Boris | Gorilla | Mon 16 Dec | 7.30pm | £15

Japanese sludge/doom rock trio Boris headline at Gorilla this week on their UK tour. Taking their name from a song by the Melvins, the Tokyo natives combine heavy down-tuned guitars and slow tempos whilst incorporating elements of other genres such as punk, psychedelic rock and minimalism. Support comes from Arabrot.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
The Japanese House | O2 Ritz | Wed 18 Dec | 7pm | From £17

London based singer/songwriter Amber Bain aka The Japanese House blends dreamy pop and brooding electronica. After the release of her debut album Good at Falling earlier this year, and more recently singles Something Has To Change and Chewing Cotton Wool – Bain brings her UK tour to Manchester at the Ritz this week.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester, M1 5NQ, Tel: 0161 714 4140
Dirty Hit Tour Presents Beabadoobee/No Rome/Oscar Lang | Gorilla | Thu 19 Dec | 7pm | £13

British alternative music label Dirty Hit brings an exciting co-headline showcase to Gorilla this week. Featuring some of their most talented young acts including singer/songwriter Beabadoobee, synth-pop\indietronica musician No Rome and indie/alt teenager Oscar Lang.

54-56 Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 5WW, Tel: 0161 826 2998
Nile Marr | Yes | Sat 21 Dec | 7pm | £8

Manchester’s own Nile Marr headlines YES basement in his last gig of 2019. After the success of Man Made, touring the world as a guitarist for Hans Zimmer, and a six-date residency at NQ’s Night & Day earlier this year – Nile is nothing short of life and live experience. With infectious indie tunes like Part Time Girl and Teenage Kissers – this special Christmas date is sure to be an electric one. Support comes from Slow Knife.

38 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB, Tel: 0161 273 2725
Red Hot Riot | The Castle Hotel | Sun 22 Dec | 7.30pm | £5

Hailing from the Forest of Dean, Red Hot Riot headline the Castle this week. Taking influence from the 80s rockabilly revival which was played around the house during their youth – the early 20-somethings bring a fresh take to this style of rock n roll. This year’s release Nineteen gives us six tracks of pure neo-rockabilly.

66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 237 9485
Jools Holland And His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra | O2 Apollo | Sun 22 Dec | 6.30pm | From £34

Musical maestro Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra bring their their autumn/winter UK tour to the Apollo – The date features a range of special guests including support from Mo Zowayed and vocals from incredibly talented soul singers Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. Despite being fully-seated – the show promises a collection of all Jools’ best tunes and other boogie-woogie classics – bound to have audiences on their feet!

Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 6AP, Tel: 0844 477 7677
Mon 16 Dec - Sun 22 Dec
Cat Allan
Published on:
Fri 13 Dec 2019