30 July 2004Just chillin'
Column play the Big Chill festival at Eastnor Castle. DC play the
Chill stage on Sunday - see the full running order from the official
Sunday 1 August 2004
Another Fine Day
Eva Abraham and Instrumental
Ukelele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Jimmy Cauty's Blacksmoke
29 July 2004Definitive Durutti Column Tour
Box office: 0870 241 5093
The Glee Club
cardiff CF10 5BZ
The full tour, which is to promote the forthcoming 2-CD 'Definitive Durutti Column' collection, is as follows:
16 - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
26 - Ronnie Scott's, London
3 - Brighton Dome, Brighton
4 - Glee Club, Cardiff
Don't forget that as only one of the shows (Manchester) is in the north of England, the band is looking into the possibility of running coaches from various parts of the country. If you are interested in this please submit your details using the online form.
28 July 2004DC MCR
2 - Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
3 - Stockholm, Sweden China Theatre
4 - Oslo, Norway Rockefeller Music Hall
6 - Hamburg, Germany Fabrik
7 - Berlin, Germany Passionskirche
8 - Stuttgart/Schorndorf, Germany Manufaktur
10 - London, UK Royal Festival Hall
20 - Lisbon, Portugal Aula Magna
21 - Bilbao, Spain Teatro Barakaldo
22 - Madrid, Spain Palacio Congresos
23 - Barcelona, Spain Teatre Principal
24 - Valencia, Spain Palau de Congresos
26 - Edinburgh, UK Queens Hall
27 - Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
29 - Coventry, UK Warwick Arts Centre
30 - Manchester, UK RNCM
31 - Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theatre
Topping and tailing those shows are two in New York City in August and November.
Aug 18 - Angel Orensanz Center
Nov 18 - Carnegie Hall
How to get tickets: Tickets for most U.S. performances can be purchased at the box office or through TicketWeb or Ticketmaster. Limited presale tickets may also be available at a discount for some shows at MusicToday.com.
27 July 2004I Fagiolini
From the Royal Festival Hall website: "I Fagiolini are well known for their inventive approach to presenting early music in the concert hall, especially through staged or semi-staged versions of Renaissance vocal works. Their dramatic performance of Monteverdi's complete fourth book of madrigals promises a very different concert-going experience: be prepared for a revelation."
Incidentally, the South Bank Centre's publicity booklet uses the cover shot from Facd 316 to promote the show.
Claudio Monteverdi Book 4 Madrigals
Robert Hollingworth: musical director
John La Bouchardiere: director
Concessions: £5** (limited availability)
Official website: www.rfh.org.uk
26 July 2004(Coach) Party
Interested? Please fill in all the necessary fields on this online form (including where you live) and hit send. Thanks very much.
Thanks (again) to James at LTM.
25 July 2004Fast product
Various Artists - LTMCD 2398 'Twice As Nice - BE MUSIC / DOJO / MARK KAMINS / ARTHUR BAKER PRODUCTIONS' (this is the long-awaited sequel to LTMCD 2377 Cool As Ice: The Be Music Productions 1983-85)
Minny Pops - LTMCD 2384 'Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement' (with video clips)
Anna Domino - LTMCD 2383 'East & West' (with extra live tracks recorded in Japan)
Marine 'Life in Reverse' (with video clips)
Full details can be seen at the official LTM website
As usual, you can order these ahead of the store release date direct from LTM by mail order.
Thanks to James at LTM.
24 July 2004Last night a record changed my life
"The Symphony Pathétique was one of the pieces that would drift up through the floor. I never realised what it was until after his death when I went to see the film, The Music Lovers [Ken Russell's 1971 life of Tchaikovsky] with my sister and uses it. For me it's the last movement that I specifically love. What's interesting is that it is not particularly clever. The counterpoint isn't fantastic, it's not technically brilliant by his standards, in fact it's kind of clumsy. Mut the more I listen to it the more heartbreaking it seems, the more impact it has. It is the most tragic piece, literally and uncontrollable outpour of absolute despair".
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'
Recorded in Berlin
Premiered 28 October 1893
'Bad Samantha' and 'Quarterhearted' are both brand new songs recorded at home by Kevin himself on his new-ish little digital recorder. 'Deservation' is a track recorded a year or so ago for the still-unreleased 'Doomcloud' album. There are also a few tracks from 'Helpline', Kevin's last new album, which is now incredibly rare.
Don't forget that you can find all the latest KH news, gigs, on the message board at kevinhewick.com
Thanks to Gary K and kevinhewick.com
23 July 2004That Durutti link in full
22 July 2004In the Doghouse
69 Nottingham Road
Thanks to kevinhewick.com
21 July 2004Concert
Lower Moseley St
Box Office: 0161 907 9000 / 0845 345 0009
Tickets will be on sale by the week commencing 26 July 2004.
19 July 2004Iconic
Thanks to Conor and NewOrderOnline.
16 July 2004Blurt live @ The Spitz
Wednesday 18 August 2004
109 Commercial Street
Old Spitalfields Market
London E1 6BG (see map)
A new album 'Let there be Blurt - the best of' Vol. 2 entitled "The Body That They Built To Fit The Car" will be out in September 2004 and will feature 14 tracks plus two video clips (The Body That The Built & Machina Machina). Also available: The Best of Blurt Vol 1 - The Fish Needs A Bike (Salamander).
Plans are also afoot for a Blurt European Tour in November 2004. According to tedmilton.com "No dates have been set yet, though Blurt's management agency / record label revealed plans are being made. The agency is looking forward to getting interesting offers. All booking enquiries should be directed to: email@example.com". The band were last seen live performing on the One World stage at Glastonbury on 25 June.
15 July 2004Portfolios
Rachel McFarlane and Natalie Curtis
Thanks to Joy Division Central and Mike M.
Check out the News section at BitingTongues.com for more information.
Thanks to BitingTongues.com
Fact 95 - The first instance of number duplication occurred when the Royal Family and The Poor's album 'The Project - Phase 1 (The Temple of the 13th Tribe' was given the number originally reserved for a 12” single by (Haçienda DJ) Greg Wilson. The single never appeared so the number was recycled.
Fac 137 - Fact 137 was the Shorts compilation video but was also allocated to the 12" single 'Genius' by Quando Quango.
Fact 150 - A strange one here because whilst Fact 150 was the New Order album 'Brotherhood', Fac 150 was assigned to the Japanese version of the PFD video (which has the regular Factory catalogue number Fac 177).
Facd 207 - Rob Gray's Little Big Band mini lp was assigned the number Facd 207 but 207 was at one time going to be his 'Digital Buskingomo' video. Sadly the video never materialised.
Fact 210 - By the time Fact 210 'England Made Me' by Cath Carroll was released, Cath's band Miaow were a distant memory but originally this number was reserved for their unreleased album 'Priceless Innuendos'.
Fac 211 - The excellent Joy Division documentary aired on Channel 4's Wired programme (of which officially packaged and numbered tapes exist) about Joy Division (and specifically the release of Fac 213 Atmosphere and Fact 250 Substance had this number but it was also attached to the 'Book of Ideas' concept detailed in the Fact 400 Palatine booklet.
Fac 221 - Tony Wilson's trip to Hollywood to raise interest in and money for the Mad Fuckers film (Fac 181) resulted in the allocation of the 221 number and badges bearing it but in a classic piece of number duplication it reappeared as the number for the 8vo Factory Contract. These contract binders date from mid-1990 starting with Cath Carroll (who allegedly signed an 8-LP deal). Two 12" x 12" clear perspex plates with screenprinted signal green, silver and signal orange design, hold with 4 metal bolts. The bolts are positioned so as to hold A4 sheets in place and to allow the number of pages to vary from contract to contract.
Fac 289 - Factory produced special notepaper to promote the release of Fact 275 'Technique' by New Order. It was given the number 289 because the campaign was launched in February 1989. Later on, Factory forgot about this and reallocated the number to The Wendys' single 'The Sun's Going To Shine For Me Soon'.
Fac 301 - This was a Factory conference held at Mottram Hall, Cheshire, 5 July 1990 for which special white notepads, flyers and white serviettes / napkins were made. The number was also allocated to a book to be written by Tim Chambers (who worked for Ikon) about the first 50 numbers in the Factory catalogue.
Fac 451 - Jane Stanton's loving documentary about Fac 51 The Haçienda which aired on Granada Television entitled 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' was given this number (currently the second highest number issued) was the same as the number given to the 'rebuilding' of the Haçienda for the movie 24 Hour Party People, itself the recipient of Fac 401.
Many thanks to OMNY.
14 July 2004New Order vs 808 State
New Order Acid House Remixes by 808 State (1988)
UK 2004 12" Rephlex CAT 806 EP
Expected release date: 13 September 2004
Side A: 07:46 New Order "Blue Monday" So Hot Mix by 808 State
Side B: 04:55 New Order "Confusion" Acid House Mix by 808 State
Thanks to Mike.
09 July 2004"Unallocated / Unknown" no more
A Factory find for your edification with thanks to OMNY and John Macklin.
08 July 2004Silent Partners
Night and Day
Sat 10 July 2004
Silent Partners are also one of the many acts supporting Happy Mondays at Get Loaded in the Park on 22 August at Clapham Common, London. Tickets are still available.
07 July 2004Drastic Measures
Flash Goes the Eye
Dolphin's Spurt (Remix)
New Muzak (live)
Total Confusion (live)
MD Mania (live)
Dolphin's Spurt (live)
For full details on this and other releases including 'Night Air' by Blaine L. Reininger visit LTM's official website. Most albums can be ordered direct from LTM ahead of the store release dates - just drop them a line for details of how to order.
04 July 2004Holiday reading
The book 'I Swear I Was There' by David Nolan [Milo Books; May 2001; ASIN: 1903854024] referenced herein, would also seem to be worth checking, detailing as it does the infamous Lesser Free Trade Hall gig by the Sex Pistols. It's now out of print but is probably available through the usual sources.
33 1/3 - Unknown Pleasures
by Chris Ott
Thanks again to Paul.
02 July 2004Secret desire
Live activity to coincide with the album 'i' continues apace:
The Magnetic Fields with support from Andrew Bird
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor West, Toronto)
Fri/Sat 2/3 July
Admission 25 dollars
Thanks to Paul for info.
01 July 2004The Six
The bonus tracks are (as widely predicted) 'Waterline' and 'Funuzeakea' originally released as the Fac 52 twelve inch on Factory Records. As with the other reissues there is also a DJ-friendly vinyl version with the bonus tracks on 12".
According to NME.com, at their recent sold out gigs in London's Hyde Park the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a series of covers including Joy Division's 'Transmission'.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography