"Although there were bands before them that pre-figured the style, Bauhaus is generally agreed to have been the first goth group. Bauhaus combined a number of influences (punk music, glam rock, and even dub) to create a gloomy, but very passionate sound which appealed to many left looking for something new in the wake of punk's collapse. Their sound proved very influential, inspiring or bringing attention to a whole wave of post-punk groups delving in the intense, gloomy style that would eventually come to be known as goth rock. Bauhaus remains one of the most popular groups of its era and genre." [Wikipedia]

Bauhaus have reunited. They'll be at the Nokia Theater at Times Square in NYC on November 11th and 12th, 2005. I'll post all dates when they appear.

Gothic Links (Bauhaus reuniting)
Peter Murphy Touring | Bauhaus