August always proves to be one of the quieter months of the year, with festival season in full flow, revellers off on their holidays and students heading back home. There’s still a plethora of shows to get stuck into though, so allow us to point you in the right direction…

Thursday 1st August // Free Jazz @ Band On The Wall

// Everyone loves a freebie, and Band On The Wall’s range of free music nights have proved to be incredibly successful over the past couple of years. This time around, fans can look forward to sets from Kara, Paltin, Floah, and Magari.

Saturday 10th August // Chronixx @ Victoria Warehouse

// Jamaican reggae artist Chronixx visits Manchester following the recently released deluxe edition reissue of ‘Dread & Terrible Project’, bringing positive vibes to Victoria Warehouse.

Saturday 10th August // Gross Indecency with Christeene @ The White Hotel

// Local favourites Body Horror, Bollox and Fat Out join forces to host Gross Indecency at the White Hotel, headlined by queer artist Christeene, and best described as a “12-hour thrilling assault of bad taste, glamour and extreme noise terror that will leave you wandering the early morning streets of Salford euphoric in your own filth and sweat”.

Tuesday 13th August // Russian Circles @ Gorilla

// Raucous post-Rock cohort Russian Circles return to Manchester to support the release of their seventh album ‘Blood Year’.

Wednesday 14th August // Oval @ Soup Kitchen

// Pioneering glitch producer Markus Popp brings his Oval project to Soup Kitchen for a rare appearance in Manchester.

Tuesday 27th August // Cate Le Bon @ Gorilla

// Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon visits during a string of summer shows across the US and Europe in support of her latest album, fifth studio LP Reward. Le Bon’s work marries folk-rock sensibilities with wistful, haunting vocals.

Thursday 29th August // William Tyler @ YES

// Americana musician – and member of the much-loved Lambchop and Silver Jews – William Tyler visits Manchester for a special seated show at YES.

Thursday 29th August // Oasis: Definitely Maybe Performed Live By A 10-Piece Brass Band @ The Ritz

// We’re never short of Oasis tributes in the city, but it’s always nice to hear something a bit different. 10-piece brass ensemble Re:Imagine celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oasis’ first studio album ‘Definitely Maybe’.

Friday 30th + Saturday 31st August // Manchester Psych Fest @ Various Venues

// Manchester Psych Fest makes a return to the city, and organisers have announced that this is their biggest line-up to date. The festival is aimed at the open-minded, a chance for the psychedelic community to come together as one for a fun time filled with great music and energy. This year’s festival is headlined by Aussie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett.


For for event listings, check out our calendar here.

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