Brittany Howard | O2 Ritz | Mon 9 Mar | 7pm | £29

Albama Shakes frontwoman and guitarist Brittany Howard plays the O2 Ritz on her UK/European tour for debut album Jaime. After the staggering success of the ‘Shakes, playing everywhere from the White House, to Lollapalooza festival – Howard takes a bold new direction with her solo record, which is perhaps her most intimate and personal work to date.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ, Tel: 0161 714 4140
Turnover | Gorilla | Tue 10 Mar | 7.30pm | £14

American band Turnover headline Gorilla this week. After roughly a decade together, they bring us their newest album Altogether. The record was written while living on opposite coasts, yet represents the group’s most collaborative and connected work. As ever their eclectic mix of genres and personalities shine through.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Lynks Afrikka | The Eagle Inn | Thu 12 Mar | 7.30pm | £9

Lynks Afrikka headlines Salford’s Eagle Inn this week. The brainchild of Bristol based producer Elliot Brett, Lynks merges music, drag and theatre into their unique performance – while also drawing on the 90s club-kid scene – this is not to be missed. Joining on the bill are local acts Ambiere and The Vanity Project.

19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW, Tel: 0161 819 5002
Arcades | Gullivers | Fri 13 Mar | 7.30pm | £8

Leicester four-piece, Arcades play Northern Quarter venue Gullivers on Friday evening.
Noted for their confident style, the band’s sound is pure rock n roll. With a flurry of recent releases, including Kiddo, Grande Rouge, Sha La La, Shangri La and last month’s Say Hello – the band’s explosive live performances are known up and down the country. Don’t miss this!

109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW, Tel: 0161 839 4064
La Mode | YES | Sat 14 Mar | 7.30pm | £6.60

With their biggest show yet, La Mode take the stage at YES this weekend. The Manchester-based quartet, who are fronted by Millie Sproston give us scuzzy rock n roll inspired riffs and powerful vocals. If you’ve not seen them live before, this is your chance. They are joined on the bill by Legss and Deh-Yey.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Spinning Coin | Soup Kitchen | Sat 14 Mar | 7pm | £8

Glasgow group Spinning Coin play live at Soup Kitchen on Saturday evening. The four-piece return with their second album Hyacinth. A mix of guitar pop and poetry, the record was recorded over only two days and has produced three singles so far. A bold step forward from their debut Permo in 2017, Spinning Coin’s continued growth is evident. Support comes from Dignan Porch and The Birthmarks.

31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
Mon 9 Mar - Sun 15 Mar
Cat Allan
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Fri 6 Mar 2020