Parklife festival guide
Parklife returns with its biggest line-up yet on June 11 and 12 - here's our guide to the weekend
The Last Shadow Puppets
The Northern supergroup dust off their trackie bottoms for a rare live show at Castlefield Bowl in July
Father John Misty
Praise be - his 10th album is tremendous as will be this Albert Hall gig
Alternative rock by the Manchester-based seven-piece, whose classic hits include 'Sit Down' and 'Come Home'
The soulful singer-songwriter from Birmingham performs material from her second album, The Dreaming Room, including Overcome, her collaboration with Nile Rodgers from Chic.
Popular Manchester music & nightlife venues
30 fantastic photos of The Roadhouse by Al Baker
The photographer digs deep into his archives to unearth some fantastic images of the legendary club
Band On The Wall
An acclaimed venue hosting a very well regarded programme of live music
The Ruby Lounge
Club nights prove popular but keep an eye out for some very impressive gigs
A Grade II listed venue with a famous wooden floor. Investment in the sound equipment really paid off