With most of you heading out to enjoy fireworks and bonfires this week, let us assure you that there are plenty of bangers and rising stars to be witnessed inside our venues over the next seven days. As usual, we’ve been looking ahead to what’s on offer in the city this week…

Monday 5th: Parcels @ Academy 2:

// Remember remember the fifth of November, when Parcels played Academy 2. Formed back in 2014 in Byron Bay, the Australia-via-Berlin five-piece were co-signed by Daft Punk in 2016, having heard them play their first show in France in a “sweaty little basement in downtown Paris“.

Tuesday 6th: Kamaal Williams @ Gorilla

// With the release of new album ‘The Return’, Gorilla welcomes prolific South London artist Henry Wu back to Manchester with his new project Kamaal Williams.

Wednesday 7th: Car Seat Headrest @ Albert Hall

// Car Seat Headrest have gone from strength to strength since breakthrough album ‘Teens Of Denial’ thrust leader Will Toledo to the forefront of modern guitar indie rock, receiving critical and commercial acclaim in the process. They visit the Albert Hall on Wednesday, following two stellar shows at Gorilla and The Ritz last year.

Thursday 8th: Sigrid @ Albert Hall // Skeltr + DJ Glue70 @ Soup Kitchen

// We head back to the Albert Hall, where Norway’s newest pop delight Sigrid visits the city with two huge shows on the cards, whilst forward-thinking jazz duo Skeltr drop into Soup Kitchen, already making waves on the jazz scene in their first year of existence.

Friday 9th: Slayer @ The Arena // King Crimson @ Bridgewater Hall // Deer Tick @ Night & Day Cafe // Sigrid @ Albert Hall // Let’s Make This Precious @ Night & Day Cafe

// We’re blessed with visits from two rock legends this Friday, albeit on slightly opposite ends of the spectrum. At The Arena, metal royalty Slayer visit on an extensive UK tour, whilst prog cohort King Crimson play the Bridgewater Hall. Pop starlet Sigrid plays her second and final night at the Albert Hall, and Rhode Island folk rockers Deer Tick are set to make another appearance in Manchester following a visit earlier this year, visiting the Night & Day. Stick around after for the latest edition of indie disco Let’s Make This Precious.

Saturday 10th: Kurt Vile @ Albert Hall // Flasher @ YES //

// Philadelphia slacker rocker Kurt Vile is out on tour supporting his seventh solo album ‘Bottle It In’, his “longest, most introspective record“. Over at YES, indie trio Flasher visit on their first ever European tour.

Sunday 11th: FRIGS @ The Castle Hotel // Wand @ Deaf Institute

// Toronto quartet FRIGS drop into the Castle Hotel half way through a UK tour, and American psych rockers Wand help bring the week to a close at Deaf Institute.

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

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