The Smiths (Band)

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    May 15, 2014
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    October 28, 2013

    Johnny Marr: 'Modest Mouse Was My Favorite Band That I Was In'

    Johnny Marr -- Smiths guitarist, Modest Mouse producer and more -- released his solo debut early this year. After touring the album around the world, he hits the House of Blues Anaheim next week. In the print issue, we spoke to Marr about the Smiths, being a good frontman and what he's been up to th ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Johnny Marr Doesn't Need Morrissey

    The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits

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    August 5, 2013

    Owen - The Constellation Room - August 2, 2013

    Owen The Constellation Room 8/2/13 Growing up in the wake of 1990's emo, the first bands I really got into were all under the umbrella of the sub-genre. Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance were my go to bands in middle school. I had no knowledge of some of the better bands that I could have been ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    SummerFest 2013

    St. Angela Merici School

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    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Morrissey - Staples Center - March 1, 2013

    Morrissey Staples Center March 1, 2013 Originally slated to appear with Iggy and the Stooges but ultimately rescheduled and substituted with Patti Smith, Morrissey easily sold out the Staples Center. The show seemed to be in jeopardy when various volleys were exchanged whether meat would be served ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Weekend

    Friday, December 28Sweet and Tender HooligansHouse of Blues Anaheim It's an understatement to say that fans of the Smiths are rabid. Obj ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 5, 2012

    JD McPherson Gets Drunk on Roots Rock 2.0 (And Nothing Else)

    We're not sure if JD McPherson is as strait-laced as he says he is. Sure, he may have cropped, slicked-back hair, a crisp denim jacket and choirboy looks, but it's hard to imagine the gravelly soul erupting in his voice is the product of anything but hard drinking and wild living. After all, why els ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, September 21Lila DownsCity National Grove of AnaheimSince she emerged in 1999, Lila Downs has developed into one of the world's quintessential world music artists. Combining powerful, multilingual vocals and culturally diverse musical arrangements, songs like "Ojo de Culebra" help ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    JD McPherson Signifies Roots Rock 2.0

    The Oklahoma singer/songwriter likes his rockabilly with a dash of Wu-Tang

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    January 20, 2012

    NAMM and the Zakk Wylde Roast at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Have you ever felt overwhelmed stepping into a Guitar Center? A bombardment of guitar squeals, bass thumps, and misplayed notes on keyboards usually hit you all at once overwhelming you auditory canals. Going to NAMM is the like walking into a Guitar Center cranked up to eleven. Thousands of boot ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011


    Fox Theater

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    August 15, 2011

    Rhino Records Prepares Smiths Box Set, Uncovers Lost Video

    ​While no record label has come forward to release the follow-up to Morrissey's Years of Refusal, fans of The Smiths can anticipate Rhino Records UK's upcoming Deluxe Collectors Boxset featuring the complete Smiths discography on vinyl, CD and MP3. The limited edition box set includes eight albums ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    Help Launch a Smiths-Inspired Comic Book Series!

    ​Comic book publisher and Morrissey fan Shawn Demumbrum is working on a Smiths-inspired comic book series, called Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths. He wrangled indie comics vets Christian Vilaire, Henry Barajas, Jeff Pina, Shelby Robertson, and others for 78 pages' w ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Five Songs for Schwarzenegger Fans to Console Themselves With

    20 years ago this summer, Pee Wee Herman got busted for indecent exposure in Florida and almost immediately and brilliantly bounced back with a surprise cameo appearance opening the MTV Music Awards a couple of weeks later with the only possible response:Based on everything that's turned up in the n ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Unreleased Smiths Demos Now Available Online

    ​Although we are all secretly (or openly) hoping for a Smiths reunion, we can all be thankful that compilations of both unreleased demos and instrumentals are available online and various record shops around the world. The bootleg version of The Smiths--Unreleased Demos & Instrumenta ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Girl in a Coma's 'Adventures in Coverland' Stay Away From the Obvious

    ​Girl in a Coma Adventures in Coverland Blackheart Records San Antonio, Texas-based rock trio Girl in a Coma is back with a collection of songs that takes their fans through Adventures in Coverland. After partially releasing interpretations of some of the band's favorite songs on 7-inch vinyl th ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    We're Coming Out: Five 'Coming Out Day' Anthems

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyAdvocates of the overturning on Proposition 8 gathered at Bixby Park in Long Beach on Aug. 4, 2010​With all due respect to Ms. Diana Ross, there are more gay anthems than "I'm Coming Out." Here are five that also deserve a wave of the rainbow flag, since today is officially Comi ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Morrissey Loves Girl In A Coma

    ​San Antonio's Girl in a Coma lifted their name from a Smiths song. If that bothered Morrissey, it never came up in conversation while the alt power pop trio was on tour with him in 2007 opening his shows on the east coast and in Europe.   "We didn't really have much creativity in com ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Sublime With Rome Tops Pacific Amphitheatre Summer Shows

    ​The Orange County Fair broke attendance records with 1.5 million visitors for the run that ended Sunday.Orange County Fair Breaks Attendance RecordThe concurrent concert series in Pacific Amphitheatre also broke a record, selling out nine of its shows.Find out the top 5 shows based on ticket sale ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Royal Rumble at the OC Fair

    In the battle between cover bands and aging rock stars, we tell you which music acts will give you the most bang for your buck

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    June 21, 2010

    OC Fans Trek To Smiths/Morrissey Convention At The Music Box

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    May 20, 2010
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    January 27, 2010

    Slideshow: The Cribs at the Glass House, 1/26

    Andrew YoussefThis Charming Man​The Cribs performed at the Glass House last night on 1/26. Jemina Pearl, formerly of Be Your Own Pet, opened. And, as you know, former Smiths guitarist/one-half of the legendary Smiths songwriter duo Johnny Marr is now a member of the Cribs. Check out the full slide ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Last Night: the Cribs at the Glass House, Pomona

    The Hype: Bolstered by iconic Smiths guitarist and brilliant songwriter Johnny Marr, the Cribs--literally a band of brothers, identical twins Gary and Ryan Jarman split vocal duties while handling the guitar and bass, respectively, with younger brother Ross on drums--are in the midst of a cross-coun ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    The Cribs

    The Glass House

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    December 8, 2009

    Last Night: Morrissey at the Fox Theater, Pomona

    Andrew YoussefMorrissey in the first of two shirts he wore Monday night in Pomona.​Last Night: Morrissey, Doll & the Kicks at the Fox Theater, Pomona; December 7, 2009.Better Than: Arguably: Friday's Las Vegas show, which was cut short without an encore. Unarguably: Saturday's Indio show, whic ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Show of the Day: Morrissey at Fox Theater, Pomona

    "Polarizing," "love him or hate him," "no middle ground"--all pretty vague, cliche terms, and all rather accurate when it comes to Morrissey.

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    December 3, 2009


    Fox Theater Pomona

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    October 16, 2009

    On-Sale Saturday: Morrissey, Dokken, More

    ​OK, we can stop complaining about the Morrissey show at the Fox Theater in Pomona on December 7 not going on sale yet.

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    October 13, 2009

    Tickets for LA Morrissey Show on Sale Saturday, Pomona Close Behind?

    Still so dreamy!​"I know it's gonna happen someday."It's been nearly a month since Morrissey tour dates throughout Southern California started popping up on fansites like Morrissey Solo, and official announcement of almost all of them (eventually) followed. There's Morrissey at the Fantasy Springs ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    Incoming: Matt Costa at Detroit, Morrissey at the Fox Pomona

    ​It may be late Friday afternoon, but there's still some stuff to talk about. Like a couple of big new shows coming our way.

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    July 9, 2009

    Incoming: Modest Mouse at the Grove of Anaheim

    Here's a big one: Modest Mouse, former indie darlings turned mainstream superstars via the massive--and extremely surprising at the time--success of "Float On" are coming to the Grove of Anaheim on August 29. Tickets are on sale this Saturday at noon; $35, and $37.50 at the door (if in fact there ar ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Talk Talk: Justin Kennedy of Army Navy (Part 1)

    Travis SchneiderReally, it's almost embarrassing how much I like LA-based pop band Army Navy. After seeing them open up for the Shys last October at Detroit Bar, I pushed their self-titled record (released on their own label, Fever Zone Records) on anyone that would listen. Songs like "Slight of Han ... More >>

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    April 18, 2009

    Live(ish) from Coachella: Morrissey Just Says No to Burning Animal Flesh

    So, I love Morrissey. I've seen him four times now, and each instance ranks among the happier moments of my life (yes, I know how lame that makes me sound, what of it?). But last night at Coachella apparently wasn't one of his happier moments.I always tell Morrissey detractors who decry him as just ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    February 17, 2009

    Album Review: Morrissey, 'Years of Refusal'

    Happy Morrissey day, everyone! I review the album in this week's Weekly, but here it is a few days early. You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors and Years of Refusal are the Mozzer's Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft and Modern Times. Believe it!The Smiths broke up in 1987, but people are s ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Sweet and Tender Hooligans Coming Back to OC

    Just a couple short days after appearing at the House of Blues in Anaheim (and in the pages of OC Weekly's freshly minted music column, Sound Guy, penned by a certain totally awesome dude), LA-based Smiths cover band Sweet and Tender Hooligans were announced as returning to our county on March 28 at ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Rumored/Confirmed Coachella Artists Start to Trickle In

    LAist has about 20 artists they say are "confirmed" for Coachella (coming up soon! April 17-19!), and many more that are "rumored"--and given that just about every act of note is "rumored" for Coachella at this point in the year, a classification that's about as meaningful as last night's Golden Glo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    Some Names Are Better Than Others

    There's no denying it: Bands have a huge boner for naming themselves after Smiths songs. Tonight, LA's Sweet and Tender Hooligans are playing at the Grove of Anaheim (opening up the second of Tiger Army's five night stand). They get their name, natch, from "Sweet and Tender Hooligan," but it's not ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Plug In

    Girl In a Coma

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    August 23, 2007

    Moz & Marr Turn Down $75,000,000 for Smiths Reunion

    The latest from the Morrissey camp: A press release released just today announces Moz's final 30 stops on his latest successful tour promoting his number one UK album, Ringleader of the Tormentors—playing 168 shows in just over 21 months come November. These shows will be the last Morrissey will d ... More >>

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    April 28, 2005

    !A Todos Bailar el Cover!

    Seven terrible Mexican remakes of American songs

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    September 2, 2004
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    August 7, 2003

    The Boys With the Morrissey in Their Side

    Mimicking Moz with the Sweet and Tender Hooligans

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