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.
Cacophonous Sarcophagus & Fat Paul Presents: Radian, Tomaga & Iceman Furniss Quintet - Exchange
Austrian forward-thinkers Radian, of Thrill Jockey Records and Editions Mego, grace Bristol on Monday. The trio combine electronics, drums and guitar to make experimental and fragmented neo-noise.
Joining Radian are the complete improvisations of Noctone’s Iceman Furniss Quintet & Blank Editions Tomaga, who have proven themselves with two stunning Bristol shows over the last year. Tickets: £10.00 + 50p.
Schwet x Algorave
w/ Renick Bell w/ Steph Horak, Yaxu, Ep/64 + more at Exchange
Binary coded music all night long from Texas via Tokyo, Sheffield & Bristol, with minimal nuances, smart programming & controlled computer chaos being a key theme throughout.
Tickets: £5 + 50p.
Gloam Recordings w/ R.ariel, Diessa, Joe Craven (Body Clocks) at Cafe Kino
Three of Bristol's finest experimental producers including R.ariel, who's received praise from the prolific Brian Eno.
Tickets — http://hdfst.uk/E34601 (£5 + 50p)
A WEEK TODAY
Daedelus at The Small Horse Social Club
"He’s quietly been one of the leaders of LA’s famed beat scene, inspiring both the crowds getting down at Low End Theory and the producers who hang near the stage" L.A. Taco
Tickets: £8 + 50p.
From events on Sunday
“MLUTV are pleased to confirm that the blues punk rock band from Eastside, Birmingham BLACK MEKON (PNKSLM Records) will be performing live at Bristol’s THE CROFTERS RIGHTS on SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 2017.”
“Besides this, producer and main songwriters Erik Mårtensson and Magnus Henriksson strongly improved their skills by writing and producing a vast amount of bands and projects, from the successful W.E.T. albums (together with singer Jeff Scott Soto and Robert Sall from Work of Art) to Toby Hitchcock, Giant, Jimi Jamison, Dalton, Adrenaline Rush just to name a few. This has gained Mårtensson a reputation as one of the top producers/song-writers in this genre today.”
“With “Armageddonize,” Eclipse show that they are not anymore the brightest hope for Melodic Hard Rock music, but a very solid and strong reality. They are young, ambitious and full of energy. Eclipse music is not a revival, and it’s not nostalgic. Still… it’s by far the best you can have today if you love rock music with energy, great songs, and want to hear a band that has the ambition to be on top of the world!”
“Tonight’s new quartet line-up sees Jake joined by guitarist Dan Waldman, a sensational player currently based in Bristol who has previously divided his time between New York and London. His own quartet features ace alto saxophonist Will Vinson. Leaving the UK for America at 18 he trained at the prestigious Berklee School of Music on a scholarship, winning the Jimi Hendrix Award while there
Dan’s CV on live performance and recordings are impressive and diverse; Jason Marshall, Sean Escoffery, Jally Kebba Susso, Soul Understated, Pee Wee Ellis, The Duval Project, Neville Malcolm, Rashaan Carter, Richard Spaven, Alex Garnett and Jazz Refreshed (appearing on their live compilation 'Prelude'), as well as in session with MdCL on Giles Peterson 'Worldwide' radio show.”
“Grounded Brislington Cafe, Bar, Lounge. Sunday night gig with Mavis Davis vocals, Pete benfleet on Bass and JZ Glass on Keys Playing Jazz, Swing nd Hip Cat Sounds on Sunday 23rd April 5pm. Great Place, great food.”