Another St. Patrick’s Day looms on the horizon; a date that sits nicely with live music as well as large amounts of alcohol, as venues across the city prepare their finest Irish gimmicks to celebrate. Whether you’ll have a Guinness in hand or not, we have an abundance of events worth celebrating in Manchester this week…
Monday 12th: Belle And Sebastian (The Bridgewater Hall)
// It’s a good week for indie pop in Manchester, starting on with a visit from Glasgow stalwarts Belle And Sebastian, choosing the prestigious Bridgewater Hall for their latest return to the city. Stuart Murdoch & Co. are now nine studio albums-deep in a career stretching over three decades, and have just released a hat trick of EPs under the title ‘How to Solve Our Human Problems’.
// Are they/aren’t they punk outfit At the Drive-In head back to Manchester following their latest reunion, with LP ‘In•ter a•li•a’ under their belts. Over on Swan Street, Midlands soul-pop prodigy Mahalia visits the city, still to follow up a couple of well-received EPs.
Wednesday 14th: Vuromantics (Night & Day Café)
// Night & Day host Northern dark pop quartet Vuromantics on their short run of the UK.
Thursday 15th: Dan Patlansky (Deaf Institute)
// South African singer-songwriter and blues-rock guitarist Dan Patlansky supports new album ‘Perfection Kills’, follow-up to 2016’s critically lauded ‘Introvertigo’.
Friday 16th: Tune-Yards (Albert Hall), Field Music (Gorilla), Free Vibes X Amazing Radio: Foxglove + Violet Youth + Red Rooms + Big Society + DJ Shell Zenner (Band On The Wall), Fleetmac Wood Presents Sisters Of The Moon Disco (Band On The Wall)
// Hard choice to make for indie fans on Friday, when New England’s Tune-Yards and Mercury Prize nominated Field Music take to the stage just down the road from one another. Wearside outfit Field Music returned with stellar reviews for latest LP ‘Open Here’, with Tune-Yards also making a return with ‘I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life’ earlier this year. Band On The Wall have a busy night ahead, opening their doors again for another FREE night of music from local talent, followed by latest club night from Fleetmac Wood, inviting all you Stevie Nicks wannabes to join them for their fourth party in Manchester.
// Happy St. Patricks Day! Celebrate with storming Yorkshire outfit King No One, taking to Academy 2 to bring their latest UK tour to a close. Elsewhere, Soup Kitchen welcome raucous female four-piece Madonnatron to the basement before welcoming North West electronic duo Demdike Stare back to the basement for another all-nighter of dark ambient brilliance.
// Those who can clear their hangover by early evening can head to Deaf, to catch rising West-Coast alt-hip hop star Open Mike Eagle, while the Castle Hotel host a more subdued evening with Irish trio Wyvern Lingo.
See you next week!
A full listing of this week’s events may be found here.