Manchester’s Autumn months are always chock-a-block with great gigs, and this year is no exception. In September, we eagerly anticipate the gigs from two legends of their respective genres, Edwyn Collins and Michael Rother, who will be playing at Gorilla two days apart.
Looking ahead to October, Dutch grunge-pop quartet Pip Blom will be showing off their latest album Boat at Gorilla, which marks their biggest Manchester gig to date. Lastly, at Mayfield Depot, Four Tet will continue his winning streak with a huge night at The Warehouse Project. This features the likes of Peggy Gou, DJQ and of course the electro polymath himself.
Here are our picks
This year-long celebration of outstanding pianists marks Chetham’s School of Music’s golden jubilee year.
Every Thursday join some of Manchester’s freshest players, for Jazz at the Deli Llama, a cosy deli on a corner in Salford that comes alive with vibes.
Contemporary jazz from some of the most exciting up and coming ensembles in the north.
With international artists as well as those making waves in the UK, NQ Jazz at the Whiskey Jar brings virtuosic musicianship and big names to the cosy whiskey jar basement.
Join a host of regular Jazz players from the Manchester scene as they share their love of music with anyone willing to get involved.
Celebrate the brilliance of 20th century design, fashion, vehicles and entertainment at this award-winning festival set around Morecambe’s famous art deco Midland Hotel.
One of the free workshops from Salford Museum and Art Gallery join an intergenerational DJ jam where you’ll have the opportunity to learn mixing techniques as well as being exposed to some cross generational disk spinning.
From a brilliant range of symphonies, concertos, vocal works, operas and more, we select our five top picks from the Hallé’s 2019-20 season.
The Hallé pairs Beethoven’s magic with Shostakovich’s defiance in this Bridgewater Hall concert, which stars virtuoso pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.