Posts Tagged ‘New Order’

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 [...]

ToDo ToDay: Janel & Anthony! Vitamin C! National Dance Day!

Cello/guitar/electronics duo Janel & Anthony made one of D.C.’s better albums in recent memory: last year's alluring, largely instrumental Where Is Home. Their follow-up will focus more on vocal works, says cellist Janel Leppin, and some of those pieces will be incorporated into the duo's early-evening performance at the BioWall. It’s not just another plaza. There's [...]

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Realizing You Were Wrong

It's not pleasant when the moment happens, but it's important nonetheless. That small revelation. Perhaps it's obvious to everyone else already. Perhaps they've been telling you all along that this wasn't a good idea. Whether you're coming to terms with a nasty coke habit, suddenly remembering your wife's birthday was yesterday, or just figuring out [...]

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 [...]

Jukebox the Ghost: New Album Out Next Month, but the Band Should Do More New Order Covers

Lately, I've been getting a lot of e-mails from publicists about Jukebox the Ghost, who have a new album out on Sept. 7 that I had no plans to write about, because: 1) The band hasn't been based in D.C. for some time; and 2) I don't like the album.
However! Yesterday the band's flack pointed [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Russian Rickroll’ Edition

Good morning! Yesterday I learned about the Russian Rickroll! I'm fairly late to the party on this one, I gather. Nevertheless: Guess where this roundup is going!
Long before she became the first woman to win a Best Director Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow directed a New Order video, in which she dressed the synthpop heavies up as [...]

Occidental Brothers Dance Band International @ DC9

"This is Africa music," vocalist Kofi Cromwell proclaimed last night, moments after taking DC9's stage with the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. There was something didactic, maybe even ambassadorial, about the Chicago quintet's hour-long set—the singer often shared nuggets about his band's songs and their Ghanaian roots—but mostly, Cromwell and Co. just wanted the small [...]