From the ashes of Ian Curtis arose a new band that the world would know as New Order. Although they were from the grey skies of Manchester, their music transcended time and space for my generation, and their tunes reached out to us in the Bay Area and to others
Annex began in the Summer of 2013, but only recently released their ambitious dark punk debut LP, Despues de VI, on Mass Media Records in the US and on Imminent Destruction in Europe. From the Texas/Mexico border town of McAllen (or closely surrounding areas), the band fuse together a sometimes
From the very first day I heard them, I have been a fan, because early NEW ORDER is just so fucking good! Now check out this stellar performance of them performing in Berlin in 1981!
(Note: This article originally appeared, in an earlier form, at Souciant.com, here. It is reprinted with permission from the author.) Manchester’s Warsaw changed their name in 1977 to Joy Division to avoid conflict with the punk band Warsaw Pakt. Coincidentally, that change served to mark the break between Joy Division’s