23 Sep 2005
Young Offenders Institute to support Happy Mondays 
From the Young Offenders Institute newsletter:

"Thanks to everyone who came to see the band at Reading or Leeds. Especially Leeds - better atmosphere.

The band are playing two gigs in a day at In The City in Manchester.

The day is Sunday, October 2 and the gigs are:

Stylish Riots at M2, Manchester, 4.30pm
Glasswerk/Vman Events night at Dry Bar, Manchester, 11.45pm

email info@nuxx.com for 2.00 GBP guestlist to either or both gigs

Also, great news - YOI will also be supporting the Happy Mondays on their Birmingham and Newcastle dates in late October."



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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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