31 October 2007Credit To The Edit
For guaranteed entry list send an email to email@example.com
Credit To The Edit
The Market Bar
Admission: 7.00 GBP (6.00 GBP NUS)
3 - Annual Scooter Club Meeting - Hemsby on Sea (19:00 start)
17 - North Bar, Blackburn
26 - Sands Centre, Carlisle
27 - Academy, Oxford
29 - Academy, Brixton, London
7 - Manchester Central (formerly G-MEX), Manchester
14 - Rios, Leeds
21 - The Canteen, Media & Arts Centre, Barrow
19 - Pitz Club, Milton Keynes
[all start 20:00 GMT unless stated]
30 October 2007Radiating the Nation
The album follows the singles 'Flashbacks' (23 July 2007) and 'Sunrays' (24 September 2007).
The full tracklisting is:
2. In To You Now
3. Get Back
4. Ska 3000
5. Love Is
6. Electra Glide
9. Sweet Soul Music
Note: the official release date according to Big Arm's MySpace is this coming Monday 5 November but the album already seems to be available from HMV and the Big Arm Shop.
The new Durutti Column album is re-scheduled for release in April 2008 as not to clash with the three other albums due early next year on LTM. In the meantime watch out for an exclusive download of the new track Toast very soon.
2 splendid new Kooky t-shirts will also soon be available direct from the site for 7.50 GBP + 1.00 p&p.
29 October 2007Battles vs Section 25
Check the resemblance here.
Are they by any chance related? I think we should be told.
The book is dedicated to Anthony H. Wilson and Katja, who was once photographic assisntant to Peter Walsh, will be exhibiting the photos at A Factory Night (Once Again) in Brussells, Belgium on 15 December 2007.
Fotoreportage23 - In Search of Ian Curtis
76 photos and text
Published by www.monitorpop.de
Publication date: 7 December 2007
Cover photo © Mark Reeder
The Magnetic Fields are happy to announce that their new album, titled 'Distortion', will be released on Nonesuch Records on January 15, 2008. The band will perform a small number of U.S. tour dates in February and March. Specific details regarding venues and ticket pre-sales will be announced shortly. Sign up for the House of Tomorrow newsletter for the latest updates.
27 October 2007It doesn't exist
26 October 2007Monaco one-off
Hooky told the Manchester Evening News : "I haven't played the Ritz since Rob Gretton's memorial and am very much looking forward to performing there again."
Ex-Happy Mondays man Ben Knott also appears on the bill with Vinny Peculiar.
Tickets, priced at GBP 16.50 are available from Ticketline.
25 October 2007Cor(nerhouse)bijn
The running order in full:
Propaganda - Dr Mabuse
Echo & the Bunnymen - Seven Seas
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
Joy Division - Atmosphere
Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Straight To You
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
Metallica - Hero Of The Day
Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun
Mercury Rev - Opus 40
U2 - Electrical Storm
Travis - Re-Offender
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Don Van Vliet - Some YoYo Stuff (a short film)
Most of these videos are available on the Palm Pictures Directors Label DVD: 'The Work of Director Anton Corbijn'.
Judge for yourselves.
23 October 2007Re/Awards
The 4Music 'Icon' award was won by Joy Division - collected by Peter Hook -whilst the 'Contribution To Music' award was won by Peter Saville.
Additional: there is an interview with Peter Saville in today's MEN to coincide with the awards.
1. Lavolta Lakota
Lavolta Lakota release 7" single on Factory Benelux. Produced (studio and live) by Be Music (Peter Hook). Following a brief stint by (ex-Stockholm Monsters) Shan Hira, Mike Simkins becomes the second Lav Lak drummer.
2. Boys From Greece
'Mike Simmi' joins goth band BFG. With two albums and various other recordings released on the Attica label, BFG "help define the goth/industrial sound", before splitting in 1991.
"18 months ago Attica had an email asking if BFG had any new material as were looking for a support on their World tour".
BFG are recording a new album, 'Pulling Wings From Butterflies', and their eighties single 'Higher Than Heaven' is due to appear in the Record Collector "Top Twenty All Time Goth Hits" chart.
For John and Amy.
22 October 2007AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
The exhibition 'Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE' will provide a comprehensive examination of Weiner's remarkable and cohesive oeuvre by assembling key selections and bodies of work from the full breadth of his production, including works on paper, films, videos, books, posters, public commissions, multiples and audio works.
Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE
15 November 2007 - 10 February 2008
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
The following, taken from Greg's MySpace, sets the scene:
"Hewan Clarke is the quintessential Manchester DJ. If medals were given out for services to the city's nightlife, based on overall contribution coupled with sheer longevity, he'd be first in line. As the original Hacienda resident, he was a fixture of the club during its difficult formative years – his perspective on this period absolutely vital for anyone wishing to gain a fuller understanding of the clubs evolution. Yet, rather than being regarded as a central figure in Manchester's rise to prominence during the 80's, the decade in which the city became world-renowned for its dance music scene, Hewan has been cast as little more than a bit part player. Maybe this is because his association with The Hacienda has obscured everything else he's done, not least his time at three of the most influential venues of the pre-Rave era – The Gallery, Berlin and The Playpen (not to mention Moss Side's gloriously notorious Reno). The irony being that The Hacienda could never have exploded in the way it did without these three clubs, along with Legend, laying the groundwork. So, whilst Hewan will always be named in the history books in connection with The Hacienda, his greatest contribution was surely his role as a major player on the all-important black underground."
21 October 2007FAC 2 Owners' Club
Instructions for MySpace users:
1. Own a copy of A Factory Sample
2. Take a picture of your copy, and make sure it's either on your main page or in your picture folder
3. Click 'Add to Friends'
Don't know where they got the idea from...
The running order of the matinee show was:
Elvis Costello: 'Alison' (series 2, episode 2)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: 'Chelsea'; 'Watching the Detectives' (series 2, episode 2)
The Stranglers: 'Somethin' Better Change' (series 2, episode 5)
Sex Pistols: 'Anarchy In The UK' (series 2, episode 8)
The Clash: 'Capital Radio'; 'Janie Jones'; 'Garageland' (series 2, episode 10)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions: 'No Dancing' (series 2, episode 7)
Joy Division: 'Transmission' (BBC Somethin' Else)
Interview: Tony Wilson, Steve Morris (BBC Somethin' Else)
Joy Division: 'She's Lost Control' (BBC Somethin' Else).
Originally described by the Cornerhouse (and posted by cerysmatic) as "A rare opportunity to catch episodes of groundbreaking television", no actual 'episodes' were shown.
Instead, the 60 minute (advertised as 90 minutes) collection of excerpts - all of which have either been shown elsewhere ad nauseam (Sex Pistols), are still available for viewing (Elvis Costello, The Clash) or were not actually 'So It Goes'/Granada footage at all (Joy Division) - were so crudely edited so that even Tony Wilson's links were cut short, often mid-sentence.
Attendees were far from impressed. Apologies to anybody that attended as a result of our posting.
The event, held at the Cornerhouse gallery/cinema complex as part of its Control season, was attended by Matt's former boss at Manchester's (now defunct) listings magazine 'City Life', Andy Spinoza, and Central Station Design-ers Pat and Karen.
As OMIM was, once again, caught short without any method of recording the evening's extensive dialogue, herewith the main recollections:
On the film itself:
Matt's original script ran to a lengthy 210 pages - with a great deal more character development - but this was always going to be longer that the two hours requested.
Scenes were shot that didn't make it to the final cut.
Matt's treatment was deemed very 'northern' by Hooky, with Anton making a more 'international' film. Both Matt and Hooky would have preferred to see the original screenplay.
Matt wrote the original script without a Director being on board - which is unusual in film production.
Jonathan 'Sexy Beast' Glazer was originally approached to be director, but had other committments.
There were originally two production companies simultaneously attempting to shoot the same film, with two independent scripts being produced (a fact which Matt was completely unaware of).
Matt's real breakthrough with the script came when Annik Honore sent him copies of thirteen letters written by Ian - some of which pre-dated his suicide by a few days. Most of this was cut from the film.
Other scenes that didn't make it into the final version of the film dealt with Deborah Curtis's involvement with mental patients; Ian's fascination with disability and the whole Joy Division nazi thing.
"Tell me about Macclesfield" was a deliberate attempt at northern humour which has largely been misunderstood.
On Ian Curtis and Joy Division:
Ian wrote everything in CAPITAL LETTERS.
Joy Division songs were usually arranged by Ian Curtis during rehearsal jam sessions - which New Order found difficult to reconcile post-JD.
The members of Joy Division hardly ever spoke about the band and their music amongst themselves - the interviews contained in Tom Atencio's forthcoming Joy Division documentary are the first time any of the band have actually heard each other's views.
Like everybody else, it would seem, Hooky was not impressed with the scene in the film that dealt with the recording of 'Isolation'.
The use of actors actually playing the band's music in the film set a new standard in rockumentary film making that will be difficult to surpass.
Ian Curtis was not a very good footballer (but should have made an excellent goalie!).
On other matters Factory:
According to Hooky, Manchester is now known by taxi drivers all over the world for three things (in this order): David Beckham; Manchester United; Twenty-Four Hour Party People.
Factory Records was originally Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and the person who first proposed the idea: John Brierley.
Please submit comments and corrections to the message board, and keep an eye out for the whole evening being posted to a certain video website.
19 October 2007Sharp contrast
Read the full review here and also in the new edition of True Faith fanzine.
There are other reviews too.
Simply answer this question:
What were Joy Division originally called?
Closing date 19th September 2007.
18 October 2007Offshoot
Moreover, LTM is releasing three back catalogue albums and a new (old) live album in January: Circuses and Bread, Lips That Would Kiss, Fidelity and Live in Bruxelles 13.8.1981.
16 October 2007Shall We Take A Trip Down Linder Lane?
Peter Saville Row
The Durutti Column (as in Nelson)
... that's it
[with thanks to CP Lee for subconscious inspiration]
"Tony and Rob, in their fabulous naivety, thought that it would be a couple of coats of paint, stick a bar and a toilet and a stage in it and that would be it. They approached me naively, having never commissioned a nightclub before, and I approached them naively, having never done one before. But that turned out to be a strength rather than a weakness. Then Tony told me it was going to be called The Haçienda, which I hated. I couldn't even bring myself to say it. It sounded like it should be a fake Mexican restaurant on the Costa del Sol."
* - also includes several tributes to Tony Wilson, Anton Corbijn on Control, the Haçienda coat check chicks, Ian Tilton, and much more.
14 October 2007New Order Too
Peter says: "If they want to form a New Order 2 then that’s what it should be viewed as" on Gigwise, before going on to reveal that Freebase - his collaboration with Mani and Andy Rourke - have already recorded vocals by Charlatan Tim Burgess, and plan further work with Ian Brown, Pete Wiley, Ian McCulloch, Liam Gallagher and Howard Marks!
13 October 2007Heads: Happy Mondays, Tails: Black Grape
12 October 2007Peter Saville's Estate: update
- The three original studio albums and recent compilation
- Expanded versions of all three albums, including b-sides and remixes
- All singles and EPs, including the rare 'Until the End of Time' promo release
Looks like most of the tracks were just posted last month.
On a related note, there are plenty of hard-to-find recent tracks from Pet Shop Boys (mainly remixes not released on CD and not widely available digitally) and a decent selection of New Order products (including the three 'Waiting for the Sirens' Call' single releases).
Thanks to CD.
11 October 2007Crispy Ambulance live at Sub Space
Supports comes from south Manchester trio Triclops, plus there's DJ sets by Graham Massey, Alan Hempsall & Morganstein.
Aural Assault Promotions presents
The Grindhouse Saturday Matinée
"working class visionaries brutalising each other" - Genesis P-Orridge Throbbing Gristle / PTV3
Saturday 8th December
11 Wakefield Street
Admission £8 in advance from Space Bar
£10 on the door
Alan Hempsall DJ set 3.30pm
Graham Massey DJ set 4.30pm
Triclops on stage 5.30pm
Crispy Ambulance on stage 6.30pm
Morganstein DJ set to finish.
More details on the venue can be found at www.purespacecafebar.co.uk
10 October 2007When We Were Thin: update
18:00 - Doors
18:30 - CP Lee and some Berts ramble
18:45 - Screening Albertos in Concert plus snippets of Gibberish
19:30 - Q&A
20:00 - Clubbalobby disco and book signing
Admission free, to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio) talked about Factory and post-punk. Sam Riley talked about his role in 'Control'.
It's all available to stream, or you can download the podcast via www.xfmmanchester.co.uk/control.
09 October 2007Dark star
'Dark star: The final days of Ian Curtis by his Joy Division bandmates' begins at the hugely influential (for this teenager, anyway) October 1979 Apollo Theatre Buzzcocks-support gigs, captured on primitive video by Buzzcocks manager Richard Boon and later released on Factory/Ikon, before examining the "several reasons why this is Joy Division's moment".
"Jon Savage is the writer of film documentary 'Joy Division', which premieres in the UK at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival on 7 November and will be released early in 2008. Joy Division's albums are out now on Warner Brothers. 'Control' is on general release now."
Hooky, presenting the award, said: "This is very difficult for me. He always said to me, when you want me I won't be there but when you need me I will be. I truly believe that".
Oliver and Isobel Wilson collected the award, saying: "We miss him and it's really nice to know other people do too."
Other Q award categories - either voted on by readers or 'decided by the magazine staff' - included: "Q Legend"; "Q Inspiration"; "Q Merit"; "Q Idol" and "Q Icon".
The "Q Lifetime Achievement" award was won by Electronic axe man Johnny Marr.
08 October 2007Crossing the sociocultural spectrum
Saville says: "The thing that amazes me about Hallingdal (Kvadrat's most famous fabric which has "a tweedy texture in a kaleidoscope of hues") is that one fabric can evoke so many associations. In orange it can be one thing, in gray quite another. From people smoking pot to the dentist’s waiting room. Not many things cross the sociocultural spectrum like that."
07 October 2007Mass Forms for Private Consumption
Amongst the delicacies on offer is a discussion entitled 'The Expanded Gallery - Mass Forms for Private Consumption' chaired by Alice Rawsthorn examining "how bespoke forms of industrial design, graphics and film have recently moved into the traditional preserves of art." and asking "What cultural value do they bring to the spaces of the gallery and the museum?"
Peter Saville will be on the panel which also includes Marc Newson, "the surfer-dude industrial designer".
- The Life of Riley: Look out – Sam the man's a superstar
- Europe's Most Wanted: Alexandra Maria Lara keeps on rising
- Unknown Pleasures: Joy Division, but not as you know them
- Out of Control: When post-punk came to Blackpool
- Hooky's Haçienda: The bass monster remembers caner heaven
- Still Saville: Peter the great on designing a decade
Thanks to JD (no, not them)
Further details and how to enter at www.bl.uk.
06 October 2007Loneliness and love
05 October 200788 - The Haçienda
Please contact Peter directly (not Cerysmatic Factory) at email@example.com.
The exact name is still to be chosen but options suggested include Tony Wilson Way, Anthony H Wilson Way or Wilson Street West. A selection of names will be put to public vote and the proposed name change would need to be approved by at least two-thirds of the residents of the street.
Stephen Morris, Hooky (but no Bernard Sumner), Anton Corbijn, producer Orian Williams and the ubiquitous John Robb were all present and correct.
The film itself was introduced by Anton Corbijn and scriptwriter Matt Greenhalgh.
04 October 2007Crispies in Manchester
A week later they appear on the bill of 'A Factory Night (once again)' at Plan K in Brussels.
03 October 2007Heart & Soul
'Heart & Soul'; the Story of Ian Curtis and Control.
This Sunday (7 October 2007) from 13:00 BST on XFM Manchester, a one hour special. Available online and with a podcast to follow...
We are honoured that Bernard, Hooky and Stephen have all contributed to this radio documentary at length and in-depth; hear them talk about forming Joy Division, recording and gigging, and revealing exclusively their thoughts about Ian Curtis, his character, his genius, his inner turmoil and his tragic death. Alongside Martin Moscrop from A Certain Ratio, the team behind the film 'Control' are among the other contributors.
It's an intriguing and important story, and the personal testimonies we've recorded from the surviving members of the band are amazing; it'll be a very memorable hour.
More details at from xfmmanchester.co.uk - the station can be found in the Manchester area on 97.7FM, but also available to listen to online worldwide(there's also a 'listen again' facility online which will store the show for seven days from Sunday and access is through the website). Also it'll be available as a podcast via iTunes from Sunday. Check the website for details.
The first, 'Wheels' is already on our screens and the second, 'Showroom' will be airing in mid-October, and features a new Merritt song titled 'I'm in a Lonely Way', which is should be available for download soon iTunes - filed under 'Stephin Merritt'.
The i-D Punk issue is out on 10 October 2007.
Control goes on general release from this Friday 5 October 2007.
02 October 2007Quiz Night
1. Name the first DJ and the first live act at The Haçienda.
Hewan Clarke; Bernard Manning (2 points).
2. Which famous spy was 'The Gay Traitor' bar named after?
Anthony Blunt (1 point).
3. Give the name (or type) of two businesses that were run from The Haçienda during the day.
Sandwich Express (sandwich delivery); Swing (hairdressers) (2 points).
4. Name the last DJ and the last live act at The Haçienda.
Elliot Eastwick (for it was he); Spiritualised (2 points).
5. 'Flesh' was the second gay night at The Haçienda. Name the first.
Gay Monday (1 point).
6. The Pet Shop Boys used an artist's films as a backdrop at their Haçienda concert. Name the artist.
Derek Jarman (1 point).
7. Name the two resident DJs at 'Wide'.
Dean Johnson; Dave Haslam (2 points).
8. Name the three designers of The Haçienda trainers.
Ben Kelly; Peter Saville; Yohji Yamamoto (1 point).
9. What was the building originally used for before becoming The Haçienda?
Yacht showroom (1 point).
10. Name the person that co-promoted 'Flesh' with Paul Cons.
Lucy Sher (1 point).
1. Following closure, The Haçienda reopened with three new nights. Name them.
Beautiful 2000; Shine; Saturday at the Haçienda (3 points).
2. Name either the author or the work from which The Haçienda name was taken.
Ivan Chtchteglov: 'Formulaire Pour Un Urbanisme Nouveau' (1 point).
3. What was the name of The Haçienda's 1989 US tour?
United States of the Haçienda (1 point).
4. Name the band formed by Paul Morley and Trevor Horn.
Art Of Noise (1 point).
5. Name the building company responsible for The Haçienda flats.
Crosby Homes (1 point).
6. When Frankie Knuckles played The Haçienda on New Year's Eve 1996 was he paid:
a. GBP 5k?
b. GBP 15k?
c. GBP 25k?
b. GBP 15k (1 point).
7. Who bought The Haçienda DJ booth at the auction (and then lost it)?
Bobby Langley (1 point).
8. A regular performer at The Haçienda, born Alexander Coe in Bangor, worked at Shelley's in the mid-eighties, now a superstar DJ. Who am I?
Sasha (1 point).
9. Which internationally famous ex-Haçienda DJ started out as a chef at Dry Bar?
Laurent Garnier (1 point).
10. What was the Factory catalogue number of The Haçienda cat?
FAC 191 (1 point).
11. Which famous television music programme was recorded at The Haçienda in the mid-eighties?
The Tube (1 point).
Depending upon your score, award yourself the following title:
1-5: Thick Pigeon
6-10: Railway Children
11-15: Minny Pops
16-20: Adventure Babies
21-25: New Orders
26-27: Happy Mondays (You win The Shaun Ryder Cup!)
Devine & Griffiths
'Wheels To Get To Heaven'
Anhrefn Records 017
8 October 2007
Joy Division are the perennial cult post-punk band. Author/TV broadcaster Paul Morley is the man who knew Joy Division best - he was the only journalist permitted to view Curtis' corpse, was present when Curtis suffered his near fatal epileptic seizure following a London concert in April 1980, and wrote extensively and evocatively of the 'mood, atmosphere and ephemeral terror' that enveloped this unique group and their doomed front man. These are his complete writings on Joy Division, both contemporary and retrospective. As he says, 'The more that time moves on, the more I have to say about them.' In addition to collecting all Morley's classic works about the band from the late 1970s/early 1980s, this unique book includes his eloquent Ian Curtis obituary and his hindsight pieces on the significance of the group, framed by an extensive retrospective essay. Contemporary elements include Morley's critique of the films "24 Hour Party People" - which told the story of the band's record label, "Factory" - and "Control", a new movie recounting the brief life of Ian Curtis, for which the author visited the set during production. Most movingly, Morley includes the original text that grew into his literary work, nothing, which parallels the suicide of Curtis with that of his own father. He also evokes the zeitgeist and the 'psycho-geography' of Manchester, which combined to produce the most uniquely intense rock group ever.
Publication date: 15 November 2007
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Plexus Publishing Ltd
01 October 2007Cornerhouse Control
In Conversation: Matt Greenhalgh
Matt (screenwriter) and Hooky (character) will discuss, amongst other topics, "the responsibilities of representing real people".
Friday 19th October 2007, 18.30, GBP 5.00 (GBP 4.00 concessions).
So It Goes
90 minutes of "A rare opportunity to catch episodes of groundbreaking television".
Saturday 20th October 2007, 15.45.
24 Hour Party People
A chance to see that film again on a big screen. "A glorious paean - don’t miss it".
Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st October 2007, 15.45/11.55.
Transmission: Pop Music on British TV
Omnipresent journo John Robb "chairs a panel of critics, academics and presenters in a discussion of current provision for pop music programmes on British TV", including clips from The White Room, The Word and So It Goes.
Monday 22nd October 2007, 18:30, GBP 5.00 (GBP 4.00 concessions).
One Hour Intro: Pop/Art
A talk based around "the influence of pop music on contemporary art, and vice versa" led by Visual Arts Education Officer Chris Clarke..
Wednesday 24th October 2007, 17:00, GBP 3.50 (GBP 3.00 concessions).
Anton Corbijn: Music To Your Eyes
90 minutes of Corbijn's earlier works including music videos, Captain Beefheart documentary and interviews.
Thursday 25th October 2007, 18.10, GBP 2.00 (GBP 1.50 concessions).
Cornerhouse Box Office: (0)161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00).
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