Sunday 13 September – Brother and Bones – The Ruby Lounge
Brother and Bones are five men that write songs with the artistry of Folk troubadours, the energy of punks and the self-belief of stadium headliners. Hailing from Cornwall, their acoustic-led, alternative rock sound tips its hat to the likes of Pearl Jam and John Martyn. Tickets £10.
Tuesday 15 September – Ugly Kid Joe – Sound Control
Californian Rockers Ugly Kid Joe return after 15 years. With their latest album Uglier Than They Used To Be set for release this week, the band, who dominated MTV after the release of their 1991 breakthrough album As Ugly As They Wanna Be and smash hit Everything About You, take to the road. Tickets £15.
Thursday 17 September – The Serpent Power and Heavy On The Magic – Band on the Wall
The collaboration between Ian Skelly (The Coral) and Paul Molloy (The Zutons) comes to Band on the Wall. Formed after meeting at an after-show party in Liverpool, they have crafted Lucifer’s Dream Box, a record which evokes tales of alien brain abduction, bogeymen, witchdoctors, vodoo and serial killer waitresses. Tickets £10.
Friday 18 September – Sasha McVeigh – The Ruby Lounge
After supporting Lindsay Ell at The Ruby Lounge and co-headlining alongside Sonia Leigh at The Roadhouse, UK country artist Sasha McVeigh hit the road in the US in Summer 2015 for a highly successful tour. Now back in the UK she is on the road again in support of her debut album I Stand Alone. She recently scooped the UK Female Country Singer of the Year Award and looks set for huge things. Support comes from The Cains and Loveless Effect. Tickets £10.
Friday 18 September – Hackney Colliery Band – Band on the Wall
One of the finest jazz/brass bands around, Hackney Colliery Band, return to Band on the Wall. Energetic, full of verve and vigour they always bring the crowd to its feet and dancing. With original material as well as unique covers of the likes of Kanye West, Toto and even the Prodigy they are something to behold and guarantee a fantastic night as they proved to Manchester Jazz Festival in 2014. Tickets £15.
Friday 18 September – Pins – Deaf Institute
Manchester’s PINS are one of the city’s best emerging bands. Since releasing their debut record on Bella Union they’ve played tirelessly across the country and in their home city, supporting some huge names and headlining massive shows themselves too. Tickets £8.
Friday 18 September – Florence and The Machine – Manchester Arena
After what has so far been a huge year including a headlining slot at Glastonbury, Florence and the Machine hit Manchester Arena as part of their first UK tour since March 2012. The 2010 Brit Award winners for Best Album of the Year (Lungs) released their third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in June of this year. Tickets £35.
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