Joy Division’s bass guitarist Peter Hook is in artist conversation at the MCA on Tuesday 5 February. Reflecting on the band he helped co-found and his new book Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division. Covering the band’s friendships and fallouts, their rehearsals and recording sessions, Hook gives a truly fascinating insight, as only an insider can, into the larger-than-life characters that formed a vital part of the Joy Division legend. The conversation is led by Joe Shanahan who booked Peter Hook (with New Order) for their first Chicago appearance at The Metro 30 years ago.
Also on show will be Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon performing with Chicago’s White/Light as part of the MCA’s monthly Face the Strange concert series on 26 March. Gordon was born in Rochester, New York and is a musician, vocalist, artist, record producer, video director, and actress. She is most recognised as a member of Sonic Youth, but is also part of Free Kitten with Julia Cafritz (of Pussy Galore) and has collaborated with a number of musicians, including a recent album recording with Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore.
Peter Hook, 5 February, MCA, 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. www.mcachicago.org
Kim Gordon performing with White/Light, 26 March, MCA, 220 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. www.mcachicago.org
Credit: Peter Hook, courtesy MCA Chicago.