Hot Snakes | Deaf Institute | Wed 4 Dec | 7.30pm | £18

After a considerable hiatus from the studio, Hot Snakes returned with a thundering new album Jericho Sirens last year. The post-hardcore California natives – spearheaded by childhood friends Rick Froberg and John Reis – bring their rock n roll energy to Deaf Institute this week. Support comes from LIINES and Careering.

135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350
Band of Skulls | Manchester Academy 2 | Thu 5 Dec | 7pm | £16

Celebrating their tenth anniversary, Band Of Skulls play their breakthrough debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey in its entirety. Embarking on their second headline UK tour of 2019 after the release of fifth album Love Is All You Love earlier this year – the Southampton rock band bring a dash of nostalgia to Manchester Academy 2.

Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR, Tel: 0161 275 2930
Guest Singer | The Castle | Thu 5 Dec | 7.30pm | £7

Guest Singer bring their ‘dark party songs’ to The Castle this week. Contemplating the ideas of self-image, social media and everyday life – the FOMO singer combines wavy synths with moody melancholic vocals to deliver ‘anti-motivational anthems for the post-truth generation’. Support comes from Canary Kids and Strangers.

66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
The Navettes | Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club | Thu 5 Dec | 7.30pm | £7

An 80’s synth-pop revival – The Navettes headline Night People this week. Hot on the release of their recent single 12AM – the Manchester five-piece have already been making waves in the local scene with their irresistibly catchy tunes and a notable energetic live performance.

105 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD, Tel: 0161 236 9266
Graceland | Night & Day Cafe | Sat 7 Dec | 7.30pm | £7

Indie-rock band Graceland bring their grungy riffs to Night & Day at the weekend. With tracks such as There Will Be Blood and Red Handed – the Manchester four-piece blend great melodies and punchy vocals guaranteed to get the crowd moving. Support comes from Tennis System, Tepid Youth and POST.

26 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JN, Tel: 0161 236 1822
Dirty Laces | Salford Lads' Club | Sat 7 Dec | 7pm | £10

Manchester’s very own Dirty Laces headline a music-filled night at the legendary Salford Lads’ Club. Bringing their fresh take on proto-punk – expect entrancing guitar riffs, pop-melodies and hypnotic rhythms – not to mention a fiery live performance. Also playing on the bill are fellow local rock n roll acts Cleargreen and Bines. Plus Listen Up DJs!

St Ignatius Walk, Salford, M5 3RX, Tel: 0161 872 3767
Mon 2 Dec - Sun 8 Dec
Cat Allan
Published on:
Fri 29 Nov 2019