10 Sep 2008
2 Kilos Of Funk + CTR DJs @ Trof Bar 
Shrewsbury party throwers and acclaimed record label hit Manchester's Northern Quarter on Friday 19 September 2008.

CTR's JK and Ayd blend a tough mix of Funk / French Pop / Punk-Funk / Hip-Hop / Northern Soul / Disco / Soul / Hip-Hop / Fuzzed Pop / Post-Punk.

9pm Onwards @ Trof Bar, Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

ADMISSION FREE

"Caroline True Records release Post-Punk / Punk-Funk records and have been name checked in this Nu-Balearic craze too. They also do some DJ'ing!"

This is also the launch night for the new CTR release Manicured Noise Faith 7” Remixed by NYC Producer Pocketknife.

Come along and feel the force!

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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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