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What’s On In Bristol – JULY

3rd July 2018

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Summer’s heating up and so is Bristol’s music scene. Check out what’s going on this July in a city thriving with music…

 

BODEGA – THE FLEECE – 4TH JULY

Brooklyn art-rock unit BODEGA headline The Fleece this July, performing their revitalised version of rock ‘n’ roll before the release of their debut album this summer. This is an exciting band whose narrative song-writing showcase what it’s like to be a human in the digital age. Buy a ticket to their show here. thefleece.co.uk

 

THE RPMS/NEW YORK TOURISTS/CHAY SNOWDON/NAMSAKE – THE MOTHERS RUIN – 6TH JULY

Synth-driven indie pop band The RPMS play The Mothers Ruin alongside New York Tourists, Namsake and BIMM alumni Chay Snowdon. An evening presented by This Feeling, you’ll hear some of the best new bands at the moment. Tickets available here. https://www.seetickets.com/tour/this-feeling

 

DORJA – THE EXCHANGE – 10TH JULY

This hard-rock group are a transatlantic sensation, with a diverse range of influences. They are young but experienced and show complete creative freedom within their music. It is worth noting here that the entire band is made up of females, something not often seen within the rock music scene. A show that you don’t want to miss, and one that could inspire some more ladies to get into rock music, DORJA should be seen and listened to for sure. Tickets can be found here. exchangebristol.com

 

THE HUNNA – SWX – 18TH JULY

Indie-rock band The Hunna are back in Bristol, this time playing SWX. Since the success of their debut album ‘100′, the band have really established themselves and fans are eager for their new album ‘dare’, coming out July 13th. To celebrate its release, the band are on tour and Bristol is ready. If there are any tickets left, you can find them here. hightime.io

 

THE BARR BROTHERS – THEKLA – 19TH JULY

Describing themselves as sci-folk and ‘mysterious roots’ music, The Barr Brothers are coming to Thekla all the way from Montreal. They are said to embrace and enchant audiences, and with 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify they must be doing something right. Grab a ticket and go and see them for yourself. bristolticketshop.co.uk

 

BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL – 20TH – 22nd JULY – VARIOUS VENUES

A favourite festival in Bristol’s city centre, there’s plenty of good music to see this year and it’s all FREE. BIMM alumni Sam Brockington will be playing The Dockside Stage (Saturday, 6pm), and current student Harvey Causon will also be performing on Sunday (Onboard Thekla, 5:15pm). Other bands we’d recommend include Farebrother (Dockside Stage, Sat, 7pm), Fossette (Dockside Stage, Sun, 5:30pm) and Poisonous Birds (Onboard Thekla, Sat, 5:30pm). Don’t miss this festival! More info here. bristolharbourfestival.co.uk

 

FUTURE ISLANDS / LITTLE DRAGON – ST PHILLIPS GATE – JULY 20TH

The Skyline Series is a number of concerts happening in Bristol and Birmingham, and this month they’ve got Future Islands playing with support from Little Dragon. The American electro-pop group have over a million monthly Spotify listeners, as do Swedish electronic quartet Little Dragon who will play alongside Future Islands. If you’re into the electronic scene, you’ll want to be at this show. Get a ticket now while there’s still some left. eventbrite.co.uk

 

JADE BIRD / HOLLY MACVE / EMILY BARKER – RIVER TOWN AMERICANA FESTIVAL – ST GEORGE’S – JULY 22nd

Who knew Bristol had an Americana festival? Not me. But three hugely talented country-inspired artists are gracing the stage this month and it’s one not to miss. The line-up features equally gorgeous voices, but Jade Bird in particular is one to watch. It’s an evening not to be missed, get your tickets here. colstonhall.org

 

PROFILER – CROFTERS RIGHTS – 23RD JULY

BIMM Bristol alumni Profiler are headlining The Crofters Rights this month for the first time. The Nu-Metal three-piece will be joined by two other bands on the night, Mother Vulture and Liquid State. Only £3 on the door. If you’re into heavier music, then this will be right up your street. Find out more event information on the official Facebook event.

 

GOO GOO DOLLS – O2 ACADEMY – 24TH JULY

Formed in the 1980s, the Goo Goo Dolls have made quite a name for themselves as a respected and popular rock band. The American group are coming across the pond to play three UK shows, and Bristol is lucky enough to host them first. Unfortunately, this one is sold out, but keep an eye out to see if any more tickets become available…

 

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Caitlin Buller