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The Psychedelic Furs
James

Post-punk icons The Psychedelic Furs and folk-rock group James take the stage in a Brit-rock double-bill.

The Psychedelic Furs

Founded in London in 1977 The Psychedelic Furs continue to define the British post-punk sound. Led by singer Richard Butler and his brother Tim Butler on bass guitar, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms, and melodies with a punk attitude. The band released seven studio albums and scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat." The Furs currently are touring with Richard Butler (vocals), Tim Butler (bass), Rich Good (guitar), Mars Williams (saxophone), Amanda Kramer (keyboards), and Paul Garisto (drums).

James

At the forefront of the British alternative scene in the late 80's and early 90's, James was founded in Manchester in 1982. The group gained a loyal following in the U.K. before hitting the top of the modern rock charts in the U.K. and U.S. with their 1991 single "Sit Down" from the album Gold Mother. A follow up collaboration with Brian Eno yielded their biggest U.S. hit in 1993, with the alternative pop song "Laid."  James reformed in 2007 and their latest album, Living in Extraordinary Times, was released last year.

Other Activities:

  • KidStage at noon in the West Meadow featuring an instrument exploration station, a dance workshop with Rising Rhythm, and printmaking with Youth Art Exchange.
  • Free Yoga Class at noon, courtesy of Office Yoga, in the West Meadow with instructor Chelseah Healey. 
  • Food Trucks in the West Meadow: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cochinita, Frozen Kuhsterd.

 Season Host: Liam Mayclem.