Stephen Malkmus | Yes | Mon 16 Sep | 7.30pm | £17.50

Touring in support of latest solo album ‘Groove Denied’, the indie-rock icon of Pavement crafts a DIY lo-fi post punk sound that is pierced with primitive electronics and synths.

38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB, Tel:0161 273 2725
https://www.yes-manchester.com/
Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria | Soup Kitchen | Tue 17 Sep | 7pm | £13

Members of instrumental post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor and drone/ambient group Growing collaborate on ‘are SING SINCK, SING’; a record with expansive, distorted vocals overlaying swarming synths and drones.

31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF, Tel:0161 236 5100
https://soupkitchenmcr.co.uk/
Simon Scott | The Peer Hat | Wed 18 Sep | 7.30pm | £10

On his recently released album ‘Soundings’, the composer, sound ecologist and drummer of Slowdive uses field recordings tweaked with modular synthesizers and laptop electronics to soundtrack his years in flux as he toured the world.

14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE, Tel:07510 728092
http://thepeerhat.co.uk/
Jaguwar | The Peer Hat | Thu 19 Sep | 7pm | £6

From Berlin via Dresden, the group are a hearty blend of fuzzy noise rock, dreamy shoegaze and blissed out vocals that echo Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine.

14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE, Tel:07510 728092
http://thepeerhat.co.uk/
Ben Shemie | Soup Kitchen | Fri 20 Sep | 7.30pm | £8.50

Perhaps better known as guitarist and vocalist from avant-psych rock band Suuns, Shemie’s debut solo LP was recorded in one take and delivers idiosyncratic synth pop with sparse electronics and drum beats.

31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF, Tel:0161 236 5100
https://soupkitchenmcr.co.uk
Cold Water Swimmers | Night People | Sat 21 Sep | 7pm | £6

Manchester-based, recently-formed trio fronted by ex Dub Sex guitarist presents a raw, garage punk sound evocative of the Stooges and Wire.

105 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD, Tel:0161 236 9266
https://www.nightpeoplemcr.com
Natalie Evans | The Castle Hotel | Sun 22 Sep | 7.30pm | £6

Balloon Machine’s curated evenings continue with the singer songwriter well versed in guitar, harp and piano, whose delicate and intimate songs provide pleasing harmonies.

66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, Tel:0161 237 9485
https://thecastlehotel.info/
Mon 16 Sep - Sun 22 Sep
Words:
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Fri 13 Sep 2019