Chai | Mon 20 May | Yes | £8
Raucous dance pop/punk from a Japanese four-piece touring in support of second release Punk. They have a reputation for givign bizarre, unmissable live performances.

King Champion Sounds | Tue 21 May | The Castle Hotel | £7.50
Blending krautrock and post punk to deliver a sound reminiscent of The Fall, Captain Beefheart and King Tubby, they released their second album For A Lark last year.

Big Thief | Wed 22 May | O2 Ritz | £15
The folk Brooklyn quartet recently released their third album U.F.O.F. to critical acclaim, and are playing shows that are fast selling out around the UK.

Skinny Pelembe | Thu 23 May | Yes | £10
Johannesburg via Doncaster, this producer, singer, guitarist and MC delivers a sound that weaves together soulful beats, dub and R&B.

Dot to Dot Festival | Fri 24 May | Various venues | £14
Featuring Jordan Rakei, Dream Wife, The Orielles and lots, lots more. See our full preview here.

A Certain Ratio | Fri 24 – Sat 25 May | Yes | £20-40
A two-day celebration of 40 years of ACR inviting Sink Ya Teeth, Gabe Gurnsey, Shadowparty and lots more.

Max Cooper | Sat 25 May | Gorilla | £16.50
The ambient producer who has built himself a reputation for sound design and visuals brings his AV show to Manchester. His last album, ‘One Hundred Billion Sparks’ is a beautiful display of intimate, emotional electronic sounds.

Yes Fest | Sun 26 May | Yes | £20
An all-dayer featuring Homeshake, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Willie J Healey + more.

Mon 20 May - Sun 26 May
Edwina Chan
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Tue 16 Apr 2019