12 Jan 2005
South-east Asian Tsunami benefit gig: 'Love from Manchester' 
News just in from Ticketmaster about a big benefit gig for the victims of the South-East Asian Tsunami to be held at the Carling Apollo Manchester on Sunday 30 January 2005 and featuring Elbow, I Am Kloot, The Durutti Column with the hint of further big acts to be confirmed.

"We have just confirmed the following show; please call 0870 401 8000, click onto GetLive.co.uk, or call into the Palace Theatre (Oxford Road; 10am-6pm, Mon-Sat) or the Tourist Information Centre (Albert Square; 9am-5pm, Mon-Sat), to book tickets.

Manchester's best live music Venue has got together with it's best musicians to show our solidarity with the victims of the South-east Asian Tsunami and raise much needed funds in the process.

Love from Manchester is the brainchild of local musician John Robb and artiste manager Gary McLarnan, who have used their extensive combined contacts within the local entertainment industry to pull together an amazing bill of live music and DJs. Already confirmed are Mercury Music prize nominees Elbow, local heroes I Am Kloot, influential Factory Records veterans the Durutti Column and on the 1's and 2's Graham Massey (808 State), Andy Votel (Twisted Nerve) and The Earlies. At the time of writing some VERY major local artists are confirmed but for contractual reasons are unable to be named......

All parties involved from the artists, venue and production companies down to ticket agents are donating ALL profits to the Disasters Emergency Committee Tsunami Relief Fund.

Tickets are £15.00 and available now from 0870 401 8000 and ticketmaster.co.uk

Clear Channel Entertainment

Carling Apollo Manchester

Stockport Road

Ardwick Green


M12 6AP


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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.

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