We’re certainly making the most of this heatwave, but still occasionally seeking some shady sanctuary from the sun in our city’s venues. As usual, we’ve been digesting what’s on offer this week, picking out some sonic highlights to sink your teeth into. Now, we were looking forward to seeing Morrissey take over the Castlefield Bowl for two-night stint this weekend; unfortunately called off due to “logistical circumstances beyond our control”… Sounds about right. Still, here’s what else we have to look forward to…
Monday 2nd: MSRY + MTXS (AATMA)
// Aatma host co-headliners MTXS and MSRY, some of the heaviest hardcore acts on the live circuit. One way to get your week going, for sure…
Tuesday 3rd: Eels (Manchester Academy)
// Mark Oliver Everett, Mr E himself, makes a welcome return to Manchester. Over two decades Eels have cemented their place as one of America’s finest rock songwriting talents, adding to their credentials recently with twelfth studio album ‘The Deconstruction’.
Wednesday 4th: Rag’n’Bone Man (Castlefield Bowl)
// Sounds From The Other City 2018 continues with a visit from the soulful Rag’n’Bone Man, who burst onto the national scene last year with breakthrough album ‘Human’.
// Now one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, Earth Wind & Fire prove they’re still going strong with an appearance at The Apollo. Over at the Castle, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter explores a new, more subdued musical direction.
// Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (of Beautiful South fame) bring Sounds Of The City 2018 to a close with Elvis Costello & The Imposters. Mancunian four-piece psychedelic/alt-rock outfit Jane Doe take over Deaf Institute for the evening, and Night & Day host Acid Child DJs for club night Cosmique, spinning nu disco, electronic rock and psychedelic pop ’til late.
// Academy got the funk this Saturday when they host George Clinton and his extraterrestrial brothers Parliament Funkadelic. Band On The Wall open their doors for another night of FREE music, with Wildfires, Manuka Hive, Diving Station, Paige Kennedy and DJ Joachin Kuhn.
Sunday 8th: The Contortionist (Deaf Institute)
// Those who were hoping to catch Morrissey this Sunday evening may take the opportunity to try something new, and catch US prog-metal/deathcore outfit The Contortionist end the week with a bang at Deaf.
That’s your lot! Full event listings can be found here.