29 Sep 2005
Young Offenders Institute @ The Actress and Bishop, Birmingham tonight 
A rather last minute gig update from youngoffendersinstitute.com:

If you can get to Birmingham tonight, come and see Young Offenders Institute at the Actress & Bishop, Ludgate Hill in the Jewelry Quarter. Doors at 8pm, gig ends "110.30pm", venue open until 2am, and it's only 4.00 GBP on the door with Neon Twang and Destroy Cowboy supporting.

Also, final call for 2.00 GBP guestlist for either of our gigs in Manchester this Sunday:

4.30pm, Stylish Riots at M2

midnight, Drybar

for guestlist, email names to info@nuxx.com



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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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