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Peter Murphy - Casbah Presents
Above: Promotional graphic for Peter Murphy's 2014 Tour.
Casbah presents Peter Murphy at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Wednesday, July 2nd with special guest Ringo Deathstarr.
Doors Open: 8:00 PM
Event Starts: 9:00 PM
Age Policy: Ages 21 and up
Price: $20 adv / $22 day of / $35 reserved / $100 VIP
Peter Murphy Biography:
English rocker Peter Murphy captured the attention of listeners everywhere through his vocal performances with the Bauhaus, his solo work, and his embrace of the fan-decreed moniker "Godfather of Goth." After Bauhaus' 1983 breakup, Murphy released one album with Japan bass player Mick Karn for their project Dalis Car before diving into his solo career. Murphy's breakthrough in the U.S. came in the form of Deep, his 1989 record, and 22 years later, he released what is at the moment his latest album, a Nettwerk Records production called Ninth.
Ringo Deathstarr Biography:
The band has been generally described as having a sound that that is heavily influenced by the pioneers of the shoegaze sound, such as Ride, The Jesus & Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine as well as a drone component inherited through Spacemen 3. Allmusic describes them as "immersing themselves so totally in the style of their influences that they sound exactly like them", yet also noting that "if you take a more positive stance, you can commend the trio’s skill at re-creation, lose yourself in the warmly fuzzy guitars that flood the album from beginning to end, or let the honey-sweet vocals of bassist Alex Gehring wash away your nagging doubts". BBC took a less positive stance, saying of the band that "they offer evidence that ultimately, it doesn't matter if your band lacks any real ingenuity or originality, because if you play loud enough people will, eventually, begin to notice you", summarizing the band as "shoegaze drone-noise from Texas, done well but done several times before".