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Upcoming shows: The Weather Station... The Breath... The Lovely Eggs... The Proper Ornaments... Robbie Cavanagh... BA Johnston... Wesley Gonzalez... CC Smugglers... Weyes Blood... Jared & The Mill... Julie Byrne... Left Lane Cruiser... The Burning Hell... Son of Dave... Daniel Romano... The Travelling Band... Aldous Harding... William the Conqueror... Wolf Parade... Skinny Lister + Beans on Toast... Lost Horizons... Leif Vollebekk... Euros Childs... Lowly... Jesca Hoop... Charles Howl... Karl Blau... David Thomas Broughton... Haiku Salut: Christmas Lamp Show... The Deslondes... Liima... Will Varley... Jen Cloher... Loney dear...

When: 7pm until 11pm on Thursday 18 May 2017
Where: On Metroshuttle 2 buses around Manchester city centre

We’re delighted to be working with Manchester After Hours again – this time, on Metroshuttle buses!

For one night only, TfGM’s Metroshuttle 2 bus will follow an extended route to join up all of the events happening as part of Manchester After Hours 2017, stopping within a 1-4 minute walk of every venue. Travel is free throughout the evening, and includes intimate live performances programmed by music promoter Hey! Manchester.

We’ve recruited Matthew Whitaker, who some may remember from his band Whiskycats, and others from his group of magical voodoo android deities Henge. He’s an excellent solo artist too, having released his own album, The Man With The Anvil Hat, in November.

Joining him on the buses will be Rik Warren, who Hey! Manchester regulars will recognise as the blues dynamo of Honeyfeet. He’s previously played with Walk, and is one third of Sling, among other projects. Last year, he releasing his solo album, Worm.

Our third performer is Irish musician Ríoghnach Connolly. As well as singing and playing flute in Honeyfeet, Ríoghnach is one quarter of The Breath, alongside former Cinematic Orchestra alumni Stuart McCallum,  John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. She describes her own project, Black Lung, as ‘trad folk hop’.

Part of Museums at Night, the bi-annual and UK wide celebration of nocturnal culture, Manchester After Hours takes northern culture buffs on a night-time adventure around the city for one night only on Thursday 18 May to enjoy a strange mixology of cultural combos, odd couplings and unexpected partnerships. For more information visit manchesterafterhours.com.

The Metroshuttle buses are free to use and no booking is required – just hop on between 7pm and 11pm.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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