29 Jan 2015
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 

B-Movie - Lust & Sound in West-Berlin (1979-1989) - Official Trailer from scenes from on Vimeo.


The documentary film 'B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin' featuring Mark Reeder who also made the soundtrack for is finished and is being shown five time at the Berlinale film festival.

Komakino by Joy Division is included on the film soundtrack. Reeder also made a 5.1 surround mix of it as well as for all the other songs in the film, including Neubauten, Malaria!, Die Unbekanten and Anne Clark.

Mark says "as we only had the original stereo tracks to go on, it took us ages to do, having to filter, slice and then reconstruct everything back together to sound like the original, but in 5.1."

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FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set 
FAC 51 The Hacienda Postcard Box Set

A box set of 24 full colour A6 size postcard images of local artist Nick Hardy's stunning 1:50 scale reconstruction model of FAC 51 The Hacienda.

The set features quotes from the people who owned it, designed it, ran it, DJ'd in it, worked in it and went to it as customers over the 15 years the club was open.

It's available to buy now from musicglue.com priced 20.00 GBP.

Meanwhile, Nick's original model will be on display at Manchester Central Library until May 2015.

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19 Jan 2015
Hacienda Easter 2015 @ Sankeys, Manchester 
Hacienda Easter 2015 @ Sankeys, Manchester

Hacienda Easter Saturday 2015 @ Sankeys
Saturday 4 April 2013
10:30pm to 5am

Sankeys
Radium St
Manchester M4 6JG

Tickets 10.00 GBP (Earlybird) / 12.00 GBP (First Release) / 15.00 GBP (Second Release) available now via Skiddle.

Line Up: Todd Terry, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Tom Wainwright, 808 State DJ Set feat MC Tunes, K Klass plus more

More info via www.sankeys.info / www.fac51theHacienda.com

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18 Jan 2015
A Certain Ratio live @ Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 
A Certain Ratio will play the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Saturday 21 February.

Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are on sale now via Ticketweb, Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland.

This is an over-18 only gig and the doors are at 7.30pm.

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Section 25 + Jez Kerr live @ Borderline 
Section 25 + Jez Kerr live @ Borderline, London Saturday 11 April 2015

Section 25 and their Very Special Guest Jez Kerr (A Certain Ratio) play a one-off London date at the Borderline on Saturday 11 April 2015. Doors are at 7pm.

Tickets priced 15.00 GBP plus booking fee are available now via Stargreen and WeGotTickets.

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Biting Tongues

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.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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