The Sons & Heirs (a Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) w/ Doug Gillard (Nada Surf, Guid...

New Years With The Smiths

The Sons & Heirs (a Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) w/ Doug Gillard (Nada Surf, Guid...

Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Brendan McLaughlin, DJ Jane Elizabeth (Tainted Love), + champagne toast!

Thu, December 31, 2015

9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** Champagne toast at midnight *** No dress code ***

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The Sons & Heirs (a Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) w/ Doug Gillard (Nada Surf, Guided by Voices)
The Sons & Heirs (a Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) w/ Doug Gillard (Nada Surf, Guided by Voices)
"The best NYC-based Smiths tribute"
- New York Post

“…these guys love the band, and they’re really passionate about it”
- Andy Rourke, The Smiths

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey)

by Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

The Sons & Heirs. NYC’s finest band devoted to the music of the Smiths and Morrissey. Handsome devils. Stalwart lovers for sure. They’re twice as much fun as an actual Morrissey show — because they bring more heart and enthusiasm to these songs than the man himself.

The Sons & Heirs have played this music all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. Their Valentine’s Day event Unloveable has become a New York ritual—every year it’s the toughest ticket in town. In 2015 they headlined the international Smiths-Morrissey convention in Hollywood.

But wherever The Sons & Heirs play, they bring passionate love for the whole musical journey of Morrissey, Marr and their mates — the songs that saved our lives. That’s why they always bring out a crowd of fans who love the Smiths as much as they do. (Including an actual member of the Smiths, Andy Rourke, as well as Morrissey’s long-time drummer, Spencer Cobrin - both got up on stage to play with them.)

The Sons & Heirs invite the crowd to sing along, dance, invade the stage. There’s always a song I’d forgotten about, always a song that makes me think “well, they won’t top this one tonight,” until they do. They open my eyes, like a tattooed boy from Birkenhead.

Every show is different. Every show permanently changes my mind about this or that song’s brilliance. These guys have single-handedly made “Alma Matters” one of my favorites. I have seen them destroy a room with “Bigmouth Strikes Again.” I’ve even watched them slay on a concert cruise. You have never been in love until you’ve seen a boat full of rowdy Smiths fans sloshing down the East River, bellowing the lyrics of “Panic” to the Statue of Liberty. (And you have never seen confusion until you’ve seen the boat’s crew sweeping up the flowers afterward.)

The Sons & Heirs get the tiniest details right, but more importantly, they bring the spirit that makes this music immortal. They sing their lives, and probably your life, too. Definitely mine.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Queen of that slightly cynical but innocent humor, Aparna Nancherla has been winning audiences everywhere she goes. You may have caught her on “Last Comic Standing”, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop or WTF podcast. Writer and player on W. Kamau Bell’s “Totally Biased” Aparna is sure to be soaking up the laughs. Look out for her on SF Sketchfest’s comedy lineup this year.
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn. She has created several poppin' Brooklyn events, including Punderdome 3000, the Annual Inner Beauty Pageant, Bullsh*t History, and Friends of Single People. For more information on upcoming shows, you can visit her website at meatballpresents.tumblr.com
Brendan McLaughlin
Brendan McLaughlin
Brendan McLaughlin is a stand-up comedian and writer living in New York City. He's been a writer for VH1's Best Week Ever and MTV's Nikki & Sara Live. His writing has also been featured in Comedy Central's Indecision blog, Decider and LaughSpin. He enjoys The Replacements.
DJ Jane Elizabeth (Tainted Love)
DJ Jane Elizabeth (Philadelphia) Smiths/Morrissey + other Alt and Indie 80s Vinyl spinning before and after The Sons & Heirs