31 July 2008
Decasia 
"DECASIA'S TONY WILSON/FACTORY RECORDS TRIBUTE ON SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH AT THE GEORGE TAVERN - a retrospective on Factory bands plus Decasian Records' very own Jon Jones and the Beatniks Movement EP launch party!!

BANDS WILL PLAY SETS THAT INCLUDE A FACTORY COVER SONG OF THEIR CHOICE AND DJs WILL SPIN FROM FACTORY'S EXTENSIVE BACK CATALOGUE AS WELL AS FACTORY-INFLUENCED POST-PUNK SUCCESSORS.

ALL proceeds from the event will be donated to a cancer charity. Line up includes Jon Jones and the Beatniks Movement (covering New Order's 'Temptation', The Tamborines (covering Joy Division's 'Transmission') Maria & The Mirrors (covering A Certain Ratio's 'Crippled Child'), An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump (covering Happy Monday's 'Step On'), S.C.U.M (DJ) The Ruling Class (DJ), Dan Waks Records (DJ), Sonic Mcluskey (DJ) and The New Thing (DJ)! PLUS spoken word from Decasia's resident beat poet, Robert Monk!!

LIVE FOOTAGE OF FACTORY BANDS AND FILMS WILL ALSO BE SCREENED"

4pm-Late, Sunday 10th August 2008, The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London E1 0LA. Entry GBP 4.00.

http://www.myspace.com/decasia

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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".

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