As Bank Holidays go, that was a bit of alright wasn’t it? Sunday marked a fourteenth outing for revered inner-city festival Sounds From The Other City, followed by some record-breaking heat over Bank Holiday Monday. For the low-down on SFTOC 2018, check out our full review here, and looking ahead, here’s what we can look forward to this week in sunny Manchester…

Tuesday 8th: Bruno Major (Deaf Institute)

// Starting us off this (working) week is London-based singer-songwriter Bruno Major, out on tour following the release of his “crepuscular album” ‘A Song For Every Moon’, written over the course of a year, composing a song every month, late at night.

Wednesday 9th: We Are Scientists (The Ritz), Young Identity (Gorilla)

// Guitarist/vocalist Keith Murray and bassist Chris Cainew, also known as New York’s power-pop troupe We Are Scientists will pack out The Ritz this Wednesday, now seven albums-deep in their eighteen year career. Elsewhere, Gorilla host Young Identity; Manchester’s finest young spoken word performers, offering a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art.

Thursday 10th: Simone Felice (Deaf Institute)

// Catskills singer-songwriter and record producer Simone Felice drops into Deaf supporting new album ‘The Projector’, a folktronic, introspective affair of “skeletal guitars and vocals tugging at your heartstrings“.

Friday 11th: Blossoms (The Apollo), Nap Eyes (Soup Kitchen), Free Vibes X Amazing Radio (Band On The Wall)

// Local indie pop five-piece Blossoms have wasted no time marking their place as one of Manchester’s brightest musical exports, building on their success with an appearance at The Apollo this Friday, whilst Nova Scotian four-piece Nap Eyes tour latest record ‘I’m Bad Now’. Over on Swan Street, Band On The Wall offer another FREE night of music with a local music showcase.

Saturday 12th: Wilko Johnson (Academy 1), Damo Suzuki All-Dayer (The White Hotel)

// Saturday sees two cult favourites visit the city. Former Dr. Feelgood guitarist and cult punk musician Wilko Johnson returns to Manchester again for another outing, now with a special place in the nation’s consciousness having miraculously cheated death a few years back. Former Can-frontman and general human instrument Damo Suzuki headlines a full day of music at the White Hotel, with DJs spinning ’til 6am.

Sunday 13th: Ray Lamontagne (The Apollo)

// US folkie Ray Lamontagne helps bring things to a close this week, with his first performance in Manchester in seven years. He’ll be out in supporting the upcoming release of seventh album ‘Part Of The Light’.


That’s your lot! For full listings, see our calendar here.

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