23 Sep 2005
Young Offenders Institute to support Happy Mondays 
From the Young Offenders Institute newsletter:

"Thanks to everyone who came to see the band at Reading or Leeds. Especially Leeds - better atmosphere.

The band are playing two gigs in a day at In The City in Manchester.

The day is Sunday, October 2 and the gigs are:

Stylish Riots at M2, Manchester, 4.30pm
Glasswerk/Vman Events night at Dry Bar, Manchester, 11.45pm

email info@nuxx.com for 2.00 GBP guestlist to either or both gigs

Also, great news - YOI will also be supporting the Happy Mondays on their Birmingham and Newcastle dates in late October."

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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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