With summer coming to an end in a month or two, we want to make sure your calendar is stocked up of gigs for the autumn months. If you’re looking for up and coming artists to support, or want to experience those in their prime in our venues, get your hands on some last remaining tickets for these picks…

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Deaf Institute // Monday 27th August

Travelling all the way from North Carolina, American folk outfit Hiss Golden Messenger present their own take on country rock, combining soulful rhythms and words packed with emotion. Set to play Deaf on 27th August to promote their latest album “Hallelujah Anyhow”, this is sure to be dreamy gig you’ll be stupid to miss. Tickets cost £17.50.

The Rifles @ Club Academy // Friday 5th October

London-based indie rock band The Rifles are an English arrive in the city to perform at Manchester Club Academy on the 5th of October. Together for 15 years, The Rifles have had top hits such as ‘Local Boy’ and ‘The Great Escape’ and are set to release their latest album ‘The Rifles: Unplugged’ on 19th August. Tickets are £18.50.

Fatherson @ Night People // Friday 5th October

Hailing from Kilmarnock, Scotland, three-piece alt-rock band Fatherson present pop punk oozing with confidence. With their brand new album ‘Sum of All Your Parts’ coming out on 14th September, expect crunching guitars and punishing trills. Fatherson will play intimate venue Night People on the 5th October, tickets can be bought for £8.

Pitchshifter Academy 3 // Tuesday 20th November

Nottingham natives Pitchshifter are celebrating the 20th anniversary of ‘www.pitchshifter.com’, their second full-length album, which has often been deemed the go-to album for the band. Playing at Academy 3 on 20th November, anticipate big singles such as ‘Genius’ and ‘W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G.’ as Pitchschifter bring the sound of ‘rocktronica’ to Manchester. Tickets cost £21.

Slow Readers Club @ The Apollo // Friday 14th December

Mancunion rock band Slow Readers Club return to their home city to play their latest album “Build a Tower”. With sounds varying from upbeat indie tunes to dark and brooding ballads, the rock outfit swap festival stages for the O2 Apollo on December 14th. Tickets start from £26.


Tickets are available via AltTickets. Words by Sophie Cunningham.

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