Win Tickets to Peter Hook and the Light 9/14 or 9/16

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It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 30 years since Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (1979) and Closer (1980) were released. For those of us whose formative years were the 80s, Joy Division was emblematic of a dark, introspective aesthetic that was, at the time, almost self-parodic. Even now, the quality of the music itself can be eclipsed by the specter of hipster couples with matching skinny jeans and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” tattoos in script on their forearms. Nonetheless, if you can look past the silliest of the fans, and give them a fair listen, it’s hard to argue with the fact that Joy Division’s music is just damn good. Closer and Unknown Pleasures are among the very best post-punk albums ever.

And guess what, kids? You have the chance to hear Peter Hook, who once upon a time was Joy Division’s bassist and backing vocalist, and the Light perform either Closer at the Music Box on Wednesday the 14th or Unknown Pleasures at the El Rey on Friday the 16th. And, to make it even more special, Moby will be singing a couple of Joy Division songs at both shows. I have a free pair of tickets to the show of your choice to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me which show you’d prefer to see. A winner will be chosen randomly by the end of the day Monday. Please be sure to leave a current email address when you comment and watch your email Monday night/Tuesday morning. Enjoy (or something).

5 Replies to “Win Tickets to Peter Hook and the Light 9/14 or 9/16”

  1. Last night I had a great time at the show in NYC, Some guy who use to manage NO in America introduced the band before they came on. The set list was amazing and they sounded great live, my favorites were Isolation, Heart & soul and Decades, during Atmosphere some guy in front of me started a fight because he was messing with his girl so Hooky stopped the show till everything cleared out and then started Atmosphere again. After the show I was Lucky enough to go backstage and meet Peter Hook and took some pictures and got some autographs.

    Here is the pic of the Venue

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    Here is a pic of the setlist.

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    Here is Hook signing some autographs for me.

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    This is a little souvineer that I bought for myself at the show for $20, which is not bad at all, usually they are $30

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    Sorry that I could not take any pictures during the show, because my camera sucks in the dark.

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