Four days til our next Toasted event at the Grafton! ๐Ÿฅช

it’s only FOUR days til our next “Toasted” gig over at the Grafton Arms! ๐Ÿ‘Š

last month’s was fantastic, so great to have bands playing at The Grafton and we had a super lovely one – can’t wait for Saturday’s gig with Whatever The Weather, Monday Night Special and Indoor Shoes! ๐ŸŒ› some of the North West’s best up-and-coming talent playing for us here.

make sure you get this one in your diaries, it’s gonna be superb. free entry, quality pints at some of the cheapest prices in Manchester, pub scran served til late.. what’s not to love about that eh! ๐Ÿ˜Ž find out more at our event TOASTED: Indoor Shoes / Whatever The Weather / Monday Night Special ๐Ÿž

Toasted: Indoor Shoes / Whatever The Weather / Monday Night Special ๐Ÿฅช

what, two gig posts in two days?! ๐Ÿค˜ it’s all going on over here! we’re super stoked to be able to announce our next “Toasted” band night down at the Grafton Arms! ๐Ÿฅช

we’ve got a top lineup for this one, with music from Liverpool-based Indoor Shoes and Manchester’s own Whatever The Weather and Monday Night Special! ๐Ÿ˜Š this one’s gonna be a belter, expect a whole load of indie goodness. with how amazing the last one was, we can’t wait for this one!

we’ll be down there on the Saturday 9th of April, starts up at 7:30pm – it’s free entry, award-winning pints at approximately three quid each, and pizzas served all day! so boss. find out more at our event TOASTED: Indoor Shoes / Whatever The Weather / Monday Night Special ๐Ÿž

“Toasted” is tonight! ๐Ÿฅช

tonight marks the first of our brand new band gigs over at the Grafton Arms! ๐Ÿค˜

“Toasted” is our brand new monthly band night (can’t go wrong with a bread pun or seven) and we’re stoked to be able to bring these amazing bands to the stage tonight with The Distance The Sprats Band and INTERVENE! โ˜€๏ธ it’s gonna be a lovely night of madness, noise and good old unfiltered grungy rock goodness from some of the North’s best up-and-coming bands. ๐Ÿ˜Š

we’ll be starting up around 7:30/8pm or so, it’s free entry, one of our favourite venues around with bloomin’ three quid pints, food served til late, and best of all, free entry! ๐Ÿ‘Š come on down and have a good ‘un with us. find out more at our event TOASTED: Intervene / The Sprats / The Distance ๐Ÿž

Our brand new band gigs “Toasted” with Intervene, The Sprats, and The Distance! ๐Ÿฅช

may be a little bit of a late post but man we are so hyped to be able to announce the first of our BAND GIGS down at the Grafton Arms! ๐Ÿ‘Š

“Toasted” is our brand new monthly band night where we’ll be bringing you some of Manchester’s best in indie, rock and alternative, plus delving out a bit further to give bands across the North a chance to get heard here in the rainy city! โ˜”๏ธ

for our first one we’ve got a proper stellar lineup, with alternative-rock outfit The Sprats Band indie rockers The Distance and Sheffield’s very own INTERVENE! ๐Ÿค˜ looks to be a reyt class one, these guys are incredible and it’s sure to be one not to miss out on. โ˜€๏ธ

come on down next Saturday 12th March from 7:30pm, it’s free entry, quality and very affordable pints on offer, new pizza menu just launched (served til late) and some of the North’s best up-and-coming talent performing! we can’t wait! find out more at our event TOASTED: Intervene / The Sprats / The Distance ๐Ÿž

Just The Crust 08/11/21: Cottons – Breathe โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the latest single from Cottons “Breathe”! ๐Ÿค˜

we had these guys on a few years ago down at The Old Abbey Taphouse for a headline gig and it’s been absolutely amazing to see them going from strength to strength and evolving their sound, a real class indie-rock band here in Manchester. ๐Ÿ˜Š

their latest tune here has been out for a little while now, but they’ve just released this music video for it and we definitely recommend checking it out – the song itself is super as well, starting out nice and relaxed, building up and up throughout til it explodes into a wall of sound at the end โ˜€๏ธ absolutely fantastic vocals here, the songwriting gives you a fantastic story and message that they’re trying to convey and the band sounds so tight together. ๐Ÿช amazing stuff!

head on over to YouTube at to find the video in full, or alternatively you can stream the tune on all streaming platforms. ๐Ÿ˜Ž give it a whirl and add it to your playlists! can’t wait to see what these guys have got for us next!

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Just The Crust 23/08/21: The Avenues – Beautiful Shoes โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new tune from Hull-based indie rockers The Avenues UK! ๐Ÿค˜

“Beautiful Shoes” is the latest single from their new EP and it’s a proper banger, blending indie rock vibes with upbeat atmospheres and lovely lyricism. a real feel good tune for the summer! these guys are definitely ones to watch! ๐Ÿ˜Š

we’ve been following these guys for a while and each of their tunes are class – definitely got a top sound to them! their latest EP ‘What Happened In The Pink Room?” is top too, well worth a listen! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

head on over to Spotify at to check out their music, give them a follow and add some tunes to your playlists! ๐Ÿฅช

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JTC 28/06/21: Rivver – Blue Lagoon โ˜€๏ธ

our feature for today’s Just The Crust is the brand new tune from Rivver ‘Blue Lagoon’! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

the Wigan four-piece return with yet another strong single, following on from their singles and EP last year – meshing indie rock with pop-jangly riffs, ‘Blue Lagoon’ really shows that Rivver are here to bring the summer vibes this year! โ˜€๏ธ

with a driving bassline controlling the track, unmistakably Northern vocals and a feel-good attitude throughout the track, there’s plenty to enjoy here as it erupts into the chorus with positivity and vibes that we’ve all been missing this last year. that guitar solo at the end and the building element of the track is class as well, super boss tune! ๐Ÿค˜

you can find the track over on Spotify at – go check out their discography, and give em a like or a follow and keep your eyes on these guys as they’re sure to be going places! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Just The Crust 16/11/20: Kaleiders – Alright ๐Ÿž

our feature for this week’s Just The Crust is the single from Kaleiders ‘Alright’ taken from their brand new album ‘Melancholy Undertones’! โœŠ

the Warrington-based punk outfit bring a unique sound to their new album, combining indie, rock and punk elements and we love this track! a modern-day anthem for the youth, calling for solidarity and the knowledge that we’re all in this together โ˜€๏ธ

definitely ones to watch for the future, make sure you head over to their page and drop them a like! you can find the full album over on their Spotify at โœŠ

we’ve had some absolutely incredible features every Monday – you can find all of our ‘Just The Crust’ features on our website atยย ๐Ÿž

Dig Deep Fundraiser: Electric Screams!

another band weโ€™ll have on at The Old Pint Pot for Dig Deep: Charity All-Day Music Event will be the unreal Electric Screams! โšก๏ธ

we had them on for our new yearโ€™s eve event down at Fuel Cafe Bar and they blew us away with how good they were! you can find their single โ€˜Dogsโ€™ on Spotify here:โ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚

theyโ€™re definitely worth catching, and for only ยฃ5 youโ€™ll be able to catch them alongside Idle Hands and plenty more artists!! ๐Ÿž

Sub Cultures – at Fuel Cafe Bar 24/01

tomorrow down at Fuel Cafe Bar weโ€™ll have the amazing Sub Cultures performing! ๐Ÿ™ƒ

theyโ€™re coming all the way from South Wales and we canโ€™t wait to catch their indie rock goodness! itโ€™s sure to be a great set โšก๏ธ

come on down from 8pm to War Stripes / County Rats / Sub Cultures to catch them alongside County Rats and War Stripes – only ยฃ3 entry, you can get advance tix here: ๐Ÿž