29 September 2005Young Offenders Institute @ The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham tonight
If you can get to Birmingham tonight, come and see Young Offenders Institute at the Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill in the Jewelry Quarter. Doors at 8pm, gig ends "110.30pm", venue open until 2am, and it's only 4.00 GBP on the door with Neon Twang and Destroy Cowboy supporting.
Also, final call for 2.00 GBP guestlist for either of our gigs in Manchester this Sunday:
4.30pm, Stylish Riots at M2
for guestlist, email names to email@example.com
28 September 2005Martin Moscrop DJ set @ Universal, Glasgow
MARTIN MOSCROP DJ-SET: GLASGOW
Martin Moscrop plays Emergency, Saturday 8 October
57-59 Sauchiehall Lane
11pm - 3am
Admission: 5.00 GBP
And then there's the 'And You Forgotten' live set by A Certain Ratio, on which subject acrmcr.com says "Trust us people - this is going to happen soon!".
27 September 2005Revolving World - A Tribute to New Order
More info at popswirl.com
23 September 2005Young Offenders Institute to support Happy Mondays
"Thanks to everyone who came to see the band at Reading or Leeds. Especially Leeds - better atmosphere.
The band are playing two gigs in a day at In The City in Manchester.
The day is Sunday, October 2 and the gigs are:
Stylish Riots at M2, Manchester, 4.30pm
Glasswerk/Vman Events night at Dry Bar, Manchester, 11.45pm
email firstname.lastname@example.org for 2.00 GBP guestlist to either or both gigs
Also, great news - YOI will also be supporting the Happy Mondays on their Birmingham and Newcastle dates in late October."
22 September 2005The Adventure Babies - new website online
Listen to mp3 clips, buy the new album 'Once Upon A Time The End' and much more.
21 September 2005In The City Unsigned 2005 - out now on iTunes
In the City Unsigned 2005 [Various Artists]
Release Date: 20 Sep 2005
Total songs: 54
(P) 2005 In The City
20 September 2005Hooky on the Hacienda
Meanwhile, New Order headline a special John Peel tribute gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank on 12 October. Also on the bill are The Fall and Super Furry Animals plus many others. However, there was very little advance notice of the gig and tickets have already sold out.
The next few weeks will be very busy for New Order. The new single 'Waiting for the Sirens' Call' is out in the UK this coming Monday and is swiftly followed by the retrospective dvd 'Item' and the compilation album 'Singles'. Not only that but 'Blue Monday' has also been reissued in the USA on 12" vinyl with a slightly-cheaper-than-original sleeve.
19 September 2005Samantha Morton slated to play Deborah Curtis in Ian Curtis biopic
18 September 2005A Certain Ratio live @ This Sound label launch, Liverpool Carling Academy 2, 24 Oct 2005
The billing is:
A Certain Ratio
Death By Decibels
plus DJ's Pirate Radio
Tickets: 7.00 GBP
More information at www.this-sound.com
Meanwhile check out some new photos of ACR's appearance at Moorfest back in August. Thanks to Andy.
16 September 2005Factory Undone: Tiller Boys v The Factory Editions
i) TILLER BOYS: Big Noise from the Jungle (single)
A single intended/recorded (in January 1979) for Factory Records, later released on New Hormones in March 1980. More from the liner notes to the recent Eric Random release ('Subliminal') on LTM:
"...a teenage Random first recorded as part of The Tiller Boys, an experimental trio formed with Buzzcock Pete Shelley and drummer Francis Cookson. Often referenced, yet seldom heard, the group reflected shared Krautrock / Fripp and Eno avant-rock preferences and were a regular feature on Manc-centric post-punk bills in 1978/79, making their live debut supporting Joy Division at the Factory (Russell) Club on 9 June 1978, a gig immortalised on Peter Saville's iconic Fac 1 poster.
The Tiller Boys also supported Joy Division and Cabaret Voltaire at the Factory on 20 October, Gang of Four in York, and cut a single intended for Factory Records at Arrow Studio in January 1979, although these tracks - three slices of pounding percussion and Neu! - like guitar clangour - were destined not to appear on the new Manchester indie ..... New Hormones proved a bold and eclectic label. Its second vinyl release (ORG 3) came courtesy of The Tiller Boys, whose posthumous Factory extended play 7" (now titled Big Noise from the Jungle) was released in March 1980."
ii) THE FACTORY EDITIONS (Book[s])
This was to have been a "set of three books" as mentioned the NME 18 October 1980, which lists Factory's "autumn worksheet", including a number of the "usual suspects" (Joy Division 'Atmosphere' 12", A Certain Ratio 'Flight' 12", Crispy Ambulance 'Deaf' 10", 'A Factory Quartet', plus releases by John Dowie, The Names, Minny Pops, Section 25, JD 'Transmission' 12", New Order 'untitled single', ESG single [Factory press description: "PiL meets Motown on the wrong side of the Triborough Bridge!"] and the first Factory video) and then, tucked away at the very end of the very last line...
"... and a series of three books, the 'FACTORY EDITIONS'."
Thanks to OMNY. Discuss this topic on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board.
14 September 2005Rochdale Rocks @ Touchstones Centre, Rochdale from 22 October
An exhibition entitled 'Rochdale Rocks - a history of popular music in Rochdale from Middleton to Milnrow' opens at the Touchstones Centre, Rochdale on 22 October 2005. Clint Boon of Inspiral Carpets, who went to Art College in Rochdale, will open the exhibition.
The exhibition will encompass: The Deeply Vale festivals of the 1970s, Rochdale recording studios including Cargo, Suite Sixteen and John Peel's Dandelion studios and much more.
Bands and artists that came to Rochdale to record such as The Fall, Joy Division, The Teardrop Explodes, The Durutti Column, Section 25, New Order et al.
The exhibition will feature record sleeves, photos, and written anecdotes about the legendary Rochdale scene.
Tel: 01706 864986
13 September 2005Manchester bands photo galleries now online at Music in Manchester
Pere Ubu tour dates from ubuprojex.net [note: 24 Hours only playing in Manchester]
Tue 13 Berlin, Quasimodo
Wed 14 Leipzig, Nato Live Free or Diet Program
Thu 15 Brussels, Palace
Fri 16 Haarlem (NL), Patronaat
Sat 17 Brighton, Concorde 2
Sun 18 London, Islington Bar Academy
Mon 19 Leeds, City Varieties
Tue 20 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed 21 Dublin, The Village
Thu 22 Manchester, Academy 3
09 September 2005The Durutti Column in Paris - PopNews.com illustrated review
Also remember there's always Alexandre's review (in English) if French translation is not your bag.
Many thanks to Guillaume @ PopNews.com.
08 September 2005Shaun 'n' Bez & Max and Paddy
06 September 2005The Missing Song - The Durutti Column live in Paris
03 September 2005Les limbes de Durutti Column - interview in French newspaper Liberation
Thanks to Alexandre.
01 September 2005Hello Goodbye: The story of Black Grape and Shaun Ryder in MOJO
Spotlight - Wim Mertens
Wim Mertens (born 14 May 1953) is a Belgian minimalist and contemporary-classical composer and instrumentalist.
His earlier work on Les Disques du Crepuscule was recorded under the name Soft Verdict, with key material that includes For Amusement Only (composed using pinball and arcade machines), Vergessen and Struggle For Pleasure, both of which contain several tracks used on the Belly Of An Architect soundtrack
Mertens's later material has typically been a mixture of solo-piano, vocal/piano and string/woodwind-ensemble recordings, some of which have included works comprised of multiple CDs and intricate repetitive cycles.
His key works, most of it initially released on Crepuscule then later licensed to EMI Benelux, include A Man Of No Fortune And With A Name To Come, Educes Me and Jeremiades.
Biography by Paul Pledger - with thanks.
Wim Mertens - Selected Discography