25 May 2014
Captured Tracks vs Stockholm Monsters! 
Captured Tracks vs Stockholm Monsters!

The Stockholm Monsters Captured Tracks reissue which was rumoured back in December is confirmed with a plush package set for release on 15 July 2014. It's a double vinyl LP of classic Monsters material and it comes with a 7" vinyl single.

Tracklisting (Captured Tracks 201)

2LP

Terror
Where I Belong
Decalogue
Winter
Five O'Clock
All At Once
Life's Two Faces
Your Uniform
EW
To Look At Her
Something's Got To Give
National Pastime
Happy Ever After
Soft Babies
Miss Moonlight
The Longing
Lafayette
Militia
How Corrupt is RT?
Kan Kill
Dumbstruck

7" A-side

Fairy Tales

7" B-side

Death Is Slowly Coming

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Happy Mondays & Hooky rock the Palace 
The Manchester Evening News reports that Happy Mondays are to headline a special black tie fundraiser at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on 25 July 2004. Peter Hook and Graeme Park are guest DJs.

MEN says "The unique event has been organised to raise funds for Mondays star Paul Ryder's son Chico, who is battling cancer and undergoing treatment in the US. The Chico's Kicking Cancer Fundraising Ball is on July 25 and will include a four-course dinner in the glitzy ballroom before the band take to the stage."

Tickets are priced from £150 to £500 for VIP passes (including champagne reception and exclusive after-party) via the Palace box office (tel: 01706 650515).

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Factory Night @ The Lexington 6 Sep 2014 
Factory Night @ The Lexington 6 Sep 2014

After playing Alfresco in Blackpool yesterday with fellow ex-FACsters A Certain Ratio, Section 25 return to London on 6 September 2014 for a Factory Night double-header with Crispy Ambulance The Lexington, London.

Tickets for this not-to-be-missed event are available to buy now priced £15.00 + booking fee via Stargreen.

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The man the music the machines 
Martin Hannett - The man, the music, the machines

The Liverpool Radical Documentary Film Festival presents an evening dedicated to ground-breaking record producer and sound explorer Martin Hannett - 'The Man The Music The Machines' on Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7.30pm at Leaf, Bold Street, Liverpool.

The evening includes a screening of 'He wasn't just the 5th member of Joy Division', a film about Martin Hannett, an exhibition of Martin Hannett studio equipment and instruments and a Q&A session with film-maker Chris Hewitt.

Tickets are £5 on the door. After costs are covered, all money goes to the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Meanwhile, read the Flipside Review of the Martin Hannett DVD.

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10 May 2014
Hallowed Article #2 BOMARR & N8NOFACE 
Hallowed Article #2 BOMARR & N8NOFACE

hallowed articles is an independent record label established in 2012 by London graphic designer Mark Holt, formerly of renowned studio 8vo, and Seattle based Matthew Holt who produces electronic music under the moniker 'Denley' and in the groups Broken Figures and Latent Sea.

Hallowed Article number two is a 7-inch single by BOMARR & N8NOFACE comprising Keep Me From Me b/w She Cries Cries Cries. It's available to buy now via Big Cartel.

Hallowed Article number one, Latent Sea 'Serial Chiller' is still available.

More information at hallowedarticles.com.

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Second Chronicle presale via Kooky 
The second presale of 320 copies of Chronicle XL by The Durutti Column starts at 7pm British Summer Time tonight (10 May 2014) over at Kooky Records [->].

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8 May 2014
Fab International Mick Middles Show 
Manchester journalist and author Mick Middles has a weekly radio show on Fab International and on Friday 16 May 2014 he will be joined by special guest David Nolan (author of Confusion and You're Entitled To An Opinion) who will be choosing the music and chatting with Mick.

Listen online from 19:00-21:00 BST via fabinternationalradio.com.

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A Certain Ratio live at Manchester Academy 
A Certain Ratio will round off their year of selected live appearances with a hometown show at Manchester Academy 2 on Saturday 13 December 2014.

Buy tickets priced 17.50 GBP now via Ticketline.

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6 May 2014
A Chronicle XL Kooky update 
The Durutti Column - Chronicle XL

Kooky Records has published an important news update on The Durutti Column's new album Chronicle XL [->].

In summary, a further 320 copies will be made available via kookydisc.co.uk this Saturday evening at 19:00 British Summer Time priced from 27.00 GBP via the wonders of the glorious Buy it Now with Paypal Button.

Over to you Phil... [->].

Also, check out and join in the discussion at the new Kooky Records Facebook Page.

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2 May 2014
Tony Wilson by Stephen Wright photo prints 
Tony Wilson by Stephen Wright

A new photographic portrait of the late great Tony Wilson is available to buy from Stephen Wright. It was taken by Stephen in the dressing room of FAC 51 The Hacienda in 1985 and comes in a limited edition of 500 12"x8" printed with a white border on 10x14" paper. The price is 125.00 GBP and includes a 25.00 GBP donations to Christies Hospital Manchester.

Also still available is the classic "Paean To Wilson" portrait of Tony with Vini Reilly for which the photo dimensions and pricing are the same.

More details and how to buy at smithsphotos.com [->].

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1 May 2014
The Durutti Chronicle LX:XL Kooky presale 
The Durutti Chronicle LX:XL Kooky presale

The long-awaited new album by The Durutti Column, Chronicle LX:XL will be available to pre-order in limited quantities whilst stocks last (and strictly one copy per person) from 23:59 British Summer Time on Friday 2 May 2014 direct from Kooky Records priced from 27.00 GBP.

For the full details it's over to Kooky Towers [->].

See also thedurutticolumn.com.

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The Temple Of The 13th Tribe re-released 


Juno Download has announced that the first album by edgy ex-Facsters led by Mike Keane, The Royal Family and The Poor - 'The Project Phase 1 – The Temple Of The 13th Tribe' (originally released as FACT 95) will be released by Mannequin on 26 May 2014.

More info at Mannequin Records Facebook.

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Section 25 live in Blackpool, Bury & London 
Section 25 live @ Alfresco, Blackpool, May 2014

Following their very well-received (especially according to Dave Simpson's 4-star review [->] in The Guardian) appearance at A Factory Night for Record Store Day, Section 25 have three more Spring/Summer 2014 dates lined up in Blackpool, Bury and that London.

Sunday 25 May - Alfresco [with A Certain Ratio and many more]
Monday 25 August - The Met, Bury [with Kevin Hewick and Crispy Ambulance, not yet on sale)
Saturday 6 September - The Lexington, London [Buy tickets priced £15.00 + booking fee]

See also section25.com [->].

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A Certain Ratio

"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."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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