Converse celebrates 10 years of DFA Records @ 100 Club with The Rapture

Posted on 26 October 2011
By Richard Lewis
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Converse and 100 Club have teamed up to bring The Rapture, YACHT and Prinzhorn Dance School to the venue for the November date of their curated series at the legendary London music venue.

Tickets for the gig held on November 1st are free, see below for details.

Home to the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, The Juan Maclean, Shit Robot and Hercules & Love Affair, dance-punk label DFA Records have provided the soundtrack to the first decade of the 21st century.

Held to celebrate a decade since its foundation, the label was established by LCD Soundsystem mainman James Murphy alongside Jonathan Galkin and Tim Goldsworthy.

Following a welcome return to the DFA Records family, New Yorkers The Rapture released their long awaited third album In The Grace Of Your Love in September 2011 to widespread acclaim.

A bold and euphoric LP, the release has seen the band return to UK stages for the first time in several years.

In what may prove to be their most intimate and exciting date for ages, the 100 Club offers the perfect backdrop for this unprecedented lineup.

Expect to hear new material alongside classic tracks like their timeless DFA debut 12” release House of Jealous Lovers.

Born in 2002 in Portland Oregon, YACHT released their second album for DFA Shangri La earlier this year. Utilising technology to extend physical boundaries of communication, performance and music, the duo are a highly intriguing live act.

Following a four year hiatus, Prinzhorn Dance School are preparing to make their live return at the 100 Club.

Their sparse, original and uncompromising sound can provoke opinion and controversy, with their debut release being described by The Guardian as ‘the least commercially viable group ever signed to a major label’.

The band is currently preparing to release their second album in January 2012.

The Converse and 100 Club curated music series kicked off in June this year when Blur legend Graham Coxon headlined and played the first packed out show.

Since then the likes of Everything Everything, Little Roy, Gross Magic and Fanfarlo have taken to the stage.

A major part of the UK’s live music scene for the past half-century, the 100 Club saw seminal gigs by The Rolling Stones and The Who in the early 1960s.

The Sex Pistols and The Clash played several legendary shows at the club in 1976-77, with the venue quickly becoming a punk mecca.

Tickets for the gig on Tuesday 1st November are free and will be available exclusively via the Converse UK website www.converse.co.uk and www.schuh.co.uk from Thursday 20th October.