Ike Yard perform live at Factory 251 on Friday 21 September to celebrate the reissue of their debut LP and the release of a brand new vinyl. Out on the hugely respected Blackest Ever Black label, the new release features remixes from industrial techno and post-punk producer Regis and from Tropic of Cancer (Silent Servant) and Raime. The vinyl is set to be a landmark of 2012 – and this extremely rare live performance is going to be unmissable for anyone with an interest in influence the post punk movement had on darker, more industrial forms of electronic music. Ike Yard, the first US band to be signed to Manchester’s iconic Factory label, formed in 1979 in New York. They created a new sound by tapping into the UK post-punk dub of PiL and Joy Division, the Neue Deutsche Welle of D.A.F., and the krautrock experimentation of Can. The band dissolved at the beginning of 1983, their only album, 1982’s Ike Yard (aka A Fact A Second), a classic that still inspires post-punk bands and electronic producers. Support comes from a selection of DJs from the Pre-Cert Home Entertainment and Finders Keepers labels.

Fri 21 Sep, Factory 251, 112-118 Princess Street, M1 7EN, Tel: 0161 272 7251, 7.30pm, £6, www.factorymanchester.com

Fri 21 Sep
Simon Webbon
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Wed 19 Sep 2012