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.
TONIGHT: SEB WILDBLOOD
––– Working tirelessly as a DJ, promoter, label owner and producer, Seb Wildblood deserves his reputation as one of the driving forces behind South London’s deep, melodic house scene.
His label Church has released music by many of the scene’s most vital artists, including Mall Grab, Project Pablo, Happa and Chaos In The CBD. Catch him at The Love Inn for an extended set of jazzy, emotive house courtesy of Simulate.
Perhaps better known as part of the brilliant AQUASERGE , this project sees him take on the effortless-cool nonchalance of French disco and nouvelle Chanson, following in the lineage of iconic acts such as Serge Gainsbourg and Stereolab. (He briefly played keys for them and Lætitia Sadier contributed to his most recent album).
Pop Or Not Promotions presents Julien Gasc at The Old England
£4 tickets on sale 3pm today
Heading off the beaten track, Body Clocks take their Dialogue project into Lawrence Hill’s back streets with a rare 6am license.
A tidy collaboration with London’s Universe of Tang spreads viscous electro, off-kilter compressed techno and live electronics across two floors of this extremely distinctive venue. On the bill: SIREN, re:ni, Sybil, Jay, Moonbow , Black Amiga (Room 237 Bristol), SPFDJ, tamypro, Ntalia, Captain WAP, Bad Tracking
––– Dialogue returns with another impressive midweeker of live electronics and experimental techno.
Bristol duo Organchrist create grinding, industrial drones and bleeping melodies using hardware pedals and tape loops. Meanwhile, SIREN resident re:ni and up-and-coming producer object blue blend leftfield ambient tracks with spacious uk-rooted club cuts.
From events on Saturday
“Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist, composer, and bandleader whose widescreen art-rock, fusing taut compositions and mercurial improvisations, has earned him a reputation as one of the most distinctive and critically acclaimed guitarists working today. In 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.”
One of the most original turntablists operating in the world today.
Possesing not only the technical skills to hold numerous DMC titles but also the musicality to captivate and rock every audience he plays for.”
“The mighty voice of Jashwha Moses is part of Bristol’s reggae heritage since Dennis Bovell discovered him in 1978. From his first classic cut - Africa Is Our Land - through to his 2013 comeback hit No War On Earth, Jashwha and his Full Force and Power band kept alight a righteous flame of conscious roots reggae that still burns brightly today. http://www.deezer.com/us/artist/1267351 ”
“Daniel Avery broke out with a slew of releases for Throne of Blood, Phantasy Sound, Optimo Music and even a fabriclive mix compilation before signing his first solo album, Drone Logic, to Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound label in 2013. Over the years Dan has become a master of his art, fine tuning his instantly recognisable sound into the sonic techno powerhouse that he is today.”