Another bustling week of shows awaits, and things are starting to get a little spooky as we’re visited by another excess of big names and budding young talent leading up the scariest night of the year. Until then, here’s what you can looking forward to in Manchester over the next seven days…

Monday 22nd: Suuns @ Deaf Institute

// We start at Deaf, where Canadian krautrockers Suuns bring the noise following the release of fourth studio album ‘Felt’ earlier this year.

Tuesday 23rd: Goat Girl @ Gorilla

// South London indie quartet Goat Girl offer another raucous set in the city, with a crowd expectant of “a firestorm of sharp riffs and lyrical anger“.

Wednesday 24th: Menace Beach @ Deaf Institute // The Space Lady @ YES // William Basinski @ The White Hotel

// We return to Deaf, where Liza Violet and Ryan Needham – better known as Leeds-based indie outfit Menace Beach – visit in support of latest release ‘Black Rainbow Sound’. Over at YES, Outsider musician and cult figure The Space Lady is in town for a rare appearance. Also making a rare showing, avant garde composer and master of meditative melancholy William Basinski visits The White Hotel demonstrating his unique place in ambient music.

Thursday 25th: Superorganism @ The Ritz // Brix and the Extricated @ Night People

// Formed in 2014 by former members of Mancunian musical royalty The Fall, local post-punk outfit Brix & The Extricated return to the city following a recent collaboration with fellow attendees this week, Menace Beach. Following the release of a well-received eponymous debut album last week, UK collective Superorganism will be turning The Ritz into a hotbed of indie psychedelic sounds.

Friday 26th: Palace Winter @ Deaf Institute // Eleanor Friedberger + Anna B Savage @ Soup Kitchen // Saved by the 90s – Halloween Party @ Deaf Institute // Bobby Horror’s Erotic Halloween w/ AJA & Gsy!pa @ YES // Ultimate Power @ The Ritz

// To Deaf, where Copenhagen-based alternative rock-duo Palace Winter drop in, followed by a special spooky edition of Saved By The 90s. Fiery Furnaces’ frontwoman Eleanor Friedberger returns to Soup Kitchen with fourth solo album ‘Rebound’ still finding plenty of positive press. YES play host to ‘Bobby Horror’s Erotic Halloween‘ bash and Power Ballad party Ultimate Power throws another bash.

Saturday 27th: Fickle Friends @ Academy 2 // Bridges @ The Castle Hotel // Lucy Dacus @ YES

// Brighton’s indie-pop five-piece Fickle Friends are on the road with debut album ‘You Are Someone Else’ fresh on the shelves, having refined their craft over two years working hard on the road before Polydor came knocking. Budding alt-rock quartet Bridges play the Castle Hotel and US songstress Lucy Dacus heads to YES.

Sunday 28th: Melvins @ Academy 2 // alt-J @ The Arena

// alt-J take to the Bridgewater Hall in support of new LP ‘Reduxer’, a set of eleven reinterpretations of songs from their award winning third album ‘Relaxer’. Over at Academy 2, US rock trio Melvins visit to bring things to a close.


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

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