Everyone back with us? We expect you’re all in high spirits following those four days off, so we’re excited to be casting our eyes back over Manchester’s musical calendar this week. Away from Take That’s FIVE nights at The Arena, here’s what you can look forward to over the next six days across the city…

Tuesday 23rd: Ruby Rushton @ Soup Kitchen

// Led by musician, DJ and 22a label founder Ed Cawthorne, jazz quartet Ruby Rushton drop into Soup Kitchen supporting latest album ‘Ironside’.

Wednesday 24th: Vintage Crop @ Soup Kitchen

// Formed in 2016, Vintage Crop have recently seen off two albums in two years, finding plenty of fans with latest EP ‘Company Man’.

Thursday 25th: Dropkick Murphys @ Academy 1

// Following a successful 2018 touring Europe and dot-to-dotting across the festival circuit, Celtic-rockers the Dropkick Murphys return to the UK for a string of spring shows. The Boston punks’ last record came in the shape of 2017’s ’11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory’.

Friday 26th: C Duncan @ Band On The Wall

// Scottish composer and Mercury Prize-nominated C Duncan heads to Band On The Wall supporting his third record ‘Health’.

Saturday 27th: Teleman @ Gorilla

// Fronted by brothers Thomas and Jonny Sanders, London quartet Teleman will treat fans to another appearance at Gorilla this Spring, with third album Family Of Aliens still fresh on the shelves.

Sunday 28th: The Specials @ Academy 1

// Legendary ska outfit The Specials make a welcome return to the city following their fairly recent reunion. The Two Tone act returned this year with ‘Encore’, their first record in two decades.

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