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Varispeed Socialz

We are sure you don’t need reminding just how bad 2020-21 was for the live music industry. Almost overnight the entire industry was put on pause and with that so was most of our income. We are very proud of how our artists have managed to adapt and survive this awful period. Many of them have branched into teaching, freelance production work, mastering or just working hard to refine their own craft and make the most of this time off the road. We are already seeing the fruits of their labour as the material written during lockdown starts to get released. Now it is time to orchestrate some live shows so you can get to hear all this new material live, as it should be heard.

A big part of why Varispeed exists, aside from ensuring our artists are given a fair deal and compensation for their hard work and talent, is our community. A community that comprises both the artists and fans alike. Without a strong sense of community, the underground scenes in which we operate would not last long. Music brings us all together, helps form life-long friends and creates memories we’ll all take to our graves.

With this in mind, we launched a series of monthly shows in Bristol back in August 2021, initially planned to run until the end of that year. Fast forward nearly two years, and we’re chuffed to bits at how well our Varispeed Socialz events have been received. We’ve all had a lot of catching up to do, both socially and musically. These regular events have been the perfect way to build momentum, come out of lockdown at full speed, and bring us all back together.

With no signs of stopping anytime soon, Varispeed Socialz is usually held on the last Friday of each month at The Red Lion, Bristol, BS5. Each month we showcase both upcoming talent and established Varispeed regulars, across multiple genres. It’s become a reliable spot for the best tunes in Bristol and an amazing crowd to enjoy them with.

So, keep getting involved, show up, and support your ‘core!

#33: 26/07/24

Socialz 32

#32: 21/06/24

Socialz 32
Socialz 32

#31: 31/05/24

Socialz 31

#30: 26/04/24

Socialz 30
Socialz 30

#29: 29/03/24

Socialz 29

#28: 16/02/24 Vinyl Valentines Night

#27: 26/01/24 Deathmachine / Vulpes / Salander

#26: 29/12/23 Xmas/New Year/Stazma Birthday Special

#25: 24/11/23 Grey Meta Label Showcase

#24: 27/10/23 Halloween Special

#23: 29/09/23

#22: 25/08/23 – Socialz Second Birthday

#21: 28/07/23 – Neverlution Soundsystem vs Bashout Allstars

#20: 30/06/23 – Twenty Years of The Teknoist & Scheme Boy

#19: 28/04/23 – It’s Nearly Face Bang Time!

#18: 24/03/23 – Proper F**king Breakcore

#17: 24/02/23 – Vinyl Night

#16: 27/01/23 – 2023 Kickstarter!

#15: 25/11/22 – Dr. Bastardo Birthday Special

#14: 28/10/22 – Halloween Special

#13: 30/09/22

#12: 26/08/22 – West Yorkshire Jungle Special

#11: 29/07/22 – Krest2: Still the Best

#10: 24/06/22 – Northern Monkey’s Invasion

#9: 27/05/22 – Scheme Boy’s Birthday Special

#8: 29/04/22 – NightCore4TotalSluts Takeover

#7: 25/03/22 – Northern Lords Special

#6: 25/02/22 – Anti-Valentines Special

#5: 28/01/22 – We Made It To 2022!

#4: 26/11/21 – Krest the Best Special

#3: 29/10/21 – Halloween Special

#2: 24/09/21 – ‘Core ‘n’ Bass Special

#1: 27/08/21 – Bristol Breakcore Special