Festival season is in full swing, and while our local stages may be a little quieter than usual, there’s still plenty to enjoy. Read on, as we pick out of favourite shows from across the next seven days…

Monday 17th: Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts @ Soup Kitchen

// We start the week at Soup Kitchen in the company of prolific singer-songwriter and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis, visiting with his backing band Los Bolts following latest release ’13 Fall Songs’.

Tuesday 18th: Gary Clark Jr. @ Albert Hall

// The Albert Hall host Texan blues and R&B singer Gary Clark Jr. supporting his third album ‘This Land’,

Wednesday 19th: Stereolab @ Albert Hall

// We’re back at the Albert Hall for a visit from English-French avant-pop stalwarts Stereolab. Led by Tim Gane and Laetitia Sadier, the group found fame in the 90s with a blend of krautrock, lounge, and 60s pop music.

Thursday 20th: Horace Andy @ Band On The Wall

// Legendary reggae vocalist Horace Andy pays another visit to Swan Street, backed by Dub Asante and the Matic Horns.

Friday 21st: Optimo Music 10th Birthday @ The White Hotel

// Revered Glasgow label Optimo bring the party to Salford with a 10th birthday bash, hosted by Optimo’s JD Twitch, with performances from The Golden Filter, MR TC and Lia Mice .

Saturday 22nd: Plaid @ Deaf Institute

// Legendary Warp Records duo Plaid take to the Deaf Institute supporting latest record ‘The Digging Remedy’. Support comes from London duo Camila Fuchs.

Sunday 23rd: MELTING HAND / Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska / Dead Sea Apes @ Soup Kitchen

// We end the week with a triple bill at Soup Kitchen, headlined by psych-rock outfit MELTING HAND, supporting second album ‘Faces Of Earth ‘, alongside “the UK’s worst Hawkwind tribute band” Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska and local quartet Dead Sea Apes.


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