As part of Factory Records' biggest act of the '80s, New Order bassist Peter Hook helped fund the Hacienda club in Manchester, the birthplace of Britain's acid-house movement. Since then, he's absorbed firsthand some of the greatest rock 'n' roll/indie pop tunes of the past few decades. These days, he's combining all his influences in the most efficient way possible: by spinning records. Introduced to DJing by Mani (one-named bassist for the Stone Roses and Primal Scream), Hook initially resisted the temptation to follow in the footsteps of bandmate Bernard Sumner, who's been DJing for years. But now he's known as a monster on the decks. 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. And maybe he'll spin more than "Bizarre Love Triangle" or "Blue Monday."
Peter Hook performs at 10 p.m. Friday, October 7, at Pawn Shop, 1222 NE Second Ave., Miami. Admission costs $10. Call 305-373-3511.
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