1 Feb 2010
FAC 251 New Mancunia 
Whereas the opening night of FAC 251 The Factory features Manchester's Old Guard, night two opens the platform to New Mancunia with three of the hottest bands right here right now:

FAC 251 presents

The Whip LIVE
with support from Lonelady / MAY68

Sat 6 Feb
7:30pm

Tickets on sale at www.FactoryManchester.com from 12 Noon Monday 1 Feb 2010

Advance tickets 9.00 GBP +booking fee (includes free entry into clubnight after featuring Stonelove vs Hacienda Presents with DJ sets from Hooky & Shaun Ryder)

Remember to register online at www.FactoryManchester.com for all the latest info on more secret gigs like these.

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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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