Given the still-ongoing uncertainty surrounding live music and nightlife, we’re hedging this week’s guide with an: *All info correct at the time of writing*

Strawberry Lemonade + special guests | The Lions Den | Fri 14 Jan | 7pm | £6

Manchester-based indie trio Strawberry Lemonade play Deansgate venue The Lions Den this Fri 14 Jan. The band will be joined by a plethora of up-and-coming talent as support with doors from 7pm. Tickets are priced at £6 (inc. booking fee).

The Lions Den, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Natural View Presents.. Chihuahua + special guests | Fuel Café Bar | Fri 14 Jan | 7pm | £5

Noise/Alt Rock outfit Chihuahua headline Fuel Café in Withington this Fri 14 Jan with support coming from Lancaster three-piece TV FACE and Salford band Splitter. Grab your ticket now for only a fiver!

Fuel Café Bar, 448 Wilmslow Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3BW
Jack Critchlow | Retro | Fri 14 Jan | 7:30pm | £8

A newcomer to the Manchester music scene, 18 year old singer-songwriter and RNCM student Jack Critchlow will take the stage at Retro this Fri 14 Jan. Backed by his newly formed band, the indie pop artist will be joined on the bill by Si Connelly and Solow Choir. Doors from 7:30pm.

Retro, 78 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3NJ
Bread Records: Cream of the Crop | The Thirsty Scholar | Sat 15 Jan | From 1pm | Free

Bread Records return for the new year with their monthly songwriter showcase ‘Cream of the Crop’ this Sat 15 Jan. Kicking off from around 1pm at The Thirsty Scholar, enjoy an afternoon of live music from JCK, Josh Oliva, Sam Tucker and Chloe Slater—plus lovely drinks on offer and veggie/vegan food served all day. This is a free event.

The Thirsty Scholar, 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester, M1 5NP
Midland Railway / The Dolly Shakes / Happy Athletic / Horlock | Aatma | Sat 15 Jan | 7pm | £5

In their first gig of 2022, Midland Railway bring their nerdy folk-punk sound to Aatma this Sat 15 Jan from 7pm. You can also expect performances from DIY girl band The Dolly Shakes, Manchester duo Horlock and Happy Athletic. Tickets are only £5—get yours at the link below!

Aatma, 1st Floor, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE
VALA / The Capitals / Cliché Cult / Green Wire | YES (Basement) | Sat 15 Jan | 7:30pm | £7

Get down to YES this Sat 15 Jan as Shoplifters Union present VALA headlining the basement room. The Greater Manchester guitar-pop outfit will be joined by support acts The Capitals, Cliché Cult and Green Wire. Tickets are £7 advance or pay £8 on the door. Find out more at the link below.

YES, 38 Charles St, Manchester M1 7DB
Mon 10 Jan - Sun 16 Jan, Photo credit: facebook/strawberrylemonadeband
Cat Allan
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Mon 10 Jan 2022