What's on

Thursday 26th May
Cassa Jackson 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’.

Friday 27th May
Quelle Chris presented by Damnatio Memoriae

"The bohemian Detroit rapper-producer hit new levels of excellence" - Pitchfork. If now the time for voodoo amulets and protective talismans, sharpened swords and unbreakable shields, it’s also a moment for music to assume its highest form as a healing art, a source of benevolent spells, and a refuge from the chaos. After all, the best creators are always those that tap into the telluric current that exists below the surface. Those who delve into the collective unconscious so that timeliness is a happy accident; timelessness was always the intent.

Wednesday 1st June
Horse Lords, Laurie Tompkins & Minor Conflict presented by Schwet

Horse Lords is the quartet of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman. The band transmutes experimental tactics (polyrhythm, arcane tunings and modular synthesis) into direct, muscular and surprisingly funky songs. Using the just intonation tuning system favored by avant garde composers such as La Monte Young and James Tenney, the group's playing acknowledges the conservatory but just as freely draws upon krautrock, post-punk, Appalachian and African musical traditions.Elaborate but not self-indulgent, wide ranging but tightly executed, Horse Lords are at once trance inducing, ecstatic, and rhythmically compelling.

Thursday 2nd June
Pale Pink Works of Art with Freddie Lewis

An evening of live music and poetry, set amongst an exhibition from a range of UK Artists, hosted by Bristol-based jazz-pop songwriter, poet and performer, Freddie Lewis. Inspired by their upcoming music and poetry release, Freddie has curated a collection of pale pink works of art.

Friday 3rd June
We need bands presents Dreamwave Single Launch

"Originally no more than a bedroom project between housemates Benjamin Symons and Grant Organ, DREAMWAVE was formulated with the addition of Alex Andrews on drums and Hester Battin on keys/vocals. The quartet met at university in Brighton, however, it wasn't until moving back to Bristol in 2021 that the band accentuated. 'Doomsday' was released later that year, along with two sell-out launch shows. The single could easily be mistaken as a long-lost contribution to the 1960s Psych explosion.

Wednesday 15th June
Pet Shimmers + special guests

Bristol cult favourites return with their new single "Sonder". More details tba.

Saturday 9th July
Pride After Party at Dareshack!

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! More details tba.