5 Dec 2007
Paradise Re-opened 
On Thursday 24 January 2008 "The Club" (formerly known as Paradise and FAC 251 The Factory HQ) in Manchester opens its doors with a special launch weekend.

Thursday 24 January features Mike Pickering and Laurent Garnier with support from Krysko and Danny Mac. 10 GBP adv / 12 GBP on the door

Friday 25 January - 'In Session' Hospital Records' High Contrast and Logistics playing the best in Liquid D'n'B. Upstairs in the loft room Dubstep takes over in the shape of Kode 9 and Skream. Also playing on the night will be Ape resident Rich Reason and Ken Evil from Bass Camp.

Saturday 26 January - Steve Angello and Paul Woolford with support from Krysko, Andro and Greg Lord. 12 GBP adv / 15 GBP on the door

Tickets available from usual outlets, 0161 832 1111 or ticketline.co.uk

Doors open 9pm on Thursday 24 January 2007.

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The Club aka The Paradise Factory
112-116 Princess Street
Manchester

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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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