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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... PowerSolo... Martha Tilston... The Umbrellas... Nick Harper... Chris Brain... Mr Ben & the Bens... Daudi Matsiko... Jolie Holland... Christof van der Ven + Niamh Regan... Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom... Giant Sand... Melanie Baker... Sophie Hutchings... Jerron Paxton... Ghostly Kisses... Sounds From The Other City 2024... Francis of Delirium... The Buffalo Skinners... The Handsome Family... His Lordship... Florry... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... Rain Parade...

When: 3pm until late on Sunday 30 April 2023
Where: Upstairs at The Old Pint Pot, Adelphi Street, Salford M3 6EN

Hey! Manchester is delighted to be curating a stage at this year’s Sounds From The Other City – our 13th year in a row! SFTOC is a one-day music festival that celebrates the diversity of Greater Manchester’s ‘other city’.

The 12-hour event places many of the city’s favourite promoters –  including Now Wave, Grey Lantern, Fat Out, Strange Days and The Beauty Witch – into several of our favourite venues and drinking establishments along Chapel Street.

Hey! Manchester is excited to be moving to a new venue (for us) in 2023: upstairs at The Old Pint Pot! The pub is one of the main musical hubs of SFTOC and boasts a huge terrace overlooking the River Irwell.

We’re delighted to reveal our full line-up for SFTOC 2023, featuring The Faux Faux, Mr Ben & The Bens, Juice Pops, Adult DVD, Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection and Brown Brogues!

As The Faux Faux, Faith Vern – formerly of PINS – released the menacing, smoky, swaggering Cold Hearted Woman, in February 2023, complete with a music video depicting what she calls a love letter to the North of England. This first offering comes just ahead of a solo slot at SFTOC this April.

Take a dash of Lancaster Polymath echo Belle & Sebastian… a good measure of Teleman and Gorkys Zygotic Mynci… then squeeze a slice of Bill Ryder-Jones-esque songwriting – Mr Ben & the Bens sound like they were baptised in the holy water of indie classics, and you’re going to love it.

Born as the solo project of singer/multi-instrumentalist Mike, Juice Pops is now a four-piece – completed by Hannah on guitar and vocals, Greg on bass, and Louis on drums. Together, they spent 2022 touring their psych-influenced eponymous debut EP before settling down to a summer of recording. First single ‘Whirlwind’ is due in Spring – just in time to familiarise yourself before SFTOC.

Formed in 2021, Adult DVD have wasted no time post-lockdown. They’ve supported Warmduscher and PVA – as well as headlining their own UK tour – gaining admirers at BBC and Amazing Radio in the US along the way. Latest release ‘Sadman Mancave’ is inspired by exactly what it says in the tin – but who knows what men of a certain age will make of this heavier, techno-acid direction.

Romford to Nashville is hardly the most well-trodden of paths, but for Spencer Cullum, it was a way of getting to the essential heart of pedal steel – what was then and remains to this day his musical raison d’être. Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection 2 sees the Nashville-based musician step further from the pedal steel and towards centre stage – a more complex, weirder, deeper rendering of earlier efforts in kaleidoscopic folk, jazz, and pop.

‘These tracks are period-perfect love-letters to British psych-folk, with the Mellotrons, tape wobbles and kitsch artwork to match’ – Mojo

Wigan’s favourite boyband, Brown Brogues, first emerged with a manic squall around 2009 – now let’s fast-forward past a break of roughly seven years, two days, bookended with a triumphant stage live at YES, and here we are – almost at the eve of what they say will be one last outing at their favourite festival. That’s Sounds From The Other City, of course – file this one under ‘not to be missed.’

‘Like Muddy Waters brought up in the industrial wastelands of provincial Lancashire’ – PRS Foundation

To check out who else is playing Sounds From The Other City 2023, visit the Soundsfromtheothercity.com.

Tickets, giving access to all stages, are available from Soundsfromtheothercity.com.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.