Joy Division

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Slap on some white base, don your best black and groove to the dark sounds of Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Joy Division, 45 Grave, Dead Can Dance, Swans, and more. Gothic rock, sometimes called Death Rock, is known for its obsession with death, horror and generally macabre lyrics. Musically, goth draws from punk, glam, art rock, dance, psychedelic and world music. We'll also look back at the roots of goth with Nico, The Velvet Underground, and The Doors. 

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Few musicians have more of a signature sound, or personality, than Peter Hook. The bass virtuoso helped change the shape of music, twice – first with post punk pioneers Joy Division, and then with the groundbreaking electronic music of New Order. He joins host Stephen Kallao for a wide-ranging conversation today – from dealing with the loss of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at 23, to feuding with former bandmates over royalties. Peter Hook is currently out touring both versions of Substance, the seminal Joy Division and New Order compilations.

This week on Ric on the Radio: Art School. They weren't exactly punks, they weren't exactly new wave. These difficult-to-classify bands drew from punk's DIY and new wave's quirkiness, along with an ear for the avant-garde, to create some of the most vibrant rock music ever made. Magazine, Romeo Void, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gang of Four, Siouxie and the Banshees, Roxy Music, Wire, Mission of Burma, Television, Joy Division, PiL, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, The Slits, and more! Thursday, Sept. 14, 9-11pm.