One of the most influential bass guitarists in rock ‘n’ roll (certainly from the punk/post-punk era), Peter Hook knows what fans come to hear, and he and his band The Light gladly deliver it with passion and muscle. More of a unified celebration than mere detached tribute, the tour that brings them to Variety Playhouse on Sunday, May 27th finds them performing the entirety of both Substance collections from Joy Division and New Order. We’ve seen them a few times now, and can confidently assure fans of either band that this show’ll be worth your time and money.
Singer-songwriter Amy Shark became quite the sensation in her native Australia a couple years ago with her smash single “Adore.” She’s still relatively unknown in the States, though she played on Fallon in March, and her debut album hits in July. She would’ve fit in well with that whole wave of post-Tori/Sarah McLachlan Liliths in the ’90s. On Friday, May 18th you can see her in the intimate confines of Aisle 5.