Kicking off our week, get down to Night & Day this Mon 9 May for Drivetime with young Fallowfield six-piece Drivers. Having recently played a sold-out debut show at The Castle Hotel, the band use guitars, saxophone and violin to create a unique mix of noise, experimental, and progressive rock. Support comes from South Wales indie-folk artist Evie Eve plus up-and-comers Basement Collective. Doors from 7.30pm.
Something a little different this Wed 11 May at Didsbury venue The Art of Tea—Soundseeing is an evening of music drawing brought to you by Lili Holland-Fricke and BOTHY. Imagine a life drawing class, but instead of sketching people you’re visualising sounds. Musicians Rory A. Green and Eleanor Colee will be performing and simple materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own too! Alcoholic drinks, teas, and coffee are all available and tickets are priced on a Pay As You Feel basis with a recommended donation of £4. Find out more at the link below.
Bristol band The Menstrual Cramps headline Retro this Wed 11 May. DIY, loud, queer, anti-fascist, anti-racist, pro-choice, intersectional and feminist—the group return with a new line-up for 2022. They’ll be joined by Canadian 4-piece Vagina Witchcraft. Tickets are priced at £9 (inc. booking fee). Doors from 7.30pm.
Northern Quarter venue Aatma hosts Break The Cycle this Fri 13 May from 7pm. The fundraising gig in support of Manchester Women’s Aid boasts a bumper line-up featuring Kyogen, Inland Taipan, Priceless Bodies, Piccadilly Records DJs and a special guest headliner! All money raised will go towards the grassroots charity and live music is guaranteed ’til the early hours. Grab your ticket priced at £11.25 (inc. booking fee) at the link below.
NowWave presents another instalment of Moodswings at YES this Sat 14 May. Taking place in the basement room, the event showcases a handful of bands you should really get to know, with the line-up featuring Momma, Ghost Woman, Orions Belte and Bedroom Vacation. Tickets are a fiver (plus 60p booking fee). Get on it!
Head on down to The Peer Hat this Sat 14 May from 7pm as Astral Elevator present a seriously jam-packed gig. Headlining will be Milanese noise punk-rockers The Gluts joined by psych drone master dreamweapon. Local support comes from Thee Windom Earles and Death Vignettes. Tickets are flying out for this one, don’t miss it!
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