Making our way through August, Manchester is visited by the usual array of talent as festival season slowly packs up leaving acres of mud and mayhem. As usual, we’ve been picking out a few gems for your consideration.

Monday 13th: Gabrielle (Gorilla)

// We’re starting off strong this week with a visit from multi-million selling chart topper Gabrielle, back with new record ‘Under My Skin’.

Tuesday 14th: Graham Bonnet Band (Rebellion)

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet returns to the road with his brilliant US-based band, featuring the mercurial talents of guitar whizz kid Joey Taffola, covering songs from all eras of his career.

Wednesday 15th: Ariel Pink (Gorilla), An Orchestral Rendition of Daft Punk (The Ritz)

// ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ is the record that sees rock’n’roll underdog Ariel Pink grow up. Pink is now back on the road for a short tour of Europe, visiting Gorilla. Over at The Ritz, Re:imagine’s 16-piece orchestra take on Parisian electro-pop superstars Daft Punk.

Thursday 16th: Tyler J Bolton + HBBRD (The Eagle Inn)

// Manchester based songsmith Tyler J Bolton teams up with fellow 20-year old HBBRD for a co-headline slot at the Eagle Inn.

Friday 17th: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (The Ruby Lounge), Pacemaker (Night & Day Café), Inner City Waves #13 (Band On The Wall)

// Band On The Wall open their doors for a FREE-entry showcase of some of our favourite local emerging urban artists, with a thirteenth outing for Inner City Waves. Larger-than-life country outfit The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band take to The Ruby Lounge, having quickly earned a reputation as both compelling performers and a persuasive representatives of raucous country blues. Elsewhere, Night & Day keep spinning late with another edition of Pacemaker.

Saturday 18th: Sons Of Bill (Soup Kitchen), Swing Ting (Soup Kitchen), Gulfer (The Castle Hotel)

// Virginia trio Sons Of Bill visit Soup Kitchen with new record ‘Oh God Ma’am’ in tow, followed by club night Swing Ting. The Castle Hotel host “Montreal math enamoured emo troupe” Gulfer, supporting their new album Dog Bless’ and there’s also a visit from a certain Britney Spears over at the Arena…

Sunday 19th: Phoebe Bridgers (Gorilla)

// LA-based indie folk singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers drops into Gorilla to bring the week to a close, still riding high following an enthusiastic reaction to the release of her debut album ‘Stranger In The Alps’. Read our full preview here.


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

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