17 November 2010+ - ? ?
Hosted by the NME's Paul Stokes, the event coincides with the release of the +- Joy Division seven inch vinyl boxset on December 6th 2010.
The session starts at 7pm (GMT) and is free to attend, but wristbands must be obtained from the store in advance - intially by purchasing +- thereafter on a first-come-first-served basis 1 hour before the event is due to start.
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