Gigs to check out in Manchester: November 2018

BONOBO // Fat Freddy’s Drop // Bugzy Malone // Sigrid // Hinds // Leon Bridges // Slaves // DEADMAU5 // Culture Club // Miles Kane // You Me At Six // Mumford & Sons // Florence + The Machine & more

BONOBO | 3rd Nov | Mayfield Depot
The Warehouse Project partner with Manchester International Festival for a week of events at Mayfield Depot. Previously presented in London and New York, Outlier has seen Bonobo harness his talents as a curator and arbiter of club culture, as well as demonstrating his instinctive relationship with music. Bonobo has handpicked the lineup, includes; George FitzGerald, Palms Trax and Shanti Celeste. Its sold out however you can drop yourself on the waiting list for any resale tickets.

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John Grant | 3rd Nov | Albert Hall
It’s been the most spectacular of journeys, from a place in time when John Grant feared he’d never make music again or escape a life of addiction, to winning awards, accolades and Top 20 chart positions, and collaborating with Sinead O’Connor, Goldfrapp, Elton John and Hercules & Love Affair.  Grab your ticket for this Albert Hall show before they sell out!

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Fat Freddy’s Drop | 3rd & 4th Nov | Academy
The new zealanders are back in blighty for a double header at manchester academy. The boys were on these shores last year at Victoria Warehouse and they took the roof o0ff the place. Their ska influenced music is like no other with long percussive tracks and an array of sounds from the 7 piece. Their live shows take it up a notch, the talented artists can change the whole feel of a song at will and have you hanging on every beat. Worth the Admission fee just to listen to ‘Shimmerman’ live. Grab your tickets here.

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Parquet Courts | 4th Nov | Ritz
Back with their fifth and most groundbreaking album to date, Parquet Courts are delivering a message of independence and individuality with a fresh, 80s punk flair on Wide Awake! Bringing the album to UK audiences this November, they’ll make you dance even when you think you shouldn’t. The gig is a massive sell out so keep your eye on Twickets for face value resale.

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Sam Fender | 5th Nov | Soup Kitchen
Sam Fender’s hit track ‘Friday Fighting’ is the perfect display of what this young indie lad has to offer, with powerful and gritty vocals and a beat that will have you tapping along, its clear to see why he was named one of Annie Mac’s New names on Radio 1. Sam has a huge year ahead of him, don’t miss this soup kitchen show. It’s a sell out so get your name on the waiting list or check out Twickets.

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RE: Bugzy Malone

Bugzy Malone | 8th Nov | Mayfield
Bugzy Malone is grime’s outsider – a Mancunian who has flourished far away from the genre’s London-centric epicentre to take on the big hitters at their own game. This huge ‘B.INSPIRED’ UK tour with two shows at Manchester’s Mayfield Depot this month will see a fantastic homecoming for the artist and looks set to be a stormer.

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Sigrid | 8th Nov | Albert Hall
2017 saw Sigrid go from unknown to one of the most exceptional breakout stars of the year and her stellar rise continues today. From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, Sigrid has quietly been creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying amazing song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies. She’ll be at the Albert Hall this month.

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Gentleman’s Dub Club | 9th Nov | Ritz
Some more Ska for Manchester in the form of Gentlemans dub club. Unconventional with energy thats unrivalled. The fully kitted out nine piece are perfectly rehearsed and never mis a beat. The vocals are on point and just as home on the slower track. There will be nothing gentlemanly about the dance floor. Expect to skank for the whole gig and emerge drenched in sweat. Grab your ticket here.

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Kurt Vile | 10th Nov | Albert Hall
Kurt Vile has just announced a new tour with his backing band The Violators! The tour kicks off at Gruenspan in Hamburg on October 12 before finishing at Vicar Street in Dublin on November 14. They’ll be playing live at The Albert Hall on Saturday 10th November. Kurt Vile’s Manchester gig is sold out already so keep an look out for any resale.

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Hinds | 13th Nov | Academy 3
With 17 shows in the UK this will be the band’s longest and largest UK tour to-date, including a visit to Manchester Academy this month. The tour looks set to prove the all-girl band as a force to be reckoned with and should be tremendous fun for all!

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Leon Bridges | 14th Nov | Academy
What to say about Leon Bridges still cant believe how small the venue they’ve chose to play in is. The lucky among you may have been to see leon bridges play in the deaf institute, since then he has gone on to take over america and play for none other than Barack Obama. The new album is slightly modernised than his previous take on the golden era, but the man oozes soul in everything he does. His Manchester show has sold out, so keep a look out for resale.

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Hookworms | 17th Nov | Ritz
Back with their first new music in three years, Hookworms are ready to unleash the ferocious energy of new album Microshift and showcase its beautiful song-craft to all. The Yorkshire-based outfit’s hypnotic combination of vocals and electronics show the shift from their hallmark psych-rock records into new and exciting musical territories. You can pick up a ticket for the gig here.

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Slaves | 17th Nov | Academy
Where to start. One of our favourite live bands the duo from Tunbridge Wells, we still haven’t worked out how a 2 piece make so much noise. Bringing punk into the modern age, they put on one of the best live shows you can view. The dance floor will be one big mosh and the boys leave nothing on the stage. Touring their new album ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ expect more of the same. This gig has now sold out, keep a lookout for face value resale.

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DEADMAU5 | 17th Nov | Store Street
Deadmau5 returned in July of this year with the Mau5ville Vol 1 EP, his first all-new material since 2016. Lead track Monophobia sees the rodent-headed one reunited with former Pendulum/ Knife Party frontman Rob Swire, and it’s mix of sing-a-long vocals and progressive chord sequences is already picking up classic status amongst devotees. Other tracks on Mau5ville showed that Deadmau5’s sense of quirky innovation is a strong in 2018 as it was a decade ago, as he works through twinkling floatation tank ambience, wonky lo-fi techno, and glistening big room dubstep – suggesting that his live appearance at WHP 2018 will be a winning combination of the anthemic and unexpected. This night has already sold out so get an alert set up on Twickets for resale.

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Culture Club | 18th Nov | Arena
Boy George and the gang are back and whether they’re just doing to pay off their extortionate mortgage bills or they’re ‘doing it for the music’ – they’ve got enough hits and enough nostalgia to fill the whole Arena. Of course they’ll do Karma Chameleon, but if they don’t do ‘It’s A Miracle’ – riot.

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Mumford & Sons | 21st Nov | Arena
Mumford & Sons release ‘Delta’ on the 16th November through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records. Introduced by the frenetic, persistent rhythms of first single Guiding Light, it’s a wildly experimental record that effortlessly marries the intimacy and jubilance of the band’s first two records, with the scope and stadium-sized dynamics of 2015’s Wilder Mind. It was produced by Paul Epworth in London. Get your ticket here to see their massive arena show in Manchester.

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Jon Hopkins | 22nd Nov | Albert Hall
Always in demand, Jon Hopkins has been incredibly busy since the release of 2013′s Immunity. Even before the album’s release, he was known as an expert producer and collaborator as well as a remixer for artists as diverse as David Lynch, Moderat, Disclosure, Four Tet, Wild Beasts and Purity Ring. Things look unlikely to calm down for him. The night at Manchester’s beautiful Albert Hall has of course sold out already, get yourself a Twickets alert set up for any face value resale.

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Florence + The Machine | 23 Nov | Arena
Florence + the Machine returns to Manchester Arena with the High As Hope tour. This follows the news of Florence + the Machine’s hugely-anticipated new album, ‘High As Hope’, released this summer. The record was officially launched with the striking video for first single ‘Hunger’, whilst Florence also made her return to the live stage with intimate UK & US shows. Support for the Florence + The Machine High As Hope Tour has been confirmed as Wet. Tickets are on sale now, get one here.

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Miles Kane | 23rd & 24th Nov | Academy
Miles Kane is on a massive UK tour in support of his latest release, his third solo album ‘ Coup De Grace’ The Last Shadow Puppets and former Rascals man will be heading out on a nationwide tour calling at Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Norwich, Bristol, Leicester, London, Nottingham and Two nights at Manchester with his homecoming show in Liverpool. Local lads CABBAGE are supporting, its going to be big, get yourself a ticket and we will see you there.

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You Me At Six | 24th Nov | Victoria Warehouse
Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’ with three huge UK shows. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece – currently riding high on the feverish anticipation for forthcoming album ‘VI’. At the Victoria Warehouse gig they play their seminal genre-classic ‘Take Off Your Colours’ in its entirety. It’s a sold out gig but you can join the waiting list for resale tickets.

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Jade Bird | 25th Nov | Deaf Institute
Jade Bird is a British songwriter whose debut EP ‘Something American’ was released in July last year and saw Rolling Stone describe her vocals as ‘raw and robust’. She’s toured the states with Brent Cobb, played SXSW, and opened for First Aid Kit already… See her live at The Deaf Institute on 25th November. Tickets have sold out so have a look on Twickets for face value resale.

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Ten Fe | 28th Nov | Deaf Institute
London-based duo Ten Fé have a Madchester meets Springsteen sound according to Guardian review of their debut album. London-based Ten Fé, a five-piece consisting of songwriting duo Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, with school mates Rob on bass, Johnny on keys and Alex on drums, hail from London and Birmingham. The band are known for a captivatingly eclectic set of songs, fusing a mix of Americana, Madchester baggy and soulful vocals with an intricate contemporary electronic underscore. Tickets are only £8.80 get yourself there and check them out. Don’t miss it!

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Years & Years | 29th Nov | Apollo
Years and Years this year released their new album ‘Palo Santo’, and are out promoting it on a huge UK tour ‘Palo Santo’ it is guaranteed to be an epic live show from these three seriously talented chaps. Grab your ticket here. Don’t worry if you can’t make this one they are playing the Apollo again 4 days later on 2nd December.

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