Ahoy! Gigs of the Week Harriet here, coming to you again with some choice happenings on offer in Bristol this week from local and international talent alike. Also a few terrible puns… anything to weather the storm, eh?

Friday 21st

King Krule

King Krule – SWX

This show in association with Rough Trade will be kicking our week off with Krule intentions. A deeply metaphorical and unparalleled songwriter of recent years, King Krule aka Archy Marshall brings rolls up in Bristol for his sold out Man Alive! album launch. More here…

Saturday 22nd

McLusky* – Exchange

We’ve seen many a reunion over the past decade; some good, some bad, some making more of an impact than others. This is the second sold out McLusky* show in Bristol since their reformation, so all things considered it’s going well. At least Bristolian audiences are feeling the return of Cardiff’s cult noise rockers. More here…

Sunday 23rd

Vinegar + Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes + Hamburger – Crofters Rights

Picture it, you approach your friend, crush, pet… whomever it may be… and you say, “hey, wanna go see Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes with me?” You’ve got a definite “yes” on your hands.

Speaking of “yes,” that’s pretty much my verdict of this entire line-up. Your six-part Vinegar, five-part Hamburger will be hitting all the right notes, rounding out this aural feast from Breakfast Records. More here…

Monday 24th

Obongjayar

Obongjayar – Rough Trade

Our own Caitlin Clark has recently described Obongjayar as “the calm in the middle of the storm,” which seems to be translating almost literally to recent meteorological events. Whilst it’s highly unlikely the two are intrinsically linked, Obongjayar is certainly a force to be reckoned with in his own right. Which Way is Forward? is a masterclass in the transformative sound of UK-based Hip-Hop artists. More here…

Tuesday 25th 

Molchat Doma

Molchat Doma – The Lanes

Recent signees to Sacred Bones, Belarussian post-punkers Molchat Doma seemingly darted up on everyone’s radars overnight. If you think you can survive the insufferable tide of discovery gatekeepers, then head down to The Lanes this Tuesday coming. Support comes from Bristol’s own Cruelty (ones to watch!) More here…

Chris Farren/Cultdreams (co-headline) + Kermes – Exchange Basement

There’s a weird anomalous co-headline date for Chris Farren and Cultdreams… the only one on each artist’s respective tour itinerary, where they join forces in the Exchange Basement. Not quite sure why this is, but reaping the benefit of these strange forces at play are Bristolian audiences! Support from Kermes is further incentive that you should get your tickets now. More here…

Wednesday 19th

The Wants

The Wants – The Lanes

The bad joke here is you WANT to go to this. You want to experience life and music and a space that allows you to forget the day and unwind into the night. Gigs early in the week are probably not ideal in most people’s schedules, but trust me when I say an evening of Wants fulfilled is better than not. More here…

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