Kim Gordon | Gorilla | Tue 24 May | 7pm | £32.10

Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon will headline Gorilla this Tue 24 May. With a career spanning nearly four decades, Kim plays Manchester (her only North of England show) as part of a small run of European dates. Support comes from Cork’s Pretty Happy. Doors from 7pm. Don’t miss out!

Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth St, Manchester M1 5WW
Bob Vylan | Manchester Club Academy | Tue 24 May | 7.30pm | £13.75

London duo Bob Vylan hit Manchester’s Club Academy this Tue 24 May as part of The Price of Life UK tour. The album of the same name features political punk infused grime and rap and was released through their very own record label Ghost Theatre. The pair will be joined by Bristol-based vocalist and producer Grove as support. Grab a ticket at the link below!

Manchester Club Academy, Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR
When They Riot | Retro | Thu 26 May | 7.30pm | £9

Get down to Retro this Thu 26 May as ‘trio of travelling troubadours’ When They Riot headline the Sackville Street venue. Hailing from Leeds, the band are joined on the bill by a bunch of brilliant support acts including local talent The Twisted Dolls, Liverpool’s Daisy Cutters and punk 4-piece Twelve Twelve. Tickets are priced at just £9 (inc. booking fee).

Retro, 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
Sour Grapes Records Presents: Meltchester vol #1 | Various Oldham St Venues | Fri 27 May | 7pm | £20.05

Sour Grapes Records finally presents Meltchester vol #1 this Fri 27 May from 7pm. The rescheduled psych, garage-rock and post punk fest will feature twelve bands across three stages in Oldham Street’s most popular venues. We’ve listed the line-ups below, but you can find out more plus grab your tickets at the link below.


PSYCH STAGE (Gullivers NQ)
The Black Delta Movement
Frankie Teardrop Dead

GARAGE ROCK STAGE (The Castle Hotel)
Ghost Car
Fruit Tones
The Big Peach

Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN / The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE / Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Mr. Matthew Fisher | Gullivers NQ | Sat 28 May | 8pm | £8

North East born, Manchester-based alt-pop/rock artist Mr. Matthew Fisher will play Gullivers NQ this Sat 28 May. Celebrating the release of latest single The Cash, Fisher and his band bring along electro noise outfit DieKaiDie as support. Doors from 8pm!

Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
NowWave Presents: Mood Swings – Automatic + DEK + Pray For Mojo | YES (Basement) | Sun 29 May | 7pm | £5.60

Another instalment of Mood Swings from NowWave this Sun 29 May in the basement room at YES. Featuring a bunch of the hottest new acts out there for only a fiver (plus 60p booking fee)—this time around we’ve got LA’s Automatic, Manchester dream pop trio DEK and Warrington’s Pray For Mojo.

YES, 38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB
Mon 23 May - Sun 29 May, Artwork credit: @nickyillustrates
Cat Allan
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Mon 23 May 2022