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The Psychedelic Furs

It'll be déjà vu all over again when the Psychedelic Furs share a bill this week with Tom Tom Club, a fellow hallmark band of the new-wave era. The Furs, who crawled out of England's punk scene, leavened their roiling, tempestuous rock with touches of pop, with Richard Butler's blustery lead vocals practically bleeding irony. The act's song "Pretty in Pink" became an enduring standard through its ties to the John Hughes brat-pack film it inspired. Although there haven't been any new Furs recordings since a 2001 single, the band has toured increasingly in recent years to positive reviews. The current lineup sports originals Butler and brother Tim on bass, longtime associate Mars Williams on sax, drummer Paul Garisto, keyboardist Amanda Kramer and guitarist Rich Good.

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