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What's On in Bristol Tonight

— all today's events.
As part of Bristol's most comprehensive events guide, this page lists all gigs and live music happening in Bristol this evening.

Live Music and Gigs Tonight

One of the best things aboute Bristol's live music scene is that every day is different. Use the event listings on this page (see left hand column) to plan your day in Bristol. Headfirst includes the entire spectrum of bands playing in Bristol today - from local folk and jazz gigs to large concerts at venues like Colston Hall and Start The Bus get ready for a musical journey.

Most of today's gigs start around 8pm so be sure to catch an early dinner to avoid missing the music. Many of the gigs to the left are free to attend, some request a donation in the bucket and others will require advanced tickets. To guarantee entry, we suggest always buying tickets in advance from our ticket shop.

Tonight's Clubnights & Nightlife

Like every other day of the week, there are clubnights in Bristol happening this evening. Bars with regular late licenses and regular djs include The Small Horse Inn and The Love Inn - both extremely busy on weekends. Thursday, Friday and Saturday see the bulk of Bristol's club events when huge venues like Motion and Lakota open their doors to punters. To make this page, we've collected all of the clubnights happening tonight this can be found beneath today's gig listings in the left hand column.
Alabaster dePlume & Peluché tickets
Like a delightfully broken Ben Webster, Alabaster dePlume's fragile, breathy saxophone playing is as immediately captivating as it is extraordinary. Expect delicate solo work, warm ensemble and spoken word in turmoil from the Mancunian's bitter tongue. Hot off recent collabs with cosmonaut jazz trio The Comet is Coming, DePlume joins Peluché for an evening of unconventional jazz/folk/classical music at The Jam Jar Bristol courtesy of it's peachy. ? Tickets: hdfst.uk/E51897 ?
Still House Plants, O Yama O & EP/64 tickets
Glasgow's Still House Plants are part of the same hyper-fertile scene as Golden Teacher, Domestic Exile & Optimo Music etc. The young trio "take cues from lo-fi R&B, off-kilter post-punk and free jazz" to create something decidedly new. They headline affairs at Cafe Kino this evening. Cacophonous Sarcophagus host the proceedings with stellar support from fresh London duo O YAMA O and Bristol's most erratic improv troupé EP/64. Tickets:
Housework ft: upsammy (Nous'klaer De School)  tickets
Driven by the notion that raves should be places of dark and dizzying eccentricity, upsammy favours trippy, oddball soundscapes over floor-ready dance cuts. Though upsammy's sets shift slowly from psychedelic, washed-out ambience to slamming electro cuts and fierce drum and bass, she crafts her signature sound through a commitment to the unheimlich. Behind the controls at De School, this Amsterdammer has taken the time and space to develop into one of today’s most defiant and intriguing selectors. And if that wasn't enough...Housework still have the highest calibre residents in the BS-postcode (take a bow Shanti Celeste, Gramrcy, Daisy Moon and Golesworthy). ? Tickets: hdfst.uk/E48905 ?
Dimensions Festival x Dropout Disco tickets
A close affiliate of the tight-knit Rush Hour crew, HUNEE is unquestionably one of today’s most sought after selectors. Eyes closed in transcendental bliss alongside the likes of Antal, Marcel Vogel and Floating Points, his increasingly inimitable knack for connecting the deepest of cosmic disco, boogie, tropicalia and house gems has been bringing glee to crowds worldwide. Armed with little more than his trusty rotary, a packed bag and a charismatic grin to boot, no genre, form or tempo is out of bounds as Dropout Disco bring Hunee comes hunchin’ into Bristol on July 20th to celebrate Dimensions Festival’s UK-wide launch series. Tickets: hdfst.uk/E46216

From events on Wednesday

“Wednesday 13th November | 8pm
Ye Vagabonds
The Kingsdown Vaults, 31 Kingsdown Parade, Bristol BS6 5UE
Tel: 01179424353
Tickets: £12adv / £8 (Young Persons Under 30)”
“SISANDA - Songs and stories from South Africa.
An evening of South African infused Jazz at FRINGE JAZZ at THE BRISTOL FRINGE Clifton Village on Wednesday 13th November at 8PM. Tickets £12.”
“What's that crawling through the dark, fangs sharp and talons twitching? Why it's Them Fatales 3! Our theme for November is CALL OF THE WILD so be prepared to be left howling by our line up. No need to ask where the wild things are tonight, they're all at Them Fatales!”

Today's Trending Bristol Events


For all 23 events today — See the left hand column.

Raise the Bar Spoken Word | Salena Godden + MORE
Raise the Bar and LIVEWire present a dynamic and eclectic spoken word event featuring some of the UK's finest poets and live performers.
Kingsdown Vaults
Ye Vagabonds at The Kingsdown Vaults
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Irel
Crofters Rights
Pitch Black
Dub from down under
The Old England Pub
The Cat Magic
The Cat Magic bring an all new set to The Old England with support from Interflux and Because:Reasons.
O2 Academy
Ezra Furman
O2 Academy Bristol
The Gallimaufry
Waldo's Gift & Animal Society
Out of this world musicianship combines Hip-hop, Math, Jazz, Groove & Electronica
The Canteen
Peanut Shuffle Club
Sweet and nutty pop songs from the 30s and 40s
The Grain Barge
Open Mic
Cosy space, friendly host, all styles welcome!
Admin Test w/ Stripe Connect
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The Golden Lion
Open mic @ The Golden Lion
All styles and abilities welcome!
Xiu Xiu
Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart brings Xiu Xiu back to Bristol.
WORKS - VOL 1: Addison Groove, Ickle, Medis + more
Footwork // Juke // Halftime // Jungle // Hardcore
Crofters Rights
Cipher: The launch Party
All Roads lead to The Crofters Rights for Ciphers amazing launch party!
Blue Mountain
Skantia & Carasel // RAM Records
We're back! Following our successful launch party back in August we return for another heavyweight night of Rollers, Jungle and Drum & Bass!
The Lightship Theatre
A Series of Short Plays
Three exciting, short 20-minute plays.
The Loco Klub
New anti-horror told entirely through clowning.
Talks | Assemble - Art in the City
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art.
Smoke & Mirrors, Denmark Street
Them Fatales 3: Call of The Wild!
Them Fatales is back and ready to ruffle some feathers!
Alma Tavern and Theatre
Wit to Wound
Wit to Wound is a dark comedy about a group of people who seek therapy through writing.
Friendly Records Bar
Big Chris's Music & Film Quiz
Music and Film quiz- every other Wednesday- Bar tab prize
Alma Tavern & theatre
Wit to Wound by Gill Cowen
Dark comedy set in a 'therapeutic' writing group, written by Gill Cowen, performed by Hen's Teeth Productions