The Last Shows at The Roadhouse

Following on from the sad news of The Roadhouse's impending closure, we've looked ahead to the venue's final shows.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 24th Apr 2015

Photo: Jonny Dub @ Hoya:Hoya

Last month saw a very sad announcement indeed, that original Manchester music basement The Roadhouse would close its doors once and for all come June 1st.

In its history the clubbing and live music space has hosted intimate sessions from bands as massive as Coldplay, Muse, Fleet Foxes, The Kills and The White Stripes, whilst its regular clubnights have seen it carve out a status as one of the city's finest cultural hotspots.

With so few weeks left to enjoy the iconic venue, we've looked through the final roster of events to make the most of this hugely influential bastion of music.

The always impressive Hoya:Hoya crew lay their last residency on Saturday April 25th with Jon K, Chunky and Jonny Dub (check his mixtape above) in charge of the farewell beats. Disco aficionados Stevie Wonderland hit the venue on April 30th, followed by bass, grime, and UK funky fiends BPM on May 1st.

Friends & Family are in charge on May 2nd, with Californian psychedelic rockers The Warlocks headlining on May 8th. DJ Sprinkles makes his Manchester debut on May 15th for High Hoops, whilst leading tribute act Guns or Roses rock the joint on May 16th. Rae Morris, Swim Deep, Fat White family, Best Coast and Saint Raymond land on the 22nd as part of Dot To Dot Festival.

The Unabombers return with their glorious Electric Chair night for one last night of basement soul music on May 23rd (hear them in the mix above), followed by another barnstormer from disco house and soul experts Fever 105 on May 29th, who welcome sets from The Revenge and Ruf Dug.

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