Highlights at Gorilla include James Blake (Thu 6 Dec) & everyone’s favourite retro disco, Guilty Pleasures. Over at Deaf, there’s a hot pot of live action. Look out for special appearance from Radiohead collaborators, Ultraista (Fri 7 Dec) and Emmy the Great and Tim Wheelan’s Xmas special (pictured, Fri 19 Dec) alongside the delicious retro-sounds (for those who recall the 1990s) of Luke Haines (The Auteurs) and Martin Rossiter (Gene!) plus soaring nu folk from Dan Mangan (Wed 28 Nov) and the sublime reverberations of DIIV (Tue 20 Nov).
LIVE EVENTS AT GORILLA
Drive screening with College (live)
£15 – SOLD OUT
Thu 15 Nov
College play a rare set before a screening of the award-winning movie, Drive starring Ryan Gosling. Popcorn, hotdogs, more.
Thu 6 Dec
Uplifting gloom, tremendous sub-bass, gospel flourishes and even a little Prince-esque funk from the post-dub-step superstar best know for Limit to you Love.
Wed 12 Dec
Rising blues star from Notts with Amy Winehouse level talent.
Sat 15 Dec
Sheffield’s Slow Club count Daniel Radcliffe as a fan. Expect intimate songwriting and anthemic indie pop.
Wed 13 Feb
Popular Irish outfit, touting pop-folk, finely hewn songs with delicious vocals.
Sat 16 Feb
Manchester’s favourite sons return with a new record, Out of touch in the Wild. Purveyors of gloriously wonky pop.
Fri 8 Feb
Singular Mcr-based soul and roots singer, influences include Eddie Vedder / Otis Redding.
Disclosure + guests
Cutting edge dance-synth-pop to swoon over. Look out for inspired remixes of the likes of Everything Everything too. Check out Latch.
Gin & Sonic
last Fri of the month.
Pulling together the best new and classic House, Funky and Disco tracks; garnishing them with some Hip Hop and Garage.
Last Sat of the month (Sat 24 Nov).
This monthly spectacular sees comedy live in the back room on Gorilla.
Cheese, pop, rnb mega fun disco party for boy and girls served up by queen of pop, Anna Greenwood and BBC6 Music’s Sean Rowley.
Drop the Mustard
£8 / 10
3rd Friday of the month (Fri 16 Nov).
The new dance, bashment and bass night makes it back for winter from boat parties at Hideout Festival and Ibiza.
LIVE EVENTS AT DEAF INSTITUTE
7pm Fri 16 Nov
Portishead’s Geoff Barrow brings his Krautrock and Beach Boys inspired soundscapes.
7pm Tue 20 Nov
Acclaimed angular punk rock from the Brooklyn rising stars. (Pronounced DIVE).
7pm Wed 21 Nov
Pop meets intensely melodic two step – James Blake fans alert, these guys sounds like they will be EPICALLY massive next year.
7pm Thu 22 Nov
Delicious OZ singer songwriter with Fionn Regan – style lyricism and a voice to rival Antony Hegarty.
Father John Misty
7pm Fri 23 Nov
Gentle psychedelia from the Fleet Foxes graduate.
Martin Rossiter (GENE!!!)
7pm Sun 25 Nov
Acclaimed GENE frontman brings his red raw torch songs to your feet as part of his first tour in 8 years.
North Sea Scrolls ft Luke Haines (THE AUTEURS!!)
7pm Mon 26 Nov
New collaboration project from the former AUTEURS front man, with dark electronics and spoken word elements.
7pm Tue 27 Nov
Chicago’s avant-rockers set their music is a fictional 50s town and why not.
7pm Wed 28 Nov
Canada’s rising indie-folk hero is here.
Chew Lips + Swiss Lips
7pm Fri 30 Nov
Think the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s made pop with support from MCR’s hottest new act, Swiss Lips.
7pm Mon 3 Dec
Super Scot folk stars, loved by Guy Garvey, King Creosote and Frightened Rabbit are all fans.
Melanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague)
7pm Wed 5 Dec
Nouvelle Vague star Melanie Pain brings her sumptuous solo show to Manchester – with a few familiar hits.
£7 Fri 7 Dec
Critically acclaimed post-rock group formed by Nigel Goodrich (Radiohead producer/collaborator) and Joey Waronker (Thom Yorke’s Atoms of Peace) w vocals by Laura Bettinson – file under Four Tet + magic.
7pm Sat 8 Dec
Loved by the BBC6Music likes of Lauren Laverne and Giles Peterson, Liverpool surpreme lo-fi doom-psychsters play near home turf.
7pm Wed 12 Dec
Influenced by Kraftwerk and Bowie, Lower Dens richly detailed dark and ethereal sound is getting love from Pitchfork.
Emmy the Great and Ash’s Tim Wheeler present: This Is Christmas
7pm Wed 19 Dec
The ultimate alt-Xmas party with these two stars of indie charts.
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