Peter Hook is dusting off a batch of early New Order anthems in readiness for what promises to be a cracking gig in Preston late in the year.
The Mancunian legend has been booked to play 53 Degrees on October 31 with tickets now on sale.
He’s performing with his band The Light. They were at the same venue last year and it was a sell-out so don’t mess around when it comes to deciding whether or not you want to go.
Hook originally formed the band to play Joy Division’s seminal Unknown Pleasures album. In this tour he’s turning his attention to New Order’s early years, and will perform, in their entireity, the band’s first two albums, Movement (1981) and Corruption & Lies (1983). Tickets are £22 fromseetickets.com
nThe Burn Naze jam night continues to go from strength to strength.
Despite being a little out in the sticks, the pub, on Gamble Road, in Thornton, has a healthy turnout for its weekly Thursday night open mic session. Everyone’s invited and you’re more than welcome to belt out a song or two. The night starts at 8pm.
TOP FIVE GIGS
Brother Rabbit, Belle Vue, Blackpool
Saturday. Regulars on the local pub and club scene for more than 12 years, the band excel on putting a new twist on old songs. They play all genres, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz. Free entry.
De Palma, Stanley Park Bandstand
Sunday. De Palma, a band on the rise, play the Dub Day afternoon along with Bob On, The Cobras and others. Starts at noon – De Palma on at 1pm.
Darkcide, 53 Degrees, Preston
Saturday. It’s £5 on the door to get into one of the best goth, alternative, 80s, EBM and industrial night around. The night lasts from 10pm to 3am, over 18s only.
Last Breath, Toast, St Annes
Tonight. A band that are the definition of power pop. They have singles available on iTunes and are soon releasing a new EP, with an album to follow later in the year. Should be decent.
Motown and Northern Soul, Hornby Road, Blackpool
Saturday. 8pm to 1am, two rooms upstairs at the club playing northern soul and classic motown. Get your dancing shoes on. £3 on the door.