Cafe Kino

Co-operative cafe with intimate performance space downstairs.


Since its move from Nine Tree Hill onto Stokes Croft, Cafe Kino has continued to build a sterling reputation both as an independent cafe and as an occasional music venue. The intimate events space beneath the cafe has a standing capacity of 65 and has attracted both local musicians and established Bristol promoters Qu Junktions.

What's On At Cafe Kino

Keller Kino Presents: Acid Action酸行為 at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
talks film screening
Keller Kino Presents: TPE-Tics台北抽搐 at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
experimental noise talks film screening
Austel + Amy Yon + Rosie May at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
alternative rock indie rock folk singer-songwriter
19th April Session at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
folk experimental drone

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Our recent recommendations for Cafe Kino

Space is the place! Achieve ultimate kosmische free jazz enlightenment in Cafe Kino’s humble basement via Zyggurat’a ear-inspiring modular, trumpet, flute, sax and percussion fluxus. Like Sons of Kemet chewed up by Cluster and spat back into your third eye. Zyggurat, an electronic music project by Pete Grimshaw on modular synthesizer, release their new album at Cafe Kino on 13th October.

Mega sell-out warning! Blink and you’ll miss a ticket for the biggest experimental gig Kino basement could possibly host with the globally renowned Flower-Corsano duo serving mind-melting kinetic free improv on electrified shahi baaja and incendiary drums. An ecstatic onslaught of free sound, shiftting from tumultuous intensity and blissed-out serenity

Tortured feedback and distrorted vocals trapped in the existential wind tunnel; knifedoutofexistence uses scrap metal, tape loops and guitar to punish your ears. Serious power electrical noise FFO: Cremation Lilly, Merzbow, Bad Tracking, Nailbreaker, Prurient, Ramleh. knifedoutofexistence, Sean Addicott, Slow Murder and Acts of Worship in Cafe Kino Basement.

Cafe Kino basement is back on the musical scene with a new monthly meetup of far-out jazzers and electro-acoustic polymaths. The 7tet will convene on the first Wednesday of the month to fry brains tuned into electric Miles, TNT-era Tortoise, This Heat, Anthony Braxton and Derek Bailey. Monthly series of improvisation from the edge

Cafe Kino basement is back on the musical scene with a new monthly meetup of far-out jazzers and electro-acoustic polymaths. The 6tet will convene on the first Wednesday of the month to fry brains tuned into electric Miles, TNT-era Tortoise, This Heat, Anthony Braxton and Derek Bailey. Improvisation from the edge