The Crofters Rights

The Crofters Rights
117–119 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PY
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Abattoir Blues

The Brighton-based band performs its hard-edged alternative rock originals. Elevant, Indigo Moon and Queen Zee and The Sasstones support.

Tue 5 Dec

£6 / 0117 231 0079

Abattoir Blues

Brudenell x HPBC presents Brighton based band Abattoir Blues live at Hyde Park Book Club Cafe, Leeds.

Tue 5 Dec

£6.75 / 0117 231 0079

Catholic Action

Retro indie rock.

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£7.70 / 0117 231 0079

Childcare

Crisp, thrilling alt.pop and new wave.

Sat 25 Nov

£6.60 / 0117 231 0079

Dinner

Sun-bleached yearnings from Dinner (aka Anders Rhedin).

Thu 23 Nov

£7.70 / 0117 231 0079

Husky Loops

Rock quartet from London.

Sun 18 Feb 2018

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

Jordan Allen

Manchester indie rock sounds from Jordan Allen.

Tue 12 Dec

£6.75 / 0117 231 0079

Mesadorm

Mesadorm + Very Special Guests TBA

Thu 21 Dec

£5.50 / 0117 231 0079

Pictish Trail

Off-kilter indie-folk from Johnny Lynch.

Wed 6 Dec

£11 / 0117 231 0079

Public Access T.V.

Rock and post-punk four-piece fronted by John Eatherly and hailing from New York.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

Puma Blue

289 Queen's Rd London SE15 2PA 7.30pm £6

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

rmt music presents | nick harper & the wilderness kids

After a streak of rip-roaring shows in 2016, Nick Harper & The Wilderness Kids (aka Port Erin) are back with a new album Lies! Lies! Lies!

Fri 24 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 231 0079

She Makes War

Gloom-pop solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker and digital polymath Laura Kidd.

Fri 22 Dec

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

SleepTalking

The Bristol-based five piece plays alt rock.

Fri 1 Dec

£7.70 / 0117 231 0079

The Weather Station

The project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman, featuring folk music based in classic elements of songcraft.

Fri 2 Feb 2018

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

Weaves

The Canadian four-piece perform their original funky noise-pop material.

Mon 20 Nov

£11 / 0117 231 0079

Comments & ratings

1. Paddro2 Feb 2012, 6:54pm Report

This is a venue that as a child, growing up in Bristol & being infatuated by the city's incredible music scene, I had always admired as it seemed to be a launch pad for so many up & coming young bands/artists.

Over the years it introduced me to bands such as The Hit-Ups & Random Hand.

Unfortunately last year I made the colossal mistake of hiring out this venue for my other half's 18th birthday party thinking "As a rookie promoter with no experience where would be a good place to start out" Instantly The Croft sprang to mind as I believed they had "helped" so many bands achieve the status they have today.

After discussing fees and which nights were free to hire the place was booked and the dates were set. I went down on the day to set up what decorations I had and generally get everything ready for the night. Unfortunately there had been unforeseen delays with the sound check so the music was running an hour late, though I remained confident that seeing as I had paid for the club to be hired until 4am and the music was finishing at 3 (2 before delays) there shouldn't be a problem.

At 11 it was going brilliantly, the bands had smashed it and the DJs were in full swing when the owner asked if he could talk to me in the back room.
This took a while as he was so busy serving drinks along with 2 other bar staff but when we eventually got there he said that there were "not enough people in the club" and staying open as late as they were they "stood to lose a lot of money" so the club would be closing at 1am; 3 hours before my own personal money had paid for it to stay open until and 2 hours before the music finished leaving 2 DJs present but un-played.

After refusing to show me the clubs contract I collected everything up, paid the sound man (who was lovely) and was on my way.

From this experience I've realised the only reason so much talent started here was because none in their right mind would return.

Support young talent, don't support The Croft.

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