13 May 2010Wake Up New York
To whet your appetite download O Pamela and check out the PopNews.com review of the recent Paris gig.
NYC Popfest runs from Thursday 20-23 May.
My Teenage Stride
Very Truly Yours
Saturday 22 May 2010
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Tickets: $15 advance / $18 day of show
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