MONDAY 20th MARCH
O2 APOLLO: 7-10PM
Certified Manc legends Elbow play their penultimate show at the O2 Apollo on Monday. With two sold-out nights there already under their belt, Guy Garvey and co are sure not to disappoint.
TUESDAY 21st MARCH
SOUP KITCHEN: 7:30-10:30PM
They’ve pushed their experimental boundaries with latest offering U Want The Scoop?, and with Californian punk-twins The Garden infamous for their boisterous live shows, expect nothing less than a riot at Soup Kitchen on Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH
PORRIDGE RADIO (SUPPORTING GARDEN CENTER)
CROWN AND KETTLE: 7:30-12AM
They may be newcomers, but that doesn’t mean that Brighton’s Porridge Radio are anything less than brilliant. Supporting Garden Center at Salford’s Crown and Kettle on Wednesday, the emotionally-charged quintet have promised to deliver an “extremely stripped back set” for all you lucky attendees.
THURSDAY 23rd MARCH
THE MAGIC GANG (SUPPORTING CIRCA WAVES)
MANCHESTER ACADEMY: 6:30-11PM
Brighton is the city that doesn’t stop giving – and resident indie-favourites The Magic Gang promise to bring those sunny seaside vibes to Academy on Thursday. Stick around for Liverpudlian headliners Circa Waves if you want to continue the fun.
FRIDAY 24th MARCH
CAR SEAT HEADREST & TRAAMS
Virginia’s Will Toledo brings his lo-fi/emo project Car Seat Headrest to Gorilla on Friday, to celebrate the release of 2016’s banger Teens of Denial. With a support slot from post-punk Chichester trio Traams, make sure your Friday isn’t spent any other way.
SATURDAY 25th MARCH
THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN
MANCHESTER ACADEMY: 77-11PM
No introduction is needed for Scotland’s The Jesus & Mary Chain, 80’s pioneers of feedback-drenched sets and angry, fuzzy scuzz. They hit Academy 1 on Saturday, ensuring that your weekend is off to an adrenalin-soaked start.
SUNDAY 26th MARCH
Celebrated Texan Bill Baird is undoubtedly a musical maverick. 2016’s Summer is Gone was recorded over 250 times for a unique listener experience; his latest ambition is to release both a morning record, Easy Machines, and an evening record, Baby Blue Abyss, simultaneously. He brings his chilled-out and experimental sound to The Castle on Sunday – alongside support from Manchester’s unmissable Inland Taipan.