While our city’s stages are a little quieter over the festival period, it’s a good time to look forward to what’s coming up later in the year. We’ve picked out 5 exciting shows that have only recently gone on sale, from legendary alt-rock trios to big up-and-coming local names. Click ‘add to basket’ before it’s too late…

27th February // Sleater Kinney @ The Academy

// The iconic trio make a welcome return to the live stage following the release of tenth album ‘The Center Won’t Hold. Made up of Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker on guitar and vocals, along with Janet Weiss on drums, the group are closing in on three decades in the business, only recently returning from a hiatus. Tickets for their night at the Academy are £27.50.

21st November // Yonaka @ Academy 2

// Following a string of EPs and singles, Yonaka saw off the release of debut album ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’ this year. The raucous quartet will visit Academy 2 fresh from a summer of worldwide touring and festival appearances. Grab a ticket for £13.50.

27th November // Cigarettes After Sex @ Albert Hall

// Anticipation is high for another visit from smokey shoegazers Cigarettes After Sex, heading back to Manchester this year with a follow up to their eponymous debut album on the horizon. Having previously thrilled fans at Gorilla, Deaf Institute and The Ritz over recent years, the group take on the Albert Hall this autumn. Tickets for £25.

16th November // Mealtime @ Soup Kitchen

// Self-described as “abrasive, alt-synth pop with pastiche references to Y2K chart toppers”, local indie outfit Mealtime have quickly found fans with a string of shows across the city. Tickets for their latest outing at Soup Kitchen are just £7.

5th November // Dawes @ Gorilla

// Los Angeles folk rock cohort Dawes saw off sixth studio album ‘Passwords’ last year, now visiting Gorilla this November at the end of an extensive world tour. Tickets are on sale now for £18.50

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Tickets for all shows are available here.

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