POPTONE W/ DRAB MAJESTY: FRIDAY THE 13TH at MEZZANINE

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POPTONE W/ DRAB MAJESTY: FRIDAY THE 13TH at MEZZANINE

Drab Majesty

Fri, October 13, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Mezzanine

$25.00 - $45.00

This event is 21 and over

20 Minutes & Cloak & Dagger Present:
POPTONE ON FRIDAY THE 13TH
featuring founding members of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love & Rockets performing all their hits with special guests Drab Majesty and more!Were you a goth or dark wave kid in the 80’s or 90’s? Did you have a crush on one? Regardless… you will LOVE this show.

Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins, who spent large swaths of the 80’s and 90’s performing together in seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets, have reunited to form Poptone (with Haskins’ daughter Diva from BlackBlack). Poptone will be performing the music from these three classic bands this Friday, the 13th of October alongside contemporary dark wave, synth act, Drab Majesty.

Poptone
Poptone
Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — are reuniting to form a new band called Poptone with Haskins’ daughter Diva that will perform the music of those three classic acts on tour in the U.S. this summer.

Details of the project, including tour dates, have not yet been an announced. But a representative of the group confirms to Slicing Up Eyeballs that Poptone will take to the road this summer in the U.S. to perform the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets.

Diva Dompe, Haskins’ daughter, is a musician in her own right who previously played in BlackBlack.

Haskins and Ash, who have been DJing together of late, last played together in Bauhaus, with Haskins’ brother David J and frontman Peter Murphy, during a 2006 reunion and in Love and Rockets, again with David J, in a 2008 reunion. The comparatively short-lived Tones on Tail, which featured Ash, Haskins and bassist Glenn Campling, only ever performed live in 1984.

Fans will no doubt be overjoyed by Ash’s change of tune. After the the Bauhaus and Love and Rockets reunions in the 2000s, he swore off working with his old bandmates. In fact, in 2009 Ash told Slicing Up Eyeballs he was done with those groups:

“It’s boring for me to do those songs that are so old. … You’ve got to realize we’d been working in one capacity or another since 1979. That’s like a lifetime, you know. Time to move on.”
Drab Majesty
Drab Majesty
Drab Majesty is the solo project of Deb DeMure, the androgynous alter-ego of Los Angeles-based musician Andrew Clinco.
Venue Information:
Mezzanine
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.mezzaninesf.com/calendar.asp