25 October 2014Minny Pops @ Tuesdays Post 2 November
2014 10 25
On the seventh day, restless
On Sunday 2 November 2014, Minny Pops will take part in November's edition of the monthly Tuesdays Post evening at The Others in Stoke Newington, London. Good people, innovative music, comfortable sofas.
In honour of the re-release of their debut recording, Minny Pops' 16-minute performance will deconstruct and construct a song from Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement.
Minny Pops will be on stage at 10.14pm sharp. Doors 7pm, 5 quid.
More info at minnypops.com.
As flagged earlier this year, our friends in Belgium, The Names are back - recording a new album and with their new website at thenames.be.
Michel Sordinia (vocals and bass guitar) and Marc Deprez (guitars), with Christophe Boulenger on keyboards and Laurent Loddewijckx on drums will be in the Noise Factory studio in Wierde from tomorrow to work on the new album 'Nowherarians', a double album of totally new songs, and will follow its 2015 release with a string of new concerts.
14 October 2014The Deeply Vale Box
Deeply Vale was important as it was the first of the free festivals to open its stage to Punk and New Wave bands and it was also intertwined with the Manchester Rock Against Racism movement. Long before any other festival it crossed the hippy punk divide; its where Planet Gong/Here and Now met The Fall and hippy sound man Grant Showbiz would strike up a 35 year relationship as producer for The Fall. Here and Now would take The Fall, Danny and the Dressmakers (with Graham Massey), Wilful Damage and Alternative TV on their anarchic tours after Deeply Vale. The Ruts were formed in a tent at Deeply Vale in 1977 after two members of London Funk band Hit and Run saw the The Drones perform a punk set on stage. The 1978 Festival not only included Steve Hillage, Here and Now and Nik Turner but also The Fall, The Durutti Column and The Ruts.
The book features interviews with and/or written contributions from Andy Kershaw, Stuart Maconie, Andy McCluskey of OMD, Martin Coogan and Steve Cowen of the Mock Turtles, Mark E Smith of The Fall, Marc Riley, Spizz Energi, Boff Whalley from Chumbawamba, Graham Massey of 808 State, Vini Reilly, Graham Clark of Gong, Grant Showbiz, Steve Hillage, Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Ian Brown, Andy Rourke, Mark Hodkinson, Mick Middles, Luke Bainbridge and more.
The six live music CDs include Steve Hillage, Nik Turner’s Sphynx, The Fall (unreleased tracks live at Deeply Vale), Visitor 2035, Danny and The Dressmakers (full sets from the festival includes Graham Massey 808 State), Aqua, Here and Now, Wilful Damage, The Ruts, SFW, Salford Jets, Victim, Free Ride, Durutti Column, Brenda and The Hot Dicks, Red Eyes, Aspell, Andy T, Blue Midnight feat Grant Showbiz, George Borowski, Tony Crabtree, Accident on The East Lancs, Victor Brox Blues Train, Howard The Duck, Rockslide (forerunner of the Drones), Movement Banned, Elti Fits, The Tunes, Trevor Hyett, Whitefire, Victor Drago, The Trend, Drive by Night, The Out, Fast Cars, Mudanzas, Vibrant Thigh, NotSensibles, Stuffed Badgers, Rivington Spyke, No Change, No Mystery, Murmo Schultz, Bill Pod and The Stocks, Trevor Hyett, Alchemist, The Joint Rolling Contest, & John Keegan.
The Deeply Vale Box Set is available to pre-order now direct with Paypal from Ozit Morpheus for 73.00 GBP plus 11.00 GBP UK postage. Payments and all enquiries to email@example.com.
13 October 2014Chico's Kickin' Cancer 17 October
Here's a reminder this Friday sees Happy Mondays headline a very special charity event to raise money for the Chico's Kickin' Cancer fund. Northern Uproar and Peter Hook are also on the bill.
Paul Ryder, Chico's father says "Tickets are going fast for the special fundraiser we're doing at The Palace Hotel in Manchester on Friday October 17th. We're playing a full set, plus there will be support from Northern Uproar and another band we're not allowed to name, plus DJ sets from Mani, Clint Boon and 808 State, plus some top secret celebrity special guests. We'll be auctioning a load of signed memorabilia, plus hosting the night is top LA comedian Tony Cascio. Don't miss out."
A limited number of "smart dress" £39 tickets are available now via chicoskickincancer.com.
Chico's Kickin' Cancer is at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on Friday 17 October 2014.
More info on Facebook.
01 October 2014ESG and ACR live @ WeekendFest
The Weekend Fest in Köln (Cologne), Germany which runs from 27-29 November 2014 has a distinctly Factory flavour to it with both ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) and ACR (A Certain Ratio) featuring prominently on the bill.
ESG (who recently made a surprise appearance at Glastonbury are onstage at 23:45 on Friday 28 November 2014.
The following night (and even later) ACR are on at midnight.
The decidedly non-FAC (but nonetheless brilliant) Teenage Fanclub headline the Thursday night.
Other delights include a Jarvis Cocker DJ set after ESG.
More details including ticket info (weekend tickets at 88 Euro) at weekendfest.de/
Thursday 27 November - 22:45 - Teenage Fanclub
Friday 28 November - 23:45 - ESG
Sat 29 November - Midnight - ACR
Biographer Simon Spence (The Stone Roses: War and Peace) tells the story of how Happy Mondays came to provide the soundtrack to Britain's last great youth movement - Madchester. Based on extensive interviews with the band and key associates and including 30 unseen photographs, many from the band's own private collection, he reveals the truth behind the mythic stories that ensured their outlaw reputation, and unravels the chaos that led to the group's ultimate implosion and the tragic collapse of Factory Records.
Excess all areas - a biography is out via Aurum Press on 30 October 2014 in hardback and e-book formats. It's available to pre-order now at Amazon.co.uk.
Check out the new website excessallareas.org.uk which features even more exclusive content.
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