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1959 – The first Grammy Awards are held. Domenico Modugno’s “Volare” wins Record of the Year; Henry Mancini’s Peter Gunn wins Album of the Year, and The Champs’ “Tequila” wins Best R&B Performance.
Nomadic rock outfit Crooked Fingers comes to Johnny Brenda’s tonight. Led by Eric Bachmann, Crooked Fingers is the sometimes-solo, sometimes-full-band project of the former Archers of Loaf lead singer. Currently touring in support of his 2011 album Breaks in the Armor, Bachmann spent recent months with his former bandmates for an Archers of Loaf reunion tour coinciding with the re-release of the 1990s band’s discography. Tonight’s show will feature Bachmann and a full band alongside John Vanderslice. Tickets for the 21+ show are $15 here, doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show will begin at 9:15 p.m. Below, watch a rooftop video for “Your Apocalypse” off of Breaks in the Armor.
English new-wave rockers Psychedelic Furs have been relishing in the music scene since 1977. They created a buzz from their song “Pretty in Pink” (used in the 1986 Molly Ringwald film of the same name) as well as their smash hit “Heartbreak Beat” (watch the music video below). The Furs are coming to The Keswick Theatre this October, and co-headlining from our side of the pond will be The Lemonheads. They have been rock and rolling since the mid 1980’s. On this tour, founding member Evan Dando will be joined by past collaborator Juliana Hatfield. Listen to their cover of “Mrs. Robinson” below. Tickets to the show go on sale this Friday at noon.
The Lemonheads have announced a United States tour this fall and will perform their 1992 album It’s A Shame About Ray in its entirety. They make a stop in Philadelphia on October 8th at the North Star Bar. Below, a couple videos of songs that made this record a break through album for the band.