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Will Rogers Stage

Modern Stage

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Modern Stage

Peter Hook & the Light

Peter Hook & the Light

Photo: Mark McNulty

Sunday, Apr. 30, 9:00pm – Modern Stage presented by KXT 91.7
Post-Punk, New Wave, Alt-Rock

Peter Hook was the bassist in two British bands of unparalleled influence from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Joy Division and New Order. His new rock group, which includes his son Jake Bates on the bass guitar, is primarily a legacy act that performs the popular hit songs from these two seminal bands.

Why the Music Matters: Joy Division instigated the post-punk movement with a quintessential, trailblazing sound – until the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis at age 23, right before the song “Love Will Tear Us Apart” hit the top of the charts. The band’s remaining members picked up the pieces and formed New Order, transforming tragedy into triumph. Embracing the new synths and electronic sounds afforded by the burgeoning ‘80s technology, New Order went on to great fame and success with their groundbreaking approach to the dancefloor.

Sounds a Little Like: Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode, The Cure

– Shilo Urban, Fort Worth Magazine

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