Saturday: The Horrors Update the '80s at Bimbo's

The Horrors

September 12, 2011

Bimbo's 365 Club

Better than: The Horrors in 2005.

The problem with watching bands on a Saturday night at Bimbo's 365 Club in North Beach is that a certain portion of the crowd is there by accident. Like drunk, middle-aged couples on a monthly date night who stumble in from Columbus Avenue having not been able to get in to the rock club down the street: “Let's go to a rock show, the last time we saw a rock band was The Cure in '86!” They normally sit in the back, where the house lights never go down, drink martinis, and complain that pop music used to be more melodic.

Fortunately for them, The Horrors are now in their crowd-pleasing '80s-influenced New Wave phase. Their much anticipated (by the English press, at least) career took stumbling start with the all-style-and-no-substance garage punk-debut album, Strange House, but was followed with the outstanding Krautrock-inspired sophomore effort, Primary Colours. Now, the makeup-laden Camden Town scenester darlings are touring in support of their critically acclaimed third LP, Skying.

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