17 Aug 2006
Arctic Circle Electro featuring John Metcalfe @ The ICA 
Arctic Circle presents a mixed-genre club night of "terminals, laptops, technicians and singers" on Wednesday 6 September 2006 at the ICA in London.

"Ex-Durutti Columnist John Metcalfe presents live strings with the blistering beats of legendary drummer Andy Gangadeen (The Bays) whilst Pedro takes the musical journey in a slightly wilder direction with pastoral hip-hop melodies. Shortwave Set bring their own unique version of pop, lovingly assembled from broken instruments, charity shop records and electronic samplers."

Institute of Contemporary Arts (bar / theatre)
The Mall

Doors open 20:00

Tickets available priced GBP 10.50 / 9.50 (concs) / 8.50 (members)

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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