25 Oct 2005
FAC / Manchester night in Malmo, Sweden 
The international appeal of Factory Records and Manchester music:

Anyone living in Malmo, Sweden, or in the vicinity, e.g. Copenhagen and Lund, should definitely check out the indie venue Panora on Saturday 19 November. The club is called Decades and they will try to capture the Manchester / Factory sound from the early 80s (and a couple of years in the late 70s), via the early 90s Madchester to present time with bands like Interpol, Editors and Kasabian.

Previous Manchester-themed nights have included Hallelujah.

Check out www.panora.nu for more info.

S:t Gertrudsgatan 4
211 25 Malmo
tel/fax: 040-6112707

Thanks to Mattias.



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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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