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Contents Contents Hello! There’s been stacks of snow this month, so we’ve spent our time wisely (and in the warm) putting together the best musical content the North West has to offer for your reading pleasure. We interviewed ‘Brazil’-singing teenage prodigy Declan McKenna, getting the low down on his dark-pop bangers, fearless stage persona, and his upcoming sold-out UK dates. We’ve also dug out the latest festival announcements and local news, picked out the top gigs on the horizon, compiled a comprehensive venue guide, and there are stacks of gig listings and tip-offs so you don’t miss a damn thing. Emma Baker, Editor-In-Chief

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Local News

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Picks Of The Month

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Festival Announcements

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Declan McKenna Interview

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Manchester Venue Guide

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Emerging Sounds

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Gig Listings

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One To Watch


Local News

Dave Haslam Book Event 22.05.18 | Gorilla | £8ADV Former Haçienda resident DJ Dave Haslam will be signing copies of his latest book entitled ‘Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor; Music, Manchester & More’ at Gorilla this May. Broadcaster Stuart Macoine will interview Dave about the memoir of his life and work - which includes encounters with Tony Wilson, Nile Rodgers, Terry Hall, Neneh Cherry, John Peel, Ian Brown, and more - before the book signing commences.

Antwerp Mansion threated with closure. The Rusholme favourite has been issued with a closure notice from Manchester City Council. Loyal clubbers have started a petition on Change.org in a bid to save the beloved venue and over 17,500 people have signed it to date. Will Antwerp join Sankeys and Sound Control in the big nightclub in the sky? Let’s hope not!

‘I Should Be So Lucky’ Tickets for Kylie Minogue’s intimate 650 capacity show at Gorilla sold-out in a staggering four minutes and were resold on secondary ticket sites for an eyewatering £17,000!

Geno Washington to return The Twisted Wheel Club for the first time in 50 years!

Got some hot gossip, tip offs or tantalising teasers about your local music scene in Manchester? In that case, we’d blooming love to hear it! Send it to news@theliveguidehq.com

Geno will make his triumphant return for a very special one-off show with The Ram Jam Band on 31st March at Night People. One show not to be missed!

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Picks

The Pharcyde’s debut album ‘Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde’ made this ‘90s crew one of the most dividing forces in hip-hop. As political and thought-provoking as it is infectious and fun, the 1992 album brought jazz and soul influences to a scene dominated at the time by aggression-filled gangster rap. Original members Fatlip and Slimkid3, as well as producers J-Swift and LA Jay celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this era-defining LP by performing the entire thing from start to finish.

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Django Django

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The Pharcyde

O2 Ritz | £17.50ADV | 7pm

Rebellion | £15ADV | 7pm

The eccentric uptempo indie-pop group are touring their much-

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anticipated latest album, ‘Marble Skies’, released in January this year. Praised by The Guardian as “winningly eclectic”, the record confidently flies in the face of the curse of the “tricky third album” and retains the band’s signature jammy dreamy psych-rock infused dancepop formula, with a little bit - but not too much more - polish. 22.03.18

Carpenter Brut Manchester Academy 2 £15ADV | 7pm

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Jessie Ware

Enigmatic French producer Carpenter Brut, real name Franck Hueso (but that’s all the information you’ll glean on him), broke onto the international music scene in 2015 with his trailblazing LP ‘Trilogy’ that attracted fans of his unique genre from both sides of the Atlantic. Merging horror film, heavy metal and electronic music sounds, his ominous “dark synth” soundscapes have been celebrated by several video game makers and will have F-Zero X fans dusting off their N64s.

O2 Apollo | £27.50ADV | 7pm After bringing in the New Year with Jools Holland, releasing her third album, ‘Glasshouse’, and bagging a BRIT nomination, it seems 2018 is the year that South Londoner queen-of-cool Jessie Ware is finally ready to go mainstream. Her minimalist take on melodic electronica has kept her something of a best-kept secret until now - but not anymore, thanks to a new divaesque direction and an Ed Sheeran collab to boot.

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Brigid Mae Power

Tom Walker

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Gorilla | £11.50ADV | 7pm

Singer-songwriter Brigid Mae Power was born in London, raised in Galway, and has spent time living in New York. Add into the mix of influences a number of retrofolk artists including the likes of Joni Mitchell, John Fahey and PJ Harvey, and you’ll get a feel for what to expect from her sound. Her heartfelt Celtic-folk undertones, topped with poignant and often personal lyrics are tempered with a touch of NYC cool - and the result is totally hypnotic.

Just over two months after Manchester-based musician Tom Walker bought his ticket for Glastonbury last year, he found himself being added to the line-up - despite not having any crew and having to cart his own tech to and from his performance. Featured in BBC’s ‘Sound Of 2018’, and dubbed by GQ as “your new favourite singer”, the gravel-voiced singersongwriter’s blend of soul, pop and reggae has seen him rack up over five and a half million monthly 12


listeners on Spotify, and you’ll recognise Radio 1 regular ‘Leave A Light On’.

Souls have been soundtracking the ups and downs of melancholic millennials with their upbeat alternative rock and shout-folk riffs since 2001. With an eighth studio album, ‘Be More Kind’ - spurred by the political state of the world and its rapidly changing cultural climate - due for release later this year, this show promises to be one of an intimate warm-up run before a busy year ahead for the band.

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Minami Deutsch Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7:30pm The embodiment of a new wave of Japanese-psych rock, selfprofessed “repetition freaks” Minami Deutsch are bringing an undeniably techno yet transportive, minimal and somewhat meditative fuzz-lined form of instrumentals to Soup Kitchen’s basement. The Tokyo-made trio have already gained a healthy cult-following with their output that combines elements of German krautrock, classic Indian raga, motorik grooves and seemingly endless jams. 13.04.18

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Manchester Academy £27.50ADV | 7pm British frontman Frank Turner and his backing band the Sleeping

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The British Sound Project Date: 22nd September 2018 Location: Victoria Warehouse Acts confirmed so far: Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Prose, Larkins, Glass Caves, Berries and many more to be announced soon. Tickets: FRM£27.50

Blue Dot Date: 19th - 22nd July 2018 Location: Jodrell Bank Observatory Recently announced: Slowdive, George Fitzgerald, Crazy P, Afriquoi, Nabihah Iqbal, Boy Azooga, Late Night Tales Djs, Science In The House, Algorave and many more. Tickets: FRM£159


Festival N°6 Date: 6th-9th September 2018 Location: Portmeirion Acts confirmed so far: Franz Ferdinand , Friendly Fires, The The, Everything Everything, Jessie Ware, Django Django, Ride, Anna Calvi, Hot Chip, Suggs, A Certain Ratio , Horse Meat Disco and many more. Tickets: FRM£180

Leeds Festival Date: 24th - 26th August 2018 Location: Bramham Park Recently announced: Slaves, Don Broco, Travis Scott, The Kooks, Krept X Konan, Shame, Billy Talent, Wilkinson (Live), The Vaccines, Lewis Capaldi, Deaf Havana, The Horrors, Fickle Friends, Kate Nash, HMLTD, Milk Teeth and many more. Tickets: FRM£205 15


“And now I’m gonna sing my new album” - plucky words spoken by a determined four-year-old Declan McKenna disclosed in the opening of his debut album ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’.

His debut single ‘Brazil’ - a critique of FIFA’s decision to award the FIFA World Cup to Brazil - started life as a GCSE Music composition project, which he later self-released.

“I sort of just put it out there and pushed it as much as I could and after one single managed to get signed and stuff, so that was cool. But yeah, I never anticipated anything to happen, I saw my self initially going to school, and uni and stuff and [my music career] kinda kicked off a lot quicker than I ever anticipated really.”

Fast forward 15 years and that same self-assured Declan has realised his own aspirations; dominating airwaves, both here and across the pond, with his bright and eclectic debut. Declan has been described by many as the poster-boy of a postmillennial generation - AKA Generation Z – a self-made generation of tech-tuned bloggers and You-Tubers that grew up with the internet at their fingertips and the world at their feet.

Now signed to Columbia Records, Declan has ditched the essays, assignments, and exams in favour of performing at festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella, touring the world, and pencilling epic pop bangers. “Initially it didn’t really pick up too quickly. Then all of a sudden once American radio had started

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picking up ‘Brazil’ and it started getting played everywhere then it was like ‘Okay, I’m going to America to promote my single’ and all these radio stations that I had never heard of in America are playing the song, there were people who wanted to see shows and that was when it got kinda real.” “I was doing all sorts really that I’d never imagined myself doing for years and years. Yeah, it was a pretty dramatic change initially and since then it’s kinda kept moving forward, kept rolling.”

one song as opposed to just the self, the I, sort of thing.” “I like making pop tunes and if the lyrics are dark but it sounds happy that’s kinda what I like doing. Like ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ - the lyrics are bit dark you know? “Bang! Bang! Maxwell’s silver hammer. Came down upon her head” but the sort of jolly tone to it makes it a bit eerie and childlike and it kinda adds to the darkness, without being overbearing. I think you can collide the different ideas and make them make a lot of sense.”

“ I think storytelling has always been part of the power of songs” Declan McKenna

Perhaps the key to Declan’s overnight success lies in his thoughtprovoking and astute songwriting? Penning songs that speak of and confront LGBT issues, the media and politics, providing insight into stories of the zeitgeist that speak to the generation he represents. “I think storytelling has always been part of the power of songs. I like literature, I like writing and I like making things up. It allows you to put different context and different perspectives within

The lyrics may be laced with political anecdotes and tragic tales, but Declan’s songs are always grounded with those playful pop hooks and dance-worthy beats. “I tend to start most songs with some melody aspect, whether that’s got lyrics attached to it, I dunno? Occasionally I come up with lyrics and that will start an idea, but I kinda think what do I love about music? What’s gonna make a good song? And it’s always melody with lyrics attached to it.” 19


Currently on a huge tour in America, “I think the more I perform, the more a land that has been incredibly I want to have an identity to myself receptive to his music, Declan as a performer. And I just kinda like will join us back in the UK for two wearing glitter, I like wearing makesold-out shows – one in London’s up, you know? It’s stuff I’d probably Kentish Town Forum and another do anyway to some degree. I think in our very own Manchester as a performer it kinda gives a Academy on Friday 6th April 2018. dress code subtly to the people Declan enthused, “It’s gonna be coming to the gigs. It’s cool, it’s our biggest headline gig ever, something I really enjoy doing and so it’s gonna be great. It’s gonna I think it adds another element to have a whole the performance, new production, which is often we’re working on overlooked in a new set, there’s guitar music.” gonna be a new song played that Fast forward to we’ve never really the summer and played before, you can catch there’s gonna be Declan and his Declan McKenna a new backdrop, band at the likes new lighting of Kendal Calling, display, new everything really, Neverworld, TRNSMT, Coachella, which is all really exciting.” Boardmasters, and Camp Bestival. “I’m looking forward to Coachella, “It’s kinda like the final headline obviously that’s gonna be a big shows of this act, so I want them one. In terms of the UK TRNSMT is to be everything that this album looking really good and it was really and this tour was supposed to fun to do last year. Yeah, there’s a be in the grandest way possible.” fair few festivals that we’re doing and it’s looking really exciting.” Declan’s playful wardrobe is also a note-worthy factor within his With such thematic lyrics, on-stage persona, pairing simple competent composition, and white jeans or dungarees with confident stage presence, it’s cartoon t-shirts, retro sportswear, easy to forget that Declan and battle worthy warrior paint. is still just 19 years of age.

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other is an important thing. Be what you wanna be and do what you wanna do for the world. I think just supporting your friends on a ground roots level is super important and sticking by the people you trust.”

Upon asking how he thinks his music will progress into his twenties, Declan expressed, “I dunno - I think that’s what’s quite exciting about it! I don’t really have a plan for how the album after the next is gonna sound and how my music will change.“

And what nugget of advice would the now famed Declan McKenna give to his fouryear-old self? “Erm I dunno I’d probably say that the big man dressed as a spider in Fuerteventura isn’t gonna do you any harm. [Laughs]” Declan McKenna

“I think I’m still very willing to experiment, I think I’m definitely, at this point in time, stepping away from the indie bracket, because I’ve not made anything in that style that’s excited me and I haven’t felt that that sort of sound and scene has been as progressive as others. So I think I’m going to delve more into the classic pop that I love and some more progressive stuff as well but where it is all going I dunno?”

“ The big man dressed as a spider in Fuerteventura isn’t gonna do you any harm”

It’s incredible how a casual and innocent exchange of words between a four-year-old boy and his sister in the back of their parent’s new car can provide a glimpse (even if only in hindsight) into a now teenage prodigy’s future. As for being a role model for ‘Generation Z’ I think this same exchange, and perhaps the most compelling of stories on his debut, gives hope that with hard work and determination anything is possible.

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MALLORY MONA KNOX Monday 9 April Soup Kitchen

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Manchester Venue Guide From Joy Division to Oasis, Buzzcocks to The Smiths, and The Happy Mondays to Simply Red, many a notable band have cut their teeth on Manchester’s music scene, rising from the indie venues that populate the city on to world domination. More recently bands like Blossoms, PINS and Cabbage have honed their act on the local scene before going off into the big wide world. Manchester is a city steeped in musical history, here we give you the low down on the city’s best venues and when and where to catch the next big thing.

The Deaf Institute

Where: 135 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HE Capacity: 175 (ground floor), 260 (music hall), 70 (basement) Price: £ Check Out: Girl Ray | 17.04.18 | £10ADV | 7:30pm Take a walk down Oxford Road and you’ll find this former Deaf Institute transformed into a hip-happening live music venue, complete with the biggest disco ball in the city. Close to the Manchester Metropolitan University Campus, the venue spans 3 floors and hosts a number of retro-themed club nights like ‘Girls On Film’, alongside performances from the latest of indie crushes.

Manchester Arena

Where: Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR Capacity: 21,000 Price: £££ Check Out: Arcade Fire | 08.04.18 | FRM£56.55 | 7:30pm

Manchester Academy

Where: Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PR Capacity: 2,600 (Academy 1); 950 (Academy 2); 650 (Club Academy); 470 (Academy 3) Price: ££ Check Out: Courtney Barnett | 04.06.18 | £22.50ADV | 7pm 26


Band On The Wall

Where: 25 Swan St, NQ, Manchester, M4 5JZ Capacity: 350 Price: ££ Check Out: I’m With Her | 15.05.18 | £17.50ADV | 7:30pm Regulars first dubbed the venue ‘Band On The Wall’ during its days as The George and Dragon pub in the 1930s, when acts performed on a stage halfway up the back wall to make room in the bustling building. Since then Band On The Wall has become a pillar of Manchester’s music scene. In the 1970’s punk made a home for itself there, showcasing early shows from the likes of Buzzcocks, The Fall and Joy Division. Today the charity run venue is known for its regular club nights with Craig Charles and Mr Scruff, alongside a diverse range of arty acts from across the globe. £3.5million plans are in place for the club to expand into the derelict Cocozza building increasing its capacity from 350 to 500 for headline performances.

Rebellion

O2 Ritz

Where: 2B Whitworth St West, Manchester, M1 5WZ Capacity: 400 Price: £ Check Out: Cannabis Corpse | 06.04.18 | £10ADV | 6:30pm

Where: Whitworth St West, Manchester, M1 5NQ Capacity: 1,500 Price: ££ Check Out: Young Fathers | 23.03.18 | £19ADV | 6pm

Night People

Where: 105 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD Capacity: 450 Price: £ Check Out: Strange Bones | 01.05.18 | £8ADV | 7pm Having opened in October 2017, Night People may be the newest addition to Manchester’s illustrious live music scene but this doesn’t mean it is void of all antiquity. In fact, the venue was once home of the legendary ‘Twisted Wheel Club’, the original northern RnB Club and birthplace of a movement, which became known as Northern Soul. In homage to its history Night People invites The Twisted Wheel to run a regular session on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month. The venue also hosts shows from up-and-coming acts, screenings, and club nights. 27


Jimmy’s

Where: 12 Newton St, NQ, Manchester, M1 2AN Capacity: 150 Price: £ Check Out: Idle Frets | 12.04.18 | £7ADV | 7:30pm This Northern Quarter hotspot is run by One Night Only bandmates and brothers George and Jimmy Craig. Neon lights and music memorabilia decorate the walls, while flight cases serve a new purpose as coffee tables, and fridges are filled with Jimmy’s own lager at £4 a can. This red light flooded bar promises “good beer, good music, good times” – and delivers it. Hosting a number of aftershow-parties this is the place to party on or wind down after a gig. You can also expect intimate shows, quiz nights and no-frills cocktails.

Fallow Café

O2 Apollo

Where: 2A Landcross Rd, Manchester, M14 6NA Capacity: 80+ Price: £ Check Out: John Buckley | 10.04.18 | £6ADV | 7pm

Where: Stockport Rd, Manchester, M12 6AP Capacity: 3,500 Price: £££ Check Out: Patti Smith And Her Band | 05.06.18 | FRM£47.50 | 7pm

Matt & Phreds

Where: 64 Tib St, NQ, Manchester, M4 1LW Capacity: 200 Price: £ Check Out: The Big Easy | 18.05.18 | £5OTD | 9:30pm

With 6 gigs a week, this NQ joint is perhaps best known for showcasing the finest in local and international jazz, but you can also expect to sample folk, gypsy, electro, salsa, swing, and ska at the venue. Over the years the likes of Kit Downes, Manu Delago, Jamie Cullum and even Adele have graced the stage at Matt & Phreds. Gigs are free Monday through to Thursday, and there’s a mere £5 OTD for Friday and Saturday night shows, which means you have more money to spend on their incredible Happy Hour offers!

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Night & Day Café

Where: 26 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JN Capacity: 250+ Price: £ Check Out: Glass Caves | 07.04.18 | £8ADV | 7:30pm Night & Day is a muso’s mecca. Over the past two decades almost every band you can think of has graced its stage - Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Elbow, Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs - on their rise to the top. This year the institution celebrated 26 years at 26 Oldham Street and having staved off offers from developers to buy the venue out, it is likely to remain there for another 26. Whoopee!

The Peer Hat

Where: 14-16 Faraday St, NQ, Manchester, M1 1BE Capacity: 180 Price: £ Check Out: Apes Grapes | 23.04.18 | PWYW | 8pm

Aatma

Where: 1st Floor, 14-16 Faraday St, NQ, Manchester, M1 1BE Capacity: 150 Price: £ Check Out: FEHM | 05.04.18 | £4ADV | 7pm

Gorilla

Where: 54 - 56 Whitworth St, Manchester, M1 5WW Capacity: 650 Price: ££ Check Out: Aquilo | 15.04.18 | £11ADV | 7pm Gorilla is renowned for its indie gigs, hipster cinema screenings, mouthwatering burgers, cheeky gin parlour and hangover fixing disco brunches. Housed under the railway arches off Oxford Road, this place isn’t monkeying around – some pretty large players are drawn to its intimate stage and over the next few months you can catch the likes of Lily Allen, Jacob Banks, and none other than Kylie Minogue!

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The Ruby Lounge

Where: 28-34 High St, Manchester, M4 1QB Capacity: 375 (live music), 600 (club space) Price: £ Check Out: Glue | 16.03.18 | FREE | 7:30pm Walk through the unassuming entrance near the Arndale Shopping Centre, and you’ll be transported to a no-frills Rock ‘n’ Roll music and drinking den. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s got all your needs covered when it comes to a good night out – great live shows and club nights, a loud-as-fook PA and drinks that won’t break the bank.

The Eagle Inn

The Star and Garter

Satans Hollow

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Satans Hollow is a metal heads heaven (or hell as it may be?). Expect loud music, moshing, sweating, and a bare-bones drinks selection. It’s a little bit themeparky with its mock graveyard and a huge devil hanging above the DJ booth, but they do put on some cracking shows, club nights, and after-parties.

As a sister venue to The Castle Hotel and The Eagle Inn, this pub-comemusic-venue has laid claim to this site since the mid-1800’s and retains many of its original features. There’s “no pretensions and no gimmicks” as local promoters take over the 2nd floor and fill it with decent up-and-coming acts.

Where: 18-19 Collier St, Salford, M3 7DW Capacity: 80 Price: £ Check Out: The Indigo Project | 12.04.18 | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Where: 18-20 Fairfield St, Manchester, M1 2QF Capacity: 200 Price: £ Check Out: Sunwatches | 17.03.18 | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Where: 101 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD Capacity: 200 Price: £ Check Out: Benji Webbe (of Skindred) DJ Set | 22.04.18 | £5ADV | 10pm

Where: 109 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LW Capacity: 140 Price: £ Check Out: The Happy Soul | 04.05.18 | £7ADV | 7:30pm

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Factory The Castle Hotel

Where: 66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE Capacity: 70 Price: £ Check Out: Port Cities | 25.03.18 | £8ADV | 6:30pm

Where: 118 Princess St, Manchester, M1 7EN Capacity: 950 Price: £ Check Out: Crazytown | 21.04.18 | £14ADV | 7pm Factory - AKA FAC251 – is based in the original headquarters of the infamous ‘Madchester’ record label. Co-owned by New Order and Joy Division’s Peter Hook and established club operators Tokyo Industries, the venue is now a favourite among students seeking out cheap drinks and great tunes.

Soup Kitchen

Where: 31-33 Spear St, Manchester, M1 1DF Capacity: 175-200 Price: £ Check Out: Banfi | 20.03.18 | £8ADV | 7pm Frequented by the likes of Johnny Marr, Soup Kitchen has an avid following, and it’s easy to see why. By day the venue is a canteen serving up wholesome and hearty food on communal style benches, but as the night falls it takes on a new persona. Crowds cram in to catch a glimpse of acts including Bipolar Sunshine, Circa Waves and Peace who begun their careers in the places like these. My only tip would be to bring your own loo roll as the toilets are pretty dank.

Albert Hall

Where: 27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR Capacity: 2,290 (seated) Price: £££ Check Out: The Hunna | 29.05.18 | £35ADV | 7pm This Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel lay abandoned for over 40 years and was only recently resurrected by Trof - the people behind Gorilla and The Deaf Institute - as an events venue, restaurant and bar. The grand and ornate chapel was restored into a stunning purposebuilt music hall and over the past 4 years has played host to the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Chvrches, Sam Smith, Public Service Broadcasting, Primal Scream, James Bay and many more. 31


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Big Thief 04.04.18

Manchester Academy 2 £11ADV | 7pm Genre: Indie / Folk-Rock Hometown: Brooklyn, New York FFO: Diet Cig // Girl Pool // Lucy Rose Keep Your Ears Out For: ‘Paul’ Facebook: BigThiefMusic Twitter @BigThiefMusic

Courtney Marie Andrews 22.04.18

Gorilla

£13.50ADV | 7pm

Genre: Folk / Country / Indie-Pop Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona FFO: Dolly Parton // Whitney Rose // Lillie Mae Keep Your Ears Out For: ‘Kindness Of Strangers’ Facebook: CourtneyMarieAndrews Twitter: @Courtneymamusic

For tickets visit ticketweb.co.uk or call 08444 77 1000


COMING UP *ALL SHOWS AT VENUE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

THE NAUGHTYS + THE CLAREMONTS + MARUJA SATURDAY 17TH MARCH DISCOLYPSO CLUBNIGHT SATURDAY 17TH MARCH KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR SATURDAY 17TH MARCH (AT THE HAUNT, BRIGHTON)

RAGHU DIXIT - #NEWNORTHSOUTH SUNDAY 18TH MARCH KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR SUNDAY 18TH MARCH (AT THE FLEECE, BRISTOL)

KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR MONDAY 19TH MARCH (AT HARE & HOUNDS, BIRMINGHAM)

RICK AND MORTY QUIZ TUESDAY 20TH MARCH KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR TUESDAY 20TH MARCH (AT BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS)

KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH (AT O2 ABC 2, GLASGOW)

ELECTRONIC EMPIRES #NEWNORTHSOUTH COMMISSION THURSDAY 22ND MARCH LTJ BUKEM & MC FOX + DJ JIM BANE FRIDAY 23RD MARCH BANDONTHEWALL.ORG

0161 832 1111 / 25 SWAN STREET NORTHERN QUARTER, MANCHESTER, M4 5JZ

INNER CITY WAVES & MIDICATION PRESENT: DYNO & MORE SATURDAY 24TH MARCH MUSIC FOR THE MIND & SOUL SUNDAY 25TH MARCH

(AT THE BRIDGEWATER HALL, MANCHESTER)

YAZMIN LACEY + SHOA WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH

(AT THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER)

DJ KRUSH + DJS JOE W + LOWELL THURSDAY 29TH MARCH KNOWER (FULL BAND) + SKELTR SOLD OUT + FREE AFTERPARTY W/ WERKHA (DJ) FRIDAY 30TH MARCH CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB FT. THE HEMPOLICS SATURDAY 31ST MARCH AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE + NICK SINNA SUNDAY 1ST APRIL TREVOR NELSON’S SOUL NATION SUNDAY 1ST APRIL SKENGDO X AM MONDAY 2ND APRIL THE YOUNG’UNS TUESDAY 3RD APRIL MICA MILLAR + SPECIAL GUESTS WEDNESDAY 4TH APRIL ROMAIN VIRGO THURSDAY 5TH APRIL


gig listings Saturday - 17.03.18 Loud Noises Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm The Night & Day Showcase Featuring Will Walton + Noah Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm

The Naughtys + The Claremonts Band On The Wall | £9ADV | 7pm Noasis The Ruby Lounge | £11ADV | 7pm Madonnatron + Kyogen Soup Kitchen | £7ADV | 7pm

Yes Bridgewater Hall | £44/50ADV | 8pm

O.D.L Factory | £10ADV | 7pm

Calva Louise + The Elephant Trees + Dirty Laces Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 8pm

Rae Morris Gorilla | £13ADV | 6:30pm

The Covasettes + The Time Sellers + The Empire Police The Castle Hotel | £6ADV | 7:30pm King No One Manchester Academy 2 £10ADV | 7:30pm Plastic House + King Kartel + Narrow Margin Manchester Academy 3 £8ADV | 7:30pm Rodney Cromwell + Nature Of Wires + The Frixion + Vieon The Eagle Inn | £5ADV | 7:30pm

Shredfest Featuring - Almeida + Lineout + Dead Neck + More Night People | £6ADV | 5:30pm Sunday - 18.03.18 Open Mike Eagle The Deaf Institute | £15ADV | 7:30pm Wyvern Lingo The Castle Hotel | £8ADV | 7:30pm Angel Forrest Manchester Academy 3 £13ADV | 7:30pm Zak Abel Gorilla | £13ADV | 7pm

Sunwatchers The Star and Garter | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Outlya live Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7:30pm

The Ramonas The Deaf Institute | £8ADV | 7pm

Varius Manx & Kasia Stankiewicz Manchester Academy 2 £25ADV | 7pm

Mist Manchester Academy £16.50ADV | 7pm

Nocny Kochanek Rebellion | £19ADV | 7pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


March Joel Baker Jimmy’s | £7ADV | 7pm

Amy Shark The Deaf Institute | £8ADV | 7pm

Raghu Dixit Band On The Wall | £20ADV | 6:30pm

Banfi Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7pm

Monday - 19.03.18

Lily Allen Gorilla | £25ADV | 7pm

The Night Creatures Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

Wednesday - 21.03.18

Tom Ollendorf Trio The Peer Hat | £5OTD | 8pm

Prato Bell Luckin Trio Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

Milk Teeth The Deaf Institute | £9ADV | 7:30pm

The Night & Day Showcase - Featuring Deckchair Protest + Rogue Network + Lunatics Lost + Ap Cooper Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm

Joel Baker Gullivers | £8ADV | 7:30pm Spinning Coin The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm The Pharcyde Rebellion | £15ADV | 7pm Tuesday - 20.03.18 Charlie Cooper Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Sarah Darling Night and Day Café | £12ADV | 8pm

Creatures Of Catharsis Jimmy’s | £3OTD | 8pm Palace Winter Gullivers | £8ADV | 7:30pm Starset Manchester Academy 3 £11ADV | 7:30pm Myles Kennedy Gorilla | £27.50ADV | 7:30pm

Mary Spender Gullivers | £12ADV | 7:30pm

Vok The Deaf Institute £8.50ADV | 7:30pm

Yves + Novatines + The Empire Police Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 7:30pm

Charlie Barnes The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Anne-Marie O2 Ritz | £16.50ADV | 7pm

Fever Ray Albert Hall | £27.50ADV | 7:30pm

In partnership with


gig listings Django Django O2 Ritz | £17.50ADV | 7pm The Starlight Magic Hour The Castle Hotel | £4.99ADV | 7pm

Feather Trade + The Maitlands + Lowrise + Sugarstone Aatma | £5OTD | 6:30pm Friday - 23.03.18

Sumo Cyco Rebellion | £10ADV | 7pm

LTJ Bukem Band On The Wall | £13ADV | 11pm

Thursday - 22.03.18

The After Hours Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm

Jamie Brownfield Quartet Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Sewage Farm Colour Of Spring + Dark Sky Park Fallow Café | TBC | 8pm Sango Club Academy | £12.50ADV | 7:30pm Barbarella Hellacopter The Eagle Inn | £4ADV | 7:30pm Martha Low Four Studio | WIN | 7:30pm High Contrast Gorilla | £12.50ADV | 7pm Tom Grennan O2 Ritz | £12ADV | 7pm Eliza And The Bear The Deaf Institute | £12ADV | 7pm Carpenter Brut Manchester Academy 2 £15ADV | 7pm Palace Winter Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7pm

Jessie Ware O2 Apollo | £27.50ADV | 7pm Emily Capell Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 8pm The Fratellis Manchester Academy £17.50ADV | 7:30pm The Magic Gang + Our Girl + Boy Azooga Manchester Academy £12ADV | 7:30pm The Quireboys Manchester Academy 3 £20ADV | 7:30pm Damage Club Academy | £20ADV | 7:30pm Giant Rooks + Flynt + Cultures Night and Day Café | £7ADV | 7:30pm Brigid Mae Power The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm Mt. Wolf Low Four Studio | £10ADV | 7:30pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


March Mr Ben & The Bens + Sun Drift + Dog Daisies + Family Selection Box The Castle Hotel | £5ADV | 7:30pm Lee Mead The Lowry | £27ADV | 7:30pm Yxng Bane Gorilla | £9ADV | 7pm

The Night & Day Showcase Featuring The Last Dregs + Pennylands + Mana + Bines Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm Sigrid Manchester Academy 2 £12ADV | 7:30pm

Proletariat The Deaf Institute | £7ADV | 7pm

Amplifier + Awooga Manchester Academy 3 £14ADV | 7:30pm

Blancmange Band On The Wall £19.50ADV | 7:30pm

Elle Mary & The Bad Men The White Hotel | £6ADV | 7:30pm

INEGO The Ruby Lounge | £7.70ADV | 7pm Martha Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7pm Young Fathers O2 Ritz | £16ADV | 6pm Rezerwat + Last of The Real Rebellion | £15ADV | 6pm Flight of the Conchords Manchester Arena | FRM£25 | 6pm Saturday - 24.03.18

Afghan Sand Gang The Eagle Inn | £4ADV | 7:30pm The Ramona Flowers + De’Nova + Frontiers Night People | £8ADV | 7:30pm Dinosaur Jr. Albert Hall | £23.50ADV | 7pm The Game Victoria Warehouse | FRM£20 | 7pm Dream Wife The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm

Dreamer Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm

The Wombats Manchester Academy £21ADV | 7pm

John Otway Gullivers | £10ADV | 8pm

Eliminator The Star and Garter | £5ADV | 7pm

Madison Beer Club Academy | £10ADV | 7:30pm

John Otway Factory | £10ADV | 7pm

In partnership with


gig listings Gypsies of Bohemia Gorilla | £10ADV | 6:30pm Alabama 3 O2 Ritz | £20ADV | 6:30pm Thirty Seconds to Mars Manchester Arena | FRM£32.50 | 6pm The Family + The King Is Dead + My Kind Of Scum Satans Hollow | £5ADV | 6pm

The Pop Hits Tour - Featuring Road Trip + Badzach + Aaron Melloul Club Academy | £20ADV | 7:30pm Jacob Banks Gorilla | £15ADV | 7pm Bethlehem Casuals The Deaf Institute | £8ADV | 7pm Homesteads The Castle Hotel | £6ADV | 7pm

Sunday - 25.03.18

Tuesday - 27.03.18

The Capitals + Harringtons + Templars + Ladies Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 9pm

The ElecTrio Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

Beth Nielsen Chapman RNCM | £27.50ADV | 8pm Port Cities The Castle Hotel | £8ADV | 7:30pm Pearl Divers + That’s My Eye The Eagle Inn | £5ADV | 7:30pm Vance Joy O2 Ritz | £15ADV | 7pm Phoenix Manchester Academy £23.50ADV | 7pm Itch The Star and Garter | £10ADV | 7pm Monday - 26.03.18 Teduloca The Peer Hat | PWYW | 8pm

Doctors Of Madness + Lily Bud + Sister Paul Manchester Academy 3 £22.50ADV | 7:30pm Kit Trigg + Kosmonauts + The One Hundred Club Jimmy’s | £5ADV | 7:30pm Ady Suleiman Gorilla | £12.50ADV | 7pm Sabrina Benaim The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm Sam Smith Manchester Arena FRM£27.50 | 6pm Wednesday - 28.03.18 Victor Brox Dream Team Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


March Yazmin Lacey The Castle Hotel | £8ADV | 8pm John Dhali Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm Black Foxxes The Deaf Institute | £9ADV | 7:30pm The Little Unsaid Gullivers | £10ADV | 7:30pm Summerhouse The Eagle Inn | £4ADV | 7:30pm Tom Walker Gorilla | £11.50ADV | 7pm

Broomhead + Feliicia Eliza + Dave O’Keefe Jimmy’s | £5ADV | 7:30pm Dodie O2 Ritz | £18ADV | 7pm Fall Out Boy Manchester Arena | £32.50ADV | 7pm George Fitzgerald Gorilla | £11.50ADV | 7pm Ne Obliviscaris Rebellion | £11ADV | 7pm Friday - 30.03.18

MØ O2 Ritz | £15ADV | 7pm

Battle Of The Brass Bands Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9pm

Doyle Factory | £15ADV | 7pm

The Night & Day Showcase - Featuring Columbia + White Eskimo + Good For Gordon + Matty James Cassidy Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm

Sam Smith Manchester Arena | FRM£27.50 | 6pm Thursday - 29.03.18 Andy C Albert Hall | £17.50ADV | 9pm DJ Krush Band On The Wall | £13ADV | 9pm Pannakoek Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Dr Alex Paterson Night and Day Café | £12.50ADV | 8pm The Snuts The Eagle Inn | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Greta Van Fleet Manchester Academy £12ADV | 7:30pm Yes Lad Club Academy | £8ADV | 7:30pm Echo Town The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm Ashfields Jimmy’s | £5ADV | 7:30pm Sunflower Bean Gorilla | £11ADV | 7pm

In partnership with


gig listings Macklemore Victoria Warehouse | £30ADV | 7pm Green Rock River Band Gullivers | TBC | 7pm Knower Band On The Wall | £13ADV | 7pm George Ezra O2 Apollo | £25ADV | 7pm These Smiths The Ruby Lounge | £11ADV | 7pm

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club Featuring The Hempolics Band On The Wall | £17.50ADV | 9pm The Night & Day Showcase Featuring M60 + Salvador + Mantra Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Gullivers | £12.50ADV | 7:30pm No Age Soup Kitchen | £12ADV | 7:30pm

Oddity Road The Deaf Institute | £7ADV | 7pm

No Hot Ashes Manchester Academy 2 £8.50ADV | 7:30pm

Bell Witch Rebellion | £11ADV | 7pm

Harlem Spartans Club Academy | £14ADV | 7:30pm

Renounced The Star and Garter | £7ADV | 6pm

Kris Barras Aatma | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Testament + Annihilator + Vader O2 Ritz | £20ADV | 5:30pm

SOFIAHH The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Paradise All Dayer - Featuring Cleargreen + The Attic Doctors + Red Rum Club + Provocateurs + More Night People | £6ADV | 4pm

Circus Wolves Jimmy’s | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Saturday - 31.03.18 The Plimp Souls Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm Sub Focus + Camo & Krooked + Dimension + Cause & Affect + More Victoria Warehouse £12.50ADV | 9pm

The Stranglers + Therapy? O2 Apollo | £27.50ADV | 7pm Goat Girl The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm Space The Ruby Lounge | £17.50ADV | 7pm Steven Wilson Bridgewater Hall | FRM£25 | 7pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


March / April Ashestoangels Factory | £8.50ADV | 7pm

Panda Bear Gorilla | £14.50ADV | 7:30pm

Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band Night People | £15ADV | 7pm

TOTO Bridgewater Hall | £67.50ADV | 7:30pm

Embrace O2 Ritz | £21.50ADV | 6:30pm Sunday - 01.04.18 Trevor Nelson’s Soul Nation Band On The Wall FRM£17.50 | 11pm Go Hardwell Or Go Home Victoria Warehouse FRM£27.50 | 9pm

Evanescence O2 Apollo | £39.50ADV | 7pm Skengdo X AM Band On The Wall | £8ADV | 7pm Tuesday - 03.04.18 Blind Monk Trio Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm The Young’uns Band On The Wall | £16ADV | 7:30pm

The Jeremy Sassoon Trio Matt & Phreds | FREE | 8pm

Frida Sundemo Jimmy’s | £10ADV | 7:30pm

Pronto Mama The Castle Hotel | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Persefone The Ruby Lounge | £16.50ADV | 7pm

African Head Charge + Nick Sinna Band On The Wall £11.50ADV | 7:30pm

Cellar Darling Rebellion | £12.50ADV | 7pm

Hollows + Dirty Orange + Lyerr Jimmy’s | £5ADV | 7:30pm Desi Rockstars O2 Apollo | £33ADV | 5:45pm Monday - 02.04.18 The Blues Jam Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Nat Birchall Organ Trio The Peer Hat | £5OTD | 8pm

The Fallen Sate Factory | £8ADV | 7pm Jethro Tull O2 Apollo | £32.50ADV | 6:30pm Wednesday - 04.04.18 Standard Time Trio Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Philippa Hanna Night and Day Café £11.50ADV | 8pm

In partnership with


gig listings The Circus Villains Jimmy’s | £5ADV | 8pm

Tokio Myers Albert Hall | £20ADV | 7pm

Kate Ellis Gullivers | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Earthless The Deaf Institute | £13.50ADV | 7pm

Big Thief Manchester Academy 2 £11ADV | 7:30pm

Otherkin + Paris Youth Foundation Jimmy’s | £7.50ADV | 7pm Friday - 06.04.18

Reggie ‘n’ Bollie Manchester Academy 3 £12ADV | 7:30pm

Dillon Francis Gorilla | £18ADV | 11pm

Mica Millar Band On The Wall | FRM£8.50 | 7:30pm

The Nightcreatures Duo Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm

Shadowlark The Eagle Inn | £4.40ADV | 7:30pm

Floral Scene + Kula Bay + Silver Wilson + Violet Youth Night and Day Café | £5ADV | 8pm

Rolo Tomassi The Deaf Institute | £8ADV | 7pm Thursday - 05.04.18 The Gelatos Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

Jessica Lea Mayfield Gullivers | £9.50ADV | 7:30pm Noble Jacks The Castle Hotel | £10ADV | 7:30pm

Night Riots + Silent Rival Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Manchester Academy 2 £35ADV | 7:30pm

Jeremy Loops Gorilla | £15ADV | 7:30pm

The South Club Academy | £25ADV | 7:30pm

Nick Harper Gullivers | £12.50ADV | 7:30pm

The One Eyed General’s Bandit The Eagle Inn | TBC | 7:30pm

Brooke Sharkey The Castle Hotel | £10ADV | 7:30pm

Joana Serrat + Rebekah Joy Night People | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Romain Virgo Band On The Wall £17.50ADV | 7:30pm

The Rubens The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


APRIL Cosmo Sheldrake Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7pm Declan McKenna Manchester Academy | £15ADV | 7pm The Lucid Dream + 3D Tanx + Pale Rider Band On The Wall | £11.50ADV | 7pm SG Lewis Gorilla | £13ADV | 6:30pm Cannabis Corpse Rebellion | £10ADV | 6:30pm Saturday - 07.04.18

En Vogue Manchester Academy 2 £28.50ADV | 7:30pm Misterwives Manchester Academy 3 £11ADV | 7:30pm Dawn Penn Band On The Wall | £17ADV | 7:30pm Bowery + Babylon + In By One’s Aatma | £6ADV | 7:30pm Alexander O’Neal The Lowry | FRM£26.50 | 7:30pm Demob Happy The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm

Sonny Fodera Manchester Academy 2 £15ADV | 11:45pm Terri Shaltiel Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm Glass Caves + The Opera Comic + Kidsmoke + Vena Cava Night and Day Café | £8ADV | 8pm Cath and Phil Tyler The Eagle Inn | £6ADV | 8pm Slowhandclap + Ulysses Wells Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 8pm Critical Reaction + Delphina Kings + Sunglo Gullivers | £7.30ADV | 7:30pm Courtyards + Little Avis + Floral Scene The Castle Hotel | £6ADV | 7:30pm

Martin Black + So Called Friend Gullivers | £5ADV | 7pm Thee Hypnotics Night People | £13ADV | 7pm The Courteeners Manchester Arena | FRM£29.50 | 6pm Falsetival - Featuring False Advertising + Forever Cult + Peaness + John + Dead Naked Hippies Soup Kitchen | £8.50ADV | 3pm Sunday - 08.04.18 Maker + Chris Helme Night and Day Café | £4ADV | 8pm Lissie Gorilla | £20ADV | 7:30pm

In partnership with


gig listings Girli The Deaf Institute | £9ADV | 7:30pm

Harry Styles Manchester Arena | FRM£45 | 6pm

Lil Uzi Vert Manchester Academy | £25ADV | 7pm

Tuesday - 10.04.18

Aston Merrygold Manchester Academy 2 £17.50ADV | 7pm Arcade Fire Manchester Arena | £55ADV | 6pm Monday - 09.04.18

Red Alert Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Snapped Ankles Night and Day Café | £8.50ADV | 8pm Minami Deutsch Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Jazz Jam Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

Keyon Harrold Band On The Wall £12.50 ADV | 7:30pm

Fervour The Peer Hat | PWYW | 8pm

Rory Wynne Jimmy’s | £4.50ADV | 7:30pm

KnowMads + Nick Brewer The Ruby Lounge | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Bastille Reorchestrated O2 Apollo | £40ADV | 7pm

Let’s Eat Grandma The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7:30pm

The Sheepdogs The Deaf Institute | £10ADV | 7pm

Theo Katzman Band On The Wall | £10ADV | 7:30pm

John Buckley Fallow Café | £6ADV | 7pm

Interrobang Jimmy’s | £8ADV | 7:30pm

Wednesday - 11.04.18

The Vaccines Manchester Academy £22.50ADV | 7pm Origin Rebellion | £15ADV | 7pm Funeral Shakes Night People | £6ADV | 7pm

Stuart Mccallum Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm Wiki Night and Day Café | £12ADV | 8pm Arlissa The Deaf Institute £13.50ADV | 7:30pm

For tickets visit ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0844 844 0444


APRIL Julia Biel Gullivers | £15ADV | 7:30pm

Idle Frets Jimmy’s | £7ADV | 7:30pm

Keni Burke Band On The Wall £22.50ADV | 7:30pm

Nerina Pallot Gorilla | TBC | 7pm

Laurel Canyon + Many Moons Jimmy’s | £6ADV | 7:30pm Isaac Gracie Gorilla | £12ADV | 7pm Fenne Lily Soup Kitchen | £8ADV | 7pm Johnny Black Aatma | £5ADV | 7pm Roy Orbison - The Hologram UK Tour O2 Apollo | £40ADV | 6:30pm

Draper + Man Without Country Soup Kitchen | £12ADV | 7pm Gregory Porter O2 Apollo | FRM£35 | 6:30pm Friday - 13.04.18 Soul Tubes Matt & Phreds | £5OTD | 9:30pm The Night & Day Showcase Featuring Glue Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm

Thursday - 12.04.18

Emily Maguire Gullivers | £12.50ADV | 7:30pm

Skutch Manos Matt & Phreds | FREE | 9pm

KOYO Soup Kitchen | FREE | 7:30pm

The Dead Daisies Manchester Academy 2 £20ADV | 8pm

The Wonder Years Manchester Academy 2 £15ADV | 7:30pm

October Drift Night and Day Café | £6ADV | 8pm The Turbans The Deaf Institute | £11ADV | 7:30pm

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Lee Gamble Band On The Wall | £12ADV | 7:30pm

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The Indigo Project + The Cheap Thrills The Eagle Inn | £7ADV | 7:30pm

In partnership with


one to watch: Halo Maud

Jason Boardman co-owner of Manchester’s downtempo vinylonly record label Aficionado Recordings and Sales Representative for Ticketweb/ Ticketmaster in the North is renowned for his open ear’s and equally open mind.

Maud is the epitome of relaxed French cool and I (along with many others) was completely captivated by her live performance that evening. She radiates stage presence, her vocal style vaguely reference’s Bjork or even Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays to my old ears and there’s a nod to Broadcast and a distinct Gallic flavour in the production and arrangement.

One of the best things in my day to day existence is that I get exposed to a wide range of music through my job and industry contacts. My mate Jeff invited me to see Baxter Dury at Gorilla on the proviso we had a beer first and I checked out the support band Halo Maud who had recently signed to his record label Heavenly Recordings.

Halo Maud release their debut LP ‘Je Suis Une île’ at the end of May, it’s a classic and on repeat at Boardman Towers. It’s a very assured debut which will no doubt be competing with Whyte Horses ‘Empty Words’ as the finest modern psychedelic pop album of 2018 in the end of year lists.

I readily accepted, acutely aware of the labels innate ability to consistently unearth quality leftfield pop artists and in progressive psychedelic French pop band Halo Maud they have discovered yet another absolute gem.

Listen to Halo Maud | @Allomaud Soundcloud.com/halo-maud 46


105 PRINCESS STREET WWW.NIGHTPEOPLEMCR.COM CRAZY P'S DANIELLE MOORE & TWISTED TUBES BAD FUN PRESENTS LABYRINTH 80S DISCO FRIDAY 23RD MARCH // £10 / 11PM

SATURDAY 14TH APRIL // £6 / 11PM

THE RAMONA FLOWERS

THE STRAWBERRIES

SATURDAY 24TH MARCH // £8 / 7PM

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL // £6 / 7PM

TWISTED WHEEL CLUB

THE SILVER LINES

SUNDAY 25TH MARCH & 8TH APRIL // £5 / 3PM

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL // £7 / 7PM

PARADISE ALL DAYER

BLACK DOLDRUMS

FRIDAY 30TH MARCH // £6 / 4PM

MONDAY 23RD APRIL // £7 / 7PM

GENO WASHINGTON

SULPHUR

SATURDAY 31ST MARCH // £15 / 7PM

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL // £10 / 7PM

REBECCA JOY JOANNA SERAT PLUS

TAX THE HEAT

FRIDAY 6TH APRIL // £8 / 7PM

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL // £10 / 7PM

THEE HYPNOTICS

KIMMIE RHODES

SATURDAY 7TH APRIL // £13 / 7PM

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL // £10 / 7PM

FUNERAL SHAKES

GUESTS KASHMERE PLUS

MONDAY 9TH APRIL // £6 / 7PM

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL // £7 / 7:30PM

EMPTY ROOM W/ THE HEY BULLDOG / DEJA VEGA FREAKOUT HONEY / SAVANNAH / EMPTY ROOM DJS

STRANGEBONES

FRIDAY 13TH APRIL // £6 / 7PM

TUESDAY 1ST MAY // £8 / 7PM


— WINNER — MIND-BLOWING SPECTACLE

— WINNER — NEW FESTIVAL ON THE BLOCK

UK FESTIVAL CONGRESS

UK FESTIVAL CONGRESS

JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY. CHESHIRE. EARTH 19.20.21.22 JULY 2018

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS THE FLAMING LIPS. FUTURE ISLANDS * THE HALLÉ BLUE PLANET INWITHCONCERT PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING. GARY NUMAN. LITTLE DRAGON. PLUS SPECIAL GUEST RONI SIZE: NEW FORMS LIVE UNKLE. GILLES PETERSON. ALEXIS TAYLOR. BOOKA SHADE. THE ORB. LAMB. NADINE SHAH. ADRIAN SHERWOOD. MAD PROFESSOR. HOOKWORMS. BALOJI. VESSELS. LOST HORIZONS.

DOT TALKS FROM LEADING SCIENTISTS & THINKERS ALICE ROBERTS. JIM AL-KHALILI. LIBBY JACKSON. DALLAS CAMPBELL. TIM O’BRIEN

— DISCOVER A NEW WORLD — MUSIC. ASTRONOMY. SCIENCE. COMEDY. ARTS & CULTURE. FAMILY ENCOUNTERS. FILM SCREENINGS REAL ALE. G’ASTRONOMY. BOUTIQUE CAMPING. LIVE EXPERIMENTS & WORKSHOPS. STARGAZING

* Requires additional Thursday ticket. Subject to license.

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