Loaded - Just Good Music: Madchester Special Part 2
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.
I leave you with this great documentary that gives you an in depth look into the music history of Manchester from the late 1970s till the 1990s, with a focus on the record label Factory Records and the people behind it. It's fascinating, funny, sad and very insightful if you are not familiar with the Madchester theme. I strongly recommend you block some time to watch this.
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.
Date: Friday, 13th July, 9.00pm - 3.00am
Venue: Casa Latina, Ibis Hotel in Barsha, Dubai (location map)