Bristol is great for music – often too great, meaning there’s an overwhelming choice when it comes to picking which show or in-store you’ll end up at. So to help you with this very predicament, every Thursday, we’ll be picking out the best gigs to look forward to for the coming week. Take a look at some of the best shows Bristol has to offer below.

Thurs, 24th August

Charmpit @ The Exchange | Tickets

The besti in DIY punk heads to Bristol with a line-up that boasts riot-pop three-piece Charmpit, Buffy mega fans The Potentials, folk-punkers Drunken Butterfly and Pemleton. The Exchange have also partnered with Bristol Zero Tolerance for the show.

Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors @ Thekla | Tickets

Trans Atlantic rock n roll band hailing from Texas and the UK. New album, The Devil’s in the Detail is out now.

Fri, 25th August

In Memory of Naja feat Discharge @ Exchange | Tickets

Benefit show in memory of Naja, featuring sets from Discharge, Restarts, SOTB and Butcher Baby. All proceeds will be going to Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Oas-is @ The Fleece | Tickets

Oas-is are Five Oasis fanatics who live and breathe Manchester’s finest band and are now dedicated to giving you the best look and sound that you should expect from an Oasis tribute band.

Sat, 26th August

Breakin Science @ O2 Academy | Tickets

Multi-award winning Breakin Science will make its anticipated return this summer, once again hitting O2 Academy Bristol. Dubbed as the ultimate D&B party, it’s not to be missed.

Mishka Shubaly Vs Birdcloud @ The Gryphon | Tickets

Forever on tour, Mishka makes an eagerly awaited return to The Gryphon.
Despite receiving considerable awards and praise for many of his best-selling books touching on drink, drugs, disasters, desire, deception and their aftermath, Mishka prefers playing music in dive bars than writing.

Sun, 27th Aug

Art is Hard: Hardly A Party @ Various Venues | Tickets

HARDLY A PARTY will take place on Sunday 27th August across three stages at The Louisiana and Thekla Bristol on Bristol harbourside. 25 artists will be playing including current cover star Joey Fourr, Beach Fossils, Girl Ray, Happyness, The Spook School, Ultimate Painting, Pixx, Best Friends and more.

Mon, 28th August

Alex Cameron @ The Louisiana | Tickets

Entertainer. Showman. Shaman. Cameron and his business partner / saxophonist, Roy Molloy, hit the road with a live show full of celebration, jubilance and industry know how.

Tues, 29th August

George Glew Residency @ The Gallimaufry | Free

Bristol-based singer-songwriter is on the brink of big things. So it’s no surprise then that he’s following in George Ezra’s footsteps in taking on a residency at The Gallimaufry. Support on night one comes from Sam Brockington.

Tropic & The Belishas @ Crofter’s Rights | Tickets

Pond Blog and Fresh Juice present Tropic’s debut headline show at The Crofters Rights. Tropic will be launching their new single on Fresh Juice Records.

Weds, 30th August

Mo Pitney @ Thekla | Tickets

When Mo Pitney sings “let me tell you about country” in his debut single, he’s doing more than telling. He’s showing. Appropriately titled, the song “Country” is as much positioning statement as introduction.

Horace Andy @ The Fleece | Tickets

One of Jamaica’s most well known singers, and The voice of Massive Attack , the legendary Horace Andy headlines Bristols Fleece on Wednesday 30th August – his 1st headline show in the city in over 5 years!

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out our full live listings here.