July

Indigo Girls At The Bristol Bierkeller

INDIGO GIRLS Tues 25th July Tickets on sale Fri 17th March 25adv from Bristol Ticket Shop or call 0117 9299008 doors 7.30pm 18+ show www.indigogirls.com The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) released their fourteenth studio album, One Lost Day, on June 2nd.Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler\'s sense of wonder, gratitude, and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. This is music of the past, present, and future a boundlessness earned and not bestowed. One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous. Memories here are more than specters; they are evolutions. The album maps the dim corridors of the heart and mind, lifting and landing the listener across state lines and continents. Place is a character rich in the universal specific: "Boots on a board in a barn" in "Texas Was Clean," boys "under the bridge on the river shoals off GA 9" in "Fishtails," the New Orleans\' 1788 fire and the fence around the St. Louis cemetery in "Elizabeth," the "sunny twist of Venice Chez Jay" in "Southern California is Your Girlfriend," and the devil-spawned Angola prison in Louisiana where three black men sat wrongly convicted for decades, confined in solitary. The dirge-like ballad "Findlay, Ohio 1968" opens with a searing string and piano arrangement that feels like slipping through a tear in the space-time continuum. After we reach the violin\'s held high-C and the heartbeat drums, and before Saliers kicks in with her chilling vocals, we hover, suspended in time, before landing gently on the hot asphalt of Grammy\'s driveway in 1968, "poking hot tar bubbles with a stickthe smell of the trash and leaves burning in the can." What unfolds is pure narrative intuition, wherein the stuff of life, life\'s inventory the pall of the impending Kent State massacre, Sexton\'s poetry, Cathy\'s grief-stricken, beer-drinking mom, the dad who never returned from Vietnam, the fence-scaling girl ripping jeans, the boy with wandering heart and hands, the smell of Trenton\'s refineries and the slapping of the station wagon\'s wheels are the metaphoric legs that carry the story and this song across time and distance. "Fishtails" tackles similar themes loss of innocence, coming of age but through a much different lens. Here, the narrator is the observer reflecting on the tender recklessness of neighborhood kids, killing time in an abandoned copper mine, waiting to flee the confines of their small world, raging and hoping and "fishtailing in the dark from the time that they are born." But the song is infused with new meaning in the juxtaposition of the boys\' lives with Ray\'s father\'s long-ago Florida boyhood so similar in its restlessness, its sweet violence. Circularity rings like a keening bell, dazzling and devastating. A multi-layered instrumentalism allows the long notes of the past to cradle the mid-tempo of the present, a lush but understated orchestration. Regarding the aching ballad, "If I Don\'t Leave Here Now," Saliers says, "The song explores the terrible affliction of addiction and was partly inspired right after Philip Seymour Hoffman died. I was deeply affected by his death, but also know that addiction seldom spares the user. It is a song about the desperate attempt to leave a bad situation where no amount of anything is ever enough." The elegiac, stripped-down sound pairs beautifully with tender lyrics that recognize addiction not as a denial of life, but as a dangerous insatiability for life ("Killing yourself to keep from running out of life") turning the conventional addiction narrative on its head. "Id rather have the strength to see through the lens of reality than rose-colored glasses," Ray says in reference to the raucous, rollicking "Happy in the Sorrow Key." "Musically, I was inspired by the feel of Paul Weller and The Jam, but then I also wanted this big orchestral bridge to mirror the feeling of lying in my bunk at night on the tour bus and drifting off to sleep scared but in awe of the process of life." The dissonance between the plaintive lyrics and the quick-tempoed, lush instrumentalism nails the ambiguity of the emotion, while also managing to create a rock song that is both fun and dirty. A majority of the songs in this collection explore a time and place endemic to the narrator\'s sense of self. "Texas Was Clean" is a plucky, whispery elegy to lands loved and left behind. "It became about how a place gets reinvented and defined by your experiences over time," says Ray. "When I was young, Texas seemed so far away and remote, but now it feels like it is part of me for the lives it\'s claimed and for the life its given to me." "Elizabeth," the album\'s joyful opener, takes place in New Orleans, "with its ghosts and underbelly," explains Saliers. "Its the story of kinship and music and whiskey, Lil Queenie and the Big Easy whose bloody print is indelible. Its denying Facebook and simply allowing someone from your past to remain in all her splendid glory." In fact, much of this album seems to argue against our culture\'s obsession with immediate gratification, both a musical and lyrical affinity for the journey and not the journey\'s memento. Venturing further north, "Alberta" is about the indelible impressions of a place and its history, those that we keep close and those that we leave behind. "Olympia Inn" pays homage to a bus driver named Johnny who called everyone "darling" and shared his lost loves, triumphs, and failures late at night as the band toured the UK and Ireland. It\'s a wild, rocking ride of a song. "Its meant to be romp with some swagger and self-deprecation thrown in for good measure," says Ray. "Emily experimented with different guitar sounds and vocal approaches to bring her parts to life, and then Jordan [producer and contributing musician] put the organ down at the end and used The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion as an inspiration." Like a good book, One Lost Day builds to the climactic "The Rise of The Black Messiah" about two-thirds of the way through the album, imbuing the whole with a structural integrity inherent to the best storytelling. This hard-hitting rock song is chilling, a battle-cry for victims of institutional racism. "My friend I heard you tell of slaverys end but have you heard of mass incarceration/That ol Jim Crow he just keeps getting born with a new hanging rope for the black mans scourge," bellows Ray. The song was inspired by a letter Ray received about seven years ago from Herman Wallace, one of the so-called "Angola 3": a trio of young black men framed for the murder of a prison guard as punishment for speaking out about the horrifying conditions in the Angola prison in Louisiana. Wallace spent decades in solitary confinement before finally receiving "compassionate release" just days before his death from cancer. In his letter, he asked Ray to share his story, and "The Rise of The Black Messiah" is Ray\'s anthemic response; a slowbuilding, thunderous rock song anchored by Brady Blade\'s spirited, soulful drums. On One Lost Day, the Girl\'s signature harmonies are in full display: rolling, recursive, hot and capacious as prayer. Through dynamic soundscapes created in tandem with producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, the album reveals structural innovations that enhance meaning. A classicallytrained horn player, Hamlin contributed "layered ethereal horn parts and a strong vision and ear," says Saliers. With Hamlin, the Girls took new risks that paid huge dividends. The collaborative spirit is loud here, utilizing a host of musicians both familiar and new to the duo. One Lost Day was recorded in studios in Nashville, TN and mixed by Brian Joseph at Justin Vernons (of Bon Iver) April Base Studios in Fall Creek, WI and at the Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Amy and Emily brought in Lex Price (k.d. lang, Mindy Smith), Butterfly Boucher (Ingrid Michaelson, Katie Herzig, Mat Kearney), Fred Eltringham (Sheryl Crow, The Wallflowers, Gigolo Aunts) and Chris Donohue (Dave Matthews, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant) to bring a good dose of infectious energy and creativity to the scene. Additionally, musicians Brady Blade and Carol Isaacs longstanding studio collaborators and live-show band members with the Girls returned, along with the current Indigo Girls touring band. Isaacs contributes haunting piano parts on songs such as "Come a Long Way," "If I Don\'t Leave Here Now," and "Fishtails," and sonorous accordion parts to "Spread the Pain Around" and "Findlay, Ohio 1968." Blade offers his free-wheelin\', Louisiana drumming style to "Fishtails," "Elizabeth," "Texas Was Clean," and the "The Rise of The Black Messiah." The inputs of many of the contributing musicians are captured in a series of videos by the talented Kathlyn Horan, who filmed the crew during the recording of the album. The videos are available on the Indigo Girls\' website and in them we glimpse the ferocity and attention to detail that has helped the Indigo Girls thrive through the various capitulations of a changing music industry. Starting with 2009\'s Poseidon and the Bitter Bug, their eleventh studio album, the Girls formed their own label, IG Recordings, which is now distributed by Vanguard/Concord Music Group. The move aligns with their long held commitment to creative freedom, energy they\'ve also devoted to various social and environmental causes. The Indigo Girls have spent thirty-five years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls\' refinement not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes allows access to ever new and liminal spaces. A long creative marriage fosters its own scrappy beauty, though, and theirs grows more nuanced, weatherworn, and lovely in each successive album. Saliers and Ray live separate lives, take on independent projects, but share "the same set of values," says Saliers. "We both embrace the struggle, share the same energy. We are sisters in our embrace of life. Observers." That sort of artistic kinship is rare and cosmic. Here, then, are the stars of that labor, the next chapte

Bierkeller, Bristol, United Kingdom

Indigo Girls At The Bri...

Bierkeller
Bristol

Tuesday

25 Jul

Soundworks Concert

Lefel 1 Arts Active are presenting a concert as part of their Soundworks project for adults and young people with physical and learning difficulties in Lefel 1 of St Davids Hall. This short concert includes a varied programme of enjoyable and light music being performed with plenty of opportunities for audience participation which is not to be missed. Tickets: 7.50 Please note, these timings are provided as a guidance only and are subject to change. Please see website for up to date timings near time of event.

St. David's Hall, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Soundworks Con

St. David's Hall
Cardiff

Tuesday

25 Jul

Jazz Cafe - July 2017

Our professional house jazz trio provide the music, inviting budding and more experienced jazz musicians to join them on rhythm, piano, wind and vocal selections. Price: Donation

The Gate, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jazz Cafe - Ju

The Gate
Cardiff

Tuesday

25 Jul

Bangers & Trash - 25.07.17

BANGERS & TRASH! Celebrating the biggest chart bangers & the trashiest of trashy pop. It\'s all about slut-dropping to Sia, booty-shaking to Beyonce and twerking to Taylor Swift... courtesy of our two resident DJs - baby banger Toby Lawrence & trashy tart DJ Trick! And we\'ll help you get there with ALL drinks costing 2.50... all night long! includes spirit & mixer, bottles, shots, pints and even Desperados. Plus you can double up for just 1.50 3 entry with a pass from Bar Revenge... 2 with an NUS / student card

Revenge, Brighton, United Kingdom

Bangers & Trash - 25.07...

Revenge
Brighton

Tuesday

25 Jul

OTHER STATES Headline Show

OUR FIRST HEADLINE SHOW! Featuring 2 FANTASTIC Brighton bands soon to be announced... and a 40 minute LIGHT SYNCED set from us SINGLE RELEASE 16.6.17 : MAKE AMENDS https://soundcloud.com/otherstates "Psych-indie 6 piece led by the inimitable Mark S. Aaron. Other States take their notes from 60s surf, garage, and Ennio Morricone soundtracks to weave a dark and rich musical tapestry. Their first headline show will 2 Brighton bands in support and a headline set from Other States featuring a completely synced light show."

The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, United Kingdom

Other States Headline S...

The Hope and Ruin
Brighton

Tuesday

25 Jul

An Acoustic Adventure With Miss Fox

An Acoustic Adventure with Miss Fox In Chaplins An evening of Laid back acoustic originals with a Mellow, Soul fulfilling feel https://www.facebook.com/fionafoxmusic/

Chaplin's Cellar Bar, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

An Acoustic Adventure W...

Chaplin's Cellar Bar
Bournemouth

Tuesday

25 Jul

Genevieve's Tuesday Night Open Mic Night

It\'s Genevieve\'s Open Mic! Maybe up until now she\'s only been the \'Beer Fairy\' to you, but once a week we let Genevieve Gyseman out from behind the taps to run amok on our stage. A cool 50 is up for grabs every week! Expect; - GIGGLING - SMILES - MUSIC - NICETIES Bring those instruments, bring that talent and show us what you\'ve got!

Porters, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Genevieve's Tuesday Nig...

Porters
Cardiff

Tuesday

25 Jul

ArtsALive - Mash Up Of Arts

Mash up of musical notes, colours, words, movements. Muses are gonna playing together inspiring us in an extemporary expressions of our Higher Selves. Musicians, Djs, Painters, Poets, Actors, Dancers, Jugglers and visual Artists. In Partnership with Mr. Wolfs and Ujima98FM. Line-up out soon. min donation 3 Starts at 8pm

Mr. Wolfs, Bristol, United Kingdom

Artsalive - Mash Up Of ...

Mr. Wolfs
Bristol

Tuesday

25 Jul

Acid King [USA] // Alunah // Monolithian - Bristol

Snuff Lane loudly presents: Acid King w/ Alunah & Monolithian The Louisiana, Bristol Tuesday 25th July Tickets: Only 12.50 Adv. // Running Low!! Headfirst Bristol - https://goo.gl/bGjQaj Bristol Ticket Shop - https://goo.gl/w2L9NV Music Glue - https://goo.gl/rH2Phh Legendary San Francisco doom trio ACID KING return to Bristol to headline The Louisiana for one of their most intimate performances to-date. Special guest support from Birmingham-based enchanted doomsters ALUNAH, and 2-piece Cornish doom-bringers MONOLITHIAN. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acid King www.acidking.com Bathed in distortion, baptized in a plume of smoke, and born again in 2015, Bay Area trio Acid KingLori S. [vocals, guitars], Joey Osborne [drums], and Mark Lamb [bass]re-emerged with their first offering in a decade, Middle of Nowhere Center of Everywhere. Tastemakers such as Noisey, Blabbermouth, Invisible Oranges, Ultimate Guitar, and New Noise lauded the album. They embarked on tours of the States and Australia, appearing on festivals including Psycho Las Vegas, Erosion Fest, Desert Generator, and more as well as sharing the stage with everyone from Sleep and Down to Blue yster Cult and Red Fang. It extended a celebrated discography that encompasses three EPs and three full-lengths, namely Zoroaster [1995], Busse Woods [1999], and Acid King III [2005]. Its no surprise strains of their style infect luminaries such as The Sword and Kylesa, and theyve earned a place in tomes like The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal and the A to Z of Doom, Gothic & Stoner Metal. Forever etched in the Acid King Necronomicon, Joey and Mark announced an amicable split during late 2016. Kicking off the new year, Lori invited an old friend Black Cobras Rafa Martinez [bass] and avowed Acid King fan Bil Bowman of Hornss behind the kit for a string of shows in 2017. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alunah www.alunah.co.uk Since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, Alunah have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly. Over the course of their four albums 2010s Call of Avernus, 2012s White Hoarhound, 2014s Awakening The Forest and 2017\'s Solennial the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well. That was never more true than on Awakening the Forest, which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for Call of Avernus through UK imprint HeviSike Records. As they always do, Alunah are moving forward. Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason signed to Svart Records for the March 2017 release of their fourth album, Solennial, and recorded with Chris Fielding (Conan) at Skyhammer Studio, also owned by Conans Jon Davis. Following in the footsteps of Svart alums Hexvessel and Jess and the Ancient Ones, Alunah arrive at the label preceded by a reputation for blending nature worship and heavy vibes with a grace that few can match, basking in a sun-soaked spirit of beauty and decay, folklore and deeply personal expression. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with the new material and build on what theyve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost. "They play heavy music rooted in the tradition of Saint Vitus, but the focus isnt so much on brute force but grace" (Decibal Magazine) - JJ (The Obelisk) "A sure-fire sign that Alunah have the potential to exist amongst the greats" - Rock-A-Rolla Magazine "Signing to a major label has obviously given the four-piece clarity and this is their most mature release to date" - Terrorizer Magazine "Day\'s vocals lead the band\'s charge with a regal charisma, while the songwriting is refreshingly old-school" - Zero Tolerance Magazine --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monolithian www.monolithiandoom.bandcamp.com 2-piece doom/black metal band from Falmouth. Formed in 2010, Simon Walker and Shannon Green have spent the last few years tirelessly pounding the miles, travelling to all corners of the UK to smash their way through gargantuan sets of ravenous death-sludge attack. Filth spews from this hound like an unstoppable demonic force, but that\'s not to say that it\'s not dynamically astute on the contrary, the ebbs and flows of the mid-paced minimalist doomy sections tie together with arching build ups and fiendishly heavy metallic destruction. With a fistful of splits and EPs under their belt, Monolithian gave us their debut full length in 2015, the self-destructively titled The Finest Day I Ever Lived, Was When Tomorrow Never Came, and it manifested itself as a rounded progression to cement the band as one to pay attention to even further on the UK underground circuit. A more fully realised version of its predecessors, the album is still raw and bitter, but with a maturity of experimentation within the sound and song structure to match the subjective nihilism. Live, Monolithian are a band that simply take your head clean off and leave you wondering how the sound from just 2 souls can be so destructively heavy. - Some words by Tom (Desertscene)

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Acid King [usa] // Alun...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Tuesday

25 Jul

Tight 5 New Material Comedy Night

Tight 5! A fast paced, new material night. Come and watch some of the best comics on the open circuit live or die. Hilarious or painful but never mediocre. New material night with 15 comedians per event. Each comedian gets a tight 5 min slot to try out their best new material.

Artista Studio And Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom

Tight 5 New Material Co...

Artista Studio And Gallery
Brighton

Tuesday

25 Jul

Spooky Men's Chorale

Wed 26 Jul 2017 21.50 incl. booking fee Colston Hall - 19:30 The Spooky Mens Chorale emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales fifteen years ago. Armed with only their raw vocal power, a dab touch of deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats, they have been wooing audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK ever since. Renowned for a combination of Visigothic bravado, absurdist humour and eye-moistening tenderness, the Spookies, in middle age, are more masters of their territory than ever before, with five critically-acclaimed albums under their belt. For their 2017 UK tour, they will revisit their much loved back catalogue, exploring immense Georgian anthems alongside tender arrangements of traditional and contemporary classics and of course, their own uniquely entertaining songs and choreography. Highly theatrical, they veer from weird to touching and back again. Grown up entertainment in the best, most infantile way. Dont miss an opportunity to see them. Daily Telegraph

Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

Spooky Men's C

Colston Hall
Bristol

Wednesday

26 Jul

Wayward Sons At The Louisiana

WAYWARD SONS TOBY JEPSONS NEW BAND BRISTOL LOUISIANA Wed 26th July 2017 Tickets 10adv 8pm 11pm Ticket Line 0117 9299008 Artists Website www.facebook.com/waywardsonsbanduk Reset the counters! Toby Jepson is back with WAYWARD SONS his brand new band and Ghosts Of Yet To Come, his first new album in over 20 years. After the incredible success of Little Angels, a number one album, millions of records sold, massive sell out shows and numerous hit singles, Toby has been busy these past years in movie work, performing with Fastway, Gun and Dios Disciples and producing albums for numerous bands (Saxon, Fastway, Virginmarys). His heart however, is always in writing and performing and so the concept of WAYWARD SONS was born a new band, built for playing live, a new direction with Tobys songs centre stage and a new album, signed to Frontiers Music SRL, with all the hallmarks of a great debut. Wayward Sons, handpicked by Toby are Nic Wastell (bass, Chrome Molly) Phil Martini (drums, Spear Of Destiny, ex Quireboys, Joe Elliots Down and Outs) Sam Wood (guitar, a real new gunslinger from Treason Kings) and Dave Kemp (keys, ex Little Angels touring band and long time sideman to Toby). GOYTC was written in a live band situation, a first for Toby I decided to get out of my comfort zone, new players, no been there done that and it totally worked says Toby. 26 songs were written in a series of rehearsals at Peter Gabriels Real World Studios and 14 were then taken into Vale Studios in Worcestershire and recorded in a live band situation with Toby co producing with Chris Dadda. Passionate, honest music made by passionate honest musicians who have come together to create rock music that reflects their heroes from the 70s and 80s modernity through homage..Wayward Sons

The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wayward Sons At The Lou...

The Louisiana
Bristol

Wednesday

26 Jul

Jake Mitchell And Lee Hinchcliffe At Tramshed | Cardiff

Doors: 19.00 14+ (All ages - Under 14\'s accompanied by an Adult) Support added: Lee Hinchcliffe  

Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Jake Mitchell And Lee H...

Tramshed
Cardiff

Wednesday

26 Jul

GDS Presents The Kut, SONS And Bxtch Theme

Greendoorstore Presents The Kut Infused with the fuzz of 90\'s grunge and alt.rock, The Kut is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist, Princess Maha. Live, they\'re a trio. Think Deftones, L7, Nirvana, Hole, Lunachicks, Incubus and Placebo. On record, they roar. Currently active on the UK and European rock scene, festival performances have included Download, Camden Rocks Festival, Rebellion Festival, Glastonbudget, Nice N Sleazy and Strummercamp among others, while tours have spanned the UK, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Voted into the winning spots of the MTV Brand New Unsigned Poll for 2014, subsequent EP releases have gained support from - deep breath - Scuzz, Kerrang! Magazine, Planet Rock, BBC Introducing Lancashire, Kerrang! Radio, Metal Hammer, Big Cheese, Q and Classic Rock, AXS TV and MTV-U USA. This year has seen The Kut featured as one of Kerrang! Magazine\'s Breakthrough Acts of 2017, while The Kut EP\' was released on 500 limited edition picture disc for Record Store Day 2017, also featuring at number 4 in Kerrang! Magazines Top 10 Record Store Day Releases, alongside Baby Metal and Gerard Way. And now? Now this summer sees The Kut playing 21 UK mainland dates, ahead of news of the keenly anticipated debut album. . Kerrang! Magazine Led by Princess Maha, this is a neat twist on grunge pop Q Magazine "There\'s a slice of angst-offloading gutter rock that\'s a kissing cousin of Hole, but The Kut\'s scuzz-covered family tree also stretches further back to the garage rampages of The Stooges. Metal Hammer "The Kut are like the bastard lovechild of Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson with awesome riffs and chaotic live shows" Classic Rock Magazine "Marks the precise point in the Venn diagram where L7 meets I Wanna Be Your Dog meets Courtney Love, which is equal parts terrifying and a cause for long and rowdy celebration. Punk\'s not dead, pass it on. With support from SONS Two-piece from Brighton U.K. and have been together since January 2016. After uploading three demos at the start of last year we were on the bill for landmark gigs like This Feeling, The Great Escape Festival, Camden Rocks and Club Fandango within months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLaxfbhKcg0 and Bitch Theme 26.07.17 // 18+ // 3adv Support your local music venue.

Green Door Store , Brighton, United Kingdom

Gds Presents The Kut, S...

Green Door Store
Brighton

Wednesday

26 Jul

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