17 Aug 2006
Arctic Circle Electro featuring John Metcalfe @ The ICA 
Arctic Circle presents a mixed-genre club night of "terminals, laptops, technicians and singers" on Wednesday 6 September 2006 at the ICA in London.

"Ex-Durutti Columnist John Metcalfe presents live strings with the blistering beats of legendary drummer Andy Gangadeen (The Bays) whilst Pedro takes the musical journey in a slightly wilder direction with pastoral hip-hop melodies. Shortwave Set bring their own unique version of pop, lovingly assembled from broken instruments, charity shop records and electronic samplers."

Institute of Contemporary Arts (bar / theatre)
The Mall

Doors open 20:00

Tickets available priced GBP 10.50 / 9.50 (concs) / 8.50 (members)

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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