Let’s vamp things up a little, shall we? This week’s gigs come straight out of the dark underground, armed with metal inflexions, DIY hip-hop from the mean streets of NYC and grunge fresh out of the guitar-spliced wound. But it’s not all sinister, that is, unless you really don’t like laundrettes.

Thursday 11th July

Ketibu + Ellie Gray + LOST CAT + Acwa – At The Well

If you’ve got “listen to alt-folk in a laundrette” written on your bucket list, then this is your lucky day. Ketibu are welcomed to the café/laundrette hybrid At The Well to celebrate the launch of their debut EP, which bewitches and bemuses with its tales told with four strings and a couple of vocal cords. More here…

Sugarhill Gang + Grandmaster Melle Mel + Furious Five – Fleece

Much to a Rapper’s Delight, the Fleece will hold its very own hip-hop summer block party with The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio of the Furious Five. You’d best Jump On It (I’ll stop now) before tickets run out, or miss out on the chance to see the kingpins of NYC hip-hop show us Brits how its done. More here… 

Friday 12th JulyBrockley Forest




Brockley Forest + Lucky Thief + Kamino – Louisiana

Let us all raise a glass to Bristolian rock duo Brockley Forest, who will perform live for the last time at The Louisiana where they made their debut seven years ago. The pair pull from The White Stripes and Zeppelin, and smash out fuzzed-out solos and epic drum breakdowns before hanging up their boots for good. More here…

Gaygirl + Grandmas House – The Lanes

Grungey noise-pop with shoegazey undertones played by four badass female musicians? We likey. The band pull on the visceral influences of Radiohead, PJ Harvey and Nirvana to create live shows that pull on 90s nuances and guttural sonics. More here…

Massy Ferguson + Ben Jordan – Golden Lion

Massy Ferguson love a dark, crowded room and the Golden Lion will be the perfect escape for their night of songs about broken hearts, late-night romance and the curative powers of a handful of shots of Tequila. More here…

Saturday 13th July

Tayne + TWCBU + Stefan Goodchild + more – Rough Trade

The London band that sound straight out of Easton, Tayne are on the relentless touring schedule of an outfit possessed by a love for hard rock, metal and shrieking. For fans of Nine Inch Nails, this is for the lovers of crushing, angular timbres, distorted synthesisers and sound system-bursting beats. More here… 

Sans + Milo’s Planes + Bad Tracking – Crofters Rights

To celebrate the release of their album Misophonic Songs (which you can get your hands on at the gig) Bristol-based SANS tear down the rafters of Crofters Rights. This is a night for noise merchants, played by noise merchants, so bring your earplugs or go home. More here… 

Monday 15th July

Damn Teeth + Death Cult Electric + Lessens + Football FC – Crofters Rights

Straight outta Glasgow is the synth-heavy collective Damn Teeth, pulling on the strings of LCD Soundsystem’s pop sensibilities, the melodic hysteria of Xiu Xiu and a gruesome dance-noise vibe gone sour. It’s rough, it’s gritty, and it’s not for the faint hearted. More here…

Tuesday 16th July

The Stroppies – Crofters Rights

The Crofty heights of Crofters Rights welcomes the jangly pop tunes of The Stroppies as part of River Town 2019. There will be no shortage of grooves, hooky guitar melodies and boundless energy, so pack your shufflin’ shoes for you’re in for a calorie-burning night. More here…

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