MONDAY 16TH OCTOBER
EAGLE INN: 20:00–23:00
A punk trio boasting what’s probably the hottest set of members on the block, L.A’s Flat Worms are made up by Will Ivy (Dream Boys), Tinn Hellman (Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps) and Justin Sullivan (Kevin Morby, The Babies). With their debut album out 20th October, now’s the time to catch them live before they really blow up.
TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER
THE PEER HAT: 20:00–23:00
If July’s self-titled debut made you fall for Fake Laugh, then you’ll be overjoyed to know Berlin-born, London-based Kamran Khan is taking time off from touring with The Japanese House to bring his dreamy project to Manchester. With tracks bursting with shimmering melodies and reverb-laden jangles, Khan’s sentimental songs are not to be missed.
SOUP KITCHEN: 19:00–22:00
Another solo project that’s simply impossible to not recommend, Infinite Bisous (a.k.a. English-born, Paris-based Rory McCarthy) is hitting Soup Kitchen for the first time since March’s W/ Love was released. If sharing the stage with Mac DeMarco and Connan Mockasin isn’t enough to sway you, then McCarthys woozy, romance-fuelled bangers definitely will.
WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER
THE CASTLE HOTEL: 19:30–22:30
Post-punk newbies who’ve been taking Hull (and beyond) by storm, frenzied quartet Lumer promise to deliver a frantic set crammed with face-melting riffs and Ian Curtis-inspired vocals. Check out our thoughts on latest single ‘Homicide’ – and grab your tickets ASAP.
THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER
(SANDY) ALEX G
DEAF INSTITUTE: 19:30–22:30
The gig that it seems like everyone’s been waiting for, (Sandy) Alex G is back to celebrate the release of fifth album Rocket that many feel is his best collection of tracks to date. With Giannascoli’s career getting bigger every day, it’s a huge contrast to those lo-fi bedroom days that initially forged his name.
FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER
BLOGTOBER FESTIVAL x TOO MANY BLOGS: TUSKA // WEIRD MILK // JINGO
THE FINSBURY, LONDON: 20:00–23:30
Blowing our own trumpets we may be – but we simply couldn’t include this! For all you Londoners out there, Friday sees us team up with Lost in the Manor – a collective whose ‘Blogtober’ idea aims to put on a gig for every night of October. And as we’r bringing you a fresh hot lineup of Tuska, Weird Milk and Jingo, you better be there.
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
A CAREFULLY PLANNED FAREWELL
GULLIVERS//THE CASTLE//AATMA: 13:00–0:00
Probably the saddest gig we’ve recommended you, this Saturday unfortunately sees the last ever Carefully Planned Festival take place – Manchester’s only (and best) event that offered up-and-coming artists mass exposure. As you’ll be well looked after in the finest company of Hot Shorts, Screen Wives, Kiran Leonard, Grotbags, Winter Sports and so many more, it’s time to give this magnificent festival the send-off it deserves.
SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER
DEAF INSTITUTE: 19:30–23:00
Fresh from a hectic European festival circuit, Dublin’s Otherkin are bringing their garage-punk aesthetic to Deaf Institute this Sunday, ending the week with a ferocious bang. Don’t believe us? Give September’s debut OK a spin – and fall in love.