Psychedelic Furs at Belly Up
These groundbreaking Brits are returning to Belly Up Aspen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, for what promises to be a musical highlight of the off-season and the year.
Founded in the late 1970s, playing an artistically driven but hard-charging brand of rock, The Psychadelic Furs laid the groundwork for the “alternative” sound that has since come to dominate mainstream rock music. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs combine poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive punk sound. They made hits out of their post-punk style in songs like “Love My Way,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” “Heartbreak Beat” and “Pretty In Pink” (used in the classic John Hughes movie).
After taking most of the 1990s off, the Furs thankfully hit the road again. The Butler brothers reformed The Psychedelic Furs in 2000, releasing a live album, “Beautiful Chaos: Greatest Hits Live,” also featuring a new studio recording, “Alive (For Once In My Lifetime).” Members have hinted in the press at the possibility of a new Psychedelic Furs album ever since.
Over the last several years of shows, the Furs have shown audiences they’re still pushing boundaries, bending genres and can still blow away audiences around the world.
More info and tickets at www.bellyupaspen.com 
C’dale Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest
A diverse crowd of folks have danced and made merry on Carbondale’s 4th Street Plaza, and this weekend is no exception, as the Celtic Fest takes over the square on Friday and Oktoberfest goes off on Saturday.
Celtic Fest runs from 5 - 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. Along with all of the usual “First Fridays” happenings up and down Main Street and the rest of town, the toast to Celtic culture is quite a compliment to the big monthly happening. All are invited to toast the Emerald Isle with an evening of bagpipes, spirits, and, naturally, a “Best Legs in a Kilt Contest.”
Save some energy for Saturday, though, when beer and Bavaria get their due: Oktoberfest takes over the plaza from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. The all-day festival promises German bands, contests, food and beer, along with commemorative steins.
For more information contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 970-963-1890.