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
Friday 6th December~ 8pm
£4 Door Tax
AGENT FUNK. Formed 2013. Bringing funk to the Bristol masses. Making those feet tap, arms wave and faces smile with joy at the funk juice, oozing from the funky agents hip lines. This could get messy.
With music by past and living legends including James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Tower of Power, Lettuce and many more. If you like to dance, if you like to swing or even if you like to smile whilst other people do so then come see AGENT FUNK.
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!
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.