August

WAX Factory - Bristol BLUE Mountain CLUB 17th August

WAX FACTORY- HITS BRISTOL\'S BLUE MOUNTAIN CLUB- AUGUST THE 17th- WITH A HARDCORE TECHNO / ACID / INDUSTRIOUS = LINE UP SPECIAL LIVE GUEST ??? OB1 JE:5 // DJ DARKSIDE // .... MANGA KENNY CAMPBELL // KENNY MULLIGAN // CHINASKI // DAVE SANDISON // more live acts and DJ;s to be confirmed more info soon WE CANT WAIT TO BRING THE CHAOS TO BRISTOL ! ticket link up soon. :)

Blue Mountain, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wax Factory - Bristol B...

Blue Mountain
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Motorheadache At Exchange, Bristol

Fri 17th Aug | 7pm | 10 early bird / 12 adv | 14+* Motrheadache UK www.motorheadache.uk Europe\'s best and most authentic tribute to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and his band, Motrhead. Motrheadache is a three piece tribute to Lemmy\'s musical career with Motrhead from 1975 to 2015, but features some his solo projects with the likes of Foo Fighters and Slash. *Under 18s accompanied by an adult TICKETS www.exchangebristol.com/events/2018-08-17-motorheadache-exchange www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdom

Motorheadache At Exchan...

The Exchange
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Rising Appalachia - Thekla - 17.08.18

Rising Appalachia Music Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith tear into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for banjo and fiddle duets and poetic harmonies like only sisters can do Joined full-time by their beloved band, Biko Casini on percussion, and David Brown on stand up bass and baritone guitar, expect everything from folk standards to jazz, to New Orleans soul, to old mountain traditionals, to activist anthems, as their style redefines folk music as a truly living art. Using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement, come join them as they create soul sounds for us all.... FRIDAY 17 AUGUST THEKLA BRISTOL The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB Doors 7:00pm Ages 14+ Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

The Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom

Rising Appalachia - The...

The Thekla
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Simon Says // Disco

GET DOWN ON IT! On to the next instalment of Simon Says! Providing a showcase of your favourite genres every Friday throughout August. Simon Says get down to Disco. Show us your your moves and get on your dancing shoes. Expect the finest selections of Disco, Funk & Soul. FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM GUESTLIST Just tag names on the wall! 2 ADVANCE // 5 OTD FRIDAY 17th AUGUST THEKLA, BRISTOL 10PM - 3AM PLAYLIST INCLUDES CHIC // MICHAEL JACKSON // EARTH WIND & FIRE // STEVIE WONDER // BEE GEES // SISTER SLEDGE // DONNA SUMMER // COMMODORES // MARVIN GAYE // OTIS REDDING // CAMEO // RICK JAMES // CHERYL LYNN // BARRY WHITE // ARETHA FRANKLIN // KOOL & THE GANG + more!

The Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom

Simon Says //

The Thekla
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Shitty Dubstep! Bristol

TICKETS: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1133398 We\'re pleased to be returning to Bristol for our first outing at the infamous Cosies! with an utterly superb selection of local artists along with names from further afield. RYGBY (Chonk Mob/DUPLOC/Encrypted Audio) CHAD DUBZ (Foundation Audio/Unity Through Sound) ZHA (White Peach Records/Fent Plates/Reprezent Radio) DRUMTERROR (Six Sunsets/Banana Stand Sound/Shitty Dubstep) MR TETRIS (30Hz/Sub FM/Shitty Dubstep) HUTTON (In:Flux Audio/Freerange) DANDIM (Shitty Dubstep) JWARN (Shitty Dubstep/Wax On Wax On) Hosted By LAFFNAR

Cosies, Bristol, United Kingdom

Shitty Dubstep! Bristol...

Cosies
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Atmosphere Sessions - Indie Disco

The Atmosphere Sessions Returns. Atmosphere is back for a boogie down the Golden Lion! Join our resident DJ CBJ for the best in indie tunes past and present! Free entry!

The Golden Lion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Atmosphere Sessions - I...

The Golden Lion
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Close To Tears - Tears For Fears + Manoeuvres - O.M.D At Fleece

Classic 80s tribute double bill + FREE ENTRY to Club Tropicana 80s Night after the show! Close To Tears www.facebook.com/closetotears Europe\'s premier tribute to Tears For Fears make their debut appearance at The Fleece Manoeuvres www.facebook.com/omdtributeuk A show faithfully capturing the sounds and atmosphere of one of the most influential, creative and unique acts of all time - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. TICKETS: www.seetickets.com/event/close-to-tears-a-tribute-to-tears-for-fears-/the-fleece/1201741 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk/?/180817FLECLOS1

The Fleece, Bristol, United Kingdom

Close To Tears - Tears ...

The Fleece
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Musu 3rd Birthday Ft. Charlie Bones & Golden Filter

Charlie Bones (NTS Radio / The Do!! You!!! Breakfast Show) + Remotif Colston Hall Terrace 6pm - 11pm 5 adv inc bf: www.colstonhall.org/shows/terrace-sessions-2018-musu/ The Golden Filter (Optimo Music / Cin Cin) The Crofters Rights 11pm - 3am 5 tickets on the door Part 2 & 3 of our 3rd birthday celebrations take place in Bristol on Friday 17th August, as we invite Charlie Bones to our annual Colston Hall Terrace Session, and The Golden Filter to The Crofters Rights for the afterparty.

Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom

Musu 3rd Birthday Ft. C...

Colston Hall
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Frauds, Bad Tracking & SANS

once again, the basement beckons... Frauds - facebook.com/fraudsfraudsfrauds Bad Tracking SANS - facebook.com/thebandsans 3otd

Mothers Ruin, Bristol, United Kingdom

Frauds, Bad Tracking & ...

Mothers Ruin
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

One Soul August - Afro Nick & Delboy Rousseau

One Soul is every Friday at To The Moon, DJs playing the best in soulful music all on vinyl. Here are the DJs in control for August... 10th - Mike Ashley & Nick Soul Funk (Freedom Vibes) 17th - Afro Nick & Delboy Rousseau 24th - Ethan Harrison Get in early for 2 for 1 cocktails from 6-8pm and DJs from 9pm. FREE ENTRY!

To The Moon, Bristol, United Kingdom

One Soul August - Afro ...

To The Moon
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Mischief And Mysteries In Moomin Valley

Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief in this magical live show for ages 4-7. Following their sell-out performance at Hoo-Ha! last year, the loveable Moomins are back with more enchanting puppetry, original music and interactive play. Based on the novels by Tove Jansson, this heart-warming show tells the story of a year in Moominvalley. Discover a world where anything is possible all you need is your imagination! Suitable for ages 4-7 and their families, duration 45 mins. Adults go free but must be be accompanying a child. This is a seated show taking place at Bristol Folk House, 40a Park St, Bristol BS1 5JG Folk House 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 Fri 17 Aug 2018 0.00 to 10.75 incl. booking fee TICKETS - https://buff.ly/2HPsXZB

Bristol Folk House, Bristol, United Kingdom

Mischief And Mysteries ...

Bristol Folk House
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

GVG // Taboo - BDAY - 17th Aug

August 2015, we started the G.V.M.C. brand. August 2016, we started the Ghetto Viking Gathering. It\'s time to celebrate how far we\'ve come. From our humble beginnings to where we\'re at now, let\'s #party as HARD as humanly possible to usher in all that\'s still to come. We got big plans yet, and we want all of you to come with us. So... let\'s #DrinkLikeAViking and do it big! DON THE WAR PAINT! Like last year, we all pretty much got plastered (both in paint and drunkenness) so let\'s do that again. #Tradition eh? 3 before 11pm, 4 after. DJ Sinister bringing the noise. 4 #Jgerbombs for 10 Beefeater Gin w/mixer for 3.50 Havana No.7 Rum w/miver 3.50 Malibu Rum w/mixer 3.50 SHARE IT OUT!!! INVITE/TAG YOUR CREWS. Let\'s make every month an event, not just a party. LAST ENTRY AT 3:30am. PLAYING: Devildriver, Chimaira, Hackneyed, Ektomorf, King810, Ill Nino, In This Moment, Gojira, Machine Head, Throwdown, Texas Hippie Coalition, HellYeah, Hed Pe, Dope, Flyleaf, Madball, Hatebreed, Mushroomhead, Slipknot, Lamb Of God, Decapitated, Avatar, My Ruin, Crossfaith, 12 Foot Ninja, Nas Tech N9ne, Prozak, Twiztid, La Coka Nostra, Jedi Mind Tricks, Ill Bill, Slaine, Vinnie Paz, !Mayday!, Krizz Kaliko, DMX, N.W.A., M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Redman, Everlast, Insane Clown Posse, Ice Cube & Many, many more, INCLUDING those underground homies part of the #GVMC #WarBands. Not to mention the occasional "whatever" the DJ and peeps on the floor like to run with. REQUEST A TRACK ON THE EVENT DISCUSSION FOR CHEAPER ENTRY AND TO ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH TO THE SOUND OF THE NIGHT! We are open to pretty much anything, if it fits, we\'ll play it. 2 entry with song request on the event page. https://www.taboobristol.com/ http://www.ghettovikings.co.uk/

Taboo, Bristol, United Kingdom

Gvg // Taboo - Bday - 1...

Taboo
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Slaves | Live & Signing

Slaves will be live in-store at Rough Trade Bristol to perform tracks from their new album \'Acts Of Fear And Love\', released 17th August on Virgin. 12.30pm Doors // 1.00pm On-stage Preorder your album/ticket bundle here> https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/events/rough-trade-bristol-slaves Rock\'n\'roll is the wild wild west. Isaac Holman is well aware of this. On an unassuming week day, he finds himself in the middle of the Nevada desert by a ranch, surrounded by rock formations and dirt tracks. A sign reads \'NO HIKING\'. As his bandmate Laurie Vincent marches beyond the sign with an acoustic guitar in hand (I haggled this down from $60 to $50 in a Vegas pawn shop, he boasts), Isaac gets nervous. He\'s terrified of snakes. I don\'t know why anyone would keep a snake as a pet, he says. Recently Isaac\'s been thinking of getting a duck as a pet. Or a bat, but you can\'t keep bats as pets. I don\'t think you can keep ducks as pets either. But rules haven\'t stopped either of these men in the past. Slaves has been built on a rejection of rules and it\'s served them well since the release of their Mercury nominated debut album \'Are You Satisfied?\' in 2015. But rules are a funny thing. Even in disregarding them, you can find yourself creating your own rule system as a means to survive. When it came to their follow-up album \'Take Control\' (2016), they were conscious of reacting quickly to their burgeoning success. They\'d developed such notoriety that Beastie Boy Mike D produced it with them and if it had a rulebook Number 1 on the list was to do more of the same. Today they describe that record as a mixtape, a hodge-podge of everything they had at the time that felt Slaves-y. Their impression of what it was to be Slaves was much narrower than it is now. For album three, Slaves are no longer content railing against the status quo, they want to smash their own self-created system. Titled \'Acts Of Fears And Love\', this record is not what you\'ve come to expect from the duo and yet it also feels like an amalgamation of everywhere they\'ve been to date. They blast some of the songs out of their rented white Jeep, while cruising along the desert highway. Sure, there are moments of punk fast, shout-y, containing all the energy of a shaken can of lager ready to erupt. But for once their songs are not dictated by rhythmic guitar licks and drum thwacks. They\'re dictated by melody. We were thinking about the craft of songwriting for the first time, says Laurie. The album title may sound a little hifalutin and by Laurie\'s own admission took some getting used to. As with everything Slaves, however, it\'s really a philosophical, bold and direct statement that\'s spawned from everyday chatter. In this instance it was a memory of Isaac\'s from a college teacher who once told him: There\'s no such thing as hate just acts of fear and love. The thought poured out of Isaac\'s mouth when he was talking to Laurie one day. And I was like, \'That\'s it!\' That\'s the lyric, recalls Laurie. And Isaac goes, \'Really?\' This is the alchemy of Slaves. Neither Laurie nor Isaac seem able to move forward without the other, they\'re one another\'s biggest cheerleaders. When asked what it is about their chemistry that continues to reap dividends, they stumble. Laurie thinks. It\'s like My fingers and your arms, he says to Isaac. You smashing those skins and me playing those strings. They crack up. Joking aside, the title is a conversation starter. At the moment, the word \'hate\' is bandied around so often it can be counteractive and toxic. Even if you\'re from the same background with the same views people are attacking each other, agrees Laurie. We live in a real intense society. This album and that song feels like you\'re having a massive chat with yourself. It\'s like self-help. This hippie bent in their ethos has made them less restrictive when it comes to exposing their own vulnerabilities. Take the track \'Chokehold\' for instance. The sound is agitated Britpop through the lens of shinier modern production, but the lyrics muse on rejection. That\'s our attempt at writing a pop love tune, says Laurie. At first Isaac was concerned he was wearing his heart on his sleeve a bit. A lot of men have had that feeling of being dumped and not spoken about it, he says. When it\'s suggested that it\'s a novel truth to be writing about from a male perspective, Laurie becomes ponderous. When I listen to music I don\'t think about it being sung by a man or woman. When I\'m singing \'Torn\' by Natalie Imbruglia to myself in the car, I feel like I\'m a little torn, you know what I mean? They laugh. It\'s liberating as a human to fucking say those things out loud. While everyone\'s focused on hating each other, now feels like a good time to divert their attention to love. The record is far more genre-bending than before, containing the speed-y vitriol that\'s always been par for the Slaves course, but tempered by quieter, dreamier moments of straight-up \'90s indie. The tracklisting is intended to keep throwing you off guard, so that you don\'t know what\'s coming around the bend. Very early on Laurie said: We\'re gonna write a fucking heavy album, recalls Isaac. But then he changed his mind, instead thinking: why don\'t we try to write the biggest record we can? Inspired by the Oasis documentary \'Supersonic\' and seeing Noel Gallagher play live, he imagined a crowd of Slaves fans who were united in singing a chorus, not just careening into each other\'s sweaty bodies. Laurie wanted to have proper singalong anthems. So out went the formulaic rules they had for writing heavy tunes and in came relentless self-analysis and education. I wanted to challenge us, see how far our songwriting could go, he says. Over the course of two fortnights out in Brussels with Jolyon Thomas (who they recorded the debut with, and who\'d since gone on to produce U2 and Royal Blood), they pushed themselves and each other to the brink. In the past, they were eager to smash a song out and move on. This time they ached over every teeny element, taking the longest time they\'ve ever had. I wanna play rock songs, I wanna play power chords, I wanna sing more, says Laurie. We\'ve always been dubbed a \'good live band\', and I want to prove that we\'ve got the tunes to back it up. The song ideas were written relatively fast. Before going to Belgium, they penned four of them in as many days in Brixton, including \'Photo Opportunity\' (a riff-driven number about struggling with being recognised in the street), \'Bugs\' (a hard metal track about the youth) and \'Daddy\'. Once they got to Belgium, they came even faster. The single \'Cut And Run\', which was built around a dance beat, flew out, inspired by a Conservative canvasser who came knocking on Isaac\'s door once. I\'ve been overthinking my lyrics to the point where I was pissing Laurie and Jolyon off, says Isaac. He\'s been overthinking because he\'s more exposed. \'The Lives They Wish They Had\' a reaction to social media obsession influenced by the sound of The Fall and Gang Of Four is as critical of others as it is of themselves. I take pictures of my food all the time, says Laurie. Since we\'ve written that song I don\'t think I\'ve posted about anything I\'ve bought. What the fuck was I doing? \'Daddy\' is a gorgeous, simple number about a man having a midlife crisis, featuring the backing vocals of Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice. It\'s positively soft and one of the first instances of spaciousness in their sound. This is the first real time that Isaac sings, says Laurie. It\'s something I\'ve always wanted to hear him do. You could say there\'s less frustration in the music. We\'re not angry any more, says Isaac. Generally we\'re both quite content. Indeed since the last record, Laurie and Isaac have spent time growing apart, which has only made their bond stronger whenever they\'ve reunited. In December 2016, Laurie welcomed his first child Bart into the world. That\'s Bart on the album cover (shot by luminary photographer Juergen Teller). It\'s the first time Slaves have been in their own artwork too. It was time, says Laurie. He wasn\'t nervous about including Bart in the shot. If a kid didn\'t wanna be in a photo you\'d sense it. There\'s something about Bart. He gave us permission, he says. The shot features Isaac in the bath and Laurie on the shitter. It feels personal. Being honest is the only thing we\'ve ever been able to do, says Laurie. It\'s about our relationship. Their relationship has matured, too. When the lads found themselves opening for Kasabian last year on a nationwide arena tour it humbled them. They became tighter once more because it was Slaves against the world. They consider themselves better humans as a result. I feel like you\'ve chilled out loads since Bart in a good way, says Isaac to Laurie. Laurie\'s not convinced. You\'re definitely still well intense, says Isaac, with a hint of reassurance. This is a record that Isaac and Laurie are 100% proud of. This record is confident, says Laurie. We were confident about the process. We made all these decisions for ourselves. We wanted to prove that we could do stuff on our own. This confidence is easy to hear on the album. Its a short sharp blast of intent, not pandering to expectations but a clear-eyed portrayal of how the band see the world in 2018. \'Acts Of Fear And Love\' is warts-and-all, uncompromising, honest and possibly the best thing Slaves have done so far. They have a right to be proud.

Rough Trade , Bristol, United Kingdom

Slaves | Live & Signing...

Rough Trade
Bristol

Friday

17 Aug

Spearhead Summer Day Party - Bristol

Following on from their label showcase at last years Run All Day, Spearhead will be returning to Motion on 18th August for a full daytime label takeover in the crane yard. Expect the best in multi genre DNB with a headline set from LTJ Bukem and an all star support including Spectrasoul, Technimatic, Seba, Villem & McLeod, Pola & Bryson and label boss BCee. Tickets are on sale now! LTJ Bukem Spectrasoul Technimatic Seba Bcee Villem & McLeod Pola & Bryson TS2W Hosted by: Dynamite Ruthless Degs Texas moti.onl/spearhead

Bristol Motion, Bristol, United Kingdom

Spearhead Summer Day Pa...

Bristol Motion
Bristol

Saturday

18 Aug

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