Days are getting lighter, temperatures are hitting double figures and gigs are plentiful. There’s plenty to cheer about in this month’s BagThing, bursting with Manchester’s best offerings over the last few weeks of winter. Find out for yourself, and pick up a bag yourself from a venue near you.

This month saw the launch of Club Big at HOME, running every Friday until the 17th March. Expect the unexpected…
Over at the Ritz, Ultimate Power will return once more for a night of Jovi, Meatloaf, Tyler, Whitney and more. Away from music, comedian Sophie Willan is dropping into The Lowry with her breakout comedy show, On Record.

Gorilla and The Deaf Institute have already had a storming start to the year, check out their full listings in the bag, including Wild Child and Russian Circles. DHP bring alt-rock giants Grandaddy to town via the Albert Hall, back in Manchester with their new album Last Place. Also on DHP’s roster next month is the Nico-esque Josefin Öhrn and The Liberation supporting latest release Mirage.

As ever, Hey! Manchester has some superb shows on offer over the next few months, including Rainbrother, Meilyr Jones, Sam Coomes, Mark Eitzel, Hurray For The Riff Raff and Sinkane. Further down the line, we can look forward to BC Camplight at St. Michael’s on April 4th, followed by Jesca Hoop at Gorilla on the 6th.

We still have one eye on Fat Out Fest 2017 for three days of international music, art and experimentation and finally, we’re looking forward to the return of Reboot Social at Night & Day Café on 4th March. More details on these events and other great quality shows in Manchester in the coming months can be found in a BagThing near you.

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