The sun may be gone but summer is still rolling in in true Mancunian style. Find your best excuse to stay indoors below.

Ruf Dug | Ōdiobā | Fri 17 May | Free

Following the sad closure of Ancoats’ audiophile bar NAM, their team have announced an exciting new venture down in Stockport’s Underbanks. They’ve launched a new coffeehouse and listening bar, installed their trademark Klipschorns and booked a host of the finest selectors around. Who better to take the reins on their opening night than NTS’ much-loved oddball, Ruf Dug.

26 Lower Hillgate, Stockport SK1 1JE
Skribble: Earth Ball, Chris Corsano, Topeka | The White Hotel | Wed 22 May 7.30pm | £11

After their White Hotel debut back in November, experimental gig promoters, Skribble return to Salford for another triple header of sublime noise acts. They invite Canadian outfit, Earth Ball, ahead of the release of their debut album, ‘It’s Yours’, NY-based drummer Chris Corsano and Manchester-based trio Topeka.

Dickinson Street, M3 7LW
AbsentAntiks: Down Under | Stage and Radio | Thu 13 Jun | £8.60

AA make their Stage and Radio debut after a series of events at XLR, including an all-girls on the dancefloor special called Fannytastic. This party is unisex though, all are welcome for a night of garage, bassline and jungle in the freshly refurbed Ancoats basement.

43 Port St, M1 2EQ
Percolate x Progress: Job Jobse, Anz, Sedef Adasi | Progress | Sat 15 Jun 2pm - 10pm | £16.80

These three selectors all bring a different flavour to longtime UK-wide promoters Percolate’s Progress debut – from Panorama Bar resident, Sedef Adasi’s hypnotic take on techno, to Job Jobse’s euphoric trance, and the eclecticism of local hero, Anz. Just what you want from a day party in the height of summer. 

Charlton Pl, M12 6HS
Me Gusta Collective: Selectya Glossy + Little O | Soup | Sat 8 Jun | £5.50

Barcelona based Selectya Glossy is known for its wide knowledge of all things afrobeats, from amapiano to gqom and everything in between, you can be sure all palates will be satisfied. Fast, slow, dark, light, it’s all there. It’s joined by Irish selector, Little O, who brings a host of other global sounds like batida to the table. 

31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF
Leo Burrell
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Thu 16 May 2024