1 Nov 2011
Minny Pops UK Tour 2012 
Minny Pops are playing 4 gigs in January (Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and London) and then (outside of a gig in Amsterdam) that's it, probably for ever... To coincide, there's also a 1981 archive live CD/DVD called Standstill to Motion (LTM Recordings), which documents performances by the band in Amsterdam and New York coming out via LTM - more info to follow.

January 2012 itinerary

Thu 19 - The Plug, Sheffield
Fri 20 - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Sat 21 - Gullivers, Manchester
Mon 23 - (Upstairs at) The Garage, London

Support comes from Rats on Rafts.

More info at minnypops.com

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Garage tickets are split between that link (in the article and here too: http://venues.meanfiddler.com/the-garage/listings/featured/5303
Leeds can get through a whole host of places:
Jumbo Records | 0113 2455570 | http://tinyurl.com/6hwg2pt
Crash Records | 0113 2436743 | http://tinyurl.com/6ygzy7e
Seetickets | http://tinyurl.com/6cpnp8s
Ticketweb | http://tinyurl.com/6cayp8y
Wegottickets | http://tinyurl.com/6a78b5g

02/11/2011, 07:15


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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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