The Well-tempered Clavier | RNCM | Tue 19 Nov | 7.30pm | from £7
A quiet midweek for Manchester clubbing means that I’m drawing for forward-thinking Baroque music. Hungarian pianist András Schiff performs the first book of Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier in RNCM’s Concert Hall. Arguably one of the most influential works in Western music history, I’d say it’s also one of the most accessible. Tickets aren’t exactly cheap, but it could be the start of something beautiful.

Mister Saturday Night | Soup Kitchen | Fri 22 Nov | 10pm-4am | £6
One of NYC’s most highly regarded parties touches down in the Soup Kitchen basement. Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin are the two DJs behind the Mister Saturday Night sessions and the eponymous label that has seen releases from Anthony Naples and Dark Sky – here they are given reign of the Kitchen cellar from early until close. Probably going to be quite a memorable one, this.

Smif N Wessun (pictured) | The Roadhouse | Sat 23 Nov | 10.30pm-3am | £12
Dah Shinin’  is probably one of my all time favourite Hip Hop LPs – classic NY-style production courtesy of The Beatminerz, with an overt Jamaican influence. It might be 17+ years too late, but I’m really excited that they’re coming to Manchester. With a new album incoming, they’ll surely be previewing new material, but here’s hoping there’ll be plenty of classics thrown in there as well.

Evian Christ Trance Party | 2022NQ | Sat 23 Nov | 10pm-3.30am | £12
Only down the road, but very much at the other end of the Hip Hop spectrum, Evian Christ takes over 2022NQ for his potentially hugely misleadingly titled Trance Party. With a massive Tri Angle Records presence and just two events scheduled [the other being in London] I can’t imagine tickets are going to remain on sale for long. Proper cutting-edge stuff here. See full preview.

Sat 23 Nov
Ruben Platt
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Sat 23 Nov 2013