While over at the main stage the bulk of the Coachella crowd was enduring Phoenix with the hope that Daft Punk would come out -- they instead got R. Kelly -- a smaller but perhaps-more-enthusiastic crowd got a first-rate greatest hits set from New Order last night. ... More >>
Better Than... Throwing elbows to meet Joy Division's Peter Hook at his book signing in Silver Lake a couple weeks ago.
To say that the lads in Copenhagen band Iceage don't give a fuck would not be entirely accurate, but it goes a ways in expressing the group's effortl ... More >>
The Greek Theatre
A lot has changed for New Order since they last played Los Angeles in 2001. Longtime bassist Peter Hook criticized and subsequently left the band, and in 2009 after their second break-up singer/guitarist Bernard Sumner vowed to never make music again with them. I ... More >>
Daniel KohnPeter Hook and The Light
The Music Box
See also: Peter Hook on Joy Division and New Order: "Ian Curtis Was Too Unique a Person to Copy"
Better Than... attending the X-Factor premier.
When a musician reaches back into his catalog and hits the road playing a classic album, ... More >>
Mark McNultyPeter HookPeter Hook, the potent bassist of Joy Division and New Order, who had just returned from sunny Spain, sat in the comforts of rain and gloom in his native England home while we talked over a crackly phone connection last Thursday morning.
Hook and his backing band The Li ... More >>
After a Joy Division U.S. tour was thwarted 30 years ago, the opportunity for most Americans to hear the band's 1979 debut album live was, much like its title, an unknown pleasure. For the past several months, Peter Hook -- without fellow Joy Division/New Order members Bernard Sumner and Step ... More >>
On Friday, February 12, The Crystal Method will hit up Avalon for its first live performance in the band's home base in six years. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, January 21.
The Crystal Method's latest album, Divided by Night, has been nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Electronic/Danc ... More >>
By Chris Gray
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, occasionall ... More >>