It’s a pleasure to have Bry back at the venue after a great show last time around. Limited tickets still available on the door. DOORS – 7PM DAVE GILES – 7:45PM BRY – 8:45PM
Album Review: It’s Real by Ex Hex We’re eagerly awaiting 25th of May for D.C based trio Ex Hex to bust through the doors in a flurry of leather jackets and heavy guitar hooks. To show our appreciation, we thought we’d give you the rundown on their latest album. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what … Continued
We love a butty here at deaf and as its British sandwich week its a good excuse to celebrate our love for all the vegan baps! Lets take a look and good drool over the plant powered butty’s serve up here in the main bar Philli cheeze  In the beginning it was just a show … Continued
Last year, Swedish Pop super troopers Abba announced the release of 2 new songs – 35 years off their last foray in the studio; something Abba fanatics (us included) never thought would happen! Hailing from the land of Ice and snow, It’s clear from their extensive discography and the 2 blockbuster movies using their music, … Continued
Thursdays we like to promote local female DJ’s and we also would like to get to know the powerful women who are behind the decks  This week we have Charlotte from Thirsty Girls Collective joining us and would love to get to know all things music with them  Summed up in a sentence what will … Continued
7 years strong, retro clubbing brand Girls On Film is having a monumental makeover! They’ll still be taking over our Music Hall every Saturday, but now spinning the very best of 80’s & 90’s! From Britney & JT’s matching denim-on-denim moment; to the birth of the singleton American sitcom, the 90’s were a decade of … Continued
Thursdays we like to promote local female DJ’s and we also would like to get to know the powerful women who are behind the decks  This week we have DJ Boggz joining us and would love to get to know all things music with them    Summed up in a sentence what will we expect … Continued
May 7, 2019


BOOZE NEWS! Our sassy head bartender Maisie has been getting creative with the bevs and has whipped up 4 new cocktail specials on sale for the whole of May! IT’S SOMETIMES SUNNY IN MANCHESTER From bank holiday heat wave which will go down in history to multiple showers 3 days after. We still crave a … Continued
Fans of Indie music in the mid-1990s will remember Hurricane #1. Songs like Step Into My World and Only The Strongest Will Survive were, and still are, songs that defined. Now they’re back! They spoke to Flick Of The Finger ahead of their upcoming UK tour this summer. Read more HERE
March 28, 2019


Inspired by bold and brash glam rock, power pop, and punk, Washington, D.C.’s power trio Ex Hex release their new album ‘It’s Real’. When Mary Timony digs in to heavy power chords or unspools a scorching solo, it’s impossible not to smile. Celebrated for her innovative work in the trailblazing ’90s bands Autoclave and Helium, … Continued
Swervedriver’s track-by-track guide to new album Future Ruins Swervedriver frontman Adam Franklin talks through their new album Future Ruins, one track at a time. As Swervedriver wrapped up a series of dates devoted to performing their classic albums Raise and Mezcal Head at the tail-end of 2017, one thing became clear to the band’s vocalist … Continued
William The Conqueror release their new album ‘Bleeding On The Soundtrack’. Produced by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, White Denim, Laura Marling) at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real World Studios, it is the second instalment of William’s story following on from a debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, released in 2017 to widespread critical acclaim. … Continued
SHE PWR an International Women’s Day celebration She Pwr will take over Gorilla + The Deaf Institute on 8th March for an evening’s celebration of women. Purchase an Access All Areas £5 wristband and gain entry into all event spaces across both venues. All event profits go to MASH (Manchester Action on Street Health) ** … Continued
Former Razorlight drummer & solo artist, Andy Burrows & best-selling author, Matt Haig, speak to BBC breakfast about their upcoming album collaboration ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’. Catch Andy in the Music Hall Thursday 14th February performing songs from the new album.
For the first time in Girls on Film history, this Saturday night DJ Hattie Pearson will be playing smash hits from both the 80s and 90s in the Music Hall as part of our monthly Decades themed party. We are so excited for this – the addition for the 90s will only make the music … Continued
Hailing from the Vestmann Islands, singer/songwriter, Junius Meyvant has a unique, rich and afflicted take on freaky folk-pop with a familiar and soulful feel. He performs an exclusive live session of ‘Love Child’ for Best Fit, ahead of his Manchester show Tuesday 26th February.
Kickstart your Saturday party plans in the Girls On Film Diner with our fantastic club and meal deal for two. For a deliciously cheap tenner per person you get a tasty selection of burgers, fries, beverages and club entry, yes you read it right… only £10 each!! All diets are catered for with. Feast your … Continued
Steve, our animated apple, is back to wipe away those January blues with a FRESH injection of Vit C in the form of a 9 band, 2 floor takeover! Our first Stay Fresh Fest of 2019 lands Saturday 26th January with an eclectic melting pot of Mancunian bands ranging from Electro-Funk, Post-Punk & soul to Indie, Experimental Rock & Groove! … Continued
Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson’s slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn’t yet kidnapped the country’s imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective and soulful lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery … Continued
January 14, 2019


Whenyoung continues their searing string of indie gems with the infectious, far-reaching sound of their new single ‘Never Let Go’. They’ll be playing live in the music hall  Sunday 10th February.
Beautiful shot of the freaky goings-on at Bollox’s 3 floor NYE takeover with Kiss Me Again & Body horror!
Manchester rapper J Chambers releases his new Video ‘Life Is What You Make It’ ahead of his new album launch tour ‘New Levels, New Devils’ Friday 25th January.
We still crave a lovely drink in January and what better drinks to have than our refreshing cocktails. Our cocktails are only £5 in our happy hour deal at 3pm-6pm every day! This is an amazing deal teamed up without half price off all food in January for tables 8 and less! Who doesn’t want … Continued
December 19, 2018


Sammy Clifford from English pop punk collective WSTR mid jump/ guitar slam at their show last Tuesday!
Six-time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis will DJ at The Deaf Institute on Thursday 20th December alongside experimental Krautrock musician and good friend Kavus Torabi. It’s not every day you get the chance to see a world champion sportsman perform alongside a pioneering left-field musician. Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi may be like chalk and cheese in terms of their crafts, but … Continued
Manchester’s broodingly intense four piece Easy Kill today unveiled new track ‘Not Even Lovers’ via DIY Magazine! The write up is pretty glowing too: ” Easy Kill are set to align themselves with some of the most timeless acts of modern years.” LISTEN TO ‘NOT EVEN LOVERS’  The band are set to launch their new EP … Continued
January 22, 2016


Tomorrow night Adam French hits the stage at The Deaf Institute for his first headline tour! He’s already been out on the road with the likes of Jack Garrat and Frances so be sure to come see him live. Ahead of the show, he spoke to Big Issue In The North about growing up in … Continued
As the BBC Sound Of 2016 countdown continues more fantastic acts playing our venues are being announced. Today they revealed that slick R&B songwriter/producer, NAO, was third in the poll of the most promising acts expected to break this year! Don’t miss NAO playing live at The Deaf Institute on 21st April before she gets … Continued
Former Rudimental singer and future electro-pop Queen, Anne Marie, unveils the new video for the first track from her debut album ‘Do It Again’!!!! Check it out and don’t forget to grab tickets!
Manchester band Kosmonauts kick off the new year with the first live show at The Deaf Institute in 2016! Check out their new song ‘Store Bought Town’ which has just this minute made it onto their Soundcloud. LISTEN TO STORE BOUGHT TOWN