Battles | Gorilla | Mon 28 Oct | 7.30pm | £18.50

Purveyors of experimental electronics that put listeners on the edge of their seats, the duo return with fourth album Juice B Crypts with a flurry of synths, offbeat drum patterns and mind-bending riffs. Read our gig preview here.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Moon Duo | The Dancehouse Theatre | Tue 29 Oct | 7.30pm | £16

Hailing from Portland and perhaps best known for their psychedelic deliveries, the band’s latest release Stars Are The Light sees them incorporate disco and take inspiration from ’70s funk; producing something that retains their spaced-out style but with a touch more groove.

10A Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 5QA, Tel: 0161 237 9753
Colin Stetson | Gorilla | Tue 29 Oct | 7pm | £18

Demonstrating his technical prowess through intricate compositions that evoke avant-jazz, post-rock, industrial and electronica; Stetson has composed soundtracks for films such as Hereditary and collaborated with the likes of Bon Iver and Tom Waits, and promises an intense, hypnotic live performance.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
She Drew The Gun | Manchester Academy 2 | Wed 30 Oct | 7.30pm | £12

Led by singer/guitarist Louisa Roach and winning the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent competition in 2016, the psych-pop band’s lyrics are politically charged, powerful and provoking. Their second album Revolution of Mind was released late last year.

Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 2930
DJ Yoda & The Cuban Brothers | O2 Ritz | Thu 31 Oct | 6.00pm | £17

One of the most dexterous hip hop scratch DJs, known for his inventive sampling in his animated mixes, collaborates with the outfit that have solidified their reputation as bringing riotous performances that combine music, dance and comedy.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ, Tel: 0161 714 4140
Ishmael Ensemble | Soup Kitchen | Fri 1 Nov | 7pm | £8

Led by saxophonist, DJ and producer Pete Cunningham, the band create cosmic jazz brimming with electronica, minimalism and psychedelic dub; drawing on Cunningham’s native Bristol club culture. They tour in support of latest release A State of Flow.

31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
Oscar Jerome | The Deaf Institute | Sat 2 Nov | 7pm | £9

Part of South London’s thriving music scene, the Norfolk-born singer songwriter and guitarist delivers his own lush, tropical take on jazz, neo-soul and funk. With his smooth vocals and laid back grooves, he’s collaborated with the likes of Ezra Collective and Sons of Kemet, and is the guitarist of Afrobeat collective KOKOROKO.

135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal | Yes | Sun 3 Nov | 7.30pm | £10

Founder of Gothboiclique, a collection of beatmakers, rappers and creatives, Adam McIlwee first cut his teeth in indie rock band Tigers Jaw but after a desire to explore electronics, he now produces gothic trap with 808 drum beats that can be heard on his new album Suffer On.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Mon 28 Oct - Sun 3 Nov
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Tue 22 Oct 2019