Bauhaus Make Triumphant Return to London’s Brixton Academy


It may be cliched to call them the Godfathers of Goth, but it’s also challenging to explain one band’s impact over such a short time.

Bauhaus are to post-punk and goth what the Sex Pistols were to punk in terms of impact, and The Clash in the melding of musical styles. They defined a genre, crafted two perfect albums that ignited a movement, and set the stage for a number of new artists to carry the torch. Interestingly, one could view Bauhaus as an all-star band, but the process for each member coming into their own is reversed. The sum of the offshoots returns to a place where each band member is known by their reputation, not necessarily their early legacy. I mean, how many bands are there from four decades ago where every fan knows each of their individual names?

I’ve always been a fan of Bauhaus and the various offshoots the band produced post-breakup. Daniel Ash is a fucking legend on guitar, and the last Love and Rockets album is an all-time favourite. It’s a shame that he seems bored with the idea of a reunion; I think the band were making their best music around the Sweet F.A. days. Peter Murphy remains consistent and is arguably at the top of his game on stage. I saw him nearly ten years ago when touring with Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco in San Francisco, and he was brilliant. But this would be my first time seeing Bauhaus proper.

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Jason Miller
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Jason Miller is a leading digital B2B marketer, who’s held senior roles at LinkedIn, Marketo, and ActiveCampaign. Before entering the B2B space, he spent ten years at Sony, developing and executing marketing campaigns around the biggest names in music. He is a prolific keynote speaker, digital marketing instructor at UC Berkeley, and best-selling author. Also an accomplished rock concert photographer, his work appears in books, magazines, and album covers.

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