Manchester’s Scruff of the Neck never fail to provide us with a weekly dose of music telly. This Monday 26 April, head over to their Twitch channel from 7:30pm for chats and tunes due from Coventry five-piece FEET and the soulful Chartreuse. Keep your eyes peeled on those socials too for further scheduling and line-up announcements.
Manchester International Festival continue their series of free-to-view streams this week with ‘Black Stories Matter’. This Thursday 29 April from 7pm – tune into the MIF Youtube channel for a special piece curated by Ronke Jane Adelakun and Adeola Adelakun. ‘Black Stories Matter’ explores the day-to-day struggles of Black people in the workplace and dating through the approach of poetry, imagery and storytelling.
Manchester-based guitar band Rosellas present a live show filmed at the city’s Spirit Studios this Thursday 29 April. To mark the release of their new single ‘Common Ground’ (out Friday 30 April) – join the lads over on Youtube for a celebration of new music – all free to watch. The direct link to watch from 7pm is below and you can find out more at the Facebook event page.
Blackpool’s Bootleg Social is free and live this Friday 30 April with another great gig stream. From 7:15pm tune in on Facebook Live, Twitch or Youtube to watch sets from seaside punk band Dischord and Shady Poets who’ll be bringing their blues/stoner/rock/indie sound to the stage. Take a look at the event page listed below for more details.
Marking what would’ve been the day of Sounds From The Other City 2021 – the team behind the event bring us something special. This Sunday 2 May tune in from 11am for SFTOC Breakfast TV! Kicking off from 11am over on Mixcloud, expect a mix of new tracks, recordings and archive footage from the festival’s alumni including Working Men’s Club, The Orielles, Godspeed You! and more. Filmed mostly in Salford, there will also be contributions from past festival art directors IMPATV, HimHallows, and Bad Uncle. Find out more at the Facebook event page.
To round off our week, settle in for a music-filled afternoon with We Are Manchester. The livestream veterans celebrate their 40th(!) stream this Sunday 2 May from 3pm – and the line-up is looking good. With performances from Jack B. Dawson, Luke Haines, Jupiter’s Beard, Horsemeat, Easter’s Tom Long and The Be Positives – band introductions will be made by non other than Clint Boon. This event will be ‘Pay What You Feel’ with virtual tickets available from the link listed below. You can also find out more at the event page.
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