Tag Archives: The Smiths

Morrissey played Hollywood Bowl on Morrissey Day in LA (setlist, pics, video)

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November 10 was officially declared “Morrissey Day” in Los Angeles, which also marked the first of two consecutive shows Morrissey was playing at Hollywood Bowl with Billy Idol as part of his tour

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West Village club Sway reopened as Paul’s Casablanca, still hosting a Smiths night

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West Village club Sway closed back at the end of 2015 and a year later owner Paul Sevigny reopened in the same space as Paul’s Casablanca. He’s kept the club’s Morrocan flair and the popular Sunday Smiths party.

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Super Furryism #10: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/Radiator

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Super Furryism #10: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/Radiator

For those who don’t know, this blog borrows its’ name from the title of the debut long player record by wily Welsh cosmic psych poppers Super Furry Animals. As far as I’m concerned, that’s certainly reason enough to start talking about them at random times, and for no real reason other than just because I darned well feel like it.

Somehow, it’s been 20 years since the SFA record Radiator was released. I don’t know where the time has gone, but I do know this record still sounds so very wonderful. To celebrate, the band is releasing all sorts ...

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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust

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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust
1962 – The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay, later to become David Bowie) make their live debut when they play at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1965 – Bob Dylan records “Like A Rolling Stone” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City in the sessions for the forthcoming Highway 61 Revisited album. Session musicians include Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on this track becomes one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.

1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California begins. The festival marks the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis ...

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Video of The Day #275: Manchester

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Video of The Day #275: Manchester

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I’m still processing (or, more accurately, trying to process) what happened in Manchester yesterday, as I imagine you are too. While I’m still at a loss for words, I’ll go ahead and let the videos of some of my favorite Manchester musicians do the talking and try to bring as much joy to you in the aftermath as they’ve brought me countless times over the ...

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Morrissey pens response to Manchester attack, decries Theresa May & The Queen

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“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.” — Morrissey

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2017 Record Store Day releases we’d actually like to own

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From The Doors and Grateful Dead to Super Furry Animals and Luna.

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

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Feb 20 in Music History: Buddy Holly and the Smiths release their debut albums

1958 – Buddy Holly releases his first solo album.

1959 – Sixteen-year-old Jimi Hendrix makes his stage debut when he plays a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle (read more here).

 

1979 – George Harrison issues his self-titled, eighth album.

 

1984 – The Smiths release their self-titled, debut album.

 

1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduce their ice cream Phish Food, named after the band Phish.

 

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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Steve Gunn covered two Smiths songs (listen), playing benefit in Brooklyn w/ Steve Shelley, Loren Connors & more

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Like a lot of guitarists, Steve Gunn cites Johnny Marr as an influence. He shows his love for Marr’s first real band, The Smiths, by covering two early Smiths songs — “This Night Has Opened My Eyes” and “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”…

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send Cure, Smiths, Bowie, Siouxsie, Stranger Things & other Valentines to your special someone

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All with the grade school type puns you love.

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decorate your tree with Morrissey, Siouxsie Sioux, Robert Smith, Adam Ant & more alt-rock Christmas Ornaments

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Snow Mozzer & Heat Mozzer, Santa Klaus Nomi, Saint Nick Cave and more.

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get in the Halloween spirit with this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

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You can also listen to a Spotify playlist of all the spooky songs on this week’s show.

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This Day in Music History: Janis Joplin is found dead, The Smiths make their live debut

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This Day in Music History: Janis Joplin is found dead, The Smiths make their live debut

1963 – A 17-year-old Eric Clapton makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. He replaces their original guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

1963 – Dusty Springfield interviews The Beatles when they appear on the British TV show Ready, Steady, Go.

1968 – Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

1968 – The Beatles record “Martha My Dear.”

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival start a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with “Green River,” the group’s first US chart topper.

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Chris Gethard’s Smiths cover band opening Beach Slang’s NYC release show

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Geth will team with with Mikey Erg and members of Bomb the Music Industry and Hiccup to cover The Smiths at the NYC release show for Beach Slang’s upcoming sophomore LP.

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Sept 12 in Music History: The Monkees TV show debuts, The Smiths disband

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1943 – Frank Sinatra starts his film career when he signs a 7-year contract with RKO Pictures.

1966The Monkees TV show makes its debut, with four actors chosen to portray a pop band based on The Beatles. The fictional band becomes very real and they eventually play on their own recordings instead of studio musicians.

1970 – The Woody Guthrie tribute concert takes place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Performers include Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, and Joan Baez.

1975 – Pink Floyd releases Wish You Were Here.

1980 – David Bowie releases Scary ...

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Good Cover Version: Teeth & Tongue Does The Smiths

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Good Cover Version: Teeth & Tongue Does The Smiths

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

You probably already love “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” and it’s entirely possible that you’re about the love it even more. Yes, really. For you see, Melbourne outfit Teeth & Tongue has put forth their take on the impeccable Smiths mope-fest, and it’s rather bloody marvelous. With ...

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