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Music, Hear This Buzzcocks: Show Preview

Buzzcocks: Show Preview

If you've seen the 2002 movie 24 Hour Party People, you probably recall the scene in which the Sex Pistols play a little hall in Manchester, England, in 1976, and pretty much everyone who was there went on to play…
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Music, Hear This Haceteria: Show Preview

Haceteria: Show Preview

"You'll never see the hacienda. It doesn't exist. The hacienda must be built." This famous line from proto-Situationist Ivan Chtcheglov's surreal Formulary for a New Urbanism was one of the defining creeds behind the development of Factory Records' Haçienda nightclub…
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Film, Living Like a Refugee

Living Like a Refugee

Prolific British director Michael Winterbottom never seems to make the same film twice. His last picture, 2002's 24 Hour Party People, was a fact-based comedy/ drama about the music scene in Manchester, England, during the early days of punk rock.…
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Music, Reviewed Autechre


Manchester, England's Autechre -- Sean Booth and Rob Brown -- spent the first half of the '90s tempering techno's jackhammer rhythms with keening melodies, mixing the sweet with the severe. Since 1997's Chiastic Slide, though, each Autechre record has been…
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Music, House of Tudor Sound Advice

Sound Advice

Rising out of the grit and grime of Manchester, England, Slaughter & the Dogs gained instant notoriety while performing alongside the Sex Pistols at the legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall gig in 1976. Consequent shows at the Roxy earned the…
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