The post-winter cobwebs have well and truly cleared as Manchester storms into Easter Weekend and the city shows off just how wonderfully varied it can be. Believe it or not, this is just a selection of what’s going on…

Wed 28 Mar / One Deck Wednesday with Mr Scruff @ Electrik / 8.30pm-11.30pm
Scruff launches his exhibition at Electrik with Kwasi on the mic and one deck selections. See our full preview here.
Tickets: Free entry

Thu 29 Mar / DJ Krush @ Band On The Wall / 9pm-1am
The legendary underground Japanese producer touches down to mark 25 years in the game. Support from Mind On Fire’s Joe W and Out Of Quiet. See our full preview here.
Tickets: £16.50,

Thu 29 Mar / Andy C, Shy FX, Zed Bias @ The Albert Hall / 9pm – 4am
Drum and bass for the heads!
Tickets: £15,

Thu 29 Mar / Levelz Easter Banger @ Mint Lounge / 10pm-4am
Dub Smugglerz and Abnormal Sleepz accompany the vast majority of the LVLZ crew.
Tickets: £3, £5, £7.50, £10,

Thu 29 Mar / Alga Rhythms @ Eastern Bloc / 6pm-1am
Record shop knees up with Mike O’Mara (Development, Inside Out) back to back with Alga’s Szajna and Foy plus RGB, Big Peace and Cutwerk.
Tickets: Free entry

Thu 29 Mar / Dr Alex Paterson (The Orb) @ Night & Day 
Alex takes a break from making the new Orb album to begin 30th anniversary celebrations of the electronic outfit.
Tickets: £12.50,

Thu 29 Mar / Flow Theory Live Jazz Jam @ The Peer Hat / 7pm-12am
The city’s jazz / hip hop underbelly rises up with KinKai and [K S R] (now with The Mouse Outfit) on the mic, plus free form from  George Fell (guitar), Joe Luckin (Plume, drums), Aaron Wood (trumpet), George Burrage (bass) and Liviu Gheorghe (keys).  DJ sets from Ben Jac, Glue70 and Niquo.
Tickets: Free entry

Fri 30 Mar / Supercritical with Maxine Peake, Cutwerk & Jon Bevan @ The Peer Hat / 11pm-3.30am
Three choice selectors presented by the Manchester Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Tickets: £5,

Sat 31 Mar / Funk & Soul Club with Don Letts and The Hempolics (live) @ Band On The Wall / 9pm-3am
Filmaker, musician and DJ Don Letts takes time out from his 6Music show to play a set in Manchester, with live music from funk reggae crew The Hempolics. I’ll be playing a few records to bookend the evening too.
Tickets: £17.50 £19.50,

Sat 31 Mar / Big Al’s Funk Social @ Night People / 11pm-4am
Vinyl only funk and soul following a live gig by Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band.
Tickets: £4, £5,

Sun 1 Apr / Community: Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kamaal Williams @ The Albert Hall / 8pm-3am
A frankly ridiculous line up: Motor City Drum Ensemble, Kamaal Williams, Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra, DJ Rahaan, Henry Wu and Community’s very own Irfan.
Tickets: £22.50,

Sun 1 Apr / Hit & Run: Todd Edwards @ Mint Lounge
The New Jersey based Todd Edwards with a set hosted by Chunky, plus Chimpo with a UK Garage set, Rich Reason back to back with Metrodome and Dom Hz.
Tickets: £5, £7.50, £10 

Sun 1 Apr / Trevor Nelson @ Band On The Wall / 11pm-4am
The veteran soul DJ chooses prime cuts from the last four decades, for his Soul Nation club imprint.
Tickets: £17.50, £20,

Sun 1 Apr / Peek A Groove Easter Sunday Showdown @ Electrik / 8pm-1am
And last but by no means least, some of Manchester’s most discerning musical heads round out the weekend with an evening session at Electrik.
Tickets: Free entry

Wed 28 Mar - Sun 1 Apr
Agent J
Published on:
Tue 27 Mar 2018