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New Order: an orchestrated special at Sydney Opera House – in pictures

24 days ago
Guardian MusicPhoto highlights from our photographer Jonny Weeks at the Sydney Opera House as New Order performed live for the first time with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as part of the 2016 Vivid Festival. Lead singer and guitarist Bernard Sumner fronted a c... more info

This steel band version of 50 Cent’s ‘P.I.M.P’ is a classic cover

47 days ago
Nialler9 I love Steel band covers. Esso Trinidad Steel Band covering MJ’s ‘I Want You Back’? Check. Trinidad Steel Band covering The Meters’ ‘Cissy Strut’? Check Steel Harmony covering Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’? more info

LCD Soundsystem – 10 of the best

47 days ago
Guardian MusicJames Murphy’s pioneering dance-punk project began with him singing about midlife crises. Yet they were always ready to fill the dancefloor, too“I’m losing my edge / the kids are coming up from behind,” half-mutters James Murphy, for the open... more info

John Carpenter: Lost Themes II review – horror maestro's creeping aural dread

73 days ago
Guardian Music(Sacred Bones) Related: John Carpenter: 'I’m just this old-school person who made a score for a movie' Given that director-composer John Carpenter’s electronic scores were so integral to his classic 70s and 80s horror movies, from The Fog to Hall... more info

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Punk Albums

74 days ago
Rolling StoneEarlier this month, we posted our list of the 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All Time. Needless to say, not everyone agreed with the selections. Some felt that groups like Devo and Joy Division weren't truly punk, while others scoffed at the inclusion of... more info

Sannhet, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Rule of Thirds & more contribute to new Joy Division 'Closer' tribute (stream it)

241 days ago
Brooklyn Veganby Rob Sperry-Fromm photo: Sannhet at MHOW in August (more by PSquared) Local industrial metal artists Sannhet (who were recently named "Best Metal Band in NYC" by the Village Voice) have released a cover of Joy Division's "The Eternal." The... more info

Jake Troth – “Everybody Loves You” (Stereogum Premiere)

249 days ago
StereogumUsually it’s sad songs, not happy songs, that you listen to when you’re blue. Listening to sorrowful music is cathartic, and you usually feel better when you can immerse yourself in the obvious pain and ache of a band like Joy Division and wallow... more info

Joy Division Fan Auctioning Off Ian Curtis’ Kitchen Table Again

263 days ago
StereogumTwo years ago Ian Curtis’ family was aghast to see the late Joy Division singer’s kitchen table, which was in the room when Curtis committed suicide, selling for about $13,000 on eBay. That buyer must have fallen through because Terry Harrop, the... more info

Ian Curtis' home being turned into Joy Division museum

265 days ago
Brooklyn VeganIan Curtis' home in the Manchester suburb of Macclesfield, where he lived with wife Deborah till his suicide in 1980, is being turned into a Joy Division museum. Back in February, a group of Joy Division fans started a... more info

Stream Protomartyr The Agent Intellect

270 days ago
StereogumProtomartyr carry the torch of post-punk’s forefathers — the Fall, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Nick Cave — but do so with a brutal, emotional honesty and melodic expertise that shows they can burn just as hard as their ancestors. The Detroit-based b... more info

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