Gut Feeling Presents: Good For Gordon w/ Slow Horses + Yasmin Coe | Fuel Café Bar | Wed 14 Dec | 7pm | £7 OTD

Head down to Withington venue Fuel this Wed 14 Dec as Manchester four-piece Good For Gordon celebrate the release of their latest single Don’t Talk. They’ll be joined on the bill by supports Slow Horses and Yasmin Coe. Only 7 quid on the door. What’s not to like?

Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Greater, Manchester M20 3BW
Leaf Promotions Presents: Leaf Showcase | The Castle Hotel | Thu 15 Dec | 7.30pm | £7

Leaf Promotions take to the Castle Hotel this Thu 15 Dec for another showcase and their last Manchester gig of the year. This time it features acts Megladon Fried Rice, Hunter Gatherer, Lute and Coda Smoke – all kicking off from 7.30pm. Don’t miss out!

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Strange Days Presents: Mandrake Handshake w/ YAANG | YES (The Basement) | Thu 15 Dec | 7.30pm | £11

Multi-dimensional nine-piece Mandrake Handshake play The Basement room at YES this Thu 15 Dec showcasing a music style all of their own – ‘Flowerkraut’. Mixing Krautrock, art-pop and psychedelia – the Oxford/London collective bring along Manchester’s genre-fluid YAANG for the ride. Grab a ticket at the link below.

YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester M1 7DB
Evil Blizzard Presents: BLIZZMAS w/ The Battery Farm | Gorilla | Fri 16 Dec | 7pm | £19.12

Cult psych-noise crew Evil Blizzard headline Gorilla this Fri 16 Dec for BLIZZMAS! Famed for their outrageous performances, the Preston band will be joined by very special guests The Battery Farm on support. Find tickets and more info at the link listed below.

Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth St, Manchester M1 5WW
Now Wave Presents: I'm dreaming of a White Hotel Christmas | The White Hotel | Sat 17 Dec | 7pm | £11.20

This Sat 17 Dec, Now Wave Presents… I’m dreaming of a White Hotel Christmas at, you guessed it, The White Hotel. Taking place from 7pm this festive gig will include live sets from local talent Splint and Leeds act English Teacher.

The White Hotel, Dickinson St, Salford M3 7LW
Fr33zehead Christmas Ball w/ Aughra + The Self + Polexia | The Kings Arms | Sat 17 Dec | 7:30pm | £7

Fr33zehead Records give us the ultimate Goth Christmas Ball at Salford’s The Kings Arms this Sat 17 Dec. Hosted by Bread Man Queen, the line-up features industrial deviant pop duo Polexia, drone riffs and archive footage with The Self and the dark atmospheric sound of Aughra. Get your tickets below!

The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford M3 6AN
Dusty Pop Entertainment Presents: Between Thorns w/ The Mantra | Retro | Sun 18 Dec | 7pm | £8

Dusty Pop Entertainment present Macclesfield punks Between Thorns live at Retro this Sun 18 Dec. The 5-piece, who released their latest single Can’t Let Go last month are joined by Manchester indie rock band The Mantra as support. Tickets are priced at £8 (inc. booking fee).

Retro, 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
Tue 13 Dec - Sun 18 Dec, Photo credit: @natashalloydphotography
Cat Allan
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Tue 13 Dec 2022