31 January 2006More tour dates for The Durutti Column
Saturday 13 May - Manchester Academy 3 (0161 832 1111)
Sundat 14 May - Glee Club, Birmingham (0870 241 5093)
Wednesday 17 May - Dingwalls (aka Lock 17), London (020 7428 0010)
Thursday 18 May - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0115 958 8484)
Saturday 3 June - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (01892 678 678)
Saturday 10 June - Cox's Yard, Stratford upon Avon (01789 404600)
Thanks to Phil Jones.
30 January 2006Domino Bones on tour in March 2006
17 - Carling Academy, Birmingham
18 - Carling Academy, Liverpool (late nighter)
21 - Carling Academy, Newcastle
23 - Carling Academy, Islington, London
30 - Jabez Clegg, Manchester
Tickets available from Seetickets.
29 January 2006Deborah Curtis on Joy Division Central (Part 2)
Thanks to OMMCR and JD Central.
27 January 2006Second Coming - Manchester Passion
"The BBC plans to mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ this Easter with an hour-long live procession through the streets of Manchester featuring pop stars from The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays and featuring songs by The Smiths and New Order.
In the programme, called Manchester Passion, a character representing Jesus will sing the legendary Joy Division anthem Love Will Tear Us Apart before dueting his arch-betrayer Judas on the New Order hit Blue Monday, according to senior church sources involved in the production."
However, reports that Mary Magdelene will sing a version of the Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've), have been dismissed by the BBC.
26 January 2006Stephin Merritt's Phantastic Invisible Tentacle on Mondays @ Beauty Bar, NYC
"Whether you're local to us or visiting from out of town, we hope you'll stop by for a drink at Stephin's new weekly DJ gig.
THE PHANTASTIC INVISIBLE TENTACLE
DJ Go-Karff, DJ Shermy and Stephin Merritt invite you to attend their weekly mix of psychedelic bubblegum spins, Mondays at 9PM at New York City's Beauty Bar [Flash required] (231 East 14th Street near Third Avenue). No cover charge."
Paul Stolper is pleased to announce the launch of a portfolio of 11 photographs of Joy Division and Ian Curtis by Kevin Cummins. This group will be exhibited at the Paul Stolper gallery from 9 February to 11 March 2006. Never before has this most iconic set of images been collated and exhibited together. Both Joy Division's music and Kevin Cummins photographs captured a particular moment in English culture; the transition from Punk to Indie. Today they have assumed such status that the images are cited and referenced in art, fashion and graphics.
Whilst the music was the most important part of Joy Division's oeuvre, Kevin Cummins' photographs were integral to our visual perception of the band. Shot in monochrome, exactly as they would be used in the music press, the photographs acted as the visual counterpart to the music. Taken in rehearsal rooms in Little Peter Street, an old Manchester warehouse, or outdoors in Cathedral Yard, they mirror perfectly both the intensity and intimacy of Joy Division's unique sound. They are beautiful haunting images of a hopeful young band. There is a striking poignancy to them when we look at them now, knowing how subsequent events unfolded, with the tragic suicide of singer Ian Curtis on the eve of the band's first American tour.
The photographs document Manchester the city as much as they do Joy Division, and as with all great photographs they reveal as much about the protagonists as they do their setting. As an urban background, Manchester was intrinsically linked to the group, and fed into the group's music. Visually the cold snow covered streets, empty motorways, and dark barren warehouses, so perfectly captured by Kevin, find echoes in their music. Where groups like the Sex Pistols, and for that matter the corporate music industry as a whole was so strongly linked to London, Joy Division and Manchester are forever locked together in Kevin Cummins stunning works.
A portfolio of 11 Gelatin-silver prints
Paper size: 20" x 16"
Each in an edition of 75, 10AP's
signed and numbered by Kevin Cummins
Published by Paul Stolper
78 Luke Street
London EC2A 4PY
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)20 7739 6504
Thanks to Kevin Cummins and Paul Stolper.
24 January 2006Latest Tunnelvision and Section 25 news
"Chris is no longer working on the new Section 25 album due to various reasons which we won't go into here. Ian appears to be now a full time member of Section 25... we await your call on this one Ian. Chris and Tony are therefore looking forward to working with different musicians and singers under a new name."
The new name for Chris and Tony's band is "Form" but no other details at present.
Tickets are still available, but buy them quickly.
22 January 2006New Order to play 30 minute Joy Division set at Manchester v Cancer
The publication of the "B-format" (smaller, cheaper but essentially the same) version of Simon's book 'Rip It Up and Start Again' has been delayed to coincide with the release of this album.
Thanks to AJ for spotting.
20 January 2006Stephin Merritt's 'Showtunes' out 14 March
Stephin Merritt's 'Showtunes' is set for release on March 14 on Nonesuch Records. This 26-song CD contains a selection of compositions created for Chen Shi-Zheng's 'Orphan of Zhao' (2003), 'Peach Blossom Fan' (2004), and 'My Life as a Fairy Tale' (2005), and features members of the original casts and ensembles. The complete recorded score, including selections not on the CD, will be available through iTunes and many major pay-per-download services.
Also, Stephin Merritt (as The Gothic Archies) and novelist Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snicket) are set to release a CD of songs to accompany the book series 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. The CD will feature 13 songs plus creepy bonus tracks. If nothing goes according to plan, the release will coincide with the unveiling of Lemony's 13th and final volume of the series, scheduled for release on Friday 13 October 2006.
19 January 2006New tour dates for The Durutti Column: additional
Also, if you'd already bought a ticket for the original 1 April date at Manchester Academy 3 your ticket will still be valid for the new show on Saturday 13 May.
The first gig of the year, slated for 1 April at Manchester Academy 3, has been moved back to May to tie in with a 3-date mini-tour as follows:
Sat 13 - Manchester Academy 3 (tickets on sale although seetickets.com still lists the old date)
Sun 14 - Glee Club, Birmingham (tickets now on sale via www.glee.co.uk)
Wed 17 - Dingwalls, London (tickets not on sale yet)
The new album, 'Keep Breathing' will be out in the shops early February. Plus, Q Magazine will be running a special feature on Manchester music in its April issue (on the streets mid-March). BBC 6Music is also set to feature The Durutti Column around this time - details to be confirmed.
Beyond that further gigs are planned in Tunbridge Wells, Spain and Portugal later in the year.
Thanks to Phil Jones for info.
18 January 2006FAC 461 - Factory Works: The Visual Legacy of Factory Records
Title: Factory Works: The Visual Legacy of Factory Records
Author: Matthew Robertson (with a foreword by Anthony Wilson)
Format: Hardcover, 29.0cm x 25.0cm
Pages: 224, with c.400 colour illustrations
Published by: Thames and Hudson
Publication date: March 2006
Available from: Amazon.co.uk and other good retailers
14 January 2006It's the 12 x 12 inches of New Order
Watch out for a new official site at www.neworder.mu
Cat no: nser007 5050072401163
Waiting For A Sirens Call
A Planet Funk Remix 7.25
B Asle Dub 9.19
Cat no: nser008 5050072401262
Someone Like You
A James Holden Heavy Dub 10.00
B Someone Like You Funk D'Void Remix 9.56
Cat no: nser009 5050072401361
A Confusion - Koma & Bones Remix 8.55
B Crystal - Lee Coombs Remix 8.44
Cat no: nser010 5050072401460
A Confusion - Pump Panel Reconstruction 10.11
B1 Everything's Gone Green - Dave Clarke Remix 5.12
B2 Waiting For A Sirens Call - Filterheadz Remix 7.18
Cat no: nser011 5050072401569
A Jetstream - Phela Vocal Remix 8.59
B Someone Like You - Future Shock Vocal 8.04
Cat no: nser012 5050072401668
A1 Krafty - Riton Remix 6.54
A2 Jetstream - Tom Neville Dub 6.37
B1 Krafty - The Glimmers Dub 5.53
Cat no: nser014 5050072401767
A We're Here To Stay - Thee Extended Glitz Mix 8.09
B Jetstream - Jacques Lu Cont Dub 8.31
Cat no: nser015 5050072401866
A1 Bizarre Love Triangle - Shep Pettibone Remix 6.43
A2 Round & Round - Kevin Saunderson Remix 7.11
B1 True Faith - Shep Pettibone Remix 9.02
B2 Fine Time - Steve 'Silk' Hurley Remix 9.18
Cat no: nser016 5050072401965
A1 True Faith - King Roc Remix 8.18
B1 Regret - Tocadisco Remix 6.05
B2 Regret - Tocadisco Dub 5.44
Cat no: nser017 5050072402061
A Blue Monday - Original 88 Version 7.28
B Blue Monday - Hardfloor Remix 8:35
Cat no: nser018 5050072402160
A1 Bizarre Love Triangle - Richard X Remix 7.04
A2 Jetstream - Arthur Baker Remix 7.00
B1 Shellshock - John Robie Remix 6.30
B2 Thieves Like Us - 12" Extended Mix 6.52
Cat no: nser019 5050072402269
A1 Subculture - Dub Vulture Mix 7.59
B1 State Of The Nation - Shame Of The Nation Mix 8.02
B2 I Told You So - Stuart Price's Remix 5.25
With thanks to Not Me on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board and OMNY.
13 January 2006Kevin Cummins exhibition of Joy Division photos at the Paul Stolper Gallery
More details to follow.
12 January 2006New Order videos including 'Turn' on Kinoteca.net
11 January 2006Shaun Ryder and Bez added to Manchester v Cancer line-up
Apparently Shaun will sing with Bez's band Domino Bones.
The album is out now from via HMV, Fat City Records, Eastern Bloc, Street Vibes Records, Reflex Records and and other outlets.
The official RAW-T website is scheduled for an overhaul this month.
Title: The Weed Tree (available via Boomkat and other good music sellers)
Label: Locust Music
Format: CD and 180 gram vinyl lp
Tracklisting: Rosemary Lane (Traditional), Tomorrow (Durutti Column), Black is the Color (Traditional), Afraid (Nico), Blue Mountain (Michael Hurley), Flaming Telepaths (Blue Oyster Cult), Dead King (Espers)
10 January 2006North West musical history on Michelle Around Midnight this Thursday
Thursday 12 January 2006
22:00 - 01:00 GMT
BBC GMR [95.1 / 104.6 FM]
or Listen Live via the web.
09 January 2006Knowing Me Tony Wilson, Knowing You Steve Coogan
05 January 2006Manchester v Cancer featuring New Order and Doves - tickets still available
Taking place at the Manchester Evening News Arena on 28 January 2006, the concert will see some of Manchester's very own legends appearing on stage together for the first time ever. The confirmed line-up includes:
Johnny Marr & the Healers
Badly Drawn Boy
Mani (Stone Roses and Primal Scream)
+ more to be confirmed.
The gig was the idea of ex-Smith, Andy Rourke, following news that his manager's sister and father had been diagnosed with cancer. Andy and friends decided to group together to raise 1 million pounds for alternatives to chemotherapy at Manchester's Christie Hospital, Europe's largest cancer treatment and research centre.
Tel: 0870 190 8000
Ticket prices start at 40.00 GBP
04 January 2006A Life Affirming Joyride With In Kharms Way
Saturday 14 January 2006
A Life Affirming Joyride Vol. 1 presented by: ROTOZAZA Bullion
291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ
Box Office: 020 8985 2424
With thanks to Tino Wylson on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board
Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Mal Holmes and Martin Cooper will be returning as OMD with concerts and a new album on the way. Joining them for live shows will be Stuart Kershaw. Here's what's on the schedule:
- OMD perform Architecture & Morality live
- A brand new OMD album
- Extensive European tour
- Remastered Dazzle Ships album
- OMD DVD
- Unreleased material album
03 January 2006'Community 2 - A Tribute to New Order' launched
Every so often a band appears that somehow seems to inspire a greater number of other musicians than the rest. As a result, other bands are often eager to pay homage to their unwitting mentors in whichever way they can. This happened in 2001, when a total of bands paid their own tributes to New Order and Joy Division under the banner of 'Community' - an album that was the brainchild of Nicolas LeBlanc, Alejo Parella and Mike Nguyen of the fan-based website, NewOrderOnline.
'Community 2' will be similar to the last release, with all artistic aspects of the project being completed 'in house' - by members of NewOrderOnline. As at 1st January 2006, any bands and individual musicians are invited to submit their own cover versions of New Order and/or Joy Division tracks for entry into the online competition to find the best versions for inclusion on 'Community 2'. As before, all tracks received will be entered into the competition and all visitors to NewOrderOnline will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite on a knock-out round basis.
The ten lucky winners will have their tracks featured on the 'Community 2' Album, alongside track by David Potts. For all those interested parties who are not musicians but feel that they could do justice to another artist's recording by creating a great remix, there's the opportunity to submit a remix of 'The Village' by David Potts. There will also be a sleeve competition that will start very soon. The final product will be sent to the band and their management and will be sold with a free compilation of original material from the winning artists.
For full details of how to get one of your tracks in the running for inclusion on 'Community 2', or to submit a remix, visit:
community.neworderonline.com or contact email@example.com and become part of the Community...
01 January 2006More Peter Saville 'Estate' Art Talk video clips
Introduction - Part 1
Introduction - Part 2
Factory Records and punk
OMD's Dazzle Ships and Futurism
Graphic Design and the Estate exhibition
Each clip is 3 minutes long and in AVI format. Please note that each file is approx 60mb in size and will only be available for a limited number of downloads.
Peter Saville's Estate continues until 8 January 2006.
Happy New Year!
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