This week we’re visited by big names in electronica and shoegaze, and looking forward to an array of indie talent and club nights, whilst getting warmed up for Halloween in the process. Here’s what’s on offer to everyone in Manchester over the next seven days…

Monday 9th: Rosie Carney & Henry Jamison (Night & Day Café)

// We begin at Night & Day where Donegal singer-songwriter Rosie Carney and mellow folk musician Henry Jamison take up a co-headline slot. Expect soul-soothing tunes, wistful vocals and dreamy melodies…

Tuesday 10th: Slowdive (Albert Hall), Ulrika Spacek with Wedding (Soup Kitchen)

// In 1993 shoe gaze trailblazers Slowdive visited Manchester’s Hop & Grape (now Academy 3) during a wave of acclaim for the genre. They haven’t been back since, so naturally fans are highly anticipating their visit to the Albert Hall this Tuesday. Read our full preview here. Over at Soup, alt-rock five-piece Ulrika Spacek visit, supported by indie-psych outfit Wedding.

Wednesday 11th: Shame / The Rhythm Method / Treeboy & Arc (Soup Kitchen)

// Soup Kitchen host a triple bill of three blistering young indie upstarts in the shape of Shame, The Rhythm Method and Treeboy & Arc. Listen to Shame’s latest offering, Tasteless, below.

Thursday 12th: Sundara Karma (Academy) Loyle Carner (The Ritz)

// Indie troupe Sundara Karma return for their second date at the Academy in just over one week. Read our full preview here. Over at The Ritz, hip hop musician Loyle Carner arrives on the back of acclaim for his Mercury Prize-nominated debut ‘Yesterday’s Gone’.

Friday 13th: Gary Numan (Academy), The Selecter/The Beat (The Ritz), Let’s Make This Precious (Night & Day Café)

// Those who can’t wait for Halloween will be pleased this week holds a Friday 13th to get you in the mood… Electro figurehead Gary Numan has been adding to his credentials with a new tour supporting latest LP ‘Savage’. Elsewhere, The Ritz hosts a co-headline show from ska legends The Beat and The Selecter, while Night & Day host another addition of indie club night Let’s Make This Precious.

Saturday 14th: Ist Ist (Gorilla), Fakear (Soup Kitchen), Antics Clubnight 6th Birthday Party (Night & Day Café)

// Local post-punk/gothic trio Ist Ist are preparing for another raucous set in the city, this time over at Gorilla. Antics celebrates a 6th birthday with London trio Yak at Night & Day and Soup Kitchen invite French electronic musician Fakear to their stage.

Sunday 15th: An Evening With Luke Haines (Night & Day Café), Laurel Halo (Soup Kitchen)

// This Sunday evening, Soup Kitchen offer a first Manchester headline slot to Hyperdub artist Laurel Halo, and Night & Day is visited by singer-songwriter, author, former Auteurs frontman, one-third of Black Box Recorder and outsider musician Luke Haines.


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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