Rock at the Shop?

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Without music life would be a mistake .....

Our intimate venue creates an enjoyable atmosphere for both performer and audience.






Sat 1 November - 9pm - Free entry


Will Killeen is a highly acclaimed Irish acoustic blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He has a totally unique style; celtic roots mixed with American blues. You can expect songs from early blues standards through to Dylan classics delivered with inimitable percussive guitar and whirling vocals. He's also considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe today.


Sunday 2 November - 7.30pm - Free entry


The Old Bookshop is proud to host a free, regular Sunday evening movie night. You can order your own takeaway to eat-in whilst enjoying a wide range of films from cult classics to the (nearly) latest blockbusters. Start times should hover around 7.30pm but will be confirmed in advance. Every showing will feature an interval mid-way through to give you time to grab food and drink and take a porcelain pit-stop.

This week's movie is POLTERGEIST (1982)

"A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter."


Monday 3 November




Friday 7 November - 6pm to close

CHARITY BAND NIGHT - Raising money for FareShare SW

FareShare South West works with the food industry to minimise fit-for-purpose fresh, frozen and long-life food going to waste, and sends this food into organisations working with the most vulnerable people in the community. It aims to redistribute quality surplus food to groups working with vulnerable individuals in and around Bristol.

6.30 pm Nocturnum
8.00 pm The Bitter Pill

9.00 Raffle
9.30 pm Blues Nun and the Bad Habits
11.00 Encore/end/ DJ set


Sat 15 November - 9pm - Free entry


Rompin', Stompin', Thrill Seekin', Bar Brawlin', Gum Chewin', Jive Talkin', Party Crashin' Rock & Roll!


Sunday 16th November - 8pm - Free entry


Two excellent entertaining musical acts perform in the bookshop this evening.


Friday 21 November - Doors 7.30pm - £5.50


Noise-Rock/No-Wave band from Oslo, Norway, consisting of Vidar Evensen, Linn Nystadnes and Åse Røyset.

Starting 2013, the band is releasing a series of singles. It was kicked off with nothing less than a flexi disc double poster magazine, followed by Skool's In, a 12" maxi single.

Before this, without releasing as much as a single, the band toured extensively, including Roskilde (DK), Øya (NO), Way Out West (SE), Iceland Airwaves (ICE) and Eurosonic (NL), supporting bands as diverse as Battles, Melt-Banana and Vivian Girls and were invited on tour with both Sleigh Bells (US), Trentemøller (DK) and The Dillinger Escape Plan (US).

After finally shaking their saying-yes syndrome they took a pause from gigging, to capture what's been called "pelvic noise sludge" on tape.

Deathcrush's ongoing single-series playfully mixes hip hop, pop, trash metal and noise-rock. Recorded by Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie) or Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins), and mixed by Jørgen Træen and the band's own Linn Nystadnes the singles manifests their sly, catchy sound; what John Robb called "a stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant".

Tickets available at Bristol Ticket Shop


Wednesday 26th November - 8pm - £5


Acoustic duo. With Special Guest Bashema.

Tickets available at Bristol Ticket Shop















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