TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
DEAF INSTITUTE: 19:30–22:00
With 2015’s Ivy Tripp propelling Alabama’s Waxahatchee into the worldwide spotlight, Katie Crutchfield has high expectations to meet when she brings her indie sound to Deaf Institute – but with July’s Out in the Storm being her most guitar-driven release to date, you won’t be left disappointed.
WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
CHASTITY BELT w/ GANG & GORGEOUS BULLY
THE STAR & GARTER: 19:00–23:00
Some gigs have a line-up that seems too good to be true – and this is one of them. Washington’s Chastity Belt, Margate’s Gang and Manchester’s own Gorgeous Bully all team up to bring you one of September’s hottest nights. From dreampop melodies to killer grunge riffs, the Star & Garter will be home to all. We’ll see you there.
THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
ALVVAYS w/ ALASKALASKA
Antisocialites, the highly-anticipated sophomore release from Toronto’s ethereal Alvvays, is finally out this Friday after an agonising three-year wait. Put your pre-orders in and head over to Gorilla to step into some hazy nostalgia; with blog favourites ALASKALASKA as support, you’ve got no reason to say no.
FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
GIRLPOOL w/ IAN SWEET
Girlpool fans will be overjoyed to hear that the drummerless folk-punk duo are returning to Manchester in support of latest and greatest album, Powerplant. Get there early enough to catch New York trio Ian Sweet for a slice of gripping lyricisim before they hit their US tour with Frankie Cosmos.
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
HORSEBEACH w/ WITCH FEVER & PSYBLINGS
NIGHT & DAY CAFE: 20:00–23:00
You can get grooving to dreamy locals Horsebeach this weekend thanks to Night & Day, who are kicking off their Antics night with a host of Manchester’s freshest talent. The raucously grunge Witch Fever and psych-rock Psyblings complete a line-up that promises to make your Saturday night like no other.
SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
H. HAWKLINE w/ YOUNGHUSBAND
SOUP KITCHEN: 19:30–23:00
Fresh from touring with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, H. Hawkline is the alter-ego of Cardiff’s Huw Evans and Heavenly Recordings’s answer to early 70’s Bowie. Making music like – well, nobody else – May’s I Romanticise is seeing itself fly to the tops of many ‘2017’s Top Albums’ lists. Support comes from unmissable London quartet Younghusband – a once lo-fi project that’s blossomed into a thing of beauty.