Humid enough for you? We saw off another successful Manchester Jazz Festival on Saturday night following eight days of the best in contemporary jazz visiting venues across the city, and now another week of music lies ahead. Things may still be a little quieter in the city as artists do their thing on the festival circuit, but we’ve picked out a bunch of excellent shows on offer over the next seven days…

Monday 30th: MUTE (Gullivers)

// We start the week within the cosy confines of Gullivers with a visit from French Canadian punk powerhouse MUTE, visiting for just one of their three UK dates on current European tour. Support comes from Fair Do’s, The Human Project and Upstream Colour.

Tuesday 31st: Queen Kwong (Night & Day Café)

// Carré Callaway brings her indie rock outfit Queen Kwong to the Night & Day Café following the release of sophomore album ‘Love Me To Death’.

Wednesday 1st: James Bradshaw (Night & Day Café)

// Allumi of the RNCM, James Bradshaw brings his soul-infused baritone voice to Night & Day, with signs of a debut solo EP on the horizon.

Thursday 2nd: Martin Connor (Eagle Inn), Free Vibes X Amazing Radio (Band On The Wall)

// Soulful songwriter and Manchester stalwart Martin Connor takes to the Eagle Inn supporting his upcoming debut solo EP ‘Calling’. Elsewhere, Band On The Wall open their doors for another FREE night of music from budding acts across the North West.

Friday 3rd: The Rum Thief (Deaf Institute), Affairs (Castle Hotel), Alan Partridge P-AHA-TY! (Deaf Institute)

// The Deaf Institute host up-and-coming local singer-songwriter The Rum Thief, before keeping doors open late for a club night honouring North Norfolk broadcaster and national treasure Alan Partridge. Kiss my face! Elsewhere, the Castle Hotel receives a visit from “sharply-dressed quintet” Affairs, offering etherial and energetic electro-indie.

Saturday 4th: Miasma (Deaf Institute), Circus Wolves (Castle Hotel), Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers (Gorilla)

// Deaf Institute present a showcase of local bands, headlined by Manchester’s Miasma with support from NGUVU, King Steady and Publik Sektor. Riding high on the success of latest single ‘Peach Scone’, US rapper Frank Lops, better known as Hobo Johnson to you and I, visits Gorilla, whilst the Castle Hotel host budding indie outfit Circus Wolves.

Sunday 5th: Cowtown + Crumbs with Grotbags (Soup Kitchen)

// Soup Kitchen brings two of Leeds’ finest purveyors of DIY punk/post-punk rock, COWTOWN and Crumbs, across the Pennines for a co-headline show to help bring the week to a close.


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