R-Fest Summer | Retro | Mon 2-Sun 8 May | From 5pm | £10

Kicking off our week (and all throughout this week!)—Retro Manchester welcomes 100 bands across seven days for R-Fest Summer 2022. From Mon 2-Sun 8 May you can catch performances from Bile, The Sukis, Tom Taylor and The Human Bodies,  College Elite, Vandalis, Alien Chicks and many many more. Check out the full week’s line-up at the Facebook event and grab your ticket (only a tenner inc. booking fee) from the link below!

Retro, 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
King Mob | Night & Day Café | Wed 4 May | 7pm | £7

Manchester-based King Mob headline Oldham Street’s Night & Day this Wed 4 May from 7pm. Playing new material including their upcoming second single All There Is (release Thu 5 May), the alt five-piece will be accompanied by Tigers & Flies, Odyssea and Evie Eve on support.

Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
Bathtub | 33 Oldham St | Fri 6 May | 7.30pm | £9

Scruff of the Neck present new rock outfit Bathtub in a headline gig at 33 Oldham St this Fri 6 May. Joining the two-piece are fellow Stoke band Jupiters Beard and ‘indie pilgrim’ Peak Low. Tickets are priced at £9 (inc. booking fee) and are scarce for this intimate date. Get on it!

33 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG
Push Baby | Night People | Fri 6 May | 7.30pm | £11

Hyperbolic bop duo Push Baby hit Manchester’s Night People this Fri 6 May. Jake Roche and Charley Bagnall promise the best pop show in town plus they’re bringing some pals with them! Get down from 7.30pm to catch sets from Eden Hunter, Nikki & The Waves and Bad Nana before the main event! Don’t miss out.

Night People, 105 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD
Evil Things #1: DieKaiDie + Rachel Kerry + Lewis James | Fuel Cafe Bar | Sat 7 May | 7pm | £5.50

This Sat 7 May head down to Withington’s Fuel Cafe for Evil Things. The LGBT+ led series aims to provide a true creative and social outlet for female, non-binary and queer artists in Manchester and beyond. Brought to you by legends Flowers of Evil—the line-up for this event includes acts DieKaiDie, Rachel Kerry and Lewis James. Doors from 7pm.

Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW
Step Ladder Records presents: Psychedelic, Jazz & Funk | The Old Abbey Taphouse | Sun 8 May | 7.30pm | £4

This Sun 8 May, Step Ladder Records welcome us back to The Old Abbey Taphouse. This second instalment of their Psychedelic, Jazz & Funk series features a debut performance from new outfit Roundhouse bringing hypnotic grooves and heavy synth plus Leeds afro-jazz 8-piece The Goddess Collective. To headline, beloved local act Bethlehem Casuals take the stage. Tickets are priced at £4 (inc. booking fee) in advance or pay a fiver on the door.

The Old Abbey Taphouse, Guildhall Cl, Manchester M15 6SY
Mon 2 May - Sun 8 May, Photo credit: facebook.com/bethlehemcasuals
Cat Allan
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Mon 2 May 2022