26 Oct 2007
Monaco one-off 
A reminder that Monaco will play a one-off set at The Ritz in Manchester this coming Sunday 28th October 2007 for the charity gig 'Oxjam at the Ritz' - the Manchester leg of the country-wide series of fundraising events for UK charity Oxfam.

Hooky told the Manchester Evening News : "I haven't played the Ritz since Rob Gretton's memorial and am very much looking forward to performing there again."

Ex-Happy Mondays man Ben Knott also appears on the bill with Vinny Peculiar.

Tickets, priced at GBP 16.50 are available from Ticketline.

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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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