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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.
PERFORMANCE | Uncanny Valley Girl  tickets
From cyborg fembots to sensory Twin Peaks experiences, enrich yourself with this month's unique arts happenings. ----------------------------------------- 1. Cables + Cameras Platforming films from emerging BAME filmmakers for Black History Month, Cables&Cameras bring films from the Birmingham Backin project to The Cube Microplex. ----------------------------------------- 2. Uncanny Valley Girl Prepare to be confronted by the intersection of femininity and technology encompassed in the fembot motif as Uncanny Valley Girl delves into a world of darkly humorous, dystopian explorations as part of Arnolfini’s Still I Rise programme. 🎫 Tickets for October 25th: hdfst.uk/E57023 ----------------------------------------- 3. TBC Editions Launch Making a hugely welcome return, The Brunswick Club community takes over Dawkins Ales to celebrate their new TBC EDITIONS label with an eclectic selection of sonic and audiovisual experimentations from Viridian Ensemble, Copper Sounds, COIMS and more. ----------------------------------------- 4. Cinebra: A Brief History of Horror A unique comedy horror narrative that traces the history of horror classic and tropes in cinema through the medium of musical comedy. A multimedia frenzy of gore, haunted amulets and the most popular girl in college. ----------------------------------------- 5. Fairytales for Grownups Inspired by the Día de Los Muertos, The Crick Crack Club hosts an evening of storytelling revelling in ritual and narratives between life and death. ----------------------------------------- 6. Between Two Worlds: Welcome to Twin Peaks Step into the unsettling, surreal world where the owls are not what they seem as The Cube hosts a truly immersive Lynchian affair, featuring a special performance from the mercurial Sarahsson. ----------------------------------------- 7. AMRA (Imran Perretta and Paul Purgas) A collaborative audiovisual performance, with experimental electronics and analogue media, addressing South Asian identity; presented alongside Imran Perretta’s solo exhibiton at Spike Island and in partnership with Qu Junktions.
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 ?

From events on Thursday

“Los Clandestinos are utterly delighted to welcome very special guest DYLAN HOWE to join them on drums for tonight's performance. Whilst releasing six jazz albums as leader (the most recent being his internationally acclaimed take on David Bowie's Berlin albums), he has also toured extensively with Ian Dury & the Blockheads, Steve Howe, and Wilko Johnson. Dylan is deservedly held in legendary status by Bristol audiences, and this is an all-too-rare chance to catch him in a 'chamber-jazz' context.”
“Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt
KINGSWOOD ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CLUB - Bristol
(non-members Welcome)
Thursday 23rd January - 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 - Available online www.psychicmediumnikkikitt.co.uk
Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt is a Spiritualist Medium who is currently touring the UK with her successful Psychic / Mediumship Evenings.
As a Medium Nikki Kitt aims to provide evidence of life after life by getting links from loved ones in spirit for people in the audience with amazing accuracy in descriptions, personalities and all sorts of personal information.. to give both confirmation and comfort.”
“"My god went to see Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt tonight my mum came through soooo happy she was spot on with everything.. Thank you Nikki amazing night"”
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SHOW CALENDAR
LIVE MUSIC: 18 EVENTS
The Old England Pub
The Moth Gatherer / Yuxa / The Air Turned To Acid
Epic and atmospheric post sludge from Stockholm, Sweden.
SouthBank
School Night Comedy: Music
A night of super-talented musical comedians
Crofters Rights
Breakfasts presents RADIATORS and DAMEFRISØR
Red hot bangers from RADIATORS and DAMEFRISØR
The Trinity Centre
Sleep Token
Masked Rock Collective led by Vessel
HallPass Bar
City Sounds / Arts2Life UK
Happy New Year! We're back with a bang with a brand new venue, HallPass, and an incredible line up to shake away your January blues!
The Louisiana
ZYLA EP Launch + VOLEE + Sol Feo
ZYLA Broken Lines EP Launch w/ support from VOLEE and Sol Feo
The Bristol Fringe
Afternoon Jazz: Ruth Hammond
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer Ruth Hammond
Rough Trade Bristol
Andy Shauf 'The Neon Skyline' Album playback
'The Neon Skyline' Album playback + free 7" and Tote bags (1pm - 2pm)
The Rope Walk
Rope Walk Open Mic'
Every Thursday from 8pm at The Rope Walk, 5 Nelson Parade, BS3 4JA
El Rincon
Andy Hague's Double-Standards
Excellent jazz trumpeter in new trio format
Jazz at Future Inn Bristol
Los Clandestinos
Pianist John Baggott is best known for work with Portishead and Massive Attack Tonight he turns his speed and power to jazz.
Cloak and Dagger
Burns Night Extravaganza!
Bag Pipers, Drummers, Folk, food, Whisky and Prose!!
LEFTBANK
JAM SESSION HOSTED BY THE LBJBS
The city's funkiest Jam Session...
CLUB NIGHTS: 4 EVENTS
The Love Inn
DUCKLAND 1st BIRTHDAY for Student Minds
Celebrating a year of amazing nights, with this one having all proceeds going to Student Minds UK!
Crofters Rights
Morse: Daisy Moon
Daisy Moon joins Morse for their first party of 2020
Kingswood Entertainment Club
Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt - Bristol
Mediumship Demonstration with Psychic Medium Nikki Kitt - Bristol
NON MUSIC: 8 EVENTS
PRSC
Steal as Much as You Can w/ Nathalie Olah
Bristol Launch for Steal As Much As You Can
The Boardroom
Buffoon Comedy #13 January 23rd Free Entry
Our focus will be to bring you some of the best upcoming comedians from Bristol and around the UK. As part of our aim to include new and up
How Lazy Is He? Live Comedy at The Lazy Dog
Live Comedy with Cally Beaton
National headliners come to the room above your local.
Alma Tavern and Theatre
How to Save a Life
Melissa wakes up after collapsing at her Cancer party...yes cancer party.
Circomedia
OMNI by Circomedia Degree Students
Omni is a contemporary circus performance that plays with trust, dependence and collaboration - the inner workings of a tight-knit ensemble.
The Clifton Pub
The Clifton Pub Open mic Night and BYOT
Every Thursday evening at The Clifton pub, live music and vinyl
The Hare on the Hill
The Hare on the Hill pub quiz
Our weekly pub quiz! Big cash prizes! Win booze!
The Lansdown
Speak Easy
A two-hour mini-workshop on communication skills
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