The last Furs album was released in 1991 (and wasn’t exactly a killer) so by now, they’re a nostalgia act mostly remembered for “Love My Way” and “Pretty in Pink.” Also, they’re down to the Butler brothers and friends as the band (sadly minus guitarist John Ashton, an aural architect to rival the Edge). But brother Richard still has great thespian instincts and their back catalog has many more gems than VH1 would have you believe. As for Mondays, Shaun Ryder will light up, Bez will dance, and Angophiles will rave.
Fri., Oct. 9, 8 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009