August already…? Though this week is a bit of slow burner while the usual array of talent are out making the most of the festival calendar (those festivals that haven’t succumbed to storms…) allow us to pick out the best of the rest in Manchester this week. Take your pick of the exciting acts on offer over the next seven days…

Monday 6th: Clowns / Throwing Stuff / Witch Fever / Incisions (Gullivers)

// Start your week off on the right note. Head down to Gullivers to catch a quadruple dose of raucous punk, headlined by riotous five-piece Clowns.

Tuesday 7th: Power Trip (Rebellion)

// Texan thrash metal/punk outfit Power Trip keep it turned up to 11, dropping into Rebellion supporting latest record ‘Nightmare Logic’.

Wednesday 8th: Sam Outlaw (Deaf Institute)

// Returning once again to Manchester, Californian country troubadour Sam Outlaw visits Deaf, still out on the road supporting last year’s sophomore LP ‘Tenderheart’. Outlaw has found fans by capturing traditional country, presented in a contemporary package.

Thursday 9th: Free Vibes (Band On The Wall)

// Band On The Wall continue to champion new local talent with a night of FREE music, including a set from electro-indie quartet China Lane.

Friday 10th: Derrick Does Deaf (Deaf Institute), Free Vibes (Band On The Wall), Soup Kitchen’s 8th Birthday – Afrodeutsche (Soup Kitchen),

// Happy Birthday to the Deaf Institute! Hosting a special series of events celebrating the 10th Birthday of one of Manchester’s most loved venues, they’re inviting Chicago DJ Derrick Carter to stage to throw a big ole’ bash. They’re not the only ones, Soup Kitchen celebrate their 8th birthday with a night of music and there’s more FREE music on offer at Band On The Wall with another instalment of Free Vibes.

Saturday 11th: Bishop Nehru (Band On The Wall), Eerie Indiana (Gorilla), Calum Hogan (Castle Hotel)

// Heralded as part of the next generation of pure talent in hip-hop, Bishop Nehru visits Band On The Wall with a wave of acclaim for latest release ‘Elevators: Act I & II’. Elsewhere, Pilot Light TV Festival and RAD Screenings present a rare chance to catch cult classic Eerie Indiana on the big screen at Gorilla and country rock singer-songwriter Calum Hogan visits the Castle Hotel.

Sunday 12th: Gypsies Of Bohemia (Deaf Institute)

// Jazz-pop covers band Gypsies Of Bohemia bring the party back to Deaf and bring the week to a close in style.

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

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