Seminal scuzz rockers The Jesus and Mary Chain return to Manchester as part of a short tour of three dates to celebrate 30 years since the creation of their album, Psychocandy. Released in 1985, it has become one of the defining records of the 1980s and 1990s indie scene, alongside US counterparts like Sonic Youth and Fugazi. Hugely influential, the band were headed up by songwriting brothers William and Jim Reid and are famous for drugs, violence and letting famous wild man Bobby Gillespie join their line up for a while. Key to soundtracks like Lost in Translation, their take on rock subtly translates raw emotion to music – so book Friday from 9am and feel the noise.

Thu 20 Nov, Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 4278, £27.50,

Thu 20 Nov
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Fri 16 May 2014