Bernard Sumner

  • Music

    October 24, 2013

    Johnny Marr Doesn't Need Morrissey

    The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    New Order - Coachella - April 13, 2013

    New Order Mojave Tent April 13,2013 When a band writes a single timeless song, nevertheless a catalog filled with them, it generally sounds great regardless of who is singing. Though it may be awkward and even a bit strange if a different member of said band sings it, that doesn't mean it isn't goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Peter Hook and the Light at the El Rey Theatre Over the Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Peter Hook and the LightSeptember 16th, 2011El Rey TheatreIt isn't easy being a Joy Division and New Order fan these days. New Order had supposedly broken up with founding members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris forming Bad Lieutenant while Peter Hook assembled his band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Cold Cave, Avi Buffalo, Best Coast at Glass House, Pomona

    Andrew YoussefWesley Eisold of Cold CaveThe Hype: Cold Cave's dark, synthpop 2009 album Love Comes Close is the complete amalgamation of 1980s New Wave laced with dark electro. Started by ex-American Nightmare and Give Up The Ghost frontman Wes Eisold, Cold Cave began as a solo project but has evol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>