If you grew up in the 1980s, it was impossible to avoid teen flick director John Hughes and his redheaded, full lipped muse, Molly Ringwald. Pretty In Pink was the apex of Hughes' iron grip on Reagan-era youth - and the Psychedlic Furs gravelly-throated Richard Butler crooned the film's theme song into member's-only jacket immortality.
Hughes died last month, but the Furs live on to play Revolution tonight with fellow 80s castaways Happy Mondays, who were most notable for taking enough drugs to destroy the finances of legendary Manchester UK indie label Factory Records. Also on the bill are Islands , the montreal-based new-new wave group who shine through most of their fellow wanna-be generation xers like a pearl in a sea of crap. Islands are no stranger to the 1000 seat venues this tour is playing, but perhaps they are trying to see if an older crowd conditioned to swoon to synthrock will dig the fact they are young, skinny and still have all their hair.
Don't be late - The show starts promptly at 7pm. Babysitters cost money, you know.