Official Website | Myspace | Facebook | Twitter Last day. Knees are weak, feet hurting like a bitch from these last 4 days of standing up for hours on end. While you spend the first half of your lazy Sunday sleeping it off, you got all afternoon to do some record shopping @ the 3rd Annual Record Fair [...]
A weekly feature in which our writers share their favourite tracks of the week. tUnE-yArDs - 'Do You Want To Live' (chosen by Niall Byrne) Both times I've experienced this song live in concert, it has sent a rush of elation to my face, a pins and needles sensation billowed to my fingertips, a wave crashed against my chest and my eyes welled up. Such is the awesome power of Merrill Garbus in a live setting. This song is pure fire, mystical and uplifting. It's fitting that the first time I heard this song [...]
It’s both a blessing and a curse to live in L.A. on a day like this, because there is just way too many shows to choose from today. Take a look at our top choices for tonight before you hit the town. Peter Hook will present Unknown Pleasures in it’s entirety at The Music Box tonight. This is going an amazing one! With only a handful of shows on this tour, true Joy Division fans are really in for a treat tonight. See ya there! Flying Lotus will [...]
Tonight at Snacks (from the folks who bring you Making Time) at Voyeur Nightclub the legendary Peter Hook bassist from Joy Division and New Order is performing Joy Division's classic 1979 release Unknown Pleasures in its entirety. The show comes on the 30th anniversary of the death of Joy Division's lead singer Ian Curtis in May 1980. Voyeur 1221 St. James St. Philadelphia. Tickets: $15.00 General Admission. 21 and over. If you needed any reminder as [...]
Olha ele aí, o Peter Hook, de novo! A notícia é a seguinte: "New Order e o baixista do Joy Division homenageiam Ian Curtis tocando o disco Unknown Pleasures ao vivo, na íntegra". Peter Hook já vinha tocando o disco em turnê, e agora, junto do New Order, prepara uma apresentação especial em seu novo club em Manchester, o FAC251. Se alguém não sabe, o New Order é o Joy Division, só que sem o Ian Curtis, que se suicidou em 1980 e deu fim a esta última banda. Desde então eles continuaram tocando juntos, com [...]
I know I just gave John Richards a hard time the other day for being "too entrenched in the early 80s UK scene", but today it paid off in a big way. KEXP's morning DJ paid tribute to Ian Curtis during his show today, which marks the 30th anniversary of the talented and troubled Joy Division singer's suicide . His musical eulogy highlighted first and foremost the Manchester band's groundbreaking, highly influential snarly-cum-gothic punk rock, including of course the quartet's very first 73, An Ideal For Living [...]
Early on the morning of May 18, 1980, Joy Division singer Ian Curtis committed suicide by hanging himself in the kitchen of his Macclesfield, England home. Despite the short body of work he produced (one full-length album plus a clutch of singles and EPs by the time of his death at age 23, soon followed by a second album and other posthumous releases), Ian Curtis' music with Joy Division has gained a legendary stature in...
Há exactamente 30 anos, Ian Curtis punha fim à sua vida. Mas perdura até hoje e perdurará pelos anos e anos que vierem nas nossas memórias, nos nossos sentidos.
Il 18 Maggio 1980 ci lasciava Ian Curtis . Aveva solamente 23 anni, abbastanza però per scrivere pagine e pagine di storia della musica con i suoi Joy Division . Impossibile dimenticare l'opera di Ian e l'influenza che ha avuto su intere generazioni di musicisti. L'importanza dei Joy Division è ancora sotto gli occhi di tutti, basti pensare ad alcuni dei gruppi simbolo dello scorso decennio, come Interpol e Editors , per citare i due, per certi versi, più affini e conosciuti. Lo ricordiamo con alcuni dei brani simbolo della band di [...]
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, April 5, 2010...If you're constructing a stage in ancient Mayan ruins and it collapses... should you really keep the show scheduled?Peter Hook p... Continue reading "Today In Music News: Sir Elton's Stage Collapses, Hooky Plans Ian Curtis Celebration And Prison Walls Can't Keep You From Blogging" >
Post-Punk , frequently associated with 'gloomy' late 70's/early 80's acts, can often actually be split into two varieties there's the jangly, guitar-oriented kind (Television, the Feelies), and the dark, bass-driven kind (Joy Division, Bauhaus). After coming to the realization that an enormous portion of my music library contained artists considered post-punk and, more recently, through my crazed work on the 6-disc RYM Ultimate Box Set for Post-Punk , I thought that now would be the prime time to give overview and insight to this complex music movement that has provided such a large portion of my music listening [...]
This post really has no relevance apart from the fact that my mood has been dark this weekend. I have been drawn back into the world of Ian Curtis. To be frank, I have been bordering on obsession. For me though, no band or lyricist has been more influential in the last 30 years. This time of the year I always have a few reflective weeks after Ian's birthday (15th July). Due to Latitude and the Hydro Connect competition it was not until last week that the mood set in. I was 17 years old when Ian chose to end [...]
Moby is a curious cat. After breaking techno wide open in the early '90s, he dabbled in industrial-lite dance music, only to wind up the hero of Pure Moods compilation makers and the people who make in-store soundtracks for stores that have a philosophy. His new album, Last Night, came out this week, [...]