31 August 2011Johnny YesNo Redux
Peter Care's controversial short film was made in 1979. Its original Cabs soundtrack was released as an album two years later [a VHS video was released on Of Factory New York video offshoot Doublevision as DV3].
The re-release comprises the original compilation , a re-imagining of the film, additional footage and bonus material, all featuring new remixes by Richard H. Kirk. This will also be a special presentation of some of the new work.
More details at imdb.com
29 August 2011The Light's USA, Canada & Mexico Tour 2011
The full itinerary is:
Tue 13 - Irving Plaza, New York [*]
Wed 14 - The Music Box, Los Angeles, California [*]
Fri 16 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California [~]
Sat 17 - Mezzanine, San Francisco, California [*]
Mon 19 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colorado [~]
Tue 20 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts [*]
Wed 21 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, Washington [*]
Fri 23 - Metro, Chicago, Illinois [*]
Sat 24 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Ontario [~]
Sun 25 - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec [~]
Wed 28 - Black Box, Tijuana, Mexico [~]
Thu 29 - The Warehouse, Guadalajara, Mexico [~]
Sat 1 - Venue TBA, Mexico City, Mexico [~]
Key to performances
[~] - Unknown Pleasures
[*] - Closer
via the House of Tomorrow Newsletter
28 August 2011A Certain Ratio 33 1/3 live in MCR
ACR celebrate their 33 and a third birthday with a special gig at the Band on the Wall in Manchester on Friday 11 November 2011. The band will perform 2 sets featuring 4 decades of their music plus there's Q&A session and very special guests joining them live on stage. Tickets priced 17.50 are on sale now from Band on the Wall.
Ahead of then, the band play Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle on Saturday 24 September. Tickets, also priced at 17.50 GBP, are available from Skiddle.
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01 August 2011Vini Reilly's Juan Montero guitar for sale
"His flamenco guitars not only have the workmanship and beauty one expects in a quality handmade instrument, but also in tone richness, depth and balanced sound." - description of Juan Montero's famous Spanish guitars, less than one thousand of which have ever been made.
Serious offers only to Phil Kooky Cleaver - firstname.lastname@example.org
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