Bernard Sumner

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Delorean at Dada Was the Best Show You Missed Over the Weekend

    About halfway through Delorean's fine performance on Saturday night at Dada, the cue for the lone working bathroom was about ten people deep. Seems some rowdy, drunken female had actually cracked the tank of the toilet in the lady's bathroom on the previous evening. The resulting snafu was less both ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Which Coachella Stages Have the Best (and Worst) Sound?

    It's the last day of Coachella. Your last chance to smuggle in drugs, possibly get caught, possibly make things easier on yourself in court later, and possibly be out on bail in time to see some more good shows. But which stages are the best? The sound quality varies widely, so much so that where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    New Order - Palladium Ballroom - 10/12/12

    New Order, Ishi Palladium Ballroom Friday, October 12 The lead-up to Friday night's sold-out New Order show was dense with social media's critical musings, especially that this was not the real New Order, due to the absence of bassist Peter Hook. There were claims it would never be as good as the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    The Daily Fail: Tribute Bands

    Tribute bands... ugh. From Jason Bonham's Zeppelin Experience to Peter Hook's, I guess, Joy Division Experience, the tribute band is a big sad ball of has-been. Or in Bonham's case, a never was.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scen ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    New Order

    Waiting for the Sirens' Call (Warner Bros.)

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Alternative Education

    The Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan could have chosen academia. Instead, he chose to rock.

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Marr Attacks

    Inside ex-Smith Johnny Marr's new band, the Healers

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    New Order

    Get Ready (Reprise)

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Under control

    The Chemical Brothers' beats may be rockin' fewer blocks, but they won't Surrender

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Out There

    The Chemical Brothers