13 Jul 2005
Young Offenders Institute live 
From the Young Offenders Institute newsletter:

"Yes, there's a gig, this Saturday July 16 at Dry Bar on Oldham St in Manchester.

There are five bands playing and it costs just 5.00 GBP to get in.

The Young Offenders Institute are on at 10pm.

Also, if you never heard the triumphant Radio 1 documentary Pretty Vacant, you can hear edited highlights at www.myspace.com/youngoffendersinstitute - if you want to miss all the pretenders and just hear the bit about the real thing, skip forward 10 minutes."

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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...

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