Introduced to DJing by Mani (bassist for the Stone Roses and Primal Scream), New Order bassist Peter Hook initially resisted the temptation to follow in the footsteps of bandmate Bernard Sumner, who has been DJing for years. But as part of Factory Records' biggest act of the Eighties, Hook helped fund the Hacienda Club in Manchester, the birthplace of Britain's acid house movement. The man has absorbed firsthand some of the greatest rock and roll/indie pop tunes of the past few decades. Just don't expect a sappy, soppy pop-fest. Hook's tendency -- being an idiosyncratic baritone bassist -- is to bang it louder and faster, and DJing alongside Arthur Baker has helped him refine his robofunk. Maybe he'll spin more than "Bizarre Love Triangle" or "Blue Monday."
performs Friday, October 7, at the
Pawn Shop, 1222 NE 2nd Ave,
Miami. Tickets are $15, and doors
open at 10:00 p.m. For more
info, call 305-373-3511.