If you are serious about your live music head down to The Fleece which showcases big-name bands and a lot of up-and-coming bands that you've maybe never heard of. There are bands on almost every night of the week. You can get tickets in advance from Bristol Ticket Shop in town or buy them on the door. If you want to find out who's playing when check the website. Expect familiar frill-free pub surroundings including a bare wooden floor doubling as a dance floor, a long bar at one side, large stage and annoyingly few seats (well, at least it gets people moving).