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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Pharrell Was Robbed, Lorde Was Covered, and New Order Squabbled

This Week: Pharrell Was Robbed, Lorde Was Covered, and New Order Squabbled

"Tonight was amazing. Thank you to everyone who participated in my journey to the Oscars. Dream come true."Pharrell, being significantly less annoyed than the rest of us about his not winning the Oscar for Best Original Song (Twitter)"PHARRELL WAS ROBBED…
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Music, All Shook Down Peter Hook on Joy Division, New Order, and His New Book, <i>Unknown Pleasures</i>

Peter Hook on Joy Division, New Order, and His New Book, Unknown Pleasures

There are few bands that have generated as much mythology about their origins and eventual destruction as Joy Division. But most of the discussion around this pioneering Manchester punk outfit has come from the perspective of an outsider looking in.…
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Music, Hear This Haceteria: Show Preview

Haceteria: Show Preview

"You'll never see the hacienda. It doesn't exist. The hacienda must be built." This famous line from proto-Situationist Ivan Chtcheglov's surreal Formulary for a New Urbanism was one of the defining creeds behind the development of Factory Records' Haçienda nightclub…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday: Peter Hook and the Light Tackle Joy Division's <i>Closer</i>

Saturday: Peter Hook and the Light Tackle Joy Division's Closer

Peter Hook and The Light performing Closer September 17, 2011 Mezzanine Better than: Sitting at home listening to old records by yourself "That was fucking intense" Peter Hook said, right at the beginning of the encore. He wasn't kidding.…
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Music, All Shook Down While New Order Members Bicker, Peter Hook Comes to Play Joy Division at Mezzanine

While New Order Members Bicker, Peter Hook Comes to Play Joy Division at Mezzanine

Looks like Joy Division and New Order fans now have something of a dilemma on their hands. The story goes all the way back to the beginning, really -- band members Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner have always had…
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Music, All Shook Down Joy Division's Peter Hook Forces S.F.'s Hacienda Club Night to Change Name

Joy Division's Peter Hook Forces S.F.'s Hacienda Club Night to Change Name

Sorry in advance to all of you who thought a former member of Joy Division and New Order would be, like, cool. But forcing a relatively small club night in San Francisco to change its name because it happens to…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Joy Division's Peter Hook Performs <i>Unknown Pleasures</i> at Mezzanine

Friday Night: Joy Division's Peter Hook Performs Unknown Pleasures at Mezzanine

Peter Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures December 10, 2010 @ Mezzanine Better than: You'd expect a nostalgia-themed show to be. There aren't many live performers that can make even the most cynical, jaded reporter a bit misty eyed.…
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Music, BeatBox French robots rule! Daft Punk takes the lead at the summer's biggest dance party

French robots rule! Daft Punk takes the lead at the summer's biggest dance party

Daft Punk, the French faux-bot duo that's been tweaking knobs and lifting late-night spirits for more than a decade, has recently ventured into the world of film with Electroma. This meditative opus continues the group's cyborg love affair: The pair…
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Music, True Blue

True Blue

In the summer of 1986, as they had for many years before that, my parents sent me off to camp in the hills above Santa Cruz. Care packages filled with sugar were strictly verboten, but one sunny day mail call…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 6 That's the Spirit Robyn Hitchcock's song "My Wife and My Dead Wife" could have been inspired by Blithe Spirit, fellow Englishman Noel Coward's 1941 comedy about a man whose second marriage is disrupted by the mischievous ghost…
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