An edgily credible basement bar on fashionable Bath Street, Bloc+ prides itself on almost a decade's worth of wining and dining Glasgow's clubbing clientele, and a strictly "no pigeonhole" music policy. With a reputation for nurturing local talent, Bloc hosts live gigs from both unsigned and established acts most nights of the week (totting up around 500 bands every year) ranging from low-key acoustic offerings, to achingly hip electro, to skull-crushing heavy metal. Sundays at Bloc are open-mic evenings, or if it's just a little bit of comforting ambience you're after, head down to the Glasgow Slow Club every Tuesday. Alternatively, if it's just a pint and a pizza you're after, this groovy little joint opens til 3am, with a recently spruced-up food menu on offer until 10pm.
Struggle9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
Monthly punk and post hardcore selection of bands from DIY collective Struggletown.
Rock The Bloc (Louie + Solareye)11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
The HNDPCKD Cassette chaps take control of the decks, playing a set of classic hip-hop, instrumental beats, future funk and head nodders – this month joined for a rap-face-off between...
DEATHKILL4000 (Fat Goth)11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
Industro-rock noise party with live players and bespoke visuals to boot, with alternative metal behemoths, Fat Goth, on guest duties.
The Glasgow Slow Club9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
Relaxed music night soundtracked by a selection of live guests from the local scene, completed by mood lighting, candles and cake. Could it be any bloody lovelier?
Cast The Net9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
Regular showcase night taking in a handpicked selection of exciting new Scottish artists and bands.
So Many Animal Calls9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
Glaswegian quartet who rather self-deprecatingly term their sound as 'failpop', welcoming their new single into the world.
Good Grief's Good Shop9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
The DIY label and zine collective present an evening of alternative sounds.
Surgical Punch11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
The Hey Enemy DJs smash together alternative rock angles and driving electro with some big-hook classics.
Milk DJs11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
The Milk gals bring the pop dance party, providing total sonic pleasure for dancing feet.
Slowfest9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
Building on the success of last year, Slowfest returns for another weekend-long music love-in – with Scottish-brogued indie foursome There Will Be Fireworks the only band the damn teases have...
Newlife9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
The Newlife crew present their monthly hanpicked selection of the best new left-field Scottish talent, followed by the Enjoyable Moment DJs doing their usual audio sauna mind warp 'til 3am.
Fantastic Man11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
Messy Saturday night uber-disco featuring a rotating schedule of live talent.
Roman Nose DJs11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
The fast-rising Scottish ensemble cram their massive party into Bloc's tiny walls. Expect a moshpit.
Blocxing Day9:00pm – 1:00am, FreeBloc+
One third of the excellent Shake Appeal collective flies solo on the decks in his own punk-infused rock'n'roll style.
Shake Appeal11:00pm – 4:00am, FreeBloc+
Damn fine evening of hip shakers and neck breakers, combining everything from Buddy Holly to Motorhead.