Your parents might have told you stories about the good ol’ days of music—blaring The Beatles on the radio or seeing Queen live for the first time. They may have also mentioned The Psychedelic Furs, a popular alt-rock group that was founded back in 1977. The band was catapulted into stardom after writing and recording “Pretty in Pink”, a track for the eponymous movie directed by John Hughes. Even though it’s been forty years since they got their start, the group’s founders, brothers Richard and Tim Butler, are still going strong.
We made our way to their March 29 show at Emo’s in Austin, TX, where they played classics like “Mr. Jones” and “Heartbreak Beat”, and even covered Love Spit Love’s track, “Believe”. The setlist was a joyride through time, as the British musicians also performed “Love My Way” mid-show and ended the night with “Pretty in Pink”.
These guys put their heart and soul into every song. Lead singer Richard Butler was full of energy and kept walking around the stage, putting his arm around his bandmate and sharing the microphone while they sang. The crowd made sure to sing along too, comprised of baby-boomers and millennials alike.
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