• Archive for September, 2011

    Live Reverb – Peter Hook & the Light play Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures,” Bluebird, 9-19-2011

    by  • September 20, 2011 • In Denver Live, National, NewsThreads • 0 Comments

    Hook and company brought a missing sound to ears that had been waiting for some time. (Photo: Al de Perez)

    At the risk of eliciting a chorus of jaded groans: Yes, Peter Hook & the Light, led by the bassist for the influential Joy Division, performed a rousing rendition of the post-punk swan song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” last night at the Bluebird in the first of two encores. Did you think they...

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    New Threads – Denver’s Denver City Saltlicks and Josh Novak, Toronto’s Fucked Up

    by  • September 5, 2011 • NewsThreads, Record Reviews • 0 Comments

    Denver City Saltlicks perfect the punk meets jug band meets surf genre, right here in Denver. (Photo: MySpace/DCS)

    Fucked Up – David Comes to Life (2011) Fucked Up’s latest offering is much less an album than a movie, really. Listening to it, it’s hard to avoid imagining complex, high-budget plots and huge swaths of dramatic interplay as the vignette of David – the everyperson – unfolds. The concept album’s story lends itself:...

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