Trash-O-Rama is “Manchester’s dirty basement disco for Fags, Feminists & their fucked up friends”
Since it’s incarnation in 2009, DJs Polly Esther and Johnny Trash developed their D.I.Y aesthetic to create a basement inspired club night & live band night to give the scene a well deserved kick up the arse & provide a happy space for all.
Holding court at various venues in Manchester since then and featuring early and debut performances from the likes of Brown Brogues, Bell Peppers, Klaus Kinski, Laser Dream Eyes, Base Ventura, Waterworld and more TOR, in short, has become a clubbing institution based on the promoters no nonsense non stop party attitude.
In 2011 they won the M.E.N Best Alternative Club award and in 2012 they helped club nights Bollox and Homoelectric win Best Club and Best Alternative Club through their refreshing DJ residencies at both queer clubbing behemoths!
TOR has taken a back seat from the live scene in the last 12 months, concentrating on creating unique clubbing experiences such as Trouble at t’Mill at Islington Mill and clubsterben at Q Cavern, while also supporting top name DJs and working on remixing, video production, collaborations and more!
They have held stages at SFTOC in 2011 and 2012 at The New Oxford and Rovers Return and return this year at The Angel Centre! This year expect noise, boogie & music to break up the family.
D I V O R C E
Somewhere out there, there are still people trying to come to terms with the last time Divorce played Sounds from the Other City in 2010. Gloriously brutal, they smashed through a set in the then-unfurnished engine room of Islington Mill, and have carried on a similarly destructive path ever since, with their self-titled debut album out now on Night School Records. We are proud – and a little bit frightened – to be welcoming them back, even if it might take us the next 3 years to recover.
Q U E E R ‘ D S C I E N C E
“They’re a denuded B-52s – with the trippy day-glo, unisex machinations cooked down to something single-headed, full-throated and dirty. It still sounds like party music to me, though”, Adam Walton, BBC.
Manchester’s greatest live act since anyone can remember, and the best secret that the region has had for twice as long as that, Queer’d Science always put on a show, always leave their audience shivering with fear and rarely leave the venue in a usable state after they’ve left the stage.
D I E H E X E N
Manchester’s Die Hexen in her own words: “‘I am an architect, a constructor of worlds, a sensualist who worships the flesh, the melody, a silhouette against the darkening sky”
…and Manchester’s Die Hexen in someone else’s words: “Die Hexen is celebrating all things crepuscular. This deuced experiment with darkness began… with a few soundcloud links and one image. Her phantasmagorical appearance and hauntingly minimal gothic musical textures had us enchanted” – Northern Noise
I L L
A fabric in the rich, weird tapestry of Manchester, transported over the boundaries for one day only – the great Cath Aubergine described them as having “arsh Faust flavour that borders on the industrial… and yes, you can still dance to it”. Still in single figure digits for live shows, The Angel Centre may not know what has hit it when ILL come to town.
L A S E R D R E A M E Y E S
Lots of bands have played SFTOC over the years, so it’s no surprise when some of them get called back – and we were hoping LDE were one of the names that would be added to the mutiple Other City performance hall of fame. Our wish has been granted, and we are proud to welcome back the band that features members of The Witches, Movement, Fiction Non Fiction & TVH-3 for a second time.
S T R O K E C A T
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(S T E S P A N D E X & I L B O S C O )
Red Laser Records is a new Manchester based record label, ran by Red Laser Disco head honcho Il Bosco (aka Woody).
The label, like the club night is dedicated to new Manchester based italo disco, proto house, electro and boogie producers and DJs as well as re-releasing hidden gems from within the genres that you would never be able to afford the original 12 inches of!
EP1 and EP 2 have already landed and quickly sold out at FatCity and probably going to sell out everywhere else! Try and grab copies while stocks last.
Il Bosco was previously the promoter and resident DJ the institution that is Friends and Family for 7 years and now runs
Red Laser Records and its club night Red Laser Disco. Woody (as other people may know him) is no stranger to a dancefloor either!
Woody is the foundation of the club night, a DJ who has travelled worldwide plying his trade, influenced and encouraged up and coming Manchester DJs and promoters, operates the Red Laser blog, record label, BBQ and more!
The phrase ‘Manctalo’ was coined by the Red Laser/Wet Play/Full Beam gang to describe the genres played at the nights.
One of the finest exponents of Manctalo is Ste Spandex, who features on both EP1 and EP2 from Red Laser and will soon have his very own EP being released through the label! Ste Spandex uses analogue production, recording on VHS tape and rare boogie sampling to create a refreshing sound for Mancunian dancefloors.
His production style is reflected in his DJing, mixing proto house, acid, boogie and italo to make you sweat!
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