15 October 2013Mark Stewart in Dub with Dennis Bovell
Bristol post punk pioneer Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) meets dubmeister general Dennis Bovell (famed for his early work with Factory Records reggae band X-O-Dus) uptown for three UK gigs this October to tie with Mark's recent dub album 'The Exorcism of Envy'. Mark's full band is augmented by MC Brother Culture and Keith Levene (PiL).
Influential industrialists 23 Skidoo support at two of the dates so this is really not one to miss.
Keith Levene (PiL)
MC Brother Culture
23 Skidoo (Bristol and London)
Young Echo (Bristol)
Tue 22 - The Assembly, Leamington Spa [Tickets/Info]
Wed 23 - The Trinity Centre, Bristol [Tickets/Info]
Thu 24 - O2 Academy, Islington [Tickets/Info]
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