TICKET GIVEAWAY: PAIR OF TICKETS (AND A MEAL) FOR STAY FRESH FEST II

Stay Fresh Fest II September 2016 saw the first Stay Fresh Fest take over two floors of one of Manchester’s favourite venues The Deaf Institute. The all-dayer which hosted eight emerging acts from around the North West was such a success that Stay Fresh Fest II is ready to roll again on the 28th of January. This time round the line-up is just as stellar but will host more acts than the previous event. Announced so far are cosmic electro-psych explorers,... Read More

LIVE: HALFNOISE – 11/01/2017

HalfNoise – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – It’s always a nice feeling when a project that you’ve been following for a good few years finally makes it to your city. I was entranced by the debut EP from HalfNoise back in 2012, thanks to both the silky smooth vocals of its leader Zac Farro, and the band’s warming yet expansive indie-rock backdrop. Fast forward a couple of years and the project is now two albums deep, the... Read More

LIVE: CATE LE BON – 14/12/2016

Cate Le Bon – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – Known as being one of Cate Le Bon’s favourite venues, tonight she returns for the second night in a row to a packed Deaf Institute. “I wish I could play Manchester every night”. Her latest album ‘Crab Day’ somehow managed to upstage her superb 2013 album, ‘Mug Museum’, and so she has plenty of ammo to keep all entertained for an hour or two. This... Read More

STAY FRESH FEST RETURNS

Stay Fresh Fest #2 After the success of our first two floor live band party back in September with the likes of Cowtown, Peaness, and Pink Kink rocking the place, we couldn’t wait to throw another one. On 28th January, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing, bigger and better than ever, to well and truly make a stamp on 2017. Already announced are cosmic electro-psych explorers, Henge, Recent signings to Heavenly Records, The Orielles, and one of... Read More

LIVE: HONEYBLOOD – 02/12/2016

Honeyblood – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – I may be entering the Deaf Institute alone tonight but I’m met by a strong sense of collective energy.  The venue has sold out for the Glaswegian duo Honeyblood and there is a fire kindling with excited anticipation for the night ahead.  I’m near the back but have a great view, as I always have at one of my best-loved venues, as Manchester’s own Pins perform their attitude... Read More

LIVE: CIGARETTES AFTER SEX – 23/11/2016

Cigarettes After Sex – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – Manchester’s Deaf Institute is buried deep within Adriatic blue. The over-sized disco-ball that hangs from the ceiling is projecting stars and things, viciously everywhere and purblind, across the spectrum of turquoise. With eyes shut, Greg Gonzalez, leader of Cigarettes After Sex and purveyor of hypnogogic bliss, walks into this unknown – suspended in the shade of half-remembered... Read More

DEAF INSTITUTE CREEPY COVERS HALLOWEEN SHOCK’N’ROLL SHOW

The Deaf Institute have asked some of their favourite local acts to come together for a ‘never been done before’ creepy covers shock ’n’ roll party for Halloween weekend here at Deaf Institute. Manchester’s raucous two-piece Hyena Kill will be performing as Nirvana, Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali will be taking to the stage as The Cramps, and Denim & Leather will be a secret guest! Trojan Horse have had to pull... Read More

LIVE: RICHMOND FONTAINE – 17/10/2016

Richmond Fontaine – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – On a night when thousands line the streets of Manchester to welcome home Olympic and Paralympian heroes, a small group of diehards converge on The Deaf Institute to celebrate the achievements of alt-American rockers Richmond Fontaine who, after almost 22 years, have decided to call it a day. The sold out show is part of a farewell tour for a band that’s not going out with a whimper... Read More

LIVE: BEACH BABY – 19/10/2016

Beach Baby – THE DEAF INSTITUTE, MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute is bustling with a fresher-flavoured friskiness tonight, albeit only at about two thirds capacity. London-based quartet Beach Baby are coming towards the end of the UK leg of their tour supporting their debut album, No Mind No Money, which came out in September. There is nothing quite like catching a band in the immediate aftermath of the release of their first album. They... Read More

GENGAHR ANNOUNCE LIVE RETURN WITH INTIMATE UK TOUR

Bringing their spectral indie pop to a local music haunt near you this Autumn – GENGAHR – announce their return to the live stage with a slew of intimate UK shows.Looming from the shadows with a clutch of new songs, the four piece will be previewing new material penned for their highly anticipated follow-up album at some of the country’s finest small venues on this new run of dates. Gengahr will kick off proceedings at Sheffield’s... Read More

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