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Will Sheff / Okkervil River

Plus Julie Odell

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For the past two decades, Will Sheff has established himself as an indie rock luminary with his band Okkervil River. Now, the musician is stepping out under his own name, with his album ‘Nothing Special’ marking the start of this new chapter.

Sheff’s solo work draws on the cerebral and frenetic indie rock of Okkervil River whilst offering a distinct sonic shift. His striking, narrative lyrics delve into even more vivid depths, delivered amongst cinematic and luscious instrumental accompaniment. And collaboration is still at the core with Death Cab for Cutie’s pianist Zac Rae and the Dawes’ Griffin Goldsmith featured on his debut solo record.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

Ages 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19:30
Start time: 20:00

“One of indie rock’s most ambitious thinkers”


Support from

Julie Odell

New Orleans-based singer/songwriter Julie Odell thinks a lot about transformation – the changes we undergo give us an opportunity for perspective, to honour our former selves, and to understand our current self. As human beings, we are constantly evolving and refining the things that define us – a concept that is apparent throughout her latest album, ‘Autumn Eve’.

Her music is folky, dreamy, and soulful, marked by her powerful, peculiar vocals, detailed textures, and an instinct for immediate songcraft. As a child, Odell was as an aspiring meteorologist – although she reckons she’s chasing musical tornadoes now, since her songs are wispy, unpredictable beasts.

The venue

Rough Trade Bristol

Getting There

Address: 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

Rough Trade is located near Broadmead shopping centre, 400m from city centre bus stops and directly opposite The Lanes on Nelson Street.


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The closest public car parking can be found on Nelson Street (64m) & Rupert Street (119m).

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Nelson Street bus stop is directly outside of the venue (28m). The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads (1448m).

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Rough Trade Bristol is fully wheelchair accessible. This is a standing venue but seating can be provided when needed.


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