After throwing a great first birthday bash last month, Loaded is back on Friday, 13th July for one more party before taking a summer break.
This month's theme is Madchester, where the night will be dedicated to Manchester's musical history.
After the packed-out success of their last Madchester party, and with The Stone Roses reformed in all their baggy glory, it was a no-brainer to bring the night back again, celebrating the rich musical history of England's 2nd city.
This is the second time Loaded throws a Madchester themed night. The first one happened last summer, but it wasn't as "Madchester" as I hoped it would be. I recall it was more indie rock and less indie electro. Let's hope this edition will have less Oasis and more New Order.
Factory: Manchester from Joy Division To Happy Mondays (2007)
In a dark, northern city in the late 70s, five dreamers built a record label - Factory; 3 classic bands - Joy Division, New Order and Happy Mondays, and Britain's first super club - The Hacienda.
Led by Tony Wilson, they created a unique collision between conceptual art and street music. This is the story of how a TV presenter (Wilson), an out of work actor (Alan Erasmus), an art student (Peter Saville), a DJ (Rob Gretton) and an aspiring record producer (Martin Hannett) pioneered Britain's independent pop culture, imagined a new Manchester, and blew a shed-load of money.
Featuring an extensive interview with Factory's creative genius Anthony Wilson who sadly died Friday 10 August 2007, this 90 minute documentary celebrates the triumph, tragedy and human comedy that was Factory and is a fitting tribute to Wilson's contribution to British pop culture and to Manchester.