15 Nov 2008
A Certain Part Time Ratio 
A reminder that A Certain Ratio are playing in Los Angeles tomorrow night, Sunday 16 November, headlining the Part Time Punks Festival, which also includes Pylon, Savage Republic, The Nightingales and Medium Medium.

The Echo & The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
attheecho.com

Lineup and (tentative) schedule as follows:

Doors 2pm

Echo

2:30-3:00: Softboiled Eggies
3:20-4:00: Warpaint
4:30-5:10: Grimble Grumble
5:30-6:15: Magic Bullets
6:35-7:15: The Nightingales
7:35-8:15: Nervous Gender
8:30: Savage Republic
9:30: Ariel Pink
10:30: DJs

Echoplex

3:10-3:40: The Wild Stares
4:00-4:30: The Urinals
4:50-5:30: The Muslims
5:45-6:15: Vivian Girls
6:40-7:20: Medium Medium
7:45-8:40: Love Is All
9:00-10:00: Pylon
10:15: A Certain Ratio
11:30: DJs

Pylon will also be playing in San Francisco at The Independent on Tuesday 18 November.

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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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