For John x | Sacred Trinity Church | Tue 24 Aug | 5:30pm | Entry by cash/online donation

The Manchester music scene come together this Tuesday 24 August to celebrate the life and legacy of the late great John Hall. Taking place at Salford’s beautiful Sacred Trinity Church, the line up features performances from Robbie Cavanagh, Audrey’s Dance, Hannah Nicholson, Jo Rose, David Gorman, Lucy & The Caterpillar plus a secret headline act. Spaces are limited so you’re advised to arrive early. Entry will be via cash donation on the door or you can donate online. Proceeds from the event will be going towards John’s new charitable trust to create a “free, clean, Greater Manchester rehearsal space for artists”. As the man himself said “Here’s to the future… music and joy”. Find out more at the event page linked below.

Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel St, Salford, M3 5DW
The Family Rain (Extra Date!) | Gullivers NQ | Wed 25 Aug | 7pm | £11

Bath trio The Family Rain play an extra Manchester date this week with a second night at Gullivers NQ on Wednesday 25 August. Support comes from local indie four-piece SYFTA. With the first night selling out, be sure to grab your tickets quick for this one. Priced at £11.

Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LW
The Accident Group w/ The Red Stains | The Peer Hat | Thu 26 Aug | 7:30pm | £5

Manchester ‘no-win-no-fee’ rock & roll collective The Accident Group play The Peer Hat this Thursday 26 August. Joining them at the intimate Northern Quarter venue will be contemporary post-punks The Red Stains. With tickets only a fiver, it’d be silly not to nab one while you can. The gig kicks off from 7:30pm.

The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester, M1 1BE
An Evening with Tom Hingley | 33 Oldham St | Fri 27 Aug | 7pm | £16.75

Tom Hingley is perhaps best known for being one of the two lead singers with Oldham band Inspiral Carpets between 1989 and 2011 – singing on iconic tracks like ‘This Is How It Feels’ and ‘Saturn Five’. On Friday 27 August catch the artist headlining 33 Oldham St featuring special guest Cobain Jones. There will also be a late night Madchester DJ set from LISTEN UP DJS into the early hours. Don’t miss this one.

33 Oldham St, Manchester, M1 1JG
Granfallon Album Launch | The Yard | Fri 27 Aug | 7:30pm | £11

Granfalloon launch the new album ‘Positive Songs’ at The Yard this week on Friday 27 August. Enjoy the record being played live in full, with support from the amazing James Holt and Rachael Jean Harris. Tickets are limited on this one, so don’t hang about – priced at £11 (inc. booking fee).

The Yard, 11 Bent St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 8NF
Graftonbury - Rebooted | Grafton Arms | Fri 27 – Sat 28 Aug | 7pm Fri / 2pm Sat | Free Entry

This August Bank Holiday Grafton Arms present.. Graftonbury – Rebooted. Kicking off on the evening of Friday 27 August and then into a full day on Saturday 28 August – acts on the bumper bill include The Pagans S.O.H, Pleasures, DEH-YEY, The 99 Degree, Burnout, Ideal Husband, Gardenback and loads more. This will be a free entry event, so be sure to get yourself down to the venue off Oxford Road from 7pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday.

Grafton Arms, 27 Grafton St, Manchester, M13 9WU
Fauna | The Castle Hotel | Sat 28 Aug | 7:30pm | £6

Jangly indie rock from the streets of Manchester as Fauna return to the live circuit with a headline gig at The Castle Hotel on Saturday 28 August. Support will be coming from fellow Mancs Sick Ducks and The Shops, plus Leeds Pop Rock band For You The Moon. Tickets are only £6 ADV/£7 OTD. Doors from 7:30pm.

The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE
Mon 23 Aug - Sun 29 Aug
Cat Allan
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Mon 23 Aug 2021