Rough Trade Bristol

Rough Trade Bristol

Bristol branch of the iconic record store with decent sized gig space and excellent music


Rough Trade's punk credentials stretch way back to 1976 and Geoff Travis' watershed Rough Trade Records (home to Stiff Little Fingers, Cabaret Voltaire and the C86 compilations that defined that UK indie sound). The first branch open in West London, but Bristol is its fifth and newest store. The 2018 opening came at a great time - whatever you think about the store - the addition of a solid 150 - 200 venue in town with some discerning heads behind the programming was welcome news for all.

Free and ticketed events happen most nights of the week - mix of big names like Idles and Throbbing Gristle's Chris Carter plus local acts like Bad Tracking and Elder Island.

What's On At Rough Trade Bristol

Ogives Big Band 'Boisterous Love' Release Show at Rough Trade Bristol
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big band metal alternative rock noise rock experimental
MOSAIC / Last One Home / All Ears Avow / Kamino at Rough Trade Bristol
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pop rock alternative rock punk pop punk
WOMBO + SMOL FISH + DREAMWAVE at Rough Trade Bristol
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pop indie rock post-punk
O. + special guests at Rough Trade Bristol
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big band experimental pop indie rock experimental jazz
Night Tapes at Rough Trade Bristol
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alternative pop art pop experimental pop
The Making Of Silk at Rough Trade Bristol
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R&B singer-songwriter jazz jazz funk
JADASEA at Rough Trade Bristol
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hip hop rap
Sans Froid 'Hello, Boil Brain' Album Launch at Rough Trade Bristol
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synthpop alternative rock noise rock art rock experimental
TWEN at Rough Trade Bristol
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pop indie rock folk-pop
DENT MAY at Rough Trade Bristol
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pop indie rock
VIDEO AGE at Rough Trade Bristol
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alternative pop disco synthpop indie rock funk
Bats in the Bush - A  queer cabaret night at Rough Trade Bristol
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punk post-punk lgbtq+ drag cabaret
Mui Zyu at Rough Trade Bristol
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pop experimental pop
SPECTRES + EX AGENT + JEROME at Rough Trade Bristol
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noise rock shoegaze experimental noise
Famous at Rough Trade Bristol
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Get a feel for Rough Trade Bristol

Our recent recommendations for Rough Trade Bristol

Deadly MBV x Fontaines DC x Scalping cocktail of macabre vocals, wall-of-noise-guitars and industrial dancetronica; Bristol’s rapturous post-rock shoegazers come of age with their debut EP, crashing into the world via the Rough Trade stage. Essential I-saw-them-before-they-were-massive bragging rights FFO: Interpol, New Order, Primary Colours-era Horrors, A Place To Bury Strangers. Damefrisør + guests at Rough trade

The mighty Punka returns with a triple bill of raucous queer punk energy. Headed up by Martyrials’ psychedelic electro-punk with goth-rockers Witch Hook and riotous noise-punx Split Dogs. 3 Bristol queer punk bands and a drag host!!