Kill-joy Presents: Yang Sweeps x Stan, The Collective w/ Ronald Raygun | Band on the Wall | Wed 12 Apr | 8.30pm | £6

Get yourselves down to Band on the Wall this Wed 12 Apr from 8.30pm as Kill-joy presents a double headliner on the bar stage. Catch sets from infectious psychedelic rock quintet Yang Sweeps and jazz-pop band Stan, The Collective – PLUS support from Ronald Raygun. That’s three bands for only 6 quid (inc. booking fee). What’s not to like?

Band on the Wall, 25 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JZ
Happy Daze Presents: The Dirt w/ Pray For Mojo + Dim Imagery + Bloodworm | The Peer Hat | Fri 14 Apr | 7pm | £8

To celebrate the release of their debut album Agitator, couple Jack and Sachiko a.k.a The Dirt take on The Peer Hat this Fri 14 Apr. Brought to you by Happy Daze – the Manc-based duo will be joined by psychedelic heavy rock band Pray For Mojo, Leeds five-piece Dim Imagery and goth post punks Bloodworm. Grab a ticket quick!

The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE
Desert Years: ‘How High Then?’ EP Launch | YES (Basement) | Fri 14 Apr | 7pm | £6.72

New alternative project Desert Years take over the Basement room at YES this Fri 14 Apr. Marking the launch of their debut EP How High Then?, the act blend dreamy ambient backdrops and motoric drum loops layered with strong lyrical themes. They’ll be joined by support London art-pop outfit MYLAR. Find out more at the link below!

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB
Castles in Space Presents: Jo Johnson / Kayla Painter / The Black Dog | Hallé St Peter's | Fri 14 Apr | 6pm | £28

This Sat 15 Apr, independent label Castles in Space presents an evening of electronic music in the beautiful Ancoats venue of Hallé St Peter’s. The line-up features sets from three wonderful artists – Jo Johnson, Kayla Painter and The Black Dog. There will also be chance to grab lots of limited and pre-released vinyl from the CiS merch stand too! Doors 6pm.

Hallé St Peter's, 40 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6BF
Pentatonic Presents: The Wears w/ The Recreation + Ragged Tiger | Deaf Institute (The Lodge) | Sat 15 Apr | 7.30pm | £9.50

Forming in the summer of 2019, Stockport band The Wears have already conquered some notable venues including Bread Shed and multiple O2 Academies. This Sat 15 Apr is your chance to catch them at The Lodge at Deaf Institute with support from The Recreation and Ragged Tiger. Tickets are running low for this one!

Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE
Sabotage Presents: The Accident Group w/ Autocamper | Gullivers NQ | Sat 15 Apr | 7:30pm | £9

After selling out The Castle Hotel back in November, Manchester’s The Accident Group headline neighbouring venue Gullivers NQ this Sat 15 Apr. In their biggest gig to date, brought to you by Sabotage MCR, the band will be joined by Autocamper playing their second ever show! Tickets are priced at just £9! Find out more below.

Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LW
Klue Presents: Cat Ryan / Butterjunk | Sister Sister | Lions Den | Sun 16 Apr | 7pm | £8.50

Head to the Lions Den this Sun 16 Apr as Klue bring you a dream pop-filled eve featuring some incredible artists on the bill. Headlining will be Art-Gaze act Cat Ryan with Bristol indie-pop band Butterjunk plus Manc-based (and dubiously named) Sister Sister. Is there a better way to wind up your week?

Lions Den, 253 Deansgate, Mews, Manchester, M3 4EN
Mon 10 Apr - Sun 16 Apr, Photo credit: @desertyears_
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Mon 10 Apr 2023