Kids are back at school and the Freshers are in town, but that doesn’t mean the music has to stop! We’ve been about across the city handing out our huge student Welcome Packs, spreading the word of the best gigs, club nights and offers throughout Manchester over the coming months. Looking ahead to the next seven days, we’ve picked out a few shows we know you’ll be interested in…

Monday 17th: Remake Remodel (Soup Kitchen), Slowthai (Deaf Institute)

// Kick off freshers with a bit of indie disco rock’n’roll as Soup Kitchen present another edition Remake Remodel, now running for 8 years. £3 advance or £4 on the door, all tickets include free face painting and glitter for all you glam rock beauties. 23 year-old rapper Slowthai graces the stage at Deaf Institute to deliver his take of grime-influenced hip hop.

Tuesday 18th: Belako (Gullivers)

// Alt-rock four-piece Belako take to the stage at Gullivers to give you a taste of Spain’s indie music scene.

Wednesday 19th: Mitski (Gorilla)

// Hailing from New York, solo-artist Mitski arrives in Manchester, performing at our very own Gorilla. If you’re looking for a refreshing face and mellow indie rock, you’re in the right place.

Thursday 20th: The LaFontaines (Deaf Institute), Ossia (Band On The Wall)

// Scottish rock quartet The LaFontaines have unveiled new single ‘UP’, fresh from their UK and European tour supporting Don Broco. Widely considered one most exciting bands emerging from Scotland, the four-piece will drop into Deaf this Thursday. Elsewhere, Band on the Wall welcomes you to an all-night party hosted by Manchester locals, Ossia. Accompanied by DJs Krywald and Farrer, expect some funky beats and get groovin’.

Friday 21st: Laurel + Another Sky (Soup Kitchen), Gryffin (Deaf Institute)

// 24 year old musician Laurel received critical acclaim for writing, recording and producing all her own music in her bedroom studio. She performs alongside indie four-piece Another Sky at Soup Kitchen. American DJ and music producer Gryffin gained popularity through remixing tracks from popular artists such as Tove Lo and Maroon 5, despite having been surrounded by music from an early age. Elsewhere, Night and Day Cafe invites you to ME GUSTA club night with sounds including Brazilian funk, hip hop and samba.

Saturday 22nd: José González (Albert Hall), Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club (Band On The Wall)

// Swedish indie/folk artist José González has experience worldwide success as both a solo artist and in the band Junip, celebrating a Platinum album in 2005. Albert Hall presents José González and the String Theory this September. Back over at Band On The Wall, Craig Charles returns with his revered club night.

Sunday 23rd: Against The Current (The Ritz), Scarlxrd (Gorilla)

// Pop-rock outfit Against the Current will be present brand new material at the Ritz this Sunday, having not realised new music in 2 years. After finding success through YouTube, the American trio will release their second album on the 28th of September. Midlands-based rapper Scarlxrd is often praised for his unusual combination of heavy metal and trap music, having gained over 27 million views on the music video for his single ‘Heart Attack’.

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For full listings see our calendar. Words by Richard T. Holmes and Sophie Cunningham.

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