What do you once your seminal new wave band ceases to exist? Pack up your dreams, sell your soul for an iPod and revamp your career by calling yourself a “DJ.” Though controversy struck once Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook was discovered via Youtube to be playing a Mixmag CD sampler and fake twiddling EQ knobs in Alan Patridge-like fashion, there’s still a delicious thrill in seeing the old dinosaur spin Substance for those teething at the time of its release (though we totally dug Control). Even silver linings have clouds, New York.
Fri., Dec. 4, 10 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 1, 2009