By Wyatt Earp | March 26, 2006
Later tonight, me, Deathlok, Vinnie Antonelli, and a cavalcade of my closest friends will be attending the Richard Butler concert in Center City. For those not in the know (read: most of you), Richard Butler is the lead singer of my all-time favorite band, The Psychedelic Furs. Butler recently released a solo album, and will be performing in an intimate little club downtown.
The Psychedelic Furs hit the American music scene in the late 70’s as part of the “New Wave” of British bands. They enjoyed moderate success – and were widely popular on college radio stations – until their song “Pretty in Pink” became the anthem of the 80’s film by the same name. Mmm . . . Molly Ringwald! Butler and his companions released albums throughout the 80’s and 90’s, and still tour today.
Hopefully, this concert will go more smoothly than the last Furs event, where an unnamed author drank five shots of Jameson whiskey. I still don’t remember parts of that night. Damn.