They told us that boys don't cry and that they wanted things to be just like heaven. They fell in love on Fridays, hopped into a mint car and dialled a wrong number. They're The Cure, the enduring English rockers who helped define the gothic rock genre. They're also the well-deserving subjects of an icon-focused evening at New Globe Theatre.
On January 20 — sadly, not a Friday — the Brunswick Street spot will break out the hairspray, black outfits and ample eyeliner for a night with a more melancholy mood. You know how it works. Sit, listen, relax and think about lovecats. Oh, and hear some ace musical talents take on The Cure's tunes.
Indeed, expect a hefty lineup to share their interpretations, including Steve Kilbey from The Church, Kellie Lloyd from Screamfeeder, Sabrina Lawrie, Evil Dick from HITS and Kevin Lennon from Ghost Audio. In total, they'll play 25 songs over three sets spanning decades worth of tracks. Given the music they're working with, there's no doubt you'll want to be close to them — and who knows, they might want to take pictures of you.