Slowly emerging from winter, Manchester’s musical calendar is getting busier by the day. Casting our eyes over the next four weeks, here are eight shows you can look forward to across the city, but be quick!

1st March // Bass Drum of Death @ Night & Day Cafe

// US garage outfit Bass Drum Of Death bring their raucous live show to Night & Day, still out supporting their latest release ‘Just Business’. Support comes from Brighton quartet Thyla, and last tickets are now on sale for £12.

1st March // Highasakite @ Band on the Wall

// Having already sold out London’s Omeara, Highasakite announce their biggest shows across Europe to date, including a stop off at Band on the Wall and a staggering seven-date arena tour in their home country Norway, including the iconic Spektrum arena in Oslo. Tickets are on sale for £12.

2nd March – The Rainband @ The Bread Shed

// Formed in 2010, local five-piece The Rainband visit The Bread Shed supporting latest album ‘The Shape of Things to Come’. Brought together by singer Martin Finnigan and guitarist Phil Rainey (former band mate of Peter Hook in Monaco) they were soon joined by drummer Steve Irlam, multi-instrumentalist Joe Wilson and Sam Wilson on bass. Tickets are on sale now.

7th March // Our Girl @ Sacred Trinity Church

// Brighton trio Our Girl are out and about supporting their excellent debut album ‘Stranger Today’, finding praise for their live shows. Tickets are £12.

15th March // Desperate Journalist @ Deaf Institute

// London-based post-punk outfit Desperate Journalist head out on a short run of the UK supporting the upcoming release of third album ‘In Search of the Miraculous’. Tickets are £11.

16th March // Carnival Club @ Star and Garter

// Formed in 2016, young four-piece Carnival Club have quickly found themselves likened to a host of Madchester favourites, ticking off some of the North’s most revered venues along the way. Now with a couple of EPs to their name, the local rock ‘n’ roll outfit have found fans with hard hitting singles such as ‘Sin City’ – listen below! Tickets for their night at Star & Garter are £7.


22nd March // Sharon Van Etten @ Albert Hall

// Genre-blending singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten visits Manchester following huge acclaim for her fifth LP ‘Remind Me Tomorrow’, currently riding high on the 6Music charts. Last tickets are now on sale for £22.50.

28th March // FEWS @ Gullivers

// Noise-pop outfit FEWS support the release of new album ‘Into Red’, returning to Manchester following extensive touring in recent years, including shows with the legendary Pixies. Tickets are £8.

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Tickets for all shows are available here.

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