Must See Alternative Music in Manchester

Must See Alternative Music in Manchester

If you're stuck on what to do with your February and March evenings in rain city it's the perfect excuse to go out and discover your new favourite band. Manchester has an abundance of cool and quirky independent venues dotted all around the city as well as its buzzing surrounding boroughs - and they happen to hold host to the most exciting underground and up and coming indie and alternative bands. Catch some of these acts while you can still watch them in the intimate setting of an indie venue, all the while supporting your local music scene! 

Larkins // The Nix // Corella

Larkins // The Nix // Corella

Gorilla, Manchester

25th February

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Larkins // The Nix // Corella

Gorilla, Manchester

Saturday 25th Feb

6:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£8

Scruff of the Neck presents...

Tonstartssbandht

Tonstartssbandht

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

25th February

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Tonstartssbandht

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Saturday 25th Feb

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£7.50

Now Wave & Soup Kitchen present Tonstartssbandht

Wild Nothing

Wild Nothing

The Deaf Institute, Manchester

26th February

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Wild Nothing

The Deaf Institute, Manchester

Sunday 26th Feb

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

£11

Now Wave presents the American indie, rock band Wild Nothing

Clock Opera

Clock Opera

Night And Day Cafe, Manchester

1st March

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Clock Opera

Night And Day Cafe, Manchester

Wednesday 1st Mar

8:00pm til 11:00pm (last entry 10:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

£8.00

Support: Embers // Diving Station

Novella live at Gullivers

Novella live at Gullivers

Gullivers, Manchester

2nd March

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Novella live at Gullivers

Gullivers, Manchester

Thursday 2nd Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm (last entry 9:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

£8 Advance

The psych-pop London group visit Manchester in support of their forthcoming second album Change of S...

Control of the Going // Carpets // Divine Youth
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Control of the Going // Carpets // Divine Youth

Gullivers, Manchester

Saturday 4th Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£6

Scruff of the Neck presents...

Factory // Seegulls // Violet Disguise // Charlie
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Factory // Seegulls // Violet Disguise // Charlie

The Castle Hotel, Manchester

Saturday 4th Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£6

Scruff of the Neck presents...

Your Illuminations / Freedom of the City / DECO / Delphina Kings
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Your Illuminations / Freedom of the City / DECO / Delphina Kings

Night And Day Cafe, Manchester

Saturday 4th Mar

7:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

£7

Scruff of the Neck presents...

Dead Pretties, The Lightning Year, Panzer Chocolate & Queen Zee
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Dead Pretties, The Lightning Year, Panzer Chocolate & Queen Zee

Night And Day Cafe, Manchester

Friday 10th Mar

7:30pm til 4:00am (last entry 11:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

Nice Swan Records and Strange Days Present - Dead Pretties, The Lightning Year, Panzer Chocolate & Q...