We’re hoping the good weather is here to stay now, so get yourself out and about to catch some of the many excellent acts passing through our city this week. It’s also worth noting the third annual Góbéfest also takes place next weekend; read our full preview here.

Monday 13th: Swervedriver @ Deaf Institute

// We start the week with a dose of self-described “space travel rock’n’roll” at Deaf Institute, with a visit from Swervedriver. Support comes from Rev Magnetic and Gorgeous Bully.

Tuesday 14th: Pottery @ Castle Hotel

// Hailing from across Canada and the UK, Montreal’s Pottery are out and about supporting forthcoming EP ‘No. 1’. Fresh from supporting Parquet Courts, the band are crossing the channel for an extensive run of European dates. Support at the Castle comes from psych garage duo The Bear Around Your Neck and Salford trio MONK.

Wednesday 15th: Spectrum @ YES

// Spectrum, formed by Sonic Boom / Spacemen 3 member Pete ‘Sonic Boom’ Kember, were one of the stand-out performers from last year’s Sounds From The Other City. Returning to the city at YES, expect an engrossing night of music.

Thursday 16th: Robert Forster @ Band On The Wall

// Supporting new album ‘Inferno’, Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster and his band visit the city on his latest European Tour.

Friday 17th: Crocodiles @ Soup Kitchen

// US duo Crocodiles bring their blend of noisey, indie pop punk to Soup Kitchen having just seen off the release of seventh album ‘Love Is Here (The End Is Near)’.

Saturday 18th: Oh Sees @ Albert Hall

// The Albert Hall receives another visit from Oh Sees – the artist formally known as Thee Oh Sees. Returning to Manchester Prolific as ever, John Dwyer & Co. released their twenty-first LP last year in the shape of ‘Smote Reverser’.

Sunday 19th: J Mascis @ Gorilla

// Now enjoying a fourth decade of deafening noise and fuzz, influential Dinosaur Jr. bandleader J Mascis is showing no signs of extinction, and visits our city again at Gorilla. Beginning life with Dinosaur Jr. in the early eighties, despite a history of break-ups, label disputes and eight-year hiatus thankfully ending in 2005, the group are now supported by an impressive eleven studio albums.


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