Peter Hook and the Light at Mezzanine on Saturday
Peter Hook and The Light performing Closer
September 17, 2011
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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Peter Hook at the Music Box in L.A. on Sept. 14. Photo by Timothy Morris.
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 some iss ... More >>
Mister Loveless at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday.
Saturday, July 24
@ Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Getting your ass kicked around in any other setting.
It's quite possible that every Mister Loveless review written has contained the same two words: "Joy Division." It's a ... More >>
The post-punk/shoegaze band Weekend graduated last year from local phenom to national thing with the Slumberland release of its debut album, Sports. Now the band's becoming even more of a thing: Its soaring single, "End Times," soundtracks a new teaser for the sixth season of the Showtime se ... More >>
The original Hacienda in Manchester: No longer to be confused with a certain S.F. club night.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 happ ... More >>
Ian CurtisDad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations that he's raising five insufferable hipster children can be sent to ... More >>
Richard HaickInterpol at the Warfield last night.Interpol
School of Seven Bells
January 30, 2011
@ The Warfield
Better than: Your average rock band's light show.
So, how did everyone enjoy their night at the Planetarium with Interpol?
Not that Interpol is a bad band. In fact it's an excellent ... More >>
Peter Hook at Mezzanine Friday. Pics by Kirsty.Peter Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures
December 10, 2010
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. But th ... More >>
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The Gypsy Moonlight Band
@The New Parish
June 19, 2010
Better than: An unexpected 3-hour acid flashback
The New Parish nightclub was dark and poorly lit in between the first and second acts Saturday night. L.A.-based experimental gro ... More >>
Fang IslandFive nights of solid shows and at least one good band to kick off each one. So head out and get your grub 'n' sauce on if you gotta -- but don't dawdle past the start times of these excellent openers:
Tuesday: Weekend with The Mantles and Dimmer at Rickshaw Stop.
S.F. trio Weeke ... More >>
The sound quality on this clip is that of a cassette tape left to melt in your car, but this is still a pretty great video, posted on Pitchfork this morning, from last night's Atoms For Peace show at the Fox in Oakland. Thom Yorke and co. covered the Joy Division classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart, ... More >>
From Joy Division came New Order, and from New Order's ashes we have Bad Lieutenant, the latest music project from Bernard Sumner, who started the act back in 2007. Here he teams up again with former New Order bandmates, guitarist Phil Cunningham (who played in a later version of the band), and d ... More >>