock n' roll for the dance floor!
Sidney and Eden
The Smokin' Hot Shots
50's rock n roll and doo wop
The Lanes
KING NUN + POMPADOUR
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
Part Time Models w/ BLK FXS + A Curious Plenty
Part Time Models headline alongside their Bristol-based companions , BLK FXS, and newly acquainted treasure, A Curious Plenty
Exchange
The Underdog 2021 | Launch / Challenge One
Competing bands: Bearpit + Blacklist + Hell-ios + Kite Thief + Land Captains
The Ill Repute
Soft Gut's Americana BBQ Matinee Show
Live Americana Influenced Music and a Live BBQ, the perfect Sunday afternoon
The Lanes
VANISHING TWIN + YAMA WARASHI + THE GREY AREA (DJ)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Sinead O'Brien
Irish poet and performer
The Lanes
MUTANT-THOUGHTS + MOONTV
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
KEG + OPUS KINK
Presneted by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
Lazarus Kane
The long-awaited hometown headline with debut EP Psychobabble in tow!
The Old Market Assembly
PUNKA HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA!!
SPOOKY DRAG // BURLESQUE // LIVE MUSIC // DJ SETS
The ILL REPUTE
DUBI DOLCZEK
Dubi Dolczek live at The ILL REPUTE
The Crypt at the Mount Without
Photography Exhibition & Live Music For Halloween
Halloween themed event showcasing The Kingsdown Lowdown photography exhibition
Zed Alley
Easy Sundays
Live music from Easy Sundays covering fresh versions of all your favourite indie/pop and classic anthems.
El Rincon
Jonny Velon Duo
Art-rock-showman leads intriguing duo
Elmer's Arms
Voodoo Workin' Halloween Spook-Tacular
Spooky, Moody & Sleazy Atmospheric Oddball sounds from the 1950s and 60s
Crafts & Curious
Night at the Mall
After hours movie screening in The Galleries shopping mall
The Lanes
SKiNNY MiLK + DREAMWAVE
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.
Mr Wolfs
Little Thief + Potts and Jammin
Sometimes gritty and jagged akin to Queens of the Stone Age and at other times smooth and soulful
The Crown
Kaleidoscope Presents: THE SHOCKY HORROR SHOW
Celebrate Halloween with Shock Horror, Jesus Heist & jj.worley!
Lost Horizon
Shangri-La x Lost Horizon: A Halloween Spectacular
This deadly combination proudly present a night of bone shaking, tequila swigging, riotous Rock 'n' Roll featuring three kick-ass live band.
Beard and Sabre
Matt Banks Duo live @ The Taphouse
Matt Banks Duo playing live @ The Taphouse
Zed Alley
* T Y R A N N Y * - Hallowe'en Special
Goth - Industrial - EBM - Electronic
The Lanes
FAT LIP Halloween Battle Royale!
Are YOU ready to storm through the party like your name is El Niño?
Rough Trade Bristol
M(h)aol
Dublin's finest up-and-coming post-punk outfit M(h)aol play first Bristol show
Zed Alley
Cremation Lily, Cruelty, KOOE + more.
Cremation Lily and knifedoutofexistence UK Tour joined by Cruelty, beheading. & Sean Addicott at Zed Alley in Bristol!
Rough Trade Bristol
Pillow Queens
The Dublin rockers finally return to Bristol!
The Grain Barge
IT: Long Tonic & Bobby West
Groovy/bluesy/rocky riffs and knee-bending bops
Lost Horizon
Will And The People | Bristol
Celebrating the launch of their latest album Past The Point Of No Return, Will & The People hit the road this November.
The Loco Klub
Bandista Presents - Launch Party
Bandista Presents - Launch Party - melvy., Miya the Sun, Dash Villz, RumDumplin, W/ Special Guest Eton Messy
The Lanes
CAREER + BUFFET LUNCH
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Thunderbolt
JOLLYROGER
Sea-Punk Pirate band
Exchange
Renaissance - Bristol's Trad Goth night
Trad goth club night with 80's and new gothic music
The Lanes
MOTORCITY CLUB NIGHT
★ Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco & Rock 'n' Roll ★
The Cavern at The Crown
Emily Breeze and Scott Lavene
Emily Breeze and Scott Lavene Live At The Cavern
Crofters Rights
BDRMM + HOME COUNTIES
Shoegaze / Dream Pop / Sonic Cathedral
Zed Alley
Rusty Cages with Dirt! and Deep Sea Thieves
Live music for mental health awareness.
Crofters Rights
DIRT + Headcase + P.B.A.
DIRT headline, plus special guests
The Lanes
✰ Department S Club Night ✰John The Mod ✰
Legendary Bristol Indie, soul and Rock & Roll club night! Little Triggers play live!!
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 + SHOUN SHOUN
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 Lanes
FAKE TURINS
FFO: Suuns | Talking Heads | Squid
The Thunderbolt
CHAOS WEEK | The Underdog: ONE NIGHT ONLY
Seven bands battling it out for £250 and a chance to play Thekla in January
Mr Wolfs
Pigeon Wigs + Support
Pigeon Wigs are a 6-piece rock ’n’ roll band newly sprung from Cardiff’s fertile soil
The Lanes
JAPANESE TELEVISION
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Take Five Cafe
Heads Bristol 1st Birthday
Heads Bristol's 1st Birthday Party!
Basement 45
Apocalypse
The biggest alternative night on the south coast is coming to Bristol for one night only!
The Lanes
PART CHIMP + THE EUROSUITE + YO NO SE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Komedia
Black Midi
Following their triumphant Trinity shows in September, black midi return to the south west!
Crofters Rights
Video Nasties / Aggressive Perfector / Support
Video Nasties + Aggressive Perfector + Support
Crofters Rights
Unschooling
French post-punk at its finest
The Lanes
GNOD + WEIRD WEATHER
Presented by Gravy Train, Cacophonous Sarcophagus & BLG.
The Trinity Centre
Area 11
British 4-piece band
Rough Trade Bristol
The Golden Dregs
Mr Maestro himself The Golden Dregs finally returns via Rough Trade Bristol on 16th November. Now signed to End of The Road Records.
Crofters Rights
HANYA
Brighton based dreampop band HANYA stop off a Bristol as part of their UK headline tour.
The Thunderbolt
CHAOS WEEK | Erotic Secrets of Pompeii + Suppor
Erotic Secrets of Pompeii + Martyrials + Wakey Wakey Rise & Shine + DROOGS
The Old Market Assembly
The Urban Voodoo Machine
Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop’n’Stroll’
The Lanes
Ur So Emo - The Lanes - November 19th
Bristols Throwback Emo/Screamo/Pop-Punk/Post-Hardcore Party
The Old Market Assembly
Punka Presents: COSMIC NINJA + special guests
Bristol's electro rock behemoths Cosmic Ninja are back with special guest TRY ME!
Mr Wolfs
Full Tilt Collective + New Car Smell
Brass heavy, 11 person party-starters from London, playing an eclectic range of genres including funk, soul, rock, reggae, ska, hip hop and
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
WP: WREN / WALLOWING / TORPOR
Crushing and exceptionally bleak experimental doom from three headline acts
The Lanes
THE ALTERED HOURS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions
The Canteen
My Octopus Mind
My Octopus Mind have developed a wild form of experimental rock using balkan rhythms mixed with heavy psychedelic post-punk, wonky riffs and
The Lanes
THE HOWLERS + HOLY REPTILE
Presented by BLG Promotions
Jam Jar
Moulettes
Psychedelic Art Rock // Prog // Folk
The Island
Lice
Bristol's resident stalwarts return for a long-awaited presentation of their debut album
The Thunderbolt
ENJOY THE SILENCE UK (Depeche Mode tribute)
ENJOY THE SILENCE UK (Depeche Mode tribute)
Exchange
Klyphex Presents: SHLUG + Supports
An intimate night showcasing some of the best upcoming sounds in psychedelic and post-punk
The Trinity Centre
SIX60
Five-piece New Zealand band
The Lanes
THE ACHARIS + SURFING POINTERS
Free show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Rough Trade Bristol
Marina Allen
The latest signing to Fire Records
Crofters Rights
MUMBLE TIDE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Crofters Rights
SEX SWING + HARPOON
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
Cousin Kula at Strange Brew
Cousin Kula play their homecoming headline show at Bristol's most exciting new venue, Strange Brew.
Crofters Rights
LEGSS + BINGO FURY (SOLO)
Presented by GRAVY TRAIN & FORM.
The Trinity Centre
We Are Scientists
NYC-based rock group return to the UK
Crofters Rights
DEEPER
Presented by Waxslax & BLG Promotions
Exchange
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Scottish indie rock from Edinburgh
The Lanes
BEACH RIOT + MASCA
BLG Promotions presents Brighton based fuzz pop group Beach Riot
Crofters Rights
Two Day Coma
Two Day Coma return to The Crofters Rights to see out 2021 in style
Exchange
Rauschenberg
Rauschenberg at Exchange
The Thunderbolt
PARAMORE GB (Paramore Tribute Band)
PARAMORE GB (Paramore Tribute Band)
The Marble Factory
Black Country, New Road
Critically acclaimed Cambridge 7-piece make their largest Bristol splash yet
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!
Exchange
Slime City / Conge / Head Noise
Blowout Presents Slime City with support from Conge and Head Noise
Lost Horizon
Earache Christmas Party: Dub War + Cam Cole
Coming to you from Earache and Lost Horizon HQ is a skeletal-shudder-inducing night of Ragga-Metal, Punk, Grunge and Heavy Blues
The Lanes
That Feel Good Night - The Lanes - December 17th
Non-Stop Feel Good Anthems ''All Night Long''
Rough Trade Bristol
W. H. LUNG
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Scaramanga Six
Scaramanga Six at Exchange
Exchange
Fury
Fury + Neuromatic + Dakesis + Rites To Ruin
Crofters Rights
RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON
Gravy Train & BLG presentation.
Exchange
Daniel Tompkins
Daniel Tompkins at Exchange
The Louisiana
The Parrots
The Parrots return with their new record 'Dos' on Heavenly Recordings
Crofters Rights
CASSELS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Strange Brew
Steve Gunn
Steve Gunn heads to Strange Brew in Feb 2022!
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.
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.
The Trinity Centre
Pip Blom
Shimmering dutch four-piece
The Louisiana
Chad VanGaalen + Kiwi Jr.
Cult Canadian illustrator / Sub Pop signed @chadvangaalen finally returns to Bristol
The Trinity Centre
Twelve Foot Ninja
Australia's maniacal rock-fusioneers
Crofters Rights
DUCKS LTD. (Carpark Records)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
NIGHT BEATS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
The Trinity Centre
Cleopatrick
One of the most in-demand, rising rock bands
Exchange
Imarhan
Imarhan at Exchange
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
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.
The Thunderbolt
The Genius of David Bowie :Sound and Vision
GoDBowie plays key tracks and greatest hits plus tracks from the recent 50th anniversary shows
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.
Exchange
Tommy Guerrero
Tommy Guerrero at Exchange
The Trinity Centre
Mystery Jets
A Billion Heartbeats tour
Crofters Rights
BIG BRAVE + FÅGELLE
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
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
Exchange
Gene Loves Jezebel
Gene Loves Jezebel at Exchange
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.
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 Trinity Centre
YARD ACT
Presented by 1% of One and Gravy Train.
Thekla
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Their long-awaited Bristol return: Presenting New Fragility
The Lanes
THE UNDERGROUND YOUTH + THE VACANT LOTS
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Exchange
Holy Fawn
Holy Fawn at Exchange
Exchange
The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre at Exchange