29 April 2005Biting Tongues Film Event @ Green Room
A proposed film event at Manchester's Green Room is scheduled for 24 June and will be centred around Howard Walmsley's new film - provisionaly titled 'Earthquake Land'. Other shorts will include Howard and Ken Holling's recent 'Abduction', together with a new live performance piece by Ken and Graham Massey, based on the life of Martin Denny who died recently.
The Green Room
54-56 Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5WW
The Mod Club Theatre
722 College Street
28 April 2005New Order on Jimmy Kimmel: additional
Waiting For The Sirens' Call
Waiting For The Sirens' Call (retake)
Thanks again to Paul for info.
Thanks to Paul for info.
Email: ikonand @ yahoo.co.uk
Tickets: 5 pounds on door
Reservations on request
70 Victoria Street
Blackburn BB1 6DN
Tel: 01254 55607
27 April 2005Postpunk panel - tonight @ 8.30, The Boogaloo
Doors open: 7pm
Event starts: 8:30
312 Archway Road
Tube: Highgate (Northern Line)
The band, originally called 'Warsaw', formed in 1977 and quickly gathered respect from influential people in the industry including Factory Records label owner Tony Wilson who signed them to his label. In 1979 they released their debut album Unknown Pleasures but rumours began to spread of Curtis' ill health: his epilepsy - reflected in his on-stage jerkiness - was becoming an increasingly difficult problem to manage. The group began recording their second album Closer and released the single Love Will Tear Us Apart but on 18 May 1980, just two days before they were due to leave for their first US tour, Curtis took his own life.
Now, 25 years after Ian Curtis' death, BBC 6 Music is holding a very special event at the BBC's Big Screen in Manchester City Centre. They are screening the Fact 37 'Here Are The Young Men' video which includes their performances at Manchester Apollo on 27 and 28 October 1979, and at the Effenaar in Eindhoven, Netherlands on 18 January 1980.
In addition they will be showing the band's full performances of 'Transmission' and 'She's Lost Control' for their only national TV appearance on the BBC's Something Else programme.
As well as these rare performances, BBC 6 Music will also be showing the Fac 211 Wired Joy Division feature, a documentary originally made for Channel 4's Wired TV programme in 1988, looking back at the legacy of Joy Division and the effect Ian's Death had on the remainder of the band, who went on of course to form New Order. The documentary includes interviews with Alan Erasmus, Tony Wilson, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Steve Morris, Paul Morley and the late Rob Gretton.
The event is being held on Wednesday 18 May at 7pm. It will be a chance to remember Ian Curtis and the legacy he left for music both in Manchester and beyond, as well as an opportunity to see rare performances from the band's tragically short two year career.
BBC 6 Music will also be remembering the life of Ian Curtis on air throughout the day. This will include the band's classic Peel Sessions from the BBC archive; showing the huge legacy the band left with unusual cover versions of Joy Division tracks, as well as talking to key figures in the band's career including Tony Wilson and Anton Corbijn.
26 April 2005Grafik on Central Station Design in Lyon
The same issue has a review by Hamish Muir (ex-8vo) of the exhibition "You Are Here" which is currently ongoing at the Design Museum in London.
22 April 2005The Durutti Column A Taste of Sonar 2005
San Miguel presents: a taste of Sonar 2005. London 26.05.05
The Durutti Column, Jamie Lidell, Miss Kittin, Francois K, Hot Chip, The Beautiful People, Solo Los Solo, Chris Coco, Mental Overdrive, Mark One + Virus Syndicate, Russell Haswell, Undo & Vicknoise, Simon Russell, Circus Company presents: Sety + Noze
77 Charterhouse Street
Thursday 26th May 2005
09:00 pm to 04:00 am
12th Barcelona International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Art
Unfortunately, the scheduled appearance by The Durutti Column at the 10 Days In May festival in Glasgow has been cancelled.
* - free compact disc
20 April 2005Postpunk Panel @ The Boogaloo
Doors open: 8pm
Event starts: 8:30
312 Archway Road
Tube: Highgate (Northern Line)
Thanks to Blissblog and AJ.
Wondering about the unusual web address? Well, following on from Nathan Barley's trashbat.co.ck, New Order has got in on the act with the unusual domain suffix 'cc' which is for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
19 April 2005Joy Division Bowdon Vale - were you there?
If you went to the gig, Martin would like to invite you to the preview on 30 April. Email Martin at martin @ groovyshots.wanadoo.co.uk
The exhibition opens at Hale Library, Leigh Road, Hale, WA15 9BG (0161 912 5966) on Tuesday May 3rd at 9.00 a.m and runs until May 7th. Prints and postcards will be on sale.
1. 'OK Computer' by Radiohead
2. 'The Joshua Tree' by U2
3. 'Nevermind' by Nirvana
Full listing on channel4.com
Thanks to David Costello for info.
17 April 2005Vini Reilly special acoustic set @ Oklahoma 8 May
Doors open 7pm-8pm
Tickets: 10 pounds
All ticket sales go to Willen Macmillan Cancer Hospice, Milton Keynes.
Tickets limited to 100.
74-76 High Street
Tel: 0161 834 1136
Thanks to Bryan on the DC Yahoo Discussion Group for info.
15 April 2005Graham Massey / 808 State - Paradise Regained
- the wonderful things that journalists have been writing about the band (some of which bring a tear to the eye)
- new photos
- new gig dates
Thursday 21 April will be the band's biggest Manchester headliner yet, at Jabez Clegg, 2 Portsmouth St, off Oxford Road. It will be a riot. Hopefully not literally.
Tickets are 5.00/4.00 pounds from ents24.com
And finally, The Young Offenders Institute's debut single, We're The Young Offenders, will be released on F4 Records on 30 May.
Thanks to the Young Offenders Institute newsletter.
13 April 2005The Durutti Column live @ The North Star
Track 1 [Sketch for Summer] [910 KB]
Track 2 [Otis] [2359 KB]
Track 3 [Jacqueline] [3358 KB]
Track 4 [Untitled for You] [2816 KB]
Track 5 [Somebody's Party] [1842 KB]
Track 6 [Woman] [2587 KB]
Track 7 [The Missing Boy] [2780 KB]
Track 8 [The Beggar] [2298 KB]
Track 9 [Requiem for Mother] [3615 KB]
Track 10 [Revolver] [1166 KB]
[***TRACKS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE***]
[All video clips 160 x 120 px, Windows Media Video. Audio: 16 bit, 22khz, stereo]
Thanks to Tony Peaker for mastering the downloads.
12 April 2005Vini Reilly plays Spanish guitar
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York City
Thanks to Paul.
Rachel Ratajski (formerly Morris) recently did a couple of songs live at a club night called Slappers at a small London venue called Ciz Biz. This performance comprised Rachel on vocals with solo piano accompaniment.
Paul Shepherd, who used to play guitar in Hopper, now plays in a new band called The Sound Junkies who are based in Tonypandy, Wales. The band is a four-piece formed in 2002 and comprising Paul Shepherd (guitar), Greg (the bass guitar), Blare (the drums) and Rob (vocals). A single 'In Audio We Trust' was released on 19 November 2004. They play the Telegraph in Brixton on 8 May.
11 April 2005ESG live in London 30 April @ KOKO
Eat Your Own Ears and Dedbeat present: ESG (live), Kompact presents Superpitcher (live) and Jake Fairley, Soul Jazz Sound System presents 100% Dynamite, Annie (DJ set) plus special guests and DJs.
Saturday 30 April 2005
1a Camden High St
Entry: 15 pounds in advance from www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0870 154 4004)
Rough Trade, Covent Garden (020 7240 0105)
"'If somebody kills themself they've had the last word. And what they're saying is 'There's nothing you can say, nothing you can do'. And there's nothing more frustrating than that." Deborah Curtis's voice buckles a little and her head dips, almost imperceptibly. It has been 25 years since her husband Ian, lead singer of influential post-punk band Joy Division, took his own life, aged 23. He left behind Deborah, their one-year-old daughter, Natalie, and a music career that had barely begun."
Read the full article here.
10 April 2005RAW-T album launch @ Ampersand
06 April 2005Wilson's Wisdom as New Order guest edit City Life
Q1: Could you give me some advice on how to remove some stubborn stains from my sofa? I inherited it from an office above the Hacienda, and there are lots of marks of different colours, which I just can't get off. And it smells. Any ideas?
AHW says: "Forensics is the new rock rock and roll and some detailed chemical analysis of said sofa would provide a whole new series of CSI: Manchester..."
Q2: What advice could you give me from the E-generation whose kids are now growing up and coming to the edge of Temptation? It's hard not to sound like a hypocrite.
AHW says: "... drinking a full bottle of Pernod while on stage can lead to one using a 15 inch Melodica as a plectrum."
Q3: I am thinking of starting a record label, but I suffer from a severe case of 'woollen ears'. Do you have any experience of this yourself, and how do I get around it?
AHW says: "Look for a band that really mean it (maaaan), who perform like there is no choice for them to be anywhere but on that stage, and who stand in a room with a kind of look and attitude that led Sir George (Martin) to sign a band whose demos he and the rest of the London music establishment hated."
Q4: I've made a little money and want to buy a nightclub. What advice can you give me?
AHW says: "It's a Fine Time to buy a nightclub"
Also in the same issue: Hooky on the latest albums, Stephen Morris reads up on his pop (a review of Rip It Up and Start Again), The Good Doctor Alan Wise on Establishment, and, just for good measure in a very Factory issue, a piece on Martin Moscrop's day job as head of music at City College.
Meanwhile, further details have emerged about the cancelled Stoke-on-Trent gig. A contract to play was signed between the venue and the band and tickets should have gone on sale. Unfortunately it never happened but it is hoped that the date can be rearranged for early June.
The previously announced gig in Glasgow (as part of the 10 Days In May Festival) will take place at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut on a date to be confirmed.
Many thanks to Phil Jones for info.
05 April 2005A Certain Ratio 'Live In America' reissue
This album was originally released in 1985 and sold on cassette at their gigs. The band will also be headlining a series of gigs in London, Manchester and Glasgow (and maybe more) to promote the release.
This news follows hot on the heels of the announcement of a download-only live album of last year's Fac 511 show and LTM's reissue of I'd Like To See You Again (LTMCD 2438) and a new release 'Live 1980' (LTMCD 2443).
04 April 2005Durutti Column Stoke-on-Trent gig "cancelled"
02 April 2005C'est Nuits Sonores @ Les Subsistances
Aujourd'hui c'est 'Meeting Tony Wilson' a la Bibliotheque de la Part-Dieu.
Excusez-moi pour le ponctuation, mais les accents ne marches pas dans Blogger.
Salut Cecile et tous @ Arty Farty, Adrien (Disco Mobile), Alexandre, Matt et famille!
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