Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope you all had a excellent Christmas, but equally hope you’re ready to get back out to our venues to wipe away those January Blues. We’re looking ahead to something of a quiet week in Manchester, but we’ve still picked out a few gems to get down to. Read on for our highlights of the next seven days…

Monday 8th: Remake Remodel (Soup Kitchen)

// Soup Kitchen pick up where we left off, as the Remake Remodel crew waste no time in keeping spirits high and drowning out those winter blues. Burn off those mince pies with indie, alternative, rock and electronic spinning ’til 3am.

Tuesday 9th: MAX (Deaf Institute)

// Soulful NYC singer MAX drops into Deaf following on from the success of his second album ‘Hell’s Kitchen Angel’. Possessing a strong social media presence and online following, he made his breakthrough with 2015 single ‘Gibberish’ – listen below.

Wednesday 10th: The Hunna (The Apollo)

// Hertfordshire rock quartet The Hunna return to Manchester for their biggest show in the city yet, building on their critical acclaim since hitting the scene in 2015.

Thursday 11th: Verity White (Castle Hotel)

// Expect “Stevie Nicks turned up to 11” at the Castle Hotel this Thursday, when eclectic singer-songwriter Verity White visits on her first solo headlining tour.

Friday 12th: Imitation Solero (Soup Kitchen), Free Vibes (Band On The Wall), Friend the Foe + Nigel Passey (Castle Hotel)

// Head to Band On The Wall for another instalment of their free club night Free Vibes, this week inviting False Advertising, Bleached Bones, ILL, Freakout Honey and DJ Shell Zenner to the stage. Down at Soup you can catch Imitation Solero, a night of art, music, and poetry all in response to mental health. Elsewhere, the Castle Hotel host newly-formed Friend The Foe alongside singer-songwriter Nigel Passey.

Saturday 13th: Antics Clubnight X (Night & Day Café) Celebrating David Bowie (The Ritz), Canter Semper (Deaf Institute), Covert – Welcome to 2018 Free Party (Gorilla)

// Antics are back at it in the Night & Day, celebrating all things NYC for their usual indie disco, while The Ritz will be celebrating the life of David Bowie for a special tribute night. Deaf host local folk/jazz quartet Canter Semper, while long-standing Gorilla residents Covert invite you to a free night of 2k18 celebration with Powda, Just Jorge, Bill Rogers, Mike LaVercombe and Lucas Martin.

Sunday 14th: Goldie with The Heritage Orchestra Ensemble (Bridgewater Hall)

// The Bridgewater Hall host an unlikely combo in the shape of Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra Ensemble, combining with special guests to perform tracks live from his iconic repertoire.

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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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