Sunday 6 January – Nailed It! – The Castle
Ben Williams’ Nailed It! night returns to The Castle with an outstanding lineup (as always!) featuring the incredible vocals of Charlie Cooper as well as Caitlin Gilligan and William Barstow. The monthly event has truly become the place to catch high quality talent in an intimate atmosphere. Tickets £5
Tuesday 9 February – Suede – Albert Hall
Fresh from the release of their latest album Night Thoughts (released 22 January), Suede hit the road for a run of dates taking in Manchester’s Albert Hall. Night Thoughts marks the band’s seventh album and has already been a hit with fans. Tickets £28.50.
Tuesday 9 February – The Stone Foxes – Fallow Cafe
One for fans of Jack White and The Black Keys, The Stone Foxes perform at Manchester’s Fallow Cafe ahead of the release of their new album Twelve Spells (out 8 March). The tour marks the first run of headline UK tour dates for the San Francisco quintet. Tickets £4.
Wednesday 10 February – Okay Kaya – The Castle
Excellent vocalist Okay Kaya was born in New Jersey before moving to a peninsula outside of Osla, Norway. With dreamy, melodic songs, the now New York resident, is certainly one to catch. At 23, her music explores “melancholy through melody,” a skill she developed during Norway’s brutal winters. “I write when it’s dark,” she says. “Songs about love and relationships. It feels over the top, but they’re strong emotions and when they’re written down I can relax.”Tickets £6.
Thursday 11 February – Tame Impala – Manchester Arena
Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala return to Manchester, this time making their Manchester Arena debut. The latest album Currents received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, featuring in a number of top albums of 2015 charts. Tickets £17.50-£25.00
Friday 12 February – Holloway Road and Jess and the Bandits – Soup Kitchen
Two of the hot properties of country music bring highly energetic and raucous sets to Manchester with a performance at Soup Kitchen. Fans of Jess and the Bandits will recall their sensational show at Gullivers last year and will be hoping for more of the same, whilst Holloway Road fans will know to expect up-tempo country that ranks amongst the finest. Tickets £7.
Friday 12 February – All Time Low, Good Charlotte and Against The Current – Manchester Arena
A huge night at Manchester Arena with three excellent rock outfits. The event is headlined by American pop bunk band All Town Low, returning to Manchester on their Back To The Future Hearts arena tour. Future Hearts is the band’s sixth studio album and it hit the number one spot in the UK charts in April 2015. Support comes from Good Charlotte and the no-doubt soon to be huge Against The Current, fresh from their incredible world tour which saw an amazing performance at Manchester Academy just a few months back. Tickets from £27.25.
We have one set of two tickets to give away to Okay Kaya headlining at The Castle on Wednesday 10 February. To enter simply like our facebook post or retweet our twitter post. Winner drawn at random and will be contacted by DM (make sure your settings enable us to do so!). Subject to terms and conditions. Completition closes midday Tuesday.