New Wave City
The First & Foremost 80s Dance Party
“Joy Division / New Order Night”
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Cat Club

Joy Division were formed in 1976 in Manchester by Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook after they attended a Sex Pistols show. Joy Division transcended those punk roots to become one of the pioneers of goth and the post-punk movement. Signed by Tony Wilson to his independent label Factory Records and recorded by producer Martin Hannett, their debut album Unknown Pleasures and second and final album Closer are often cited as being wide-reaching influences.

In May 1980, as the band was set to leave for their debut tour of America, lead singer Ian Curtis hanged himself. He was only 23. Posthumously the single "Love Will Tear Us Apart" became the band's highest charting release.

From the ashes of Joy Division, Sumner, Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris continued on as New Order. With the addition of Gillian Gilbert, New Order became one of the most critically acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Their 1983 hit "Blue Monday" is the best-selling 12-inch single of all time.

The Front Room:
Dance to the best of Joy Division and New Wave in music & videos
with resident DJ Low-Life and guest DJ Porter

The Back Room:
Featuring a salute to New Order
and the rest of the best of New Wave in music & videos
with your hosts and DJ’s Shindog & Skip

Cat Club
1190 Folsom Street @ 8th, San Francisco
Plus a go-go cage, state of the art lights, sound, video projection in
both rooms, along with nightly drink specials

21+ with valid ID
$7 before 10pm / $12 after

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