Words by Ian Pennington

If you paid attention to last week’s preview blog then you’ll most likely be nursing a Hangover From The Other City, so take it easy as we breach the start of another week.

That’s not to say there’s nothing happening tonight, Monday 5th. Those with a desire for more decibels down your ear canals could look at the Blood Ceremony gig at Deaf Institute or if you’re feeling really energetic then cast your gaze over to Oldham Street where Beta’s All Dayer will be spread across various venues.

On Wednesday 7th there’s the first of a raft of Hey! Manchester endorsed shows in the shape of melodic acoustic folk-poppers Folly and the Hunter at The Castle Hotel.

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Or if you’re still living in a world where The Strokes are kings among men, why not venture to Gorilla for Albert Hammond Jnr’s return in solo guise.

Take a trip to Band on the Wall on Thursday 8th with Canterbury psychedelic wizards Syd Arthur, who return with new album Sound Mirror in the pipeline.

Staying overnight at the same venue, Quantic’s gig has sold out, so lucky you if you’re going.

Elsewhere on Friday 9th is another pair of Hey! Manchester shows. Fans of the acclaimed mumble-core crime drama True Detective will be familiar with at least one song by The Handsome Family. Discover more from their repertoire at Gorilla.

Scaling it down a little, there’s also a gig headlined by local folkie Cavan Moran at The Castle Hotel.

Through to another weekend, Canadians BadBadNotGood are scheduled to visit our shores on Saturday 10th. The freewheelin’ jazz and hip hop instrumentalists with Odd Future ties have a show at Deaf Institute as part of their tour.

Fellow North Americans Phantogram, who’re more prone to bouts of vocal-led electro-pop, are also touring – they call at Ruby Lounge the same night.

Finally, why not see the week out with Tori Amos at the Apollo Theatre on Sunday 11th?

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