The Crofters Rights

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

The four-piece outfit perform alt rock featuring euphoric drumbeats and poignant lyrics.

Sat 17 Feb

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0117 231 0079

Caro

Offbeat pop trio from Leeds.

Tue 6 Mar

£8 / 0117 231 0079

  • 20:00

Catholic Action

Retro indie rock.

Tue 27 Feb

£7.70 / 0117 231 0079

Drift Continental Presents 002: Hélélé (Live)

Drift Continental invites Afrobeat sensation Hélélé upon Stokes Croft. Supporting them will be their residents and guests DJ 7's Of Pleasure.

Fri 16 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 231 0079

Elea Calvet + special guests

Scruff of the Neck presents

Fri 9 Feb

£6.60 / 0117 231 0079

Eleven:Eleven

Electro and techno courtesy of Eksish, Kiia and Blurd Vision.

Wed 31 Jan

£3 / 0117 231 0079

  • 23:00 – 03:00

The Howl & The Hum

A dark and melodic indie-psych performance by the York-based, three-piece band.

Thu 1 Feb

£8 / 0117 231 0079

  • 20:00

Husky Loops

Rock quartet from London.

Sun 18 Feb

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

Larkins

Indie-rock four-piece from Manchester.

Sat 7 Apr

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

Larkins // Moon Club // We Are Parkas

Scruff of the Neck presents

Sat 7 Apr

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

Once & Future Band

Gravy Train Present: Once & Future Band (Castle Face Records) + Special Guests

Mon 5 Mar

£7.70 / 0117 231 0079

Otto Hashmi And Wuuad Live In Bristol

Otto Hashmi returns for his first Bristol date in over a year, celebrating the release of his upcoming EP 'Turbo Island' right down the street from its very nakesake. Otto Hashmi's dystopian and surrealist blend of hip hop and prog with punk aesthetic ranges at moments from Death Grips to James Blake, and proves itself as…

Wed 21 Feb

£4 / 0117 231 0079

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Phobophobes

Harvest Sun Promotions present five-piece from Brixton, Phobophobes live in Liverpool this November.

Mon 19 Mar

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

Phobophobes + Guests

Gravy Train presents: Phobophobes + support TBA

Mon 19 Mar

£9.05 / 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

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

Puma Blue

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

Fri 23 Feb

£7.75 / 0117 231 0079

Sheafs

Rock five-piece from Sheffield.

Sat 3 Mar

£6.75 / 0117 231 0079

The Tropical Disco Hustle Bristol

Disco courtesy of The Tropical Disco Hustle.

Thu 25 Jan

£5 / 0117 231 0079

  • 23:00 – 03:00

The Weather Station

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

Fri 2 Feb

£8.80 / 0117 231 0079

Yazmin Lacey

The accomplished Nottingham-based singer-songwriter performs with her five-piece backing band.

Thu 22 Mar

£7.75 / 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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