Music First Records Presents: HOL w/ Nat Dempsey & The Near Strangers + Daisychain | Night & Day Café | Mon 5 Sep | 8pm | £5

Kicking off our week – head down to Night & Day this Mon 5 Sep as indie-pop singer, songwriter and producer HOL headlines. Born in the Greek capital Athens to English parents, the artist is quickly gathering pace on the local scene. Support comes from Manchester’s Nat Dempsey & The Near Strangers and Daisychain. Tickets are only a fiver!

Night & Day Café, 26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
SOUP + Stroom Present: Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm + Susannah Stark | SOUP | Tue 6 Sep | 7.30pm | £5.50

Northern Quarter venue SOUP and Belgium label Stroom present a very special gig this Tue 6 Sep from 7.30pm. Headliner Dali Muru & the Polyphonic Swarm (formerly known as FITH) combine troubadour poetics, cinematic soundtrack and primordial electronics. They’ll be joined on the bill by Scottish singer, composer, and visual artist Susannah Stark. Grab a ticket at the link below.

SOUP, 31-33 Spear St, Manchester M1 1DF
Scruff of the Neck Presents: DRAG w/ Ideal Husband + Lewis James + HUP | 33 Oldham St | Thu 8 Sep | 7.30pm | £9

This Thu 8 Sep coloured-in goth duo DRAG take the stage at 33 Oldham St. A collaboration between Geordie-born/Bristol-based anti-art artist Amy Crozier and Exmoor-based songwriter and producer Leo Braukmann-Pugsley – the pair blend hooky synth-pop with contemporary themes. Support will come from Ideal Husband, Lewis James and HUP. Doors from 7.30pm.

33 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG
Bread Records Presents: On The Rise w/ Mark Pratt + New Divide + Spooky Goose + The Internet Café | Lions Den | Fri 9 Sep | 7.30pm | £7

Bread Records present their brand new On The Rise showcase this Fri 9 Sep at Deansgate venue Lion’s Den. Featuring sets from musician Mark Pratt, alt-pop band New Divide, Oxfordshire’s Spooky Goose and North West indie-pop group The Internet Café – doors are from 7.30pm. Don’t miss out on this one!

Lions Den, 253 Deansgate, Mews, Manchester M3 4EN
Alphaville Presents: REPEATER #1 w/ LoneLady + Spectres + Splint & more | Withy Public Hall | Sat 10 Sep | From 3:30pm | £22

REPEATER is Alphaville’s first in a series of all-dayers bringing new, weird and wonderful music to Manchester. Taking place at Withington’s Withy Public Hall this Sat 10 Sep – the bill features performances from LoneLady, Spectres, Splint, Yossari-Baby, Threads plus some special guest DJs. Kicking off from 3.30pm til late, tickets are priced at £22 (inc. booking fee).

Withy Public Hall, 2 Burton Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3ED
Rug Records Launch: Bruise Control + Yammerer + Spilt + Duvet + Utopian Attempt | The Peer Hat | Sat 10 Sep | 5pm | £9.90

Head down to The Peer Hat this Sat 10 Sep from 5pm as Rug Records put on a mega music-packed evening to mark their launch. Featured artists include Bruise Control, Yammerer, Spilt, Duvet and Utopian Attempt. You can grab a ticket at the link below for just £9.90 (inc. booking fee).

The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Manchester M1 1BE
We Are Manchester: September w/ The Battery Farm & more | Gullivers NQ | Sat 10 Sep | 7pm | From £6.50

We Are Manchester return once again with their monthly musical showcase – this time at Gullivers NQ this Sat 10 Sep. Headlining will be local legends The Battery Farm, but be sure to get down there from 7pm to catch sets from Mawpit, Blob Halford and Crude Virtue too! Find out more about the event and tickets by hitting that link below!

Gullivers NQ, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW
Mon 5 Sep - Sun 11 Sep, Photo credit: Debbie Ellis @debbieellis_photography
Cat Allan
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Mon 5 Sep 2022