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Jon the Postman Memorial gig at Tiger Lounge, Manchester on Sat 24th October


Billed as “a celebration of Jon’s life and influence on art , with live music and a wealth of recorded excellence!”  The Things & Mike Finney & Alex Sidebottom of Manchesters legendary The Distractions play at the Tiger Lounge ( Cooper St, off Princess St, Manchester M2 2FW) on Saturday 24th October.

And its Free Entry –  Starts at 7pm so get there early.

In addition to the bands Salford legend in his own lunchtime Steve Doyle will be DJ-ing playing some of the Postmans favourite tunes.

We are reliably informed that Mike Finney and Alex Sidebottom with guests will play a set of classic Distractions songs.

The Things recently released an EP which I reviewed  here.

God Bless the Postman called Jon, long may his memory live on.

This will, I am sure, be a wild night for remembering, drinking, telling stories and of course some great music from the Manchester Music Scene because of course the Postman Is The Music Scene.


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Ged Babey is 56. from Southampton, has written since 1985 for Sound Info, Due South, various fanzines and websites, contributed to Record Collector magazine and was sole author of 'Punk Throwback' fanzine -the name of which was taken from an insult hurled at him by the singer with a young band he managed for a while. Ged believes that all good music and art has a connection with punk rock.


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