30 May 2009
The B word 
John Kertland writes with news of another potential winner:

CTR in Barcelona

CTR (Caroline True Records) present a one-off event as part of the Primavera music festival fringe, downstairs at the legendary Manchester Bar in the Gotico Barcelona on Saturday May 30th 2009.

JK will be spinning Manchester Classics, Funk , Soul and the usual varied mix. Admission Free. All CTR releases for sale.
Don't forget the great beers and tapas, of course! So, if you're there for the festival feel free to come along and we'll talk music.
Hope to see you there....


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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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