Jack Penate Live From Home | Mon 20 Apr | 8pm | Instagram Live via @jackpenate

To kick the week off, singer-songwriter Jack Penate brings us another instalment of Live From Home. Raising money in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity, Penate will be chatting and playing tunes live over on his instagram page @jackpenate. You can tune in from 8pm.

Faith Vern (PINS) Takeover IndieMixtape | Tue 21 Apr | 7pm | Instagram Live via @indiemixtape

Faith Vern from Manchester’s very own PINS will be playing some tunes over on the Indie Mixtape instagram this Tuesday evening. You can head over to @indiemixtape for 7pm to catch it. Get your requests in and bring wine!

For The Love Of Scotland | Wed 22 Apr | 6pm | Facebook Live via @GigsInScotland

Edith Bowman will be joined by a variety of Scottish talent in this midweek livestream. The evening will include music, literature, poetry and chats – raising money for the charity initiative Masks for Scotland as it aims to provide crucial PPE for frontline workers. Some of the famous faces you can expect include James McAvoy, KT Tunstall, Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES), Ncuti Gatwa, Peter Capaldi, Sam McTrusty (Twin Atlantic) and loads more. You can find this event starting from 6pm over on Gigs For Scotland’s official Facebook page.

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force Live-ish | Band On The Wall | Every Fri 7pm / Midweek repeats Weds 2pm | via BOTW website

Manchester venue Band On The Wall may have closed its doors for the moment but they’ve been digging deep into their archives to pick out some of their favourite live recordings from gigs gone by. Every Friday evening at 7pm, there will be a full gig broadcast ‘as live’ for you to watch along to. This week, audiences will be treated to a pre-recorded vibe-heavy performance from afrobeat legend Femi Kuti and the Positive Force, captured during an African music festival curated by the venue back in 2012. If you happen to miss this, there’s another chance to view the gig in the midweek repeats which air every following Wednesday afternoon at 2pm – the latest to catch is a set from Brazilian musician Marcos Valle. Head over to Band On The Wall’s website to check it out and keep your eyes peeled for further future live-ish streams. The streams are free to watch, however donations are welcome and appreciated.

Liquid Beach – Sand System | Friday 24 Apr | 7pm | Facebook Live via @liquidbeach

Manchester’s Liquid Beach have been bringing their sun-soaked grooves to your homes for the last few Friday’s and this week is no different. From around 7pm, you can catch Alex and Lewis live from the beach garden via the band’s Facebook page and boogie away your isolation blues.

Clint Boon's Disco Rescue | Friday 24 Apr | 8pm | Via Beatstream Box Office

Clint Boon is back with the return of Disco Rescue. After launching his weekly residency at South Nightclub, Manchester nineteen years ago – Clint keeps the party going despite the current closure of the club. Streaming DJ sets from his home studio every week, you can dance away your Friday nights in the spirit of South. This stream is exclusively available on Beat Stream Box Office from 8pm. Tickets are £3. Check the website for more information.

Manchester Pride: Live in your Living Room | Friday 24 Apr | 8pm | Manchester Pride Youtube Channel

Following the success of their inaugural airing of pre-recorded sets from Pride’s past – an evening that saw thousands of viewers tune into a set from Rita Ora, Liberty X and Louisa, Manchester Pride: Live in your Living Room will be returning this week for another evening of live(ish) entertainment. Tune in at 8pm to catch previously captured sets from Youngr, Lady Leshurr & Ex Spice Girl Mel C.

Cat Allan
Published on:
Mon 20 Apr 2020