19 Oct 2006
Northside back in the area 
Northside have reformed and a UK Tour has just been announced (thanks to Dermo on the Cerysmatic Factory Message Board):

December 2006

Leeds Cockpit - Mon 11th (0113 244 3446)
Glasgow, King Tuts - Tue 12th (0141 287 5511)
Birmingham, Academy 2 - Fri 15th (0870 771 2000)
London, ULU - Sat 16th (0871 2200 260)
Manchester, Academy 2 - Sun 17th (0161 832 1111)

Ticket prices: 10.00 GBP - Leeds, Glasgow and Birmingham; 11.50 GBP - Manchester and London

Tickets on sale Friday 20 October from 9am. 24 hr cc hotline: 0871 2200 260 or buy online http://www.gigsandtours.com

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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...

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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