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Interview: Peter Hook taps into the unknown

Peter Hook is in a peculiar situation.

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 08, 2013
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Beautifully brooding, bleating new wave from Future Islands

Romance is terrifying. It is second-guesses and regrets, passion manifested in polar extremes, and an ongoing search for certainty.
Heart on fire
By  |  April 25, 2012

[wfnx takeover] Peter Hook on New Order's 'reunion,' Joy Division's legacy, and unfortunately-named Boston tunnels


As my car pulled out of the concrete cyclone that is Logan Airport around dinnertime Tuesday, PETER HOOK set the tone of the evening not...
By Michael Marotta  |  September 22, 2011

Say Hi to I Love Music

That photo with the high heels is so good you almost don't need to know anything else about Hi Tiger before taking the plunge with their music.
A burning Tiger
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 05, 2011
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From the bedroom to beyond with Craft Spells

There's been an enormous wave of musicians gaining notoriety for creating work where they sleep, and subsequently seeing their star rise as blogs have picked up on the results.
Temple of gloom
By REYAN ALI  |  July 29, 2011
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Stocking stuffers

So, this does, indeed, come a week after the whole "gifts" issue, but this is traditionally the week for local music suggestions.
A grab-bag of local music for every taste
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 17, 2010


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Peter Hook rediscovers his Unknown Pleasures

Peter Hook has heard the criticism, and he does not care.
 Age of consent
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 03, 2010

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #29 - New Order


Here are 4 of my favorite New Order tracks.    
By Paul Driscoll  |  July 26, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of all Time # 29: New Order

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of all Time # 29: New Order


    You can name on one hand the number of bands that have had success after the loss of their lead singer. Todays band...
By MorningIntern  |  July 26, 2010
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Thieves Like Us | Again and Again

When today’s musical magpies look back to the ’80s to steal the sonic shiny items that catch their ears’ fancy, they gravitate toward the Day-Glo sheen of that era’s false promise and anthemic vacuousness. Thieves Like Us, however, are not that breed o
Shelflife (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 28, 2010
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Greater Tuna in the Texas two-step

Our first introductions to Tuna come over the airwaves on the Wheelis Struvis Report , as hosts Wheelis (Barrasso) and Struvis (Donovan) announce the winning student-essay contest entry ("Human Rights: Why Bother?") and weatherman Harold Dean (Donovan
Greater Tuna parodies the Lone Star State
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 15, 2010


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Echo and the Bunnymen | The Fountain

Less dour than the Cure but more somber than New Order, with a thorny mix of sadness and sunshine, Liverpudlian gloom-pop masters Echo & the Bunnymen were far weirder than they get credit for being.
Ocean Rain (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 13, 2009
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Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008