Peter Murphy - Crescent Ballroom - 7/13/13

Peter Murphy
Crescent Ballroom
Saturday, July 13, 2013 (View the full slideshow.)

On Saturday night, goth's godfather, Peter Murphy, brought his Mr. Moonlight tour to the Crescent Ballroom, celebrating 35 years of Bauhaus, one of the biggest names in early gothic rock. The band formed in '78 and saw their first breakup in 1983, with members going on to do a variety of projects like Dali's Car, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets.

Murphy himself released his first solo record, Should the World Fail to Fall Apart, in 1986, and proceeded to have a prolific solo career that doesn't seem to have an end in sight.

Before the show, for what seemed like forever -- because it was at least 45 minutes, not just me exaggerating as an impatient and whiny fan -- the crowd was treated to a short video preview of five rough tracks from Murphy's upcoming solo release, produced by Martin Glover, a.k.a. Youth from the band Killing Joke.

Finally, Murphy and the rest of his lineup took the stage. And Peter Murphy walking onstage was all it took for fans to be hooked and hanging on every word, every note.

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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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