|Every Thursday night (and sometimes on other days) we showcase quality live music from established and up-and-coming acts.
Doors open at 8pm.
Most nights, free entry.
|"...Grain Barge is hot on Thekla's heels for nailing some of those local musicians on the cusp of stardom."
Supported by Korev"Cornish Lager With Soul"
BATH BOMB : BATH'S FRESHEST YOUNG BANDSThursday 6th April, 7pm, Free Entry
Exciting showcase of hot new bands from Bath Spa university, remember you saw them here first!
THE WILD FANGS
THE MAN & THE LAKEThursday 27th April, 8pm, Free Entry
The Man and The Lake is a four piece Balkan Folk band from Bristol. Their sound is inspired by Balkan music from southeastern Europe mixed with traditional folk music.
The band is composed of Mattia Maragno, singer and guitarist; Jack Cookson, double-bassist and backing vocals; Nic Burn on the drums; and Celeste Cantor-Stephens on the trumpet.
+ CHRIS WEBB
GLASS ANGELThursday 4th May, 8pm, Free Entry
Ex-Blue Aeroplane fronts Glass Angel, purveyors of kaleidoscopic power-pop, influenced by the likes of XTC, Blondie, The Replacements and Gang of Four. This will be the launch gig for Glass Angel's debut album, 'In Dreams We Fly'.
Special guest support comes from multi-instrumental livelooper-cum-raconteur Paul Bradley."
MIKE DENNISThursday 11th May, 8pm, Free Entry
Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica.
"Violin in hand and a multitude of effects and loop pedals at his feet, he builds up to a string and percussion crescendo before opening his mouth and… wow! This guy doesn’t just spit rhymes, they just cascade out at a speed that is as ferocious as his lyrics." - Wake The Deaf (Ben Gallivan)
Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love with a geeky fanaticism for rhythm-bending and syncopation.
LAB COASTWednesday 17th May, 8pm, £6 from Headfirst
Since 2008, Lab Coast has been delivering hazy bursts of hook-laden
guitar pop from their basement studio inCalgary, Alberta. Singer David
Laing & multi-instrumentalist Chris Dadge carve out detailed analog
productions ona variety of different tape machines while pillaging the
bounty of instruments left behind at the Lab Coast practicespace. The
resultant constellations of compact, tightly wound melodies and bustling
rhythms form a highly texturedkaleidoscopic backdrop for Laing's
understated crooning and oblique, yet slyly evocative lyrics. Dadge’s
ever-evolving, DIY approach to recording places them in the tradition of
fellow home-brew recorders such as StrappingFieldhands, early Guided By
Voices, and R. Stevie Moore, while the songs themselves recall the
likes of TeenageFanclub, Tom Petty, and The La's. The Toronto Star calls
it “scuffed-up, small-scale psych-pop”, and their latestrelease
provides the perfect point of entry for the newcomer.