Though dancey and dirty-rockin' with equal aplomb, exquisitely melodic and highly seductive onstage, Echo the Bunnymen never quite enjoyed the success of fellow '80s new-wave counterparts Duran Duran or Depeche Mode. Still, their fan base is nearly as passionate. Influential to everyone from Radiohead to Coldplay to Courtney Love, leader Ian McCulloch and company always put out lush and intense music you could drown in, romantic but somehow dangerous, making other Britboy pinups of the era seem too safe by comparison. With their latest, Meteorites, they may seem wiser and a little less wistful, but the pensive feel is still there, not to mention the lush, signature Echo sound. The new stuff will fit in nicely alongside gems such as “The Cutter,” “Killing Moon,” “Lips Like Sugar” and “Never Stop.” And here's hoping they never do.

Fri., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 08/01/14)

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