10 Jan 2008
MCR meets NYC 
A couple of Factory-themed New York DJ nights have just been announced:

"Manchester Meets New York: Factory Nostalgia Night"

DJ Shred, DJ Mojo and Martin Moscrop of ACR spin post-punk, funk, Factory favorites and more.
Friday 1 February 2008

Sound Fix Records
110 Bedford Ave

No cover

Bands: Deleted Scenes (8pm), Frank Pollis (9pm), Great Lakes (10pm)

More info on 718-388-8090




An evening of post-punk, funk and more at Club Midway

Saturday 2 February 2008
10pm - 4am
No cover charge

Club Midway
25 Avenue B & East 3rd Street
[F V train to 2nd Ave]

DJ Shred and Martin Moscrop of A Certain Ratio spin Factory Records nostalgia, dance music and more. No cover. Bands downstairs: $10 cover.

More info: 212-253-2595

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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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