Friday, 16 April 2010

Not breaking with convention

Hey! New talent! Come to this workshop and bow down to the old guard... Our department of contrived, shitty post-modern ideas have tied what might have otherwise been a worthwhile afternoon in with meaningless history - wheeling out Ian Curtis in the name of progress has never been so much fun!

'Cutting edge' meets well, the really fucking predictable. Destroy this cuntery.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box to close?

To stop sniping briefly, FUC51 has just heard that Jilly's Rockworld and Music Box are to close. Whilst we may not have liked the music especially, it was always nice to know these places existed.

From Jilly's Facebook page: "This is the worse news I have will ever have to impart here. It is with the heaviest of heart that I must tell you all that Jilly's Rockworld has finally closed its doors for the last time. As of now we are no longer. The recession has another victim. A great club and an institution in Manchester for many many years is now only history."

Monday, 12 April 2010

Let's Take A Trip Down Memory Lane...

While sometimes, granted, FUC51 likes to pick holes and be peevish just for giggles (and to be quite honest, we think that those we're poking fun at quite like it as most of the spats they used to have with rival bands and labels are things of dewy memory), sometimes people make it too easy for us.

Spotted and shared on the FUC51 Facebook page, we have been alerted to a gig at FAC251. And this is where you realise that the picture (above) and headline weren't amusing and ironic illustrations of nostalgia.

At Factory, on 1st October, you can spend an evening listening to Northside. How much? £12.50. Seems like a rip-off? The show finishes at 11pm and you can stay in the club to dance in the clubnight to 'I Am The Resurrection' and 'Step On'.

Don't believe us? Click here.

In other news, thank to the Weekender Blog for being exactly the opposite to us.

The Wretch Factor: Bez endorses missus

"Three-time X Factor reject Emma Chawner and fiancee of Happy Mondays freaky dancer Bez, Monica Ward, were among those hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Joe McElderry."



Which famous Mancunian rhythm section man was spotted in a Manc beer garden with a group of friends moaning about FUC51 and asking "Who the fuck is behind it?", prompting one pal to offer "Maybe it's someone you know?"

With friends like that...

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010

Roll up for the Mystery Tour

Fuc was sent a link to this the other day - a 'Manchester music tour', courtesy of The Grauniad "...featuring special guest appearances and recollections from Mancunian music legends including Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Mike Joyce (The Smiths) and Damon Gough (better known as Badly Drawn Boy).

A visit to the city's newest music venue (based in the old Factory Records office) will be thrown in for good measure, along with an exclusive performance by Manchester's best up and coming band, Performance."

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Now the party's over...

Fuc was there.

Now the party's over, buy a t-shirt, commemorative pen, tea towel, giant pencil or trucker hat. Coffin commissions available on request.