It was rumoured as long ago as February when Bob Stanley gave an interview to Uncut but the C86 week at the ICA is now confirmed except its now a couple of nights at the end of the month.
I just got this mail from the Wolfhounds mail list. Tickets go on sale on Monday. The ICA site also confirms the existence of Hungry Beat; Bob Stanley and Paul Kelly's "a fascinating look at the British independent music scene of the 1980's" and I think they mean a lot more Steven Pastel and Lawrence than Ian Astbury or Wayne Hussey here. Some footage will be shown over the weekend. Duffle coats at the ready!
“The ICA celebrates the rise of British independent music, with two nights of live music, DJs, documentary footage and more, co-curated by the ICA, members of St Etienne, Heavenly Recordings, and Rough Trade Shops. Up from the underground, this is the story of British independent music in the 1980's: what we now call 'indie' music.”
Friday 27th October: The Magic Numbers, Gokart Mozart, Vic Godard & the Subway Sect + DJs St Etienne and Jeff Barrett
Saturday 28th October: Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), Phil Wilson (Junebrides), The Wolfhounds + DJs The Pastels
Tickets £22:50 – Get them from Monday at the ICA. These will go quick. Wolfhounds will be on at 8pm so no hanging around in the bar trying to look cool. You’re as old as us so grow up.