For a city steeped in musical heritage, it takes quite something to stand out amongst the many musical haunts dotted around Manchester. Sound Control, located a tad off Oxford Road, is more than a music venue, it's a part of that history.
Originally existing as A1 Music, it wouldn't be uncommon to bump into the likes of Johnny Marr or Noel Gallagher picking some musical weaponry. And that's without mentioning the venue's instrumentation in the formation of The Stone Roses.
Nowadays, Sound Control plies its trade showcasing a programme cut with the artists currently buzzing the cosmos of pop and rock to alternative heavyweights and a stream of blistering emerging acts.
To give you a greater sense of what the next couple of months holds for the hotspot, we've picked our shots at some of the acts pencilled in to its diversified run of events.
Fans of Jim Jones will be eager to catch his brand new collective The Righteous Mind on Thursday 1st October. He's been a firm fixture at the venue with the Jim Jones Revue, and if forthcoming single 'Boil Yer Blood' is anything to go by, we can be safe in the knowledge that this show will continue his streak.
Shifting to the 5th, if you're a firm listener of Radio 1's Huw Stephens or indie gateway XFM, there's a hefty chance you'll be acquainted with the stunning acoustic spun pop of Kimberly Anne. Carving out a sound that incorporates an assortment of convivial textures, the high flying musician has scored hits like 'Bury It There' above.
Now Wave introduce alt-rock outfit Speedy Ortiz to the venue on Friday 16th October, to boost their portfolio of ground-breaking acts they've introduced to the city. Get acquainted to the band's nineties indie tinged sounds by listening to 'Raising the Skate' (below).
Manchester nostalgia is once again on the cards when Space Monkeys perform their debut album Daddy Of Them All In Full on Saturday 24th October. Signed to legendary imprint Factory Records, the band reformed in 2015 for a series of one off special gigs, meaning this is a must for any true Manchester music head of that era.
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