Mid-November and the gigs are coming thick and fast. If you’re feeling hesitant due to the weather, let our suggestions at Bristol In Stereo guide you quickly to the closest venue to skilfully avoid the inevitable downpour.

Thursday 14th November

Carla dal Forno

Carla dal Forno – Exchange

Simple Things present another eclectic range of post-festival shows. This week Berlin-based Carla dal Forno takes to the main room of the Exchange with breathtaking new material from this year’s Look Up Sharp, which utilises subtle electronica in an evolving palette of introspection for the singer-songwriter. More here…

Lightning Bolt – Trinity Centre

The influential Rhode Island noise-rock trio return to Bristol for the first time in many moons, tailing the release of Sonic Citadel. Definitely set to be one of the loudest gigs in Bristol this year, Chippendale and co. will shake you to the core. Earplugs at the ready. More here…

Saturday 16th November

Get the Blessing

Get The Blessing – Exchange

Twenty years is a long time for any band and celebrations are definitely in order for Bristol’s very own Get The Blessing. The jazz-rock quartet that first made waves touring with Portishead, achieved critical success with their award-winning debut, All Is Yes. Last year’s Bristopia proved they’ve still got the knack for reinvention, so come on down and get your vibe on. More here…

Heavy Lungs – Thekla

Blood brothers of Bristol’s recent punk luminaries IDLES, the now infamous Danny Nedelko and bandmates are set to tear the roof off Thekla this Saturday night with a set that matches the riotous squall of their contemporaries. Good thing heavy music doesn’t weigh a boat down. More here…

Sunday 17th November

Sports Team

Sports Team – Thekla

One to cheer for: Sports Team from Cambridge have garnered a reputation for wild live shows, which has clearly stuck – cleanly selling out the Electric Ballroom in Camden earlier this year, and now many dates on their current tour. More here…

Monday 18th November

Soot Sprite

Soot Sprite – Exchange Basement

The strictly 60-capacity basement room of Exchange has hosted an enticing array of fresh local talent since its inauguration, becoming the place to catch artists on the circuit before they get big – bragging rights often included. The Exeter ‘sadgaze’ trio, Soot Sprite may well be one of these acts, with support from Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt. More here…

Wednesday 20th November

Cousin Kula (Photo: Chelsey Cliff)

Cousin Kula – Crofters Rights

Bound to be Oodles and Stroodles of fun, your friendly neighbourhood Cousin Kula return to Crofters Rights this Wednesday. The sextet’s psychedelic, mind-bending pop is a delightful way to shake the stress of hump day. More here…


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