4 Feb 2012
FAC 251 The Factory Second Birthday 
FAC 251 The Factory celebrates its second birthday this and next weekend with a series of films, gigs, DJ Sets and more.

Part 1 kicks off today Saturday 4 February will a free Rebel Cinema film screening, a first come first served free gig featuring The Covelles and then a club event with Peter Hook, Tim Burgess and Norman Jay.

The second weekend on Saturday 11 February will feature another free gig from Reverend and The Makers followed by Zane Lowe, Doorly, Dave Haslam and the NME Awards Aftershow.

Tickets for the free cinema screening are limited and for tickets email liam@factorymanchester.com [may still be some available]

Part 1 Saturday 4 February 2012

7-9pm Rebel Cinema Screening – 24 Hour Party People [Free Entry with ticket]

Intro and Q&A Session from: Peter Hook, John Robb & Clint Boon

9pm-10:30 The Covelles + Super White Assassin Live) - Free Entry
10:30-3am Club Lineup:

Room 1 Tim Burgess (DJ Set)
Room 2 Norman Jay (Good Times Set)
Room 3 Peter Hook (DJ Set)

Part 2 Saturday 11 February 2012

7:30-10:30pm Reverend & The Makers Full gig – Free Entry

10:30-3am Club night

Room 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ Zane Lowe & Doorly
Room 2 Dave Haslam
Room 3 NME Awards Tour After Party Tribes (DJ Set) + Guests

More info at: factorymanchester.com / Facebook/factorymanchester

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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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