3. CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION @ ORIENTAL | THURS, 10/18/12 Forming in Sydney, Australia in '77, Crime & the City Solution were one of the seminal post-punk bands of the era. Upon moving to Melbourne in 1978, the band and its then and current leader, Simon Bonney, befriended like-minded souls the Boys Next Door (later called the Birthday Party) and had an impact on the sonic trajectory of that band. After a breakup, Bonney ultimately moved to England, where he reformed the band with members of the Birthday Party and wrote lush, sweeping, dark, beautifully melodramatic songs that appeared on a series of classic releases, including Room of Lights, Shine and Paradise Discotheque. After a roughly twenty year hiatus, Bonney has assembled a new crew, including Denver's David Eugene Edwards, to haunt some stages with songs born from the darkest chambers of the human heart.