As the frontman of raucous garage / psych rock dynamos, OSEES, John Dwyer has been the drving force behind the band’s long reign that’s seen them release over twenty albums! Ahead of their UK tour (including a night on Albert Hall’s stage in Manchester), we’ve been lucky enough to have been recommended a playlist of … Continued

Two iconic, long-standing, legendary acts are taking to our stage later this year, with John Cale on the 24th of August and electronica pioneers Tangerine Dream on the 10th of November! Cale is a former member of The Velvet Underground, a celebrated multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and collaborator (of the likes of Brian Eno, Patti Smith, … Continued

In celebration of the long-standing institute that is Record Store Day UK, we’ve shouted about our favourite local record stores that you should visit and now we’ve asked the Albert Hall team what their favourite record is and why! Jenny Martin – More. Again. Forever, The Courteeners More. Again. Forever. by The Courteeners is one … Continued

Words by Angus White + Gina Bonnar Photograph of Vinyl Revival by @manc_wanderer Record Store Day UK is the celebration of the unique culture surrounding records across a community of 260 independent record shops all across the country. There are special vinyl releases that are made and sold exclusively for the day and cities host … Continued

While we believe that women should be celebrated and appreciated all year round, International Women’s Day is an important opportunity to give a voice to female-focused charities and help raise their visibility! We have compiled a list of a few Manchester-based women’s charities and organisations that are close to our hearts, that you can get … Continued

Have you got used to putting ‘2023’ yet when writing the date? We just about have, and thankfully that’s because we’ve been adding a whole host of exciting new shows for this year! Added to our already bursting calendar are some returning faces and a few new additions… Following the announcement of a new album, … Continued

Local resident, Brian ‘BC Camplight’ Christinzio has shared news of a new album, The Last Rotation Of Earth, out on the 12th of May, via Bella Union + his biggest Manchester show to date, right here, on the 17th of November! The new record follows his recent break-up amid long-term struggles with addiction and mental … Continued

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACK KIRWIN OF LLOYD COLE IN 2022 We’ve got two perfect shows on sale today, with Men I Trust and Lloyd Cole! The Canadian independent, indie band are taking to our stage on the 24th of July, as part of the UK tour and Lloyd is returning to our stage on the 10th … Continued

We’re overjoyed that Le Tigre are reuniting for a limited-date tour of the UK – including a date on our stage on the 5th of June! Le Tigre (Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman) formed as an obstinately hopeful, even joyous, post-riot grrrl project in New York City in 1999! Abandoning traditional punk instrumentation, … Continued

As we head into another year of music, we have a lot of exciting shows coming up at our music venue as part of our big 10th Anniversary celebrations this year! We asked the on-the-ground, pint-to-hand Albert Hall team what they are most excited for and why: The Lathums (Saul Mendleson – Team Leader) “I’m … Continued