1 Dec 2004
Martin Moscrop from A Certain Ratio is playing a punk-funk DJ set at Pop Your Funk in NYC tomorrow. Thanks to Adesh on Faclist for info.



Thursday 2 December 2004

Pop Your Funk One Year Anniversary Party

With Special Guest DJ Martin Moscrop of A Certain Ratio, Residents Brennan Green & Roy Dank

APT, 419 West 13th Street btwn 9th Ave & Washington

$5 Cover. Advance Tickets at Other Music

Sponsored by XLR8R Magazine.

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In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

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