Love their way: Brothers Tim (left) and Richard Butler have played in bands together — first the Psychedelic Furs, then Love Spit Love, then the Furs again — for four decades.

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You may know The Psychedelic Furs as a seminal post-punk ‘80s band. You may recall their brooding British sound, falling just on the edgy side of pop, strangely at odds with the angsty teen romance of Pretty in Pink, (although it was the Furs' song of the same name that scored the 1986 John Hughes […]

Photos courtesy of Flat Rock Theatre. Wheelbarrow photo by Justin Rabuck.

Go forth for the Fourth

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Monday, which means there’s a whole long weekend leading up to it. More days to practice your sparkler dance, select your red, white and blue outfit and perfect your grilling technique. Once you’ve reached your personal peak of patriotic perfection, you’ll need someplace to strut your […]

True blue: Local singer/songwriter Kellin Watson says that her new album, Halo of Blue, taps into her Appalachian roots more than ever. But don’t expect banjos and breakdowns from this pop-savvy musician. Photo by Jana Busbin

Roots and wings

Early on Halo of Blue, the new album by local singer/songwriter Kellin Watson, a duo of songs — "Swagger" and "Control" — makes short work of showcasing Watson's own swagger and control. At turns funky and bluesy, syncopated and lithe, neither track is what you'd expect from a relative of bluegrass legend Doc Watson. But […]