31 August 2006Accentuated industrialism
The estate agent blurb describes it as "distributed over 3100 ft2. The epitome of Manchester's lofts: A true piece of urban heritage, defined as the original residential loft. Includes 2 x parking spaces. The epitome of Manchester's lofts. A true piece of urban heritage, defined as the original residential loft. This unique space has been created by legendary designer Ben Kelly, celebrated designer of the Haçienda night club and Dry Bar."
The asking price is GBP 950,000.
28 August 2006Roughing It: the story of Rough Trade
It's also an excellent trailer for the book 'Rough Trade: Labels Unlimited' by Rob Young.
27 August 2006The Belly of an Architect
25 August 2006Russell Brand on Shaun Ryder
"Filming for a new cult movie, based on the life of a 1970s post-punk legend, was brought to Loughborough's Great Central Railway this week. 'Control' is a new, highly anticipated film based on the life of the late Ian Curtis - ex-frontman of the legendary band Joy Division... This week it was Loughborough's turn to take centre stage and film crews headed straight to the Great Central Railway. A spokesman for the railway said: "We agreed to let them do the filming here and, initially, it was just to take a shot of two people walking down the station's stairs. But once they were here and had had a look around, they decided they wanted to incorporate more into it. In the end they made use of other parts of the platform and the trains too!""
Thanks to George for spotting.
23 August 2006Gabrielle's Wish live at The Castle, Manchester
The Castle Hotel
66 Oldham Street
Manchester M4 1LE
Tel: 0161 236 2945
'partes extra partes'
"Major release for Wim Mertens, 'partes extra partes', recorded with the Flemish Radio Orchestra and directed by Argentine conductor Dante Anzolini. Including some of his most famous compositions 'Struggle for pleasure', 'Close cover' and 'The Belly of an Architect' along with previously unreleased tracks 'In and for itself' and 'With all its might'."
27 August 2006 @ 22:00 - Martin Moscrop DJ Set, El Diablo's Social Club Bank Holiday Special, Po Na Na, Manchester
1 September 2006 @ 21:00 - Martin Moscrop DJ set with Kings Have Long Arms album Launch Party, Bugged Out, Manchester
9 September 2006 @ 19:30 - Martin Moscrop DJ set with Kings Have Long Arms album launch party, Leadmill, Sheffield
Meanwhile, over in ACRland it seems the new album is to be titled 'Mind Made Up' but no release date has been confirmed.
Platt Fields Park
23 September 2006
Tickets are GBP 19.50 plus booking fee.
For further details visit www.cohesionlive.com or call the box office on 0870 225 6677
The Manchester District Music Archive is working with Manchester City FC on a proposed exhibition that will explore the relationship between the city's two major loves: football and music. The exhibition will open late September and will feature a range of exciting artefacts including Stone Roses and Oasis rarities, alongside footage of City greats talking about their favourite music.
We would love to hear from anyone who has any relevant stories or artefacts. Perhaps you've seen a gig at Maine Road or watched games with a well-known Manchester musician...
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your stories, scans and photos.
Getting Away With It
Get The Message
Feel Every Beat
All That I Need
Imitation Of Life
Out Of My League
Like No Other
Late At Night
Limited edition dvd:
Getting Away With It
Get The Message
Feel Every Beat
Disappointed (Original Mix)
For You (Radio Edit)
Vivid (Radio Edit)
19 August 2006A Blast from the Past
17 August 2006Arctic Circle Electro featuring John Metcalfe @ The ICA
"Ex-Durutti Columnist John Metcalfe presents live strings with the blistering beats of legendary drummer Andy Gangadeen (The Bays) whilst Pedro takes the musical journey in a slightly wilder direction with pastoral hip-hop melodies. Shortwave Set bring their own unique version of pop, lovingly assembled from broken instruments, charity shop records and electronic samplers."
Institute of Contemporary Arts (bar / theatre)
Doors open 20:00
Tickets available priced GBP 10.50 / 9.50 (concs) / 8.50 (members)
14 August 2006A pure fluke of history
Anthony (H) Wilson recalls the rise of independent record labels including Factory Records in the Eighties in the new edition of The Word (September 2006, #43, p90).
His re-telling of Rob Gretton's reasoning for establishing Factory is somewhat sanitised (either by AHW or The Word) this time round.
12 August 2006Please stop telling Shaun that he's OK
08 August 2006New Section 25 mp3s on DirtyPatches.com
Right now all their mp3s are just 50 Euro cent each plus, if you buy the full release they are packed with extras and even cheaper.
05 August 2006Section 25 live @ Summer Daze Festival, Blackpool
The festival is to promote the 2nd Ugly Truth About Blackpool CD that S25 are featured on. The track used is a version of Dirty Disco recorded live in Paris (June 2006). The CD is available at Music Zone/Action Records/Picadilly,cheers Vin
Summer Daze Festival (free entry)
Sunday 27 Aug 2006
Don't forget there's still time to enter the competition to win tickets for Section 25's gig at the King's Arms, Salford on Friday 11 August.
Finally, the tickets for the S25 London gig at The Underworld, Camden on 11 November have just gone on sale on Ticketweb.
04 August 2006Tony Wilson responds to Paul Ryder
03 August 2006Designing Pornotopia: Travels in Visual Culture by Rick Poynor
Read this extract from the Amazon.co.uk Synopsis:
In this collection of essays about visual culture, Rick Poynor directs a critical eye at brands, billboards, magazines, architecture, tattoos and trends in cosmetic surgery. A key target is the pervasiveness of sexual imagery in the market place and the media's symbiotic relationship with porn. He revisits the early, 'new wave' work of Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett and tracks the unstoppable rise of Stefan Sagmeister. 'Designing Pornotopia' challenges the climate of mediocrity that dominates much of our commercial environment, highlights alternatives and considers the way forward.
Published by Laurence King Publishing (Aug 2006)
Peter Saville's "entry" consists of the original 'M' in its packaging, signed by Saville and returned with a note which says "I was as excited as everyone else by the advent of a fully-fledged music channel twenty-five years ago. My initial optimism faded though as the culture of pop began it's (sic) descent into pure entertainment. Corporately controlled karaoke is not very interesting to me, but then I guess that nothing sells like teen spirit. I would rather it had stayed in the box.."
01 August 2006Sam Riley on set as Ian Curtis (MOJO FAC #1)
Cerysmatic Factory is giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the gig. All you have to do is answer one question, which is:
"What studio was Section 25's first single recorded at?"
Answers via the Contact form (with subject "SXXV Comp") by 22:00 BST Saturday 5 August 2006. The lucky winner will be notified by email.
Advance tickets available now from www.ticketweb.co.uk and tickets are priced GBP 7.00 advance / 9.00 on the door. There is also a 24 hour credit card phone line for ticket sales which is 08700 600 100.
11 Bloom St
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