5 Dec 2006
Ike Yard DJ set @ APT, NYC tonite 
From DenseMedia Domain: (which also carries details of new Ike Yard recording activity): "DCC's High Priest, Stuart Argabright & Michael Diekmann from Death Comet Crew & Ike Yard will be at Apt. on the West side on next Tue's night (Dec.5) with OtherMusic's Scott Mou and others for a 'Mudd Club' New York Noise' inspired set after 11:30pm. Come on out, you'll hear something fresh"

Venue: APT
Address: 419 West 13th St, NYC, NY, USA

Thanks to Mike and Steven on FAClist for spotting.

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"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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