Peter Murphy Returns to South Florida!! June 24 at Respectable Street, West Palm Beach

While Respectable Street has booked a number of darkwave and, um, "old wave" groups of late, this is probably its most impressive coup to date in recent months. Peter Murphy, onetime Bauhaus leader and pretty much the granddaddy of all that is goth, plays the club on June 24.

Last year he played Revolution as part of his retrospective tour, and played a number of both Bauhaus and solo hits to a packed, rapt crowd. Corny as it sounds, it was one of the most magical live music experiences I had in South Florida last year -- the appreciation between performer and audience was palpable, and Murphy's voice is still as resonant and expressive as ever. (And I still cannot get over the fact that I saw someone actually crying in the shadows in the pit.)

Respectable Street is significantly smaller than Revolution, and Murphy's fans are particularly (and rightfully) rabid, so it would be wise to buy tickets early. They cost $29.50 in advance from the Respectable Street web site.

After the jump, check out one of the best Murphy appearances on film -- his brief role at the beginning of the ridiculous David Bowie/Susan Sarandon vampire flick, The Hunger. While Bowie and Sarandon stalk hapless victims at a club, Bauhaus plays "Bela Lugosi's Dead." Hot.

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