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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyPeter 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 >>
The whole "band playing a classic album in its entirety" schtick is beaten to death by now, but regardless, the format works--aging bands stay on the "still relevant" side of the nostalgia spectrum, and casual fans don't have to sit through post-prime material generally reserved for piss-and-beer ... More >>
www.thecrystalmethod.comVegas-born, LA-based the Crystal Method
always got pegged as a Stateside answer to the Chemical Brothers.
If that's the case, it took the duo more than a decade to duplicate
the formula: booming 4/4 dance-worthy drug epiphanies with loads of
Very Special Guests. ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
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 >>
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 >>
Nightlife Edition: Because you don't have work on Friday*
Peter Hook DJ Set, 9:00 p.m.
Oh, for Joy (Division)!
843 W. 19th St.
Costa Mesa CA 92627
Glam, 9:00 p.m.
Break out those clear-heeled stilettos.
1490 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Anaheim CA 92805
714-553 ... More >>
The Mancunian responsible for some of the most memorable bass lines ever for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook now maintains a lucrative little hobby DJing 'round the planet these days. From all accounts, Hook's quite the entertainer, if not the most skilled decknician ever to work a pair of ... More >>