What's on

Friday 8th July
PARADISCO Pride Party with
The House of Savalon

@paradiscoclubnight take over the studio for an evening of euphoric disco sounds, art, visual delights and a plethora of extravagant performances from the wonderful @thehouseofsavalon. Celebrating the queer foundations of the disco scene, new school gender-bending drag artists and the unique artistic energy of Bristol!
Doors from 8pm and a nice early 1am finish for all y’all hitting @bristolpride the following day. Paradisco residents SPICYIVY & Burly Chassis will be taking us through the night, bags stuffed to the brim with the finest house, disco, soul and funk - and always a few curveballs and surprises up their sleeve.
Performers from The House of Savalon providing the visual drama:
Astro-Zenica
Elektra Duboir
David Puck
UGLY
Queers to the front, glitter and sequins at the ready - we’ll see you on the dancefloor!

Saturday 9th July
Pride After Party at Dareshack!

An after party to end all after parties! The Bristol Drag Collective is celebrating Pride in style with a dizzying array of drag performers and DJs spinning tunes into the early hours at Dareshack. Save the date (as if you haven't already) and shuffle from The Downs down to Dareshack!
We are excited to bring you performances from: Oedipussi Rex
Boohoo Mann
Dominique Fleek
Pom Pom
and last but not least
Jersey the Devil!
See you all there! This is an 18+ event.

Friday 15th July
DESTROYERTONES – Release Performance

To celebrate the release of Sean Addicott's latest work 'DESTROYERTONES', a night of abstract electronics.
SEAN ADDICOTT https://seanaddicott.bandcamp.com/ Sean Addicott creates sumptuous sound worlds, with clear nods to Jonsi & Alex, Tim Hecker, and William Basinski. In 2019, Sean released the album, ‘Tapesleep’, a chemically-corroded nod to the modern convention of a sleep tape. Sean’s current work explores ambient, post-rock, and noise, showcasing his ability to balance lightness with crushing weight, growing from a semi-sinusoidal drone to a palisade of noise, harmony, and sub-bass. The work explores catharsis through ritual isolation, loneliness, and the importance of growth and change.
KNIFEDOUTOFEXISTENCE https://knifedoutofexistence.bandcamp.com/ South Coast Power Electronics purveyor Dean Lloyd-Robinson, aka Knifedoutofexistence returns to Bristol in support of the new album 'Mist Clouds The View'. A master of obfuscation, his work features harshened noise and processed vocals, creating crushing and evocative sonic frameworks for catharsis and destruction, concealing a transformative inner musical landscape.
DISTRAXI https://distraxi.bandcamp.com/ With work grounded in clustered and chaotic noise and power electronics, Distraxi creates turbulent and cathartic soundscapes in what she titles "pain electronics". Her split with Harm Signals details erratic electronic contortion, whilst "Castration Fantasy" explores traditional musicality, themed on the castration of St Origen.
+ More TBA Price: £10 adv // £12 otd None one turned away for lack of funds. Please email [email protected] to explore this further. All communications will be met with the necessary sensitivity.

Wednesday 31 August
Taraka
presented by Bristol Beacon

Formerly one half of underground cult duo Prince Rama with her sister Nimai, Taraka’s solo venture sees her create infectious and raucous psych-grunge. Last year the New York artist – full name Taraka Larson – released her debut album ‘Welcome to Paradise’: A full-throttle, kaleidoscopic release traversing surf-rock, psychedelia and bratty punk delivered with off-kilter charm and attitude.
Carrying on the high-energy that Prince Rama was renowned for, Taraka’s vivid vision and creativity plus the dynamism of her sound undoubtedly makes for a compelling live show.

Saturday 3rd September
Enablers + Haress + Olanza presented by Totality / Pull The Strings

Established in San Francisco, CA in 2002, Enablers' subsequent five LPs and four EPs have signalled a transcendent approach to “Spoken Word” music. The 2019 LP, Zones (Broken Clover, Lancashire&Somerset, and Exile on Mainstream) is a further example of Enablers’ push for musical expansion and growth. Zones represents a band that is increasingly more comfortable with experimentation and improvisation, while continuing to embrace all the musical elements that have established their sound for close to twenty years.

Friday 7th October
THE BYKER GROVE FAN CLUB + PLEASURE DOME + KNIVES

Post Macho Noise Pop trio “The Byker Grove Fan Club” Channel their fury via angular guitars, muscular rhythms, and sardonic vocals dripping with bile and malice.
In the heat of summer, and the tatters of “the dream”. Huw Allen (vocals and bass) Connor Dack (guitar) get hammered in a basement, writing cavemen riffs for meatheads. After a few weeks, a few hangovers, and the addition of Louis Lanfear (drums), the trio refine their irreverent blend of hardcore, post-punk, and Noise Rock, and somewhere in the process “The Byker Grove Fan Club” is born.

Friday 14th October
Cassa Jackson + Special guests presented by Sucker

London singer-songwriter Cassa Jackson is the perfect storm of fierce work ethic and undeniable musical talent. Having caught the eye of pop royalty JLS, she performed at arenas across the UK supporting their comeback 'Beat Again' Tour for 28 shows. Her soulful pop anthems detailing the highs and lows of young love have over 6 million streams on Spotify alone and fans can be heard singing along to her hits such as ‘Parallel Universe’ and ‘Suits U’.

Saturday 29th October
Held By Trees presented by Synthetica and We Need Bands

Fresh from the release of their highly acclaimed, Top 5* debut album, ‘Solace’, Held By Trees are excited to announce live dates this October. Praised by music journalists around the world, the live iteration of David Joseph’s instrumental project will include album contributors Robbie McIntosh on guitar, Laurence Pendrous on piano, and Andreas Panayi on flute and clarinet. Augmenting the line-up is James Grant on bass, Paul Beavis on drums and additional guests sitting in at different shows.