Pre-lockdown, Portsmouth’s music scene was absolutely thriving with gigs popping up left, right and centre! This was all thanks to the variety of Portsmouth gig promoters bringing some of the best upcoming, touring bands and local bands together for brilliant, small-scale gigs in the city.
Going to gigs at grassroots venues is by far the best way to find your next favourite band and hopefully we’ll be able to do that again once it’s safe to do so! However, although there aren’t any actual gigs happening in Portsmouth at the moment, you can still support these promoters, who haven’t been unable to put gigs on thanks to Covid-19, by purchasing tickets to their gigs in the future!
Genres? Psychedelic | Experimental | Jazz | Post-Punk
Other relevant ventures/Also Involved in? Brutalist Records/Brutalist Management and Agency/Psyched Fest(FKA Portsmouth Psych Fest)
Anything in the pipeline? BDRMM, The Howlers, Lewsberg, Modern Studies and more are set to play across Southsea for Calamity Cratediggers at some point in the future! More info on these Portsmouth gigs can be found here.
Photos from previous Calamity Cratediggers gigs:
Genres? Indie-pop | Indie-rock | Pop | Alternative
Other relevant ventures/Also Involved in? Golden Touch Festival/Fitz Promotions Management
Anything in the pipeline? Golden Touch Festival 2021
Photos from previous Fitz Promotions gigs:
Strong Island Recordings
Genres? Psychedelic | Psych-rock | Post-Punk | Garage-Rock
Bands they’ve brought to Portsmouth? The Wants, Rosie Alena, Kagoule, Honey Moon, Drug Store Romeos and many more.
Photos from previous Strong Island Recordings gigs:
Genres? Indie-rock | Psych | Post-Punk | Alternative
Bands they’ve brought to Portsmouth? N/A – See future gigs here!
Other relevant ventures? Missing Monday Mixtape
Anything in the pipeline? Gigs including Baby Strange, Bananagun, Web and more – Find more info here!
This feature on Portsmouth Gig Promoters is the first of three posts with the next two in the pipeline to be posted over the next few weeks. You can read more on the Portsmouth Music Scene here and find more bands from across the local music scene here.