Every Friday night we showcase quality LIVE music from established and up-and-coming acts. Doors open at 8pm.
"..the Grain Barge is hot on The Theklas heels for nailing some of those local musicians on the cusp of stardom." (Bristol 24-7)
Artists who have played Grain Barge
Sam Amidon, Alasdair Roberts & Olivia Chaney, Andy Sheppard, Bob Lind, Emily Portman, Diane Cluck, Curtis Eller, Gravenhurst, Dan Michaelson, Dan Haywood, Beth Porter & The Availables, Myshkin, Joseph Arthur, Rene Lopez, Ottersgear, Willard Grant Conspiracy, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Goan Dogs, Howlin' Lord, Schnauser,
Glis Glis, Joyce The Librarian, Boxcar Aldous Huxley, Annette Berlin, Clayton Blizzard, Daisy Chapman, Robin Nolan Trio, Sheelanagig, Hinkley Veltones, The Dukes of Mumbai, Ant Noel & The Peabody Drakes, Matt Alber, Twin Falls, I Am Horse, SJ Esau, Thomas Ford, Medicine Creek, Gerard & The Watchmen, Snowapple, The Duckworths, Stevie-Jo Dooley, The Veees, Eyebrow, My Two Toms, Phil King, War Against Sleep, Jim Evans, Lonely Tourist, Jilk, Snorkel, Three Cane Whale, Pete Roe, Duotone, This is The Kit, Message to Bears, Protest Crayon, Pepino, The Rumble O's, Hot Feet, Ygnve & The Innocent, Bert Miller & The Animal Folk, The Liftmen, Georgia Ruth, French for Rabbits, Eastpole Orchestra, Coppe, Woodpecker Woooliams, Empty Pools, Crowhailer, Burgess & Slide, The Bad Joke That Ended Well, The Relay Rips, Menage a Trois
RAUSCHENBERG - Formely MCDOWELL
Friday 13th December~ 8pm
£5 Door Tax
McDowell mix psyche tinged acid folk and country with baroque pop to create a swirling kaleidoscope of sound. Working with a flexible line-up the band are equally at home delivering a string of dance floor shakers or an intimate acoustic folk set.
+ THE RUMBLE O'S
their cues from Tarantino’s surf selections, Joe Meek’s New World, Budd
and Bizet, The Rumble-O’s project their intergalactic instros into the
heart of ‘62 and return aboard Dick Dale’s reverb tank. They blend high
energy, authentic sixties sounds with a contemporary edge…”
+ SOUTH WALL CORNER CLUB
Wall Corner club are a 4 piece from Chell Heath who perform an
interesting mix of Gorillaz, Mystery Jets and the bare bones of hip hop.
They say that “music is the raw product and testimony of our sheer
finesse in communication, and the projection of our ideas and emotions.”
ROBIN MITCHELL BAND
Friday 20th December~ 8pm
£4 Door Tax
Robin is a Bristol-based indie singer/songwriter & poet, with a love for genre-blending, borrowing and stealing.
"A grow-your-own type affair... gentle acoustic guitars play around
subdued vocals and backing harmonies... Mitchell is superb at what he
does." (Live Music Scene)
Robin also fronts powerpop outfit Absent Me!, and has been linked to the secretive electronic artist Mystery White Boy
+ LITTLE DUSTY
Nicola, Sam, Dave and sometimes Luke writing low-fi, female-fronted acoustic folk-pop. Sublime!
Friday 10th Jaunary ~ 8pm
£3 Door Tax
English musician Leo James Morshead began playing guitar and writing
songs in his late teens, and set about forging himself in to an
accomplished singer-songwriter. Drawing influence from past and present
folk, blues and country musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, as
well as artists from other genres such as soul and gypsy jazz, Leo’s
music has been described as soulful mix of no nonsense honest song
writing, warm husky vocals, intricate finger style and shimmering lap
steel guitar work, blending upbeat catchy swing influenced tunes, with
more subtle, melodic acoustic sounds.
+ SARAH RK
"Heart-melting folk-pop reminiscent of the harmonic 70's California sound mixed with 60's British folk."
THE DIVIDED CIRCLE
Friday 17th Jaunary ~ 8pm
£5 Door Tax
"A near perfect blend of
indie romanticism and lush electronica… full of imaginative guitar work,
big room synths and the compelling interplay of Jon Rees and Krystian
Taylor’s contrasting voices.”
"Sounds like Depeche Mode, re-imagined by Brian Eno, after five years
immersed in the sound system techno of Basic Channel." - Venue Magazine
+ LIVID STRIPPERS
Psychedelic, woozy electro-doom-pop from the makers of Cat Green Bike and Actual Bird.
WINTER BEER FESTIVAL
Friday 24th and Saturday 25th January ~ 8pm
|A fantastic choice of beers from near and far.
£1.50 per half pint or 7 halves for £10
+ Live music & DJs from 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday
>>>further details to be announced on this page...
Friday 31st Jaunary ~ 8pm
£5 Door Tax
Welcome to the world of Schnauser - a place where Canterbury prog, 60s
psych and modern pop collide at a box junction and swap insurance
"Fully ace Bristol four-piece mix psych-prog influences to whimsically arch effect." VENUE
+ THE BRACKISH
The Brackish are a new instrumental band with Luke Cawthra and Neil
Smith on guitars, Dave Johnston bass and Matthew Jones drums. Proggy-Surf at its most psychedelic.