The Captain

He's a permanent part of the Joy Division mythology, and his signature bass lines are forever imbedded in our brains thanks to New Order, but these days, Peter Hook is keeping busy as a DJ. As you'd expect, his output has been dreamy and oh-so-dancey, with whopping chunks of melody and ghostly shivers throughout. Still, his omnivorous hoovering of genres may surprise anyone who expects the Brit-pop legend to remain just that. Some silly folks on the Internet called foul over footage of him simply turning knobs during a DJ set, but most of us realize that ramping up the best elements of a song is half the battle in the booth. So while haters will hate, the rest of us will be on the dance floor.
Thu., July 3, 9 p.m., 2008

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