1 Jul 2009
Pure Future Hacienda 
The Haçienda and Pure Culture proudly present
Pure Future Haçienda Festival (The 5th Anniversary)
@ Trakai Castle, Trakai, Lithuania
FAC 51 Special Guests: Sasha and John Digweed (Back To Back)
With Jon Dasilva (The Haçienda)

Saturday 1 August 2009

www.purefuture.co.uk

Tickets available from www.bilietai.lt and from the same site English and on Facebook

Yes, that's Sasha and John Digweed back to back supported by Jon Dasilva in a stunning 14th century Lithuanian Castle. It's the fifth anniversary of the do which is limited to 4,000 people.

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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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