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Joy Division

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Quiz: Are You a Geriatric Gen-Xer?

    By: Alex Rendon It just seems to creep up on you, doesn't it? Suddenly one morning, you notice a few gray hairs have commandeered space on your scalp. This is precious real estate, considering how far that hairline has receded in the past year. Most of your old high school pals are popping out bab ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Holograms

    Constellation Room

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    June 13, 2013
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    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

    January 1, 2013

    The Killers - The Cosmopolitan - December 29, 2012

    The KillersThe CosmopolitanDecember 29, 2012Going to Las Vegas to party for New Year's has long been the southern Californian's go-to tactic for no-frills debauchery in a state where it pays to be a degenerate. And while most of the time ringing in the new year is reason enough to brave the traffic, ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Paul Banks

    Constellation Room

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    June 22, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Worship the Future' by the Deepsea Goes

    The Deepsea GoesWorship the Futurehttp://www.thedeepseagoes.com/The OC/LA-based the Deepsea Goes, who play a record release party this Tuesday at Detroit Bar, are looking to reclaim a bit of momentum after some substantial hibernation from the studio. Worship the Future, their ninth formal release s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    [UPDATE: Absurdo-Terrorists Now Selling The Shirt For a Limited Time] Disney Anarchists Dump Crass-Themed Mickey Shirts in Boutiques

    ​UPDATED: Feb. 2, 9:32 p.m.: That shirt is now available for a month to the general public. According to the Cubopop site (which touted itself as the "home of 21st Century Absurdism, Surrealism & PostCuboFuturism. An ode to new imaginations & a burial ground for modern popular culture"): D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Five Really Good Recent Break-Up Songs

    ​In 1962, Neil Sedaka said everything that needs to be said about ending relationships when he sang, "breaking up is hard to do." It's simple in an "aw shucks" 1960s pop song sort of way, but the tune's direct approach has not meant the end of the break-up song. In fact, we've got some pretty dand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Peter Hook Takes the Joy Division-Inspired Disney T as a Compliment, and Where the Design is REALLY From

    ​First off, Peter Hook just told the LA Times that he appreciates the irony of Disney riffing on a Joy Division album cover. While Disney didn't as the surviving members of Joy Division for permission to replicate the image, he says, "If I had a pound for every time someone bootlegged Joy Divisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Rush, The Mentors, The Germs and Crass: That Disney Shirt Gets Parodied by Dave Noise

    ​You know Dave Noise over at Factory Records, right? Well, it turns out that he not only sells records, he's hilarious and pretty good with the Photoshop. Hence his brand spankin' new Tumblr account called "Mickey Mouse Meets Ian Curtis," featuring parodies of the Joy Division-inspired Mickey shir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Five Album Covers Disney Should Turn Into T-Shirts

    ​Let me bring you up to speed: Disney recently began selling t-shirts on their online store that feature a design that is a creative nod to the cover art of Joy Division's 1979 debut Unknown Pleasures (see above).Certain people (i.e. music snobs and people who are still upset with Ian Curtis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Miss the '90s? You Don't Have To; Five Bands That Relive Your Youth

    Nicole NodlandLana Del Rey sounds like someone from the 1990s--find out who after the jump​There's a reason old people are curmudgeonly at rock shows: It's because they've heard it all before, new music sucks, it's boring, yada yada yada. But no, really, when someone over 30 tells you a new band s ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011

    She Wants Revenge

    House of Blues

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    May 18, 2011

    R.I.P. Ian Curtis: Five of Our Favorite Joy Divison Covers on the 31st Anniversary of His Death

    ​Ian Curtis once said, "Existence is.. well.. what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can. The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand." Thirty-one years ago today, he committed suicide, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American Tour. His last performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Listening To Music All Day Linked To Depression: Here's Five Songs to Get Your Mope On

    Jezebel yesterday published a story saying kids who listen to music are most likely to be depressed, while kids who read books were least likely. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine studied 106 teens, 46 of whom were clinically depressed, over five weekends, and surveyed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 24, 2011

    She Wants Revenge

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Girl in a Coma Tops Esquire's 'Best Unknown Songs' List

    Adam Stockstill​In the December issue of Esquire Magazine, San Antonio rockers Girl in a Coma find themselves atop "The Best Unknown Songs You Probably Haven't Heard" list of 2010. The ladies lead the collection of "eight recent under-the-radar tracks that happen to make us very thankful for this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Local Record Review: Northern Labour Party

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill Ave. ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Cold Cave

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Pop Noir By The Numbers

    ​Since 2004, people around Orange County have known of dance rock trio Pop Noir, founded by singer/bassist/keyboardist Luke McGarry and twin brother guitarist Joe McGarry (now with drummer Nico Saavedra). Audiences familiar with local music know, for example, that the McGarrys were born in the UK ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Q&A: Ryan Nichols of Cat Party, Performing Saturday at Gypsy Lounge

    Editor's note: Here's the debut post from our new scribe Ali Lerman. She digs the OC Locals Only scene and is an open-minded music lover whose tastes range from Eddie Money to DJ Quik.Cat Party's Ryan Nichols will pull your chainFor a local band, Costa Mesa's Cat Party doesn't really fit into the ty ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009
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    April 9, 2009

    Incoming: She Wants Revenge, The Briggs Coming to the Glass House

    The Glass House in Pomona has a huge week coming up--Silversun Pickups on Sunday, Jenny Lewis on Monday, TV on the Radio on Tuesday, Conor Oberst on Wednesday and The Black Keys on Thursday--but, always looking towards the future, they've also got some shows coming up beyond that.

  • Music

    July 10, 2008
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    July 4, 2008

    Last Night: Peter Hook @ Detroit Bar

    Last Night: Peter Hook DJing at Detroit Bar, July, 3 2008 There’s usually nothing like watching an aging icon get up in front of an audience at a venue to show us they still got it. You can’t help being drawn in by the powerful sense of tension. You might find your self echoing certain question ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2008

    The Captain

    Peter Hook

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Hits!

    Vinyl Solution

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Do Look Back

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Reviewing the musical-biopic bonanza of 2007

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007

    LYT's Film Pick of the Weekend 10-26-07

    How to go about this, when I've already written so much about this week in film? Well, for starters, SAW IV is only a pick for hardcore SAW fans like me, and it's still likely to disappoint them a little bit. FINISHING THE GAME, the Justin Lin comedy about the making of Bruce Lee's GAME OF DEATH, ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Locals Only

    Costumed in Doom: Repeater, Forcefield ON, Maritime Academy Scare Up Covers for Helloween

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    Because You're Ugly: Joy Division sneakers?

    Sneakerhead culture's always been a little baffling to me. I think everyone knows of someone by now who dedicates their lives and entire paychecks to collecting limited edition, rare, exclusive or original sneaks... and then doesn't wear them. Ever. They'll fly to Tokyo for the latest neon patent l ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Locals Only

    Twin White Dukes: Animated Anglophiles Pop Noir bring some Manchester to OC

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    Sing A Sad Song

    A couple of weeks ago, I walked into the office and caught Steve belting out the chorus of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." As surreal and surprisingly awesome as it was, you astute readers out there will know that it was simply practice for his piece "Emotional Rescue," in which he explains why when we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    MySpace Genre Semiotics!

    If you didn't know, bands don't like telling you what they sound like. Here's an example why: Let's say I play in a band, we're called "Stillborn Leper", and my boss asks me what we sound like, and I say "We're like a mix of Radiohead and The Velvet Underground, but our guitarist is really into The ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Emotional Rescue

    Sad songs they say so much

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Prostate Orgasm

    GET OUT! Nightlife and more: Dec. 7 - Dec. 14

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 15 - June 22: Os Mutantes!

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Blessed State

    The Matachine eat your heart out

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    October 27, 2005
  • Unknown

    October 6, 2005

    Swamp and Overflow

    Nightlife and more:
    Sept. 29 - Oct. 6

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    June 9, 2005
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    February 17, 2005
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    August 26, 2004
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    June 5, 2003
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    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    August 22, 2002

    24 Hour Party Pooper

    Wilson biopic a missed opportunity

  • Music

    June 6, 2002
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