Yussef Kamaal and Sarathy Korwar
10 Nov | Islington Mill | £13.20
Percussionist Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu) join forces to form Yussef Kamaal. The pair craft some of the most soulful jazz that, in the words of Williams, takes it back to “where it all originates from: the chords, the rhythm of the chords and the drums.” Tickets: here
Kim Kahan, Lewis Eyles
SAC32 Weekender w/ Mr Scruff
11 – 13 Nov | Stretford Public Hall | free
SAC32 Arts Collective celebrates the launch of its first exhibition this weekend, ft. 20 local artists as well as the collective members themselves. The event is free and will be opened on Friday at 6pm by Mr Scruff, a talented graphic designer in his own right.
Global Roots Soundsystem w/ Thris Tian & Cervo
11th Nov | Soup Kitchen | £8
Banana Hill return to Soup once again offering the far reaching global sounds boiler room innovator and now regular resident, Thris Tian. One of the early voices and mainstay MC/figures in the early inception of the now global Boiler Room franchise, Thris Tian’s strong love of the underground scene shines through in his DJ sets. Expect authentic African rhythms filtering through funk and house. As ever with Banana Hill expect an up for it musically focused and danceable crowd. Link: www.facebook.com/events/1761010840848866
Traffic x Gloam
14 Nov | Whiskey Jar | £5
An evening of live electronic music and art from key members of the Mancunian experimental scene. Late addition to the lineup – AJA, has built a name for using weird noises, screams and lots of distortion, creating soundscapes that would make any lesser human run a mile. Grab your tickets here whilst you can: PartyforthePeople
Takeover Live with Reginald Mas Mamode IV & Al Dobson Jnr
18 Nov | Deaf Institute | £5
Reform Radio are back with their ‘out of the studio gigs’, this time visiting Deaf Institute, with a show set to raise the bar for their future events. Reginald Mas Mamode IV, member of London collective, 22A will be performing his live PA set, with support from Al Dobson Jr and residents.
Percolate with Jeremy Underground, Rikki Humphrey & more
19 Nov | Hidden | £17.50
Percolate are celebrating their 5th birthday with My Love is Underground boss, Jeremy Underground and Manchester man-about-town, Rikki Humphrey, known for his eclectic taste and musical passion. They also bring Krywlad and Farrer up from London to drop some of their African-boogie infused selections.
Sonic Sahara present: Cosmic Tom
25 Nov | Whiskey Jar | £5
The Sonic Sahara boys are back in town! This time, they’re bringing Cosmic Tom – the do-gooder behind legendary Leeds night, Cosmic Slop. Not only that, he’s joined by Hollick, the man behind radio show No Bad Days and often referred to as ‘DJ’s DJ’ with good reason. Grab tickets in advance here: tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/2587-sonic-sahara-present-cosmic-tom-hollick