24 March 2010From Joy Division to New Order in NYC
On 2 April 2010, The Whiskey Dregs in New York City will host a free discussion with Dave Haslam, called From Joy Division To New Order at Angels and Kings.
Using various media, Haslam will explain the transition from Joy Division to New Order as well as the city that birthed its bandmates, the scene that influenced their sound, and why it still matters.
Meanwhile, read the Dave Haslam interview @ The Whiskey Dregs.
From Joy Division to New Order: A Discussion With Dave Haslam
@ Angels and Kings
500 East 11th Street (Between Avenue A and B)
New York, NY
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography