Psychedelic Furs at Chop Shop tonight (7/31/13)

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PSYCHEDELIC FURS
Born out of the '70s British post-punk era, the Psychedelic Furs are best known for their new-wave art-rock, lyrical sophistication and wildly visceral live performances. Having released seven studio albums with singles featured on both U.S. and U.K. charts, the four-piece ensemble has accumulated an international following of fans who are hungry for their continuance of underground pop in 2013. Though most of the band's albums oscillate between rock 'n' roll circa '80s London and a sort of post-Bowie meets The Cure vibe, the songs are nostalgic of an altogether better age for music and certainly hold up more than 30 years later. Combining the grandness of Richard Butler's asthmatic croons with monolithic bass/drums and synthetic pop, The Furs are a welcome reminder that rock music isn't dead yet. With Spacehog, Cement Stars. $25-$28. July 31, 7 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. 704-765-2467.

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