How are you freshers settling in then? We’ve been out and about across the city handing out our huge student Welcome Packs, spreading the word of the best gigs, club nights and offers throughout Manchester over the coming months. Another week of shows awaits, and as usual we’ve picked our favourites to help guide you across the city.

We’ll be out and about at Manchester’s biggest student shopping night, the MCR Student Social in the Arndale handing out more of this year’s Welcome Packs. Come and say hello!

Monday 25th: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Manchester Arena)

// What better way to start the week? Celebrated alternative rock outfit Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will be appearing at Manchester Arena, just one date into an eight week tour. Read our full preview here.

Tuesday 26th: Van Zeller (Castle Hotel), Denai Moore (Gullivers)

// Singer-songwriter Denai Moore will be demonstrating her neo-soul prowess within the cosy confines of Gullivers, while across the road, the Castle gets a little rowdier with energetic DIY quartet Van Zeller.

Wednesday 27th: Kawehi (Deaf Institute)

// Having initially found fame for her DIY cover of Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box, Hawaiian singer and musician Kawehi has quickly developed a following for her DIY output, love of loops pedals and vocal talents. Catch her at Deaf this Wednesday.

Thursday 28th: Hot Dub Time Machine (Band On The Wall)

// The world’s first time-travelling dance party arrives in Manchester! Take a ride on the Hot Dub Time Machine, guiding revellers through a musical history playing songs in a ‘strict’ chronological order from 1954 to 2015. The Time Machine has previously transported devotees at Coachella, Reading and Leeds Festival and T in the Park.

Friday 29th: The British Sound Project (Victoria Warehouse) Propaganda (Band On The Wall)

// Victoria Warehouse opens its doors again for an all-day indoor festival, The British Sound Project. Split over two days, Friday’s headliners are Scottish quartet Twin Atlantic and alt-rock five-piece Deaf Havana, as well as featuring an appearance from Leed’s loudest, Pulled Apart By Horses. Band On The Wall hosts another of their fresher-friendly club nights Propaganda, spinning indie favourites until the early hours.

Saturday 30th: Stay Fresh Fest (Deaf Institute) The British Sound Project (Victoria Warehouse)

// Two-floor band party Stay Fresh Fest is back, bigger and better than ever, showcasing the best new music in the North West right now, and having one huge party in the process. Read our full preview here. Back at Victoria Warehouse, we return for a second day of music, headlined on Saturday by post-punk troupe White Lies and noughties indie-disco favourites The Horrors.

Sunday 1st: All Them Witches (Sound Control)

// Nashville-based neo-psychedelic quartet All Them Witches are back jamming their way across Europe under a blanket of Les Paul fuzz, supporting their fourth LP ‘Sleeping Through the War’, released earlier in the year.


A full listing of this week’s events may be found here.

Fancy listening to some of the best artists performing across Manchester in the coming months? Listen below for our latest playlist previewing those in town for this month’s best shows!

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