23 March 2012
Pips Roxy Room Revival Night 
On 4 June 2012 (Bank Holiday Monday/Tuesday), original Pips DJs Alan Maskell and Dave Booth (ex-The Hacienda) will host a one-off Pips Roxy Room revival night at The Venue, 29 Jacksons Row, Manchester.

- via the Manchester District Music Archive newsletter

More info: Facebook event

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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.

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