Since opening its doors to the public in later summer 2012, Bristol's Exchange has proven itself to be a key player in Bristol's live music music scene. With ticketted events almost every night of the week, Exchange plays host to a wide variety of live bands and styles. That said, the venue's musical programming for bands that sit on the heavier side of the fence (post-rock, math rock, psych) is unrivalled elsewhere in Bristol.
The venue is set over two floors with the larger of the two stages upstairs found upstairs. While club promoters are able to run two concurrent soundsystems, gig promoters and all-dayers use the space to sequence bands and provide a constant programme of music.
Doors for live music events at Exchange are typically 7.30pm, while clubnights vary.
Our recent recommendations
Abrasive noize punk insanity outta Berlin: Urin and Desintegración Violenta guzzle on swirling trip metal and D-beat for breakfast for a dish more hardcore than hardcore. Plus synth-trash from Adolescents and Chaos UK legends via new duo Instant Ruin. Huge FFO: The Swankys, G.I.S.M, Deafkids, Doom, Nausea.
URIN, DESINTEGRACION VIOLENTA & INSTANT RUIN at Exchange.
So. Much. Distortion. Bring your earplugs and come bathe in Cremation Lily’s emo-static noiseworld - support from Bristol 8bit drone dungeonmaster, Granite Maul. For fans of: Prurient, Ramleh, Skullflower, Pharmakon, Crystal Castles.
Cremation Lily + Granite Maul + Distraxi at Exchange.
Loveable punx Dogeyed bring their jovial and melancholic slacker indie-rock for their first show in aaages to celebrate Specialist Subject’s 5th birthday! Plus Hamburger’s charming indie-pop, high-octane scrappy garage punk from Cosmit, punk-rock karaoke and much more.
Specialist Subject Weekender at Exchange.
Feral riffage coupled with moments of terrifying, tense electronic ambiance; Monasteries traffic in extreme metalcore / deathcore to melt your face off. FFO: Meshuggah, Oceano, Fit For an Autopsy, Chelsea Grin.
Monasteries & Creak at Exchange.
Your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper, Youngs Teflon is an underrated legend of UK rap. Coming up through the Brixton drill scene, Teflon serves gritty bars and slick trap beats delivered with effortless flow.
Youngs Teflon at Exchange.