Posts Tagged ‘Joy Division’

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Fan: Den-Mate

"I think a lot of little girls want to be Gwen Stefani,” she says. “I think a lot of grown-up girls want to be Gwen Stefani.”

A Book I’d Read: Peter Hook’s The Hacienda

in which the author discusses a book he'd read, if time permitted.
Title: The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Clubk
Author: Peter Hook, former bassist of Joy Division and New Order
The Vibe: English
What It Is: Hook's memoir of the Hacienda, a Manchester nightclub and financial disaster co-founded by New Order and Factory Records
Quotable: "We once worked [...]

How DJ Stereo Faith Became Bros With Peter Hook

If you've seen DJ Stereo Faith spin, you know he's a straightforward party starter who keeps it cool no matter where he's spinning. But when he opened last Friday for Peter Hook and the Light—the latest project from the former Joy Division and New Order bassist—he got uncharacteristically nervous, he says. No wonder: "Joy Division's my [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Peter Hook and The Light

Where my geeks at: Tonight, Joy Division co-founder Peter Hook and his band The Light returns to the 9:30 Club to perform the iconic post-punk band's second album, Closer. (He played Unknown Pleasures at the club last winter.) 6 p.m. $25.
AM & Shawn Lee, a collabo between, erm, AM and Shawn Lee, bring their somewhat [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Hatching A Revenge Plot

This may be the last thing you ever do, but it won't be soon forgotten. After what that guy did to your mother/sister/wife, there's no way you're going to let him get off easy. Nobody messes with your family and lives. It's going to take strength, cunning, and nerves of steel, but you'll have your [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 15

D.C.'s cultural chasm certainly was not devoid of noise this week. But the mighty Far Out vs. Hot Dang does not necessarily care about the loudest noises. Whispers, farts, thuds, hisses, barks, kisses, moans—it all matters.

“SELF’s message that small steps can add up to major change really resonates with the power base here in D.C.”
"I [...]

Joy Division’s Peter Hook: An Interview

In some circles, Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures is a more important record than Abbey Road and Exile on Main Street combined. It’s filled with a haunted sense of longing and loss that was only magnified after singer Ian Curtis committed suicide a couple of years after it was made. The remaining band members, including bassist [...]

Which D.C. Bands Are the Most Ian Curtis-Like?

Ian Curtis, the enigmatic and iconic Joy Division singer, took his life 30 years ago today. A lot of people are writing about it. Philadelphia Weekly even interviewed his ghost.
But I wonder: Joy Division's morose post-punk casts a pretty long shadow over the genre, but never so much in this punk town (we had other [...]

Your Local Faves, Playing Other People’s Songs

Because I wrote about Title Tracks' versions of songs by The Flamin' Groovies and The Merseybeats earlier this week, and because Bob Dylan's truly atrocious new disc of Christmas standards leaked yesterday, I've been thinking a lot about covers.
Let's put aside the illustrious history of ill-advised tributes (read: the entire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes oeuvre). A good cover can [...]

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