Grass Valley is a cute, old mining town in the mountains, about an hour from Sacramento. The small town has a vibrant artistic and musical community, and big name acts often make the Grass Valley area a stop on their tours. The Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Hall Auditorium, in particular, is a venue that has featured many famous acts in the past (it’s the largest venue in the county!). This month, the Veteran’s Hall—teamed up with Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts—will be presenting an exciting performance by legendary British rock band The Psychedelic Furs. The group will also be joined by a special guest, British singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. The Psychedelic Furs are known for their multiple no. 1 singles, as well as for regularly making it into the charts in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and New Zealand in the 1980s. The band’s song “Pretty In Pink” inspired the 1980s John Hughes movie by the same name, which is a film that has become a classic from that time. Their music is a staple on many rock and college radio stations in the United States, and many modern alternative rock and post punk bands have been heavily influenced by this group. Don’t miss your chance to see a band that has made history! Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. This is an all-ages event. Tickets start at $37 for the general public and are available online at

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #244 (July 17 – 31, 2017)**

    Haley Teichert

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    Haley is a musician who plays in local bands Toy Traps and Chat Room. She also hosts a radio show called "Garlic Party" on KVMRx. She has been contributing to Submerge since 2016.