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Thu. 25 Sept Concorde 2, Brighton. Tickets here. Supporting: The Sticks
Fri. 26 Sept Electric Brixton, London. Tickets here. Support is Ye Nuns—an all female MONKS tribute act. Also The Quietus will be DJing
Sat. 27 Sept Salford Music Festival, Lower Kersal Social Club, says thebroker
Sun. 28 Sept Salford Music Festival, Lower Kersal Social Club, says thebroker
Sat. 25 Oct Supermassive festival, Helsinki, Finland, says their site.
Thu. 27 Nov The Garage, London, according to their site. Only £5 + fees!
Fri. 28 Nov Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, says their site.
Fri. 30 Jan Grauzone Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, says their site.
Fri. 9 Oct Tivoli, Buckley
Sat. 10 Oct The Grand, Clitheroe
Sun. 11 Oct The Great British Alternative Music Festival, Butlins, Skegness. (These three Oct 2015 dates according to the promoter, Chris Hewitt of Ozit.)

Also upcoming Brix & The Extricated gigs:


added 27 December

Thanks to Gryffe for scanning in "Mark E. Smith Predicts!" from the latest Mojo. He's not a fan of Brix & The Extricated ("they're fucking subhuman").


added 14 December

Saturday, 13 December 2014    Brix & The Extricated, Ruby Lounge, Manchester


U.S. 80s-90s / 2 x 4 / Cruiser's Creek / Gravitation / Hotel Bloedel / L.A. / Bonkers in Phoenix / Lay of the Land / Deadbeat Descendant // Bring It Down / Big New Prinz // Mr. Pharmacist

Brix Smith-Start, guitar, vocals; Steve Trafford, guitar; Jason Brown, guitar; Steve Hanley, bass; Paul Hanley, drums.

Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Route for the setlist and Andrew Shaw for the video.


added 29 November; updated 6 December

Friday, 28 November 2014    Brudenell Social Club, Leeds


Amorator / Mister Rode / Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Bam / Dedication / Cock in My Pocket / Hittite Man > Jungle / Cowboy George / Facebook Troll / 2014 // Wolf Kidult Man / No Xmas for John Quays

Reviews on the forum, and thanks to Chris Trew for the video and Hanley Fender for the setlist.


added 28 November; updated 6 December

Thursday, 27 November 2014    The Garage, London


Amorator / Mister Rode / Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Bam / Dedication / Cock in My Pocket / Hittite Man > Jungle / Cowboy George / Facebook Troll / 2014 // Hot Cake / Blindness

Reviews on the forum, and as always thanks to Hanley F. for the setlist. And to the mighty Stan Mission for once again uploading a whole gig!


added 27 November

Many many thanks to Conway for updating and revamping the discography, which very conveniently now incorporates the Lyrics Parade.


added 24 November

Simon Wolstencroft was on Gavin Hogg's excellent Charity Shop Classics a day or two ago.

And in case you missed it, Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski were on a couple of months ago.


added 11 November

Mark E. Smith is scheduled to speak at the Unsung Heroes conference, part of next year's Liverpool Sound City festival. The conference takes place at the Rum Warehouse at the Titanic Hotel, 21 & 22 May, whilst the festival runs from 21-24 May.


added 11 November


Details on Ruby Lounge's site.


added 10 November


Fall fans drawing Fall songs: a 50-page comic book from the folks at Ultraradio in Colmenar, Spain.

Here are a few interior shots.


added 2 November


After several years in the works Ozit's Deeply Vale box set will be released soon: December 1st according to Piccadilly Records; £99.99 and limited to 500.

Six CDs, a big book, a packet of incense, and two Fall tracks that should have been on the "Live at Deeply Vale" CD but were held back for this release... Bingo Master's Breakout and Brand New Cadillac.

There's some discussion about the box on On the Wire (2 November), starting about an hour in. A clip of MES followed by Chris Hewitt in the studio.

Speaking of the Deeply Vale CD, j temperance on the forum is correct that it was mastered with the cassette playing too fast. He slowed it down by 5% in Audacity and says the results are much better.


added 1 November

Good interview on The Quietus with Una Baines about her current band Poppycock and the Fates/Furia gig at the Carlton Club in Manchester tonight.

In case you missed it, "Furia" was reissued earlier this year by Finders Keepers Records.


added 31 October

@Brixsmithstart's been tweeting about a "secret gig" in Manchester on 13 December. Brix, Steve & Paul Hanley, and Simon Rogers.


added 29 October

Simon Wolstencroft talks about his book "You Can Drum But You Can't Hide" tomorrow on Triple R's Max Headroom. 7pm Melbourne time, which I think works out to 8am UK.


added 29 October


Romance is in the air at Heaton Park, when Una meets an intriguing stranger. More by Keith McDougall.


added 26 Oct.

Saturday, 25 October 2014    Supermassive Festival, Helsinki, Finland


Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Cowboy George / I'm Not from Bury / 2014 / Bam / Hittite Man / Dedication / White Lightning / Pledge / Theme from Sparta F.C. // Mister Rode / Mr. Pharmacist

Elena played while sitting in a wheelchair. Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Christian for the setlist.


added 21 October

Further opportunities to watch Steve Hanley and and Olivia Piekarski talk about "The Big Midweek".

  • Sat. 25 October, 4pm — Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. To include a live set. More info and tickets.

  • Sun. 16 November, 2:45pm — Louder Than Words Festival, Palace Hotel, Manchester. Panel discussion with Simon Wolstencroft, Daryl Easlea, Matt Davies, Mick Middles. More info and tickets.

  • Fri. 28 November, 7:30pm — Waterstones Manchester Deansgate. With Marc Riley and Paul Hanley. Limited number of tickets available: book at the shop or call 0161 837 3000.


simonadded 6 October

Simon Wolstencroft talks about his book "You Can Drum But You Can't Hide" with Michael Stewart.

The book's published by Strata on 13 November.


added 1 October

Lengthy piece by Barney Hoskyns about "The Big Midweek" in today's Guardian. 76 117 comments and counting.


added 29 September; updated 6 Oct.

Sunday, 28 September 2014    Lower Kersal Social Club, Salford


Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Hot Cake / Cowboy George / I'm Not from Bury / 2014 / Get Off the Phone / Hittite Man / Dedication // Mr. Rode / Strychnine

Reviews on the forum and thanks to Mark for the setlist.


added 28 September; updated 6 October

Saturday, 27 September 2014    Lower Kersal Social Club, Salford


Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Cowboy George / I'm Not from Bury / 2014 / Wolf Kidult Man / Get off the Phone / Hittite Man / White Lightning / Mister Rode / Dedication // Weather Report (aborted) / Psykick Dancehall

Reviews on the forum and thanks to Mark for the setlist.


added 27 September; updated 2 Oct.

Friday, 26 September 2014    Electric Brixton, London

Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Cowboy George / I'm Not from Bury / 2014 / Get Off the Phone / Hittite Man / White Lightning / Dedication // Pledge / Wolf Kidult Man / I've Been Duped

Sounds like another good gig. Reviews on the forum. Thanks to Jordan for the setlist and extra thanks to Stan Mission for filming the gig.

29 Sept. The Master of Malevolance et al. reviewed in The Independent.

02 Oct. "When my father introduced me to The Fall’s music ten years ago, his briefing ran thus: ‘They’re interesting because Mark E. Smith lives in a house with no electricity and no running water.’" Entertaining review in the Spectator.

03 Oct. Joe Kennedy for The Quietus.


added 26 September

"Extended interview" with MES on Granada Reports. No mention of the Twitter imposter though.


added 26 September

Thursday, 25 September 2014    Concorde 2, Brighton


Gone to Venice / The Remainderer / Cowboy George / I'm Not from Bury / 2014 / Get Off the Phone / Hittite Man / Dedication / Mr. Rode // Cock in My Pocket

Sounds like a great gig. Reviews on the forum and thanks to Mark for the setist and Dedication (called "Bumblebee" last month in York).


added 24 September

"Mark E Smith talks to @elizabethalker (BBC 6music) about finding new inspiration, Bono and calling sock companies." He also mentions Dave Eggers' "The Circle," which I'd recommend to fans of The Fall.


added 24 September

Cut and paste Fall bit in today's Metro (London), but may be the first time address has been printed. Thanks to Little Frank.



added 21 September

Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski on issue 90 of Charity Shop Classics, thanks to Mr. Hogg.


added 17 September

Typical Q&A with MES in yesterday's Manchester Evening News, but with an anti-Kate-Bush twist. Worth a laugh for the comments.


added 13 September; updated 21 September


Screenings so far for the Danish Fall documentary:

Thursday 18th September     To be rescheduled due to technical problems
Firebug, Leicester

Tuesday 23rd September
The West Hill Community Hall, Brighton

Thursday 9th October
The Cube Cinema, Bristol

Saturday 11th October
Höstfest, Jyväskylä, Finland

Friday 24th October
The Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

Learn more about the film on Facebook and/or Twitter.


added 11 September

Simon Wolstencroft's memoir "You Can Drum But You Can't Hide" will be published by Strata Books on 13 November. There are several clips of Simon reading on their site.


added 4 September

Fat White Family will release "I Am Mark E. Smith" as the B-side of their 10" single "I Am Joseph Stalin" on 27 October.


added 1 September

An English film company called Mythology 500 is making a Fall documentary (I gather it's for DVD release) and they’re looking for some Fall memorabilia to use — old posters, photographs, film footage, etc. MES has pointed them to The Fall Online.

They would like to borrow the memorabilia from UK people for filming and will return the items as soon as possible. The contact person is Frank Lea at


added 1 September

Waterstones Islington are delighted to announce:

An Evening with Steve Hanley and Olivia Piekarski
Friday 19th September
8pm -10pm
Tickets are £3 and are fully refundable against the purchase of "The Big Midweek" on the night.
Price includes refreshments.
To book either call the store on 0207 704 2280, or visit Waterstones, 11 Islington Green, London N1 2XH
The nearest tube is Angel (5-8 minute walk); alternatively you can use Highbury & Islington (a 15-minute walk along Upper Street)
The store is well served by buses, including: 73, 476, 341, 19, 38
This is a limited capacity venue so we expect this event to sell out quickly, please book early to avoid disappointment on the night.
Twitter:  @WstoneIslington


added 20 August; updated 11 September

live lpCherry Red says the live LP—"Uurop VIII-XII Places in Sun & Winter, Son"—will be out on 27 October and also on sale at the September gigs in Brighton, London, and Salford.

Also that it's "the first official live LP for ten years" (that would make "Last Night at the Palais" on Sanctuary and all those Voiceprint and Ozit releases unofficial) (They've since removed that bit, but not that it supposedly represents the years VIII-XII, even though three of the tracks weren't played until XIII.)

Tracklist: Wings (With Bells) / Auto 2014 Chip Replace / Amorator / Jetplane / Irish / Cowboy George / Chino / Sir William Wray / Fifty Year Old Man / Wolf Kidult Man / Reformation / What About Us

Action Records has an exclusive on a vinyl edition, to be released the same day as Cherry Red's CD.

27 Dec 2014

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Recent news...

01sep14 UK & Euro gigs, Steve Hanley's "The Big Midweek" book launch + Q&A for the Fall News, Danish Fall documentary, Q's "Let's Do Lunch With Mark E. Smith", Loud and Quiet interview, RIP Gary Burger & Scott Asheton," disavowal of "13 Killers" and "White Lightning", Luke Haines's MES micro-opera, BK's "The Skriking", American Tourister rips off "Touch Sensitive", "21 Again" on Mouse on Mars comp, Claus selling signed Perverted By Language posters.

17jan14 Ireland, Portugal, France, London, NL, Leeds, Germany gigs; The Remainderer; Lou Reed (inc. MES poem); Louder Than Words video w/Hanleys + Simon W; Noisey interview; "What I See in the Mirror"; Bal Speer's "Black Charity"; Mutation LP; Tony Millionaire.

05aug13 May/June gigs, Re-Mit, Vulture, Independent int., Stuart & Maconie chat, Beggars Archive 5cd box, Copenhagen exhibition, SHanley joins The Membranes, Craig Robinson's Fall timeline, SF 2001 on Ozit, The Real New Forum LP

29may13 Nov/Dec '12 gigs, April '13 gigs; Re-Mit preview; Sir William Wray RSD 7"; Guardian, Q Mag Q&As; Lancashire Telegraph, Going Thru Vinyl, Viva Brighton, Scotland Herald interviews; Ding on Salford Radio; IAKO video; Beggars 5xcd box; Steve Hanley book deal; Fall Fans Round Table, 2 Librans Lockdown.

23oct12 European gigs (Greece, France, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden); Ginger Wildheart's Mutation; Woog Riots LP; Fall-A-Thon in Ohio; Night & Day and Greek interviews; NME Heroes, Blaine Harrison & MES; The Frenz Equivalent cover LP; Night of the Humerons 7"; Another Nice Mess "Worst of the Fall" special; Sex, Drugs & HIV; MES T-shirts, Action Man, and Birthday Cake; Simon W's "You Can Drum But You Can't Hide" book; Pascal Le Gras paintings; Magic Band magic footage.

22dec11 Ersatz GB + reviews + press + interviews, Laptop Dog 7", summer festivals in Europe and UK, Nov UK tour, Live at the Hac pt. 2; Kill Pretty (Mike Leigh); Perverted by Mark E. promo vid; Brian Blessed Alarm Clock + Skinnybrain (Dave Milner); Uncut w/MES on old Fall lineups; Julia Adamson int.; Steve Trafford album; Pascal's "Blue Christmas" video.

31aug11 Live at the Hacienda DVD; MES Guardian Q&A; Timekode & MES video clips; Fall sign to Cherry Red; Marshall Suite, Wonderful & Frightening World and TNSG reissues; Before the Fall compilation

28apr11 TNSG Omnibus; Danny Baker; Euro/UK/OZ/NZ/Israel gigs; Don Van Vliet, Rex Sergeant, Steve Ormod, r.i.p.; Before The Fall comp; White Lightning promo vid; Pop Fiction; Marshall Suite 3xCD; FoF's "Hex Enduction Ours"; Bracewell & Wilde "The Art of The Fall" (1992); Middles' "Story of The Fall" doc; The Fall in Iceland press; Sex, Drugs & HIV; M.E.S. I.P.A.; MES Quietus interview; Factory Star's "Enter Castle Perilous"

25oct10 East Village Radio session; Ideal; new Scanlon demos; UK/Euro festivals; NZ/Aus tour preview; Eat Y'Self Fitter redux; Susan Vale; Quietus, Vice & Brag ints; Mike Joyce, Adrian Sherwood ints.

03jun10 YFOC reviews; UK tour + Primavera; Times (London & New York interviews); "worker bees" interview; Bury, England's Heartbeat videos; caption comp.; Beleaguered Fall Fan; Paintwork conference book; Bury/Cowboy Gregori 7"; Mojo, Tim Cumming Q&As.

02apr10 Berlin gig; FIGFALP; Domino YFOC press release; Tate's "Sound & Vision" series; Gorillaz' Glitter Freeze; Gavin Friday int.; Beggars archive update; #1 Cult Figure (Alex Chilton, rip); MES as Narrative Lyric Writer; Quietus, Independent interviews; couple of Youtubes.

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