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The Psychedelic Furs2018-10-19T17:48:35+00:00

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 8 p.m.

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f you were to dissect today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink”, the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love”, the band regrouped at the dawn of the new millennium. The Psychedelic Furs touring lineup remains Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

Liz Brasher makes her own kind of southern music—one that’s caught between the garage, the church, the bar, and the bedroom.  She is a soul singer.  A guitar-playing rocker.  A one-woman girl group.  A gospel revivalist who sings the praises of secular bands like the Box Tops.  Her diverse sound reflects her two homes:  her adopted hometown of Memphis, where she recorded her debut album Outcast for Fat Possum Records; and in rural North Carolina in a musical, multi-ethnic household. 

Tickets are $75 Regular, $70 Faculty/Staff, and $65 Students
Discounted tickets for Faculty, Staff and Students are available by phone or in person at the Box Office.
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