20 Apr 2005
Postpunk Panel @ The Boogaloo 
There will be a postpunk panel discussion at the Boogaloo in London on Wednesday 27 April chaired by Simon Reynolds (Blissblog) and featuring Howard Devoto, Paul Morley, Gina Birch and Richard Boon. The discussion will be followed by the screening of a 60 minute compilation video with footage of bands including New Order, the Fall, Cabaret Voltaire, Pop Group, Magazine, PIL, Orange Juice.

Admission: Free
Doors open: 8pm
Event starts: 8:30

The Boogaloo
312 Archway Road
Highgate
London N6
Tube: Highgate (Northern Line)
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Thanks to Blissblog and AJ.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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