Hello you. Things are starting to pick up again after a festive lull, and we’re #blessed with some excellent company on our stages over the next seven days. Here’s what on offer across the city this week, including TWO free gigs. We also been looking back across the year that was, picking out our top albums of 2018. Check out our favourites here.
Monday 14th: Remake Remodel @ Soup Kitchen
// We start the week with a night of alternative rock’n’roll goodness down in the Soup Kitchen basement, with another edition of indie disco Remake Remodel.
Tuesday 15th: Free Jazz @ Band On The Wall
// Band On The Wall host another FREE night of jazz, hip hop and experimental music with the latest edition of Free Jazz. Gracing their stage this week, expect some stellar sets from Oystercatcher, Shyfinger, Mayling and Kara.
Wednesday 16th: Bad Suns @ Deaf Institute
// US rock quartet Bad Suns have just recently unveiled their first music in over a year in new single ‘This Was a Home Once’ (listen below!) and announced that they’ve signed with Epitaph Records. Catch them at Deaf this Wednesday.
// “With a great imagination for melody, Lenker conjures a world of mingled trauma and love”, say Pitchfork, on Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker’s latest album ‘abysskiss’. Supporting the record, her latest tour sees the NYC singer-songwriter drop into YES this Thursday. Back over at Band On The Wall, we can look forward to another night of free music courtesy of Free Vibes.
// You’ve got a tough choice to make if you’re heading over to YES this Friday… Down in the basement, Baxter Dury continues to prove he’s has all the talent of his old man Ian, though this week he’s dropping the mic and stepping behind the decks for a DJ set. Up in the Pink Room, colourful communal club night Dance Yrself Clean take over for a night of floor fillers from Mr Raf Daddy.
// Soulful master of modern RnB Nathaniel Rateliff returns to Manchester, bringing his vintage R&B combo The Night Sweats to Academy 1, just nine months after thrilling fans at the Albert Hall. Country-pop duo Dan + Shay visit The Ritz, whilst over on Swan Street, Craig Charles drops in for another night of big hitters at the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.
// Moved from the Ruby Lounge due to demand, Canadian punk-rock band Fucked Up bring us a dose of hardcore punk on a short tour of the UK. Often labelled as outlandish, the six-piece outfit will perform tracks from their brand new album ‘Dose your Dreams’ at Deaf this January. Night & Day receive a visit from Lincolnshire musician Jack Broadbent, who has had no trouble finding acclaim with his live shows, dubbed “the new master of the slide guitar” by the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins.
That’s your lot! For full listings see our calendar.