With echoes of Joni Mitchell for the post-folk generation, Beth Jeans Houghton returns to Manchester in support of her latest album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose. Harking back to a bygone era of female songstresses with influences as diverse as Nico and Joan Baez fused with the ferocity of Brody Dalle, Houghton creates a brand of 21st century folk that is enthrallingly original and doesn’t conform to the stereotype of nostalgic verbatim that fills much of mainstream pop music today. Expect a rousing and uplifting set from an artist coming into her own.

Tue 25 Sep, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350, 7.30pm, £9, www.ticketline.co.uk

Tue 25 Sep
Joshua Gorman
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Mon 24 Sep 2012