Shura | O2 Ritz | Mon 18 Nov | 7pm | £16

Electro-synth pop singer/songwriter Shura comes to the O2 Ritz this week. Hot on the release of her new album this summer Forevher, expect a bittersweet mix of dreamy melancholic tunes filled with nostalgia and longing. Support comes from Rosie Lowe.

O2 Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ, Tel: 0161 714 4140
Kieran Dobson | Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club | Wed 20 Nov | 8pm | Free

To celebrate their Manchester relaunch, Us promotions are putting on a free entry gig at Night People. Performances come from Estates, Rosa and Ruin Christmas – alt-pop songwriter Kieran Dobson headlines with ‘his unique and colourful insight into the mundane and hedonistic’.

Night People & The Twisted Wheel Club, 105 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD, Tel: 0161 236 9266
Blood Red Shoes | Gorilla | Wed 20 Nov | 7.30pm | Free

Brighton-duo Blood Red Shoes stormed back into our ear-drums with their new album released earlier this year – Get Tragic. After a difficult few years, the band have returned sounding fresher and more invigorated than ever, with a tour that brings them to Gorilla’s stage this week packed-full of alt-rock indie noise pop goodness.

Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Little Strange | The Castle Hotel | Sat 23 Nov | 7.30pm | £4

Manchester-based Little Strange play a headline gig at The Castle bringing their blend of 60s garage and rock n roll. After the release of their latest single Let Me Go and a string of sold-out gigs, this band are going from strength to strength. So if you’re partial to some psychedelic groove get yourself down there for a dance.

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
Freeda | Deaf Institute | Sat 23 Nov | 7.00pm | £8

Indie five-piece Freeda headline the Deaf Institute this week – known for their “hooky vocal melodies and big choruses” – recent single Wash (taken from the band’s upcoming EP) is nothing short of bloody catchy. Support comes from Twenty Eight Club and UNO MAS.

Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350
Art School Girlfriend | Soup Kitchen | Sun 24 Nov | 7.30pm | £9

Raised on new wave and shoegaze – Art School Girlfriend (aka producer and multi-instrumentalist Polly Mackey) brings her ethereal act to Soup Kitchen. Drawing comparisons to Beach House and Massive Attack – Mackey explores themes such as queer identity, confusion and lust in her tracks all wrapped in a dreamy, dark, electronic-pop package.

Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester, M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100
Mon 18 Nov - Sun 24 Nov
Cat Allan
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Fri 15 Nov 2019