31 December 2010Happy New Year
19 December 2010Central Station do Corrie
Joining the Central Station team to celebrate were Anna Kirkbridge ("Deirdre Barlow"), William Roache ("Ken Barlow"), Michael Le Vell ("Kevin Webster"), Tom Bloxham, Sam Allardyce, Matt Greenhalgh, Ron Wood, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Neville Neville, Kevin Cummins, Kieran Roberts (Coronation St Executive Producer) and many others.
Check out the video and photo gallery.
Central Station Paint Coronation Street Part 1 continues at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester until Saturday 15 January.
Richard Goodall Gallery
103 High Street
Manchester M4 1HQ
Tel: +44 (0) 161 834 3330
13 December 2010John Cooper Clarke live @ The Scala 19 Dec
Trevor Johnson has designed some Johnny Clarke t-shirts and these are set to be on sale on the night.
Support comes from Ronnie Golden and tickets priced £17.50 (adv) from TicketWeb. Doors open at 7pm.
The tour continues in the New Year - see dates below.
29 Jan - 29.01.11 Arches, Glasgow
12 Feb - Globe, Cardiff
13 Feb - Sub 89, Reading
2 Apr - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
3 Apr - Phoenix, Exeter
18 Jun - The Junction, Cambridge
11 December 2010The Railway Children Rarities #2 Live
"Rarities #2 is a 10 song album, featuring live recordings from the period just before the release of Recurrence in '88. Available only from this site, via download, it includes three previously un-released tracks: Twirl, Step Aside and Different Animals. Note that the recordings have been digitally restored from cassette, so sound quality varies somewhat."
Rarities #1 (2007) is still available.
I Caught You
No Great Objections
In The Meantime
10 December 2010Big noise from the jungle
Wed 16 - Birmingham O2 Academy at 7:00pm
Thu 17 - Nottingham Rock City Thursday at 7:00pm
Fri 18 - Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield at 6:00pm
Sat 19 - Manchester Academy Saturday at 7:30pm
Mon 21 - Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle at 7:30pm
Tue 22 - Leeds O2 Academy Leeds Tuesday at 7:00pm
Fri 25 - London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Friday at 7:30pm
Sun 27 - Cambridge Junction 1 Sunday at 7:00pm [SWR only]
Tickets available from SEE and other outlets.
The first 200 bookers of top price (£29.00) tickets through the Box Office will be entitled to a free copy of The Durutti Column's new album which will be released to coincide with the gig. Please note this offer is not available for online bookings. Please call +44 (0)161 907 9000 for information on this offer.
This is a special one-off homecoming gig to launch their forthcoming new album, which will be given its world premiere at this show. The album will also include a selection of Vini Reilly's photographs. Expect to also hear tracks from the band's enormous back catalogue of over 30 albums, many released on Factory Records.
To celebrate this and the publication of his Joy Division book, Kevin will be signing copies in the Somerset House Great Arch exhibition space Monday 13 December at 12.30.
05 December 2010ACR for Friends of Mine Festival 2011
More info at fomfest.com and the official Facebook group
03 December 2010We walked in the cold air
Second, it's back closer to home for the final gig of the year at the Beat Club in Blackpool where support will come from Kevin Hewick.
Sun 5 Dec - Rhiz, Lerchenfelder Gurtel 37, 1180 Vienna, Austria
Sat 11 Dec - The Beat Club, 22 Corporation Street, Blackpool, Lancs, FY1 1EJ
More details at section25.com
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