Week in Gigs – 5th March 2012

The Duke Spirit

Monday 5th
Guitar rock band The Duke Spirit play The Fleece on Monday or at The Cooler there’s more folky rock from To Kill A King who’ve been compared to contemporary greats such as The National and Grizzly Bear.

Tuesday 6th
It’s a bit quiet gig-wise around Bristol this Tuesday night. It won’t be quiet at The Fleece though with East Coast metallers The Acacia Strain stopping by to shout a lot.

Wednesday 7th
Some good options on Wednesday with folk legend Joan Baez at the Colston Hall, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Trinity Centre and my personal recommendation Monument Valley at The Louisiana. Monument Valley played at The Cube last year in support of Daughter and his excellent set was cut disappointingly short by needing to get to Temple Meads to catch the last train to London. Hopefully there’ll be no such brevity in this headline show.

PLANS by Monument Valley

Thursday 8th
There’ll be millions of peaches at the O2 Academy with The Presidents of The United States of America. Maverick Sabre is playing the Anson Rooms but for some reason that’s sold out. I’d suggest that Pale Seas at Thekla is the best option tonight.

Friday 9th
Big names at the Colston Hall (The Osmonds!) and the Academy (Rizzle Kicks). Folk singer Martha Tilston at The Louisiana is my choice though.

Saturday 10th
There’s Country-tinged pop from Piney Gir at The Cube or for something a bit more rocky for your Saturday night, there’s The Chapman Family at The Louisiana.

Sunday 11th
There’ll be plenty of spectacle at O2 Academy tonight both on stage and in the crowd with goth violinist Emilie Autumn whose music integrates everything from classical to glam rock. At her best her music approaches Kate Bush (though it’s rarely as good as her best) and her shows usually include burlesque and fire-eating amongst other things. This is sure to draw an interestingly-clothed crowd! If that’s not your thing, you can “chillax” with the smooth 70s soul of Mayer Hawthorne at the Thekla.