29 November 2006Hacienda New Year's Eve party @ Manchester Academy 1
AEG Live in association with Key 103
Manchester Academy One
31 December 2006
Jon Da Silva
808 State DJs
"Welcome in New Year with classic hands in the air piano house anthems and original acid house masterpieces brought to you by the legendary Haçienda residents Graeme Park & Jon Da Silva, as well as celebrated Madchester Acid House pioneers 808 State. Performing on the night will also be K-Klass with their hits 'Rhythm is a Mystery' and 'Let Me Show You' – classic dance anthems taking you right back to where it all began. Expect smoke and strobe lights, uplifting anthems and whistles and horns all night long – there is only one party to be at in Manchester this New Year's Eve."
9pm - 5am
Broadcast live on Key 103 from midnight until 2am
Ticket hotline: 0871 230 4422
Buy online at www.aeglive.co.uk
or in person from Piccadilly Box Office, Easy Internet Cafe, St Ann's Square. Student or from University Box Office, Eastern Bloc, Spin Inn Records or from Piccadilly Records, Oldham St
28 November 2006FAC 461 in the USA
27 November 2006Manchester District Music Online Archive
24 November 2006The Return of Monteverdi
[check out another Pottsy article in the Manchester Evening News.]
22 November 2006OMD European Tour 2007
May 2007 tour dates
13 - Dublin, Olympia, www.ticketmaster.ie
15 - Glasgow [venue tbc]
16 - Liverpool [venue tbc]
18 - London [venue tbc]
21 - Stuttgart,Theaterhaus, www.eventim.de
22 - Brussels, Ancienne Belgique, www.abconcerts.be
23 - Hamburg, Grossefreiheit, www.eventim.de
25 - Paris, Olympia, www.fnac.com
26 - Cologne, Ewerk, www.eventim.de
27 - Utrecht, MCV, www.ticketmaster.nl
Andy McCluskey, talking to Scream City (3rd issue soon come), earlier in the year, said "it would be nice to kind of remind people where we came from: 'Architecture and Morality', the Arts, The Factory, and Peter Saville" That's where we started. That's our history. We did some pretty radical, yet successful stuff. Also, this Autumn is twenty-five years since 'Architecture and Morality' was released."
On that last note, a special reissue of 'Architecture and Morality' is also planned for release.
20 November 2006Stitched Up By The Acid Man out today
The single finally came out today. It's called Stitched Up By The Acid Man and you can buy it from Amazon or HMV.co.uk or iTunes. You should be able to get it in branches of HMV and Virgin too, particularly in the North West - let us know if you can.
Thanks to everyone who came to the recent run of dates.
18 November 2006The Duke Quartet and Rolf Hind - 'Eye of the Fire'
Tickets are on sale for Eye of Fire, where the Duke Quartet will be peforming with SPNM artistic director Rolf Hind Schnittke's Piano Quintet, Rolf Hind's own Eye of the Fire and music by some of the UK's best up-and-coming composers.
Performances are as follows:
Tuesday 5 December at Wigmore Hall London
Wednesday 6 December at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Thursday 7 December at The Gate, Cardiff
17 November 2006New Section 25 website - section25.co.uk
According to drummer Vin Cassidy "it's not meant as a replacement for the section25.com one, just a subsite to run alongside it. It gives us a chance to post concert stuff, live mp3 downloads, news, general tittle tattle, etc, which may not find its way on to the main site."
16 November 2006Manicured Noise: Northern Stories - 1978/80
The Northern Stories - 1978/80 gathers together for the first time almost all of Manicured Noise's recordings including their two singles for Pre/Charisma Records, a BBC session and a wealth of unreleased material.
This enigmatic act formed in Manchester in 1978, the very early days of the band remain a mystery.
Inspired by New York, Television, Ornette Coleman, Talking Heads, August Darnells' Machine, French Soundtracks and Disco Chic-along with a nod to Northern Soul and Moroder, the band cut a singular groove. Early hours inspiration from 70's cop and Kung-Fu soundtracks were incorporated, a good 10 years or more before Massive Attack and Portishead did the same. In doing so, Manicured Noise created a sound that's still difficult to pin down.
"Factory have expressed an interest in the Distractions, the Negatives and current musicians' favourites, Manicured Noise. (Ask Vic Goddard, the Banshees; Wire what they think of M Noise. Politely of course". (Paul Morley NME Dec 1978)
Northern Stories 1978/80 comes with rare memorabilia and sleevenotes by Steven Walsh of Manicured Noise in a deluxe 8-page digi-pack.
Also, free with the initial 100 copies is a limited edition numbered poster with original artwork from the album and original archive pics of Manchester 1977/78 by England's Dreaming author Jon Savage.
Artist: Manicured Noise
Title: Northern Stories - 1978/80
Catalogue number: CTRUE3
Availability: Out now
Price: 10.50 GBP inc P+P CD + Poster
"Difficult fun, ahead of its time and rather good". (Record Collector November 2006)
My Space links:
Still Available (in limited quantities):
The Nightingales - In The Good Old Country Way (CTRUE1)
The Prefects - Live 1978 At The Co-Op Birmingham (CTRUE2)
Both the above albums for 12.00 GBP inc UK P+P (offer valid in November only)
13 November 2006SXXVNW1: update
A Special Event at New York's 92nd Street Y
Stephin Merritt with Rick Moody
Quoted from 92y.org:
Touted as a "contrarian pop genius" by The New York Times, Stephin Merritt has recorded seven albums with his band, The Magnetic Fields, including '69 Love Songs'. Recently, Mr. Merritt turned to theater, collaborating with director Chen Zhi-Zheng at the 2003 and 2005 Lincoln Center Festivals. He is joined in conversation with novelist (and part-time musician) Rick Moody. Mr. Moody's novels include 'The Ice Storm' and 'The Diviners'.
Note: As part of its Young Literary Salon series, the 92nd Street Y is offering a limited number of tickets for sale at 10.00 USD to visitors 35 years old or younger. Visit the event page above for more details.
12 November 2006SXXVNW1
11 November 2006Furthest Branches from the Trunk
10 November 2006At 51, the difficult thing is feeling you're running out of time
09 November 2006The Manchester Connection: A Certain Ratio
Hopefully this is finally the correct link!
07 November 2006A Very Kooky Birthday: Epilogue
03 November 2006A Kooky Birthday
02 November 2006Monomania @ Image Now, Dublin
Image Now Gallery
17a New Bride St
Republic of Ireland
Monday to Friday
12:00 - 17:30
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