Gigs of the Week is here to remind you that despite the footballing hoo-ha over in Russia for the next month, gigging truly remains the beautiful game.
What finer distraction from the rather overheated world that we live in, but to sift through the gig listings and unearth the Gigs of the Week?
Understated and flawless, Phoebe Bridgers bewitched the Thekla audience recently. Melz Durston and Jessica Bartolini review.
Kezia Cochrane looks forward to a myriad of lingering synths, brooding beats and glistening melodies from Half Waif this Wednesday.
Off the back of their 'My Mind Makes Noises' album, Pale Waves returned to the O2 Academy with their shimmering goth-pop. Photos by Alesha Hickmans.
There’s something hauntingly beautiful about the voice behind the dark dream-pop four-piece band that is Swimming Girls. Kelly Jobanputra previews.
"A natural successor to Neil Young, Kurt Vile is part of the great American songwriting tradition." Max Baker previews Kurt Vile at The Anson Rooms.
Matt Maltese provides a perspective on the nastiness in the world with an unparalleled beauty. Ffion Riordan-Jones previews his show at Thekla.
Stockport's finest, Blossoms, confirmed their ability to work a crowd at the O2 Academy recently. Rhys Buchanan and Alesha Hickmans review.
"Holding his tenor sax as a dignified tribal elder might hold a staff." Gabriel Palmer previews Kamasi Washington at The O2 Academy.