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Temperance Club @ South, 25 May 2008 
Temperance Club at South
Friday 23 May 2008 for one night only
DJ Dave Haslam

"In the late 1980s the Temperance Club was hosted every Thursday night at the Haçienda by DJ Dave Haslam; you'd hear pre-release copies Stone Roses singles alongside Public Enemy; Detroit techno next to classic rock; and New Order, the Stooges, the Beastie Boys, the Pixies, and 'Sympathy for the Devil' every week.

From the first 'Temperance Club' night at the Haçienda on May 1st 1986, the eclectic mix of rock, hip-hop, indie and house broke down musical barriers; and played a key role in fuelling the indie-dance crossover that became a feature of the Madchester era. According to a reviewer in the 'NME' writing in May 1990 "In the hands of DJ Dave Haslam, Thursday night at the Haçienda has become, simply, the best night out in Britain."

The first 'Temperance Club' special at South's 'Another Planet' night in August 2007 was part of South's tribute to the late Tony Wilson. On the occasion of this second 'Temperance Club' special, once again proceeds from this night will be donated to the Christie Hospital in Manchester in Tony's honour.

** 1986 DRINKS PRICES FROM 10PM-11PM **"


South Nightclub
4a South King Street

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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.

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