Eight Gigs: Echo & the Bunnymen

Wed., Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $32-$35

Listen to any Echo & the Bunnymen album like Heaven Up Here or Ocean Rain and fans of ’80s post-punk and new wave will be instantly transported to a time where the band from Liverpool ruled the United Kingdom’s charts with its ghostly melodies that spawned a strong cult following. Founding members Ian McCulloch (vocals) and Will Sergeant (guitar) will also perform nostalgic songs like “Bring on the Dancing Horses” and “Lips Like Sugar.” But it’s also important to note that Echo & the Bunnymen isn’t just known for the haunting track linked to the movie Donnie Darko with its song “Killing Moon.” (Though, that song is also the jam.) 1417 R Street, www.bunnymen.com.