Handsome Furs - "What About Us" from stereogum on Vimeo.

Posted with with a rather liberal dose or wistfulness and yearning for what could have been, but also just outright appreciation for this band and these people. Here is hoping another Berlin show will come together soon enough.

Cancelled: Handsome Furs + Basketball, April 9 at Marie Antoinette

Well, that wave of good news has come to a pretty abrupt end. The Handsome Furs/Basketball show scheduled for April 9 at Marie Antoinette has been cancelled. HF released this statement earlier today:
“European Tour Cancellation

The band have had an urgent health issue come up, and will be unable to make the overseas trip in April. Alexei and Dan do not take having to cancel performances lightly, and if there were any way to make the trip, they would.

Thanks very much for your understanding during this difficult time.”

100% bummer. Hope they get well soon.
This makes me very happy.

This makes me very happy.

Handsome Furs + Basketball - April 9 at Marie Antoinette

Remember this line up at Westgermany in May 2011? Also known as Berlin’s best show of 2011? Well, here we go again: Shameless/Limitless is thrilled to present Handsome Furs (Sub Pop; Montreal) back in Berlin with Vancouver underground heroes Basketball.