Monday, May 18th will mark 40 years since the passing of Ian Curtis, lead singer for Joy Division, one of the most influential post-punk alternative bands. Ian’s passing at the young age of 23 has created a cult following over 40 years in the making. This week the remaining members of Joy Division are marking the occasion with talks and streaming concerts. In the time of pandemic shut-in, many music and indie film outlets have been helping us all to survive in these trying times. Some are making the performance free with encouragement to donate to epilepsy charities.
Bassist for Joy Division if promoting his concert is featuring his film So This Is Permanent, help at Christ Church in Macclesfield, UK, Ian’s hometown. It sold out in 20 seconds. Peter is asking that you donate to The Epilepsy Society at https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/
Article Peter Hook is streaming a marathon Joy Division tribute gig next week
So This Is Permanent – Peter Hook & The Light 24 Hour Live Stream
Concert movie premiere from Monday 18th May 2020 – 12 Noon BST
Since the postponement of The Light’s May 2020 “Joy Division 40: A Celebration” gigs which were due to take place this week, Peter Hook & The Light & Surdevan Creative have been assembling the footage from the May 2015 Christ Church Macclesfield event for broadcast.
The three-hour plus video of the event will be available across Joy Division’s YouTube channel and Joy Division’s/The Light’s Facebook’s from noon this Monday until noon Tuesday.
The stream is entirely free but if you are able, donations are encouraged to Epilepsy Society here >> bit.ly/SoThisIsPermanentESDONATE
Join the Facebook event here >> bit.ly/SoThisIsPermanentFBEvent
Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris Online Event Moving Through The Silence: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Ian Curtis.
Dave Haslam hosts this live event with the two 8PM and 10PM UK time on United We Stream
and making the Mental Health Awareness Week. They are raising funding for Manchester Mind
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Upcoming gigs for this fall in the PDX, time to get your tickets before sell out.
Returning for the first time since 2015, The Waterboys will be playing the Wonder Ballroom on October 7, 2019. Mike Scott and Steve Wickham bring their current lineup of the band that won’t be pigeonholed. From the 80s Big Music to soul and blues, folk, and rock and roll. As of this publication, there is no support band.
The Waterboys at The Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on October 7, 2019 at 8:30 PM All Ages Show.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St Portland, OR 97212 Tickets Here
An Evening with Nick Cave is the following night on October 8, 2019 at the Revolution Hall, 8PM 21+ show.
Nicky Cave is coming to town in that lovely spooky month of October, to have a conversation with you. Check out his show. I have Twitter pals who have seen the show in the Uk and said it’s an eye opener. Intimate evening with the Prince of Darkness, talking about musicianship and his music. This show is sold out. Hope you got yours.
The Revolution Hall SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!!
Tickets are still available for Peter Hook and The Light Buy Tickets
Tickets are on sale for Peter Hook (Joy Division founder and New Order) and The Light. If you haven’t seen them yet, they have been through Portland a few times. This visit will feature a set of Joy Division, then they will perform New Order’s Technique and Republic albums.
Hooky was very kind and gave me some details very wee hours of the morning after a show in Europe. More details coming. Check out The Wonder Ballroom site for details.