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Upcoming shows: Ultimate Painting... Meilyr Jones... Skinny Lister... Vinny Peculiar... Freakwater... Angel Olsen... Simone Felice... Stephen Steinbrink... Jenny Hval... Tom Brosseau... Public Service Broadcasting... Peter Broderick... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Amber Arcades... Haley Bonar... Emanuel and The Fear... Merchandise... The Wave Pictures... Alabaster DePlume... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley... Avec Sans... Kristin Hersh... Ryley Walker... BC Camplight... Robert Ellis... Steve Gunn... Man & The Echo... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... The Burning Hell... The Handsome Family...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 2 August 2010
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to welcome back Hey! Manchester favourite – the reason we started promoting – Jens Lekman!

Jens Lekman was born in Göteborg, Sweden but relocated to Melbourne, Australia in 2008. He has released an extensive number of EPs, singles and CD-Rs that have been compiled on three full length records: When I Said I Wanted to be Your Dog (2004), Oh, You’re So Silent Jens (2005) and Night Falls Over Kortedala (2007). After each and every record he’s found himself a dayjob and sworn to never return to music ever again. But oh how the river longs for the sea.

The last two years he’s been working with Tracey Thorn and Drew Barrymore, as well as touring and finishing up new songs. The upcoming tour will feature a full band of musicians he’s picked up around the world.

We’re also delighted to confirm that The Blow will be supporting! The Portland, Oregon band, fronted by Mikhaela Maricich, have released albums on K Records and Tomlab and used to feature Jona of YACHT as a member. They are responsible for pop nuggets such as Parentheses.

Opening the show is another artist who played at the very first Hey! Manchester show: Bill Wells. Bill has collaborated with The Pastels, Belle & Sebastian, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Future Pilot AKA and recently Isobel Campbell. He’ll be playing a piano set just after doors open – so arrive early, people!

Tickets are available from the bar, Piccadilly Records, Common (no booking fee), Seetickets.com, WeGotTickets.com and on 0871 220 0260.



All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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