The live music calendar awakes from its festive hibernation, chugging slowly – but by no means quietly – back to life this week with the likes of Psyblings at The Castle Hotel, Halfnoise at The Deaf Institute and more.
We dive into the listings to bring you this essential guide to gigs in Manchester this week plus the latest news on festivals, tour announcements and more. Think we've missed something? Hit up firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Wed 11 Jan
Halfnoise is the Nashville-based alt pop-rock project of former Paramore drummer Zac Farro, who graduated onto his third album, Sudden Feeling, in September last year. Catch his latest serving of retro synths and sundrenched pop hooks this week at Deaf. The Deaf Institute, 7.30pm, £7.50
Thu 12 Jan
Promising juicy new material, local psych/noise-rock five-piece Psyblings are heading out on their
Sat 14 Jan
Mon 16 Jan
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For goodness' sake, why haven't you got your ticket for Stay Fresh Fest 2 on 28 Jan yet? Strobes and Manchester party-smart punks Patty Hearst join The Orielles (recently signed with Heavenly Records), Luxury Death, Henge, Heavy on the Magic, Seize the Chair and MUMS on an action-packed bill. GET YR EARLY BIRDS HERE for a mere £8. C'mon, shake a leg.
Comfortable on a Tightrope welcome Aussie singer-songwriter Carla Dal Forno for her Manchester debut, following the release of her first album, You Know What it's Like, via Blackest Ever Black. She'll be hitting up Soup Kitchen with her disorientating dark pop on 6 Feb; tickets available here.