Better than: Dancing in your room to "Love My Way."
For bands whose songs induce nostalgia, past major successes can also limit contemporary relevance. Saturday night's bill at the Culture Room featured a pairing of bands that maintain beloved legacies, but approach life after hits in two very different ways.
For the Psychedelic Furs, a perennial new-wave favorite that lent songs to the soundtracks of some of the most iconic films of the '80s, the night was an opportunity to share an intimate stroll down memory lane. Fans reveled in the band's catalog of beloved classics. For Spacehog, however, the show was an opportunity to reacquaint the audience with a band that has something more to offer beyond its history.