Week in Gigs – 27th February 2012

There are plenty of big names in Bristol this week – Ben Howard, Seth Lakeman, Laura Marling – but also some up-and-comers and local talent to keep you busy…

Spotify Playlist – Bristol Gigs 27-02-2012

Monday 27th
Indie pop duo Fanfarlo play at the Thekla tonight or for something a bit (a lot) heavier there’s Dead To Me at The Croft.

Tuesday 28th
Plenty to choose from tonight with Allo Darlin’ at The Fleece and French folk singer and actress Soko at the Thekla. Personally, I’ll be down at the Louisiana for Beth Jeans Houghton (yes another female artist for whom two names is insufficient) who risks becoming more famous for her clothes and wigs than her music which is not easy to pigeon-hole but is something like pop-indie-goth-folk. Sure to be a good show.

Wednesday 29th
Tonight’s big name is Ben Howard but that’s already sold out (don’t miss support act Daughter if you are going). There’s some metal at The Fleece with InMe but I’d recommend a trip to the Louisiana for blues singer Cold Specks.

Holland by Cold Specks

Thursday 1st
More excellent music options to fill your evening and empty your wallet with The War On Drugs at Thekla, folk with Seth Lakeman at the Trinity Centre or Southern Tenant Folk Union at St Bon’s and musical-melting-pot Dizraeli and the Small Gods at The Fleece.

Friday 2nd
Erm… Little Dragon at the O2 Academy might be fun!

Saturday 3rd
The big ticket tonight is Laura Marling at Colston Hall but of course that sold out weeks ago. If that’s your thing though you could do worse than heading down to the Colston Hall anyway for local favourites This Is The Kit and Rozi Plain (in Colston Hall 2).

Sunday 4th
The Fleece have a whole day of music today which will probably have a little something for most people. For the evening, the Louisiana have a Communion night with Crowns (punk-folk?) and singer-songwriter-pianist Rae Morris which is sure to be worth a look for a fiver.