31 January 2005With 'Love From Manchester'
28 January 2005Who is the best Manchester band of all time?
Of course, everyone has their own favourites and so you can nominate and vote for your favourite band and the results will be announced in due course.
LOVE FROM MANCHESTER
Sunday 30 January at the Carling Apollo Manchester
6.30 - Midnight
Tickets - minimum £15 donation available at Ticketmaster or by ringing 0870 401 8000 and should be available on the night.
There is also another one of those stories seen in other publications on "the Next Big Things that weren't". The Guardian's features Northside (and World of Twist, Birdland, et al) and has a quick interview with Dermo who gives the current Silent Partners tour a good plug.
Thanks to AJ.
27 January 2005"Unswerving aesthetic dimensions"
FACT 37 Joy Division ; as yet untitled. 3hr VHS cassette. Complete J.D. video. three concerts plus three TV's of variable picture/sound quality but unswerving aesthetic dimensions. Mail Order perhaps by June. Don't apply now until price is announced. Buy yourself a cassette player first anyway... doesn't work on the turntable son.
FACT 38 "Reality is 3/4inch wide." One hour VHS of Factory promo U-matics, same deatils as above....WAIT etc.
FAC 39 Tunnelvision; "Watching the hydroplanes" 7" 45rpm. Sum more lads frum Blackpool. Great techno-ballad. Out March/April.
FACT 40 Joy Division: "Still"; double album, one live, one full of all the tracks people keep complaining they haven’t got..bleeding elitists.. ..etc..to seal the past, undercut the bootlegs and leave open the tree-lined avenues for 50 etc.
FAC 41-4 Undetermined except plans for Hewick single and Reilly album underway. ...whaddyamean we're not taking the backlash seriously.
FACT 45 Section 25 ; album, first, to be recorded at Brittannia Road in February. Demos already completed…let’s hope the sleeve concept's...
FACT 50 New Order... an album probably....or maybe just a nice picture of Hookey like what they had in Sounds. Demo's just completed for this one at Cargo. Latest on the announced gig circuit;"Middlesborough is a hole." Surprised.
Of particular note in this final portion of the Analysis is Fact 38 which is the unfinished and unreleased Below The Canal video by A Certain Ratio. The 'Factory Newsletter and Shareholders Analysis No. 5 September 1981' elaborates further on what this would have contained: "2 Hours. Early promos 'Forced Laugh'/'Shack Up', live from Music Machine and Heaven. 'Back to the Start', 'Crippled Child', TV stuff from Manchester and Milan, M. Shambergs 13 minute 'Tribeca' from the New York loft, plus art... lots of art. Post-synched erotica by Johnson. Available by December/January, same price and arrangements as 37 in similar apropos bridge bag with G&L flip-top convertible." The 'Tribeca' video clip eventually surfaced on Soul Jazz Records ACR enhanced CD compilation 'Early'.
26 January 2005Iconoclast update
Beautiful Losers, which also features Templeton's work, opens at the Orange County Museum of Art on 6 February and runs through 15 May. The opening night party is on Saturday the 5th. Also running concurrently is an installation at OCMA's Orange Lounge located at the South Coast Plaza in Newport Beach. The Orange Lounge will be featuring the entire Film & Video portion of Beautiful Losers as well as a major collaborative installation entitled "You Are Here" by the infamous collective The Art Dump of Girl Skateboards.
The Iconoclast website will be launching in about 3 weeks. The site will feature a wealth of resource information on its illustrious roster of artists. Exclusive Iconoclast Editions will also be available directly on the site. Later this spring a limited number of only 30 complete Beautiful Losers Silkscreen Portfolios will be available on the site. Each Portfolio will include over 30 silkscreens by Beautiful Losers artists packaged in a custom box with numbered title page.
On Sunday February 6th, the agnes b. store located at 100 North Robertson in Los Angeles will be hosting a reception for the Beautiful Losers Silkscreen Portfolio including several newly available prints. There will be a special guest DJ as well as the premier screening of Cheryl Dunn's new short film entitled "Tokyo Hands". Call +1 310.271.9643 for more information.
Thanks to the Iconoclast mailing list.
Thanks to OMNY.
Kalima - LTMCD 2407 Kalima!
Isabelle Antena - LTMCD 2432 En Cavale
Isabelle Antena - LTMCD 2434 Hoping For Love
The Room - LTMCD 2405 Indoor Fireworks
James says: "all as usual crammed with extra tracks and bios".
Full details on the news page of the LTM website.
25 January 2005New Durutti Column show in Belgium announced
Venue: Salle Saint-Martin, Fernelmont, Belgium (15 km from Namur).
24 January 2005The Movement of the 24th January
The name was appropriated from from the Situationist International Movement Of March 22nd.
Different date, same ideals.
23 January 2005Bez wins Celebrity Big Brother
22 January 2005Tracklisting for New Order's 'Waiting For The Sirens Call' announced
Hey Now What You Doing
Waiting For The Sirens' Call
I Told You So
Morning Night And Day
Guilt Is A Useless Emotion
Thanks to NewOrderOnline which also many more further details including track-by-track comments and production credits.
The first single is 'Krafty'.
21 January 2005Silent Partners - News of the World Tour
Sat 22 - The Castle, Oldham + support + Stone Love DJs + DJ Fez (Supasonik)
Mon 24 - The Adelphi, Hull + Support
Wed 26 - Carpe Diem, Leeds + Thewlis
Thu 27 - Junktion 7, Nottingham + Vasquez
Fri 28 - The Albert, Shrewsbury + Support
Sat 29 - The Circulation, Burnley + Vinny Perculiar (feat. Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, ex-Smiths) + support
Tues 1 - De Bees Music Bar, Winsford + Support
Thu 3 - T' Mesis Cafe Bar, Manchester + The Loungs + 3rd Dan + Inbred Quarter
Fri 4 - Central Station, Wrexham + DJ Clint Boon + The Draft
Fri 11 - Drummonds, Aberdeen + Support
Sat 12 - North Star, Lerwick, Shetland + Support + DJ Alan McLeod
Sun 13 - Mooneys Wake, Lerwick, Shetland (Silent Partners intimate acoustic set)
Wed 16 - The Magnet, Liverpool + Support
Sun 27 - Brixton Telegraph, London + The History, The Seen, The Dukes, The High Times, Marver Brown, and The View (All day event)
More details at www.silent-partners.info
20 January 2005Happy Mondays London dates announced
Buy tickets at seetickets.com
Thanks to AJ.
19 January 2005Ed Templeton 'The Judas Goat' at Modern Art, London
Following that, it's open Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 6pm until 6 March.
Stuart Shave | Modern Art
10 Vyner Street
London E2 9DG
Tel: +44(0)20 8980 7742
Fax: +44(0)20 8980 7743
Thanks to Joy Division Central for info.
18 January 2005Factory Records on the radio
First up, Marc Riley's new show 'Mint' ("Mint takes a gung-ho step into the world of collectable records and pop memorabillia") on BBC 6Music has a item on Factory Records this coming Sunday 23 January at 10pm.
Then, just a few days later on Friday 28 January at 7pm on BBC Radio Shropshire there's a Factory Records history on The Record Collectors show. Also featured will be an interview with Silent Partners.
Thanks to AJ and JK.
An MDMArchive Film Evening
Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds Documentary
FIRST EVER SHOWING!
17 February 2005 at King's Arms, Salford.
A unique opportunity to see John Crumpton's previously UNSEEN 1978 documentary about Manchester punk legends, Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds - Vini Reilly's first band. The film includes interviews and concert footage (filmed in steamy punk clubs) as well as a hilarious TV appearance on ' Granada Reports' with Tony Wilson.
CP Lee will give a talk and the film will be introduced by a very special guest...
More details to follow.
Box Office: 01595 697550
By a strange coincidence, Silent Partners, whose News of the World tour kicks off this Saturday 22 January in Oldham, also play the North Star just 4 days earlier on 12 February.
Box Office: 01595 696643
17 January 2005'Where We Live' by RAW-T out 21 February Badly Drawn Boy added to 'Love From Manchester' bill
"We've had a huge response from all of you to get involved with the show at the Apollo, apologies for not being able to respond to each of you individually. We can't fit everything into one night, so we put our heads together and reckon we've found a solution.
"Some of you may know already, but in case you've not heard, the Apollo show, which is headlined "LOVE FROM MANCHESTER" will now be an early contributor to an initiative called "MANCHESTER MILLION". It will keep a tally of fundraising from Manchester events to aid the Tsunami Disaster relief funds, and aims by consolidation to propagate many more events and donations than might have happened individually. To read the mission statement and more details on what events are happening, how to register your event, register your want to help, or check the running total, please go to www.manchestermillion.co.uk which is currently under construction and should be live soon.
'Love From Manchester' at the Apollo on 30 January has already sold 600 tickets. It's a great start, but there's still a way to go before we sell out."
LOVE FROM MANCHESTER
Sunday 30 January at the Carling Apollo Manchester
6.30 - Midnight
Tickets - minimum £15 donation available at Ticketmaster or by ringing 0870 401 8000
Confirmed artists: Elbow (acoustic), Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot, Aziz, The Durutti Column, Nine Black Alps, Jah Wobble, Carmel, Kathryn Wiiliams.
DJs: Andy Votel (Twisted Nerve), Graham Massey (808 State), Paddy Steer (Homelife) and more still to confirm
Those who are making LOVE FROM MANCHESTER happen behind from backstage: Sparklestreet, John Robb, Carling Apollo Manchester, Ticketmaster, Tom Piper, DBN, Audile, Spin Media, STS Touring, MCMN, Phil Jones, Ear To The Ground, Nova Print, Jon Caine, Rustica, Zest and many more.
16 January 2005Praxis Makes Perfect
Gillian: "Can you tell me briefly about Factory Records, yeah, what's it all about?"
AHW: "What's it all about, the truth. I could give you 18 different truths or loads of different stories, but they all come down to Praxis. Do you know what Praxis is?"
Gillian: "Praxis? No."
AHW: "Have you ever heard 'Praxis makes perfect'? Praxis is the idea that you do something cos you want to do it. And after you've done it you find out all the reasons why you did it. I mean I could give you a hundred great reasons, political, ideological, aesthetic. I liked the friends I met working as a journalist in punk in '76 and '77 and didn't wanna lose them. I'm trained as an academic. I wanted to do experiments, laboratory experiments in popular art. Experiments on people like you, you see. Hmmm, you're experimenting with me in the bath. Er, I wanted to make political experiments, as to how you could function politically in the market place. But all those things, which I might say were the reasons, I've only found out they were the reasons for doing it by doing it. You just do it. I mean everything we did. Everything you've done. Everything we've all done. It's just cos you wanted to do it. I can think of great reasons afterwards but it would be dishonest."
14 January 2005New Autumn Thieves CD released
Decline And Fall
Memory Before Memory
Cry The Sea
Please email Andy Durutti for further info.
Autumn Thieves on the web: autumnthieves.com, Yahoo Groups, MySpace
13 January 2005Terry Christian on why Bez should win Celebrity Big Brother
Read the full article.
Read the full transcript.
Thanks to Kate Butler at the BBC.
12 January 2005South-east Asian Tsunami benefit gig: 'Love from Manchester'
"We have just confirmed the following show; please call 0870 401 8000, click onto GetLive.co.uk, or call into the Palace Theatre (Oxford Road; 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or the Tourist Information Centre (Albert Square; 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat), to book tickets.
Manchester's best live music Venue has got together with it's best musicians to show our solidarity with the victims of the South-east Asian Tsunami and raise much needed funds in the process.
Love from Manchester is the brainchild of local musician John Robb and artiste manager Gary McLarnan, who have used their extensive combined contacts within the local entertainment industry to pull together an amazing bill of live music and DJs. Already confirmed are Mercury Music prize nominees Elbow, local heroes I Am Kloot, influential Factory Records veterans the Durutti Column and on the 1's and 2's Graham Massey (808 State), Andy Votel (Twisted Nerve) and The Earlies. At the time of writing some VERY major local artists are confirmed but for contractual reasons are unable to be named......
All parties involved from the artists, venue and production companies down to ticket agents are donating ALL profits to the Disasters Emergency Committee Tsunami Relief Fund.
Tickets are £15.00 and available now from 0870 401 8000 and ticketmaster.co.uk
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Carling Apollo Manchester
11 January 2005Promotional - New Order group photo
10 January 2005Transcript of the Ian Curtis biopic press conference
Revenge - LTMCD 2413 'No Pain No Gain (Live 1991)'
Blaine Reininger & Steven Brown - LTMCD 2431 'Live In Lisbon 1989'
The Field Mice - LTMCD 2419 'Snowball' ; LTMCD 2421 'Skywriting' (2CD); LTMCD 2423 'For Keeps'
Dead Cowboys - LTMCD 6610 'Twin Evil Stars'
Full details on LTM News.
LTM's James Nice says: "As usual, all can now be ordered direct from LTM ahead of the store release date. If you have already pre-ordered, then your copies will be with you very shortly!"
07 January 2005Anton Corbijn to direct Ian Curtis biopic
The project has the working title 'Control' (which was Anton Corbijn's idea). The working title on imdb.com is 'These Days'.
No decision has yet been taken on who will play the lead role. Todd Eckert explained the that they are "in dialogue with certain actors that you know" and that there is a "universally open field". They have some "specific ideas" of what they want and "would love a local actor". The producers Eckert and Orian are the only Americans involved in the film. Todd also stated that certain actors have been suggested, but that Deborah Curtis has turned them down. He acknowledged that it is a difficult job as the lead actor has to satisfy all those involved, remaining members of Joy Division / New Order and everyone who knew him. No actors that have been approached have turned them down.
The film will be shot largely on location in Manchester with the possibility of some European locations.
Co-producer Tony Wilson said: "All music films are shite. The miracle of 24 Hour Party People was that it didn't go wrong. Todd and Orian are not the usual movie people fucking up music. Joy Division were NOT from Manchester.
Todd Eckert added: "The idea of Joy Division as the 'ultra dark experience' is totally false. It was all about energy. This is the job of the film." He said everybody wanted to convey the honesty that was contained in 'Touching From A Distance'.
Writer Matt Greenhalgh said that he was "Proud (to be involved) and that Ian Curtis was God. He knows that he has a lot to live up to and quipped that "It's best to have producers with American accents".
Producer Orian explained that it was his idea to do the film and that he has been awaiting Deborah and Natalie Curtis's trust.
Here is the rough production timetable:
Screenplay - end of February
Casting - March/April
Finance - Cannes in May
Pre-production - July
On the music side, Tony Wilson wants Moby still, but Moby is regarded as a 'pariah' by the producers. They are approaching various other bands to do cover versions of Joy Division tunes for inclusion in the film. They will be given a song and just 'a couple of days' to record it. No bands that have been approached have turned it down.
Other snippets that emerged included the revelation that Ian Curtis was a Manchester City fan. Wilson didn't know this but it was confirmed by Deborah Curtis. Wilson's glad of Corbijn's involvement as he can get revenge on Rob. For years Wilson thought everybody hated the Atmosphere video, but only found out last year that it was actually only Rob who hated it and that the rest 'loved it'. Malcolm McLaren has done a 'mix' of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' and Captain & Tennille's 'Love Will Keep Us Together'. Wilson played it to the assembled at the press conference. Finally, Wilson maintains the favourite name for New Order (before New Order) was 'Happy Valley Dance Band'.
06 January 2005Ian Curtis biopic
Thanks to C for spotting this on NOOL
05 January 2005New Order guest star on Gwen Stefani album
Elsewhere, the NME has its version of the inside story on how New Order came to hook up with Stefani in the first place: "Singer Bernard Sumner said: 'She asked us (to write a song) but we told her that because we were in the middle of writing our own album, we wanted to keep the good songs for ourselves'. Undeterred, Stefani went away and wrote the track 'The Real Thing' in the style of New Order, which the band then came and played on."
Artist: Gwen Stefani
Title: Love Angel Music Baby.
Catalogue number: 2103177
Thanks to Paul and OMNY.
04 January 2005Love Will Tear Us Apart up for Brit Award
All of the singles have been performed by a British act since 1977. The five will be named at the Brits nominations on 10 January and the winner at the awards on 10 February. The award has been introduced to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Brit awards. The longlist has been chosen by a panel made up of members of the music industry and media and it includes a wide range of musical genres. Voting is via the internet, text and telephone from 21-30 January to decide on the best song.
That longlist in full...
1. Heroes by David Bowie
2. We Are The Champions by Queen
3. Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
4. Night Fever by Bee Gees
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division
7. That's Entertainment by The Jam
8. I Don't Want To Talk About It by Rod Stewart
9. Look of Love by ABC
10. Golden Brown by The Stranglers
11. True by Spandau Ballet
12. Careless Whisper by George Michael
13. Holding Back The Years by Simply Red
14. Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
15. Sacrifice by Elton John
16. Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack
17. Why by Annie Lennox
18. Fields of Gold by Sting
19. Kiss From A Rose by Seal
20. Wonderwall by Oasis
21. Angels by Robbie Williams
22. Yellow by Coldplay
23. Babylon by David Gray
24. Leave Right Now by Will Young
25. Dry Your Eyes by The Streets
Thanks to Paul.
02 January 2005New Order album title?
Thanks to C / NOOL.
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