Back with us? We hope you made the most of the Bank Holiday, it’s your last until Christmas… This weekend we welcomed back Manchester’s annual LGBT+ Pride celebrations; one of the largest and longest running in the country, raising thousands of pounds for LGBT+ causes across Greater Manchester. Looking ahead to the next six days, we’ve picked out another bundle of surprises for you to wrap your ears around…

Tuesday 28th: Katie Mac (Castle Hotel)

// We start the week with budding Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Katie Mac, celebrating the release of new EP ‘Believe’ with an intimate offering at The Castle Hotel.

Wednesday 29th: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (Gorilla)

// US duo I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, once pitched as “the hottest unsigned band in the world”, cross the Atlantic for a brief tour of our shores, hitting Gorilla fresh from Reading & Leeds.

Thursday 30th: Shannon And The Clams (Deaf Institute) Free Vibes X Amazing Radio (Band On The Wall)

// Indie garage-punk quartet Shannon And The Clams bring their vintage set to Deaf, supporting the release of sixth LP ‘Onion’. Elsewhere, Band On The Wall offer another night of FREE music with Heavy on the Magic, The Strawberries, Prowles and Kick The Dog

Friday 31st: Ultimate Power (The Ritz), Camp Cope / Caves (Soup Kitchen)

// Pay a visit to Gorilla for a night from multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter Alex G, visiting with latest album ‘Rocket’ in tow, or catch a co-headline slot from Melbourne trio Camp Cope and Bristol punk outfit Caves, playing Soup Kitchen. Over at The Ritz, Ultimate Power rides again, spinning power ballads all night long.

Saturday 1st: Manchester Psych Fest (Various Venues), Death Grips (Albert Hall)

// Manchester Psych Fest is returning for the sixth time, taking over four revered live music venues in the Northern Quarter. Digging deep into the psychedelic music scene from the North West and further afield, organisers have once again curated an eclectic crop of artists, each brining their own identity to the psychedelic genre, headlined by feisty Scottish duo Honeyblood. Read our full preview here. Over at the Albert Hall, Death Grips visit during a string of European shows supporting their new album, ‘Year of the Snitch’.

Sunday 2nd: Gomez (The Ritz)

// Indie rock royalty Gomez help bring the week to a close, returning to Manchester to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their Mercury Award-winning album ‘Bring It On’.


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

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