19 Nov 2009
A Factory Night (And Then Again) again 
There are just over three weeks until A Factory Night (And Then Again) at Plan K in Brussels on Saturday 12 December 2009 and there's still time to bag your ticket for a (long) night of top notch Factory Records action including ACR, Section 25, Biting Tongues, The Wake and The Names.

Plus there are photographic exhibitions featuring the work of Kevin Cummins, Philippe Carly and Daniel Oeyen.

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Anthêsis, Charleroi Danses and LTM Recordings present A Factory Night (And Then Again)

Concerts

A Certain Ratio
Section 25
Biting Tongues
The Wake
The Names (with strings)

Exhibitions and Projections

Kevin Cummins - Manchester: Looking For The Light Through The Pouring Rain
Philippe CARLY (New Wave Photos - new book)
A Certain Ratio (Daniel Oeyen)

Afterparty & DJ sets

Graham Massey (808 State/Biting Tongues)
Tom Moderne (LTM/Crépuscule)
Re:Order (A Tribute To New Order)
Gore (Cruise [CTRL]), Muffin (Code(s)), X-Pulsiv (Pilgrimage)

Venue

Plan K / La Raffinerie, Brussels Rue de Manchesterstraat
21-1080 Brussels
Belgium

Time

Saturday 12 December 2009 18:00 to Sunday 13 December 2009 05:00

Price

25 / 30 Euro

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More info at lefantastique.net/factory and on Facebook

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Peter Saville colour wheel
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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