Best gigs in Manchester this month: October 2019

Featuring Chase & Status, Slowthai, Four Tet, Little Simz & more...

Black Country, New Road | 2nd Oct | Yes
Black Country, New Road are on the road touring following the release of their recent single “Sunglasses”. Black Country, New Road are an enigmatic London-based six-piece who have got a lot of people talking, and we can understand why. Despite scarce information available on the band up to now, their debut single Athens, France sold out of its pressing on Speedy Wunderground in a matter of days. Catch them live now while they are playing the smaller more intimate venues, hopefully see you there.

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Dope Lemon | 2nd Oct | Gorilla
Dope Lemon is the side project of Angus Stone, he is finally returned with brand new single ‘Hey You’. To coincide with the single’s release, he’s is on a nationwide tour. ‘Hey You’ is the lead single taken from Dope Lemon’s upcoming album ‘Smooth Big Cat’, the follow up to 2016’s ‘Honey Bones’. Angus will take to Gorilla’s stage this week for an intimate gig, grab your tickets here.

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Chase & Status | 5th Oct | Depot
Mancunian bass legends Metropolis return to The Warehouse Project to once again host a night that shows exactly why they’ve become one of the scene’s leading brands. In over 16 years of hosting parties, the brand have showcased some of the hottest names on drum & bass, jungle, dubstep, grime, garage and house. Check the link to see if there are any tickets left.

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John Newman | 10th Oct | o2 Ritz

John hits the Ritz as part of his October tour. With his new A.N.i.M.A.L EP out now, this is a Thursday night out you definitely won’t wanna miss.

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Local Natives | 11th Oct | Gorilla
American Indie rock band Local Natives recently released their fourth album ‘Violet Street’ they are touring the UK with gigs in Brighton, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Bristol, and Manchesters Gorilla this month! Check out their latest single ‘When Am I Gonna Lose You’ and then get yourself a tickets for the gig at Gorilla, see link here.

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The Hacienda | 12th Oct | Depot
The Hacienda Classical are playing their largest ever Manchester live event which will take place at the newly converted Depot as part of this years Warehouse Project season. Also on the Bill is; Soul II Soul, A Certain Ratio and DJ Louie Vega. Pick up a tick from this link.

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Neighbourhood Festival | 12th Oct | Various
Manchester’s biggest multi-venue festival, Neighbourhood is back on Saturday 12th October! This year’s line-up boasts over 100 artists, with bands from all around the world set to perform across Manchester’s best and most iconic music venues. Headed up by glam-rocker Miles Kane, who receives support from lounge rock superstars, Easy Life, the dystopian hurricane that is The Blinders and hotly tipped songwriter Ten Tonnes, Neighbourhood once again is the best place to see your beloved bands, whilst discovering a new favourite. Grab a ticket for only £30

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Jerkcurb | 13th Oct | Yes
South London’s Jerkcurb aka Jacob Read – has announced his debut album ‘Air Con Eden’. In support of his new album, Jerkcurb will head out on a UK tour this month. We saw him support Orlando Weeks at eaf Institute last week, he is definitely one to check out, get your tickets here.

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Slowthai | 16th Oct | Academy
2019 Mercury nominee Northampton-raised rap disruptor Slowthai is in town playing Manchester Academy, as he promotes his debut masterpiece ‘Nothings Great About Britain’ it’s going to be packed out jumping academy gig, get on Twickets for any resale, see you there!

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Hot Chip | 25th Oct | Yes
Hot Chip play Yes again! The official after show party for Hot Chip’s Live show, the band will be heading straight down to The Pink Room at YES to keep the party going all night.

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Little Simz | 26th Oct | Academy 3
Probably one of the hottest gigs this month! 2019 Mercury nominee Little Simz, stage name of North London’s Simbi Ajikawo, is up in Manchester to play Academy 3. Having released four mixtapes and five EPs, she released her debut album, ‘A Curious Tale of Trials and Persons’ in September 2015, through her own independent label, AGE: 101 Music. The rapper followed this up with 2016’s ‘Stillness in Wonderland’ and dropped her new record, ‘GREY Area’, in March 2019.

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Four Tet | 26th Oct | Depot
Ask the average clubber for a list of names that have pushed the boundaries of UK electronic music over the two decades and you can expect more than a few references to this evening’s line-up. Expand the question to include international acts at the forefront of freshness right now and the situation would be exactly the same. Why expect anything less when Four Tet is in charge of proceedings? This night is one WHP biggest nights this of this seasons so its sold out already, check out twickets for any face value resale.

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Spector | 31st Oct | Academy Club
London Five piece Spector are back, they played Gorilla only last year, and to mark their return they recently released a new single ‘I Won’t Wait’ which they will be playing live on their tour. They play Academy Club at the end of the month. Grab your tickets here.

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