Morrissey’s 60th birthday to be celebrated by Sons & Heirs


Fans of former Smiths’ lead singer, Morrissey, will find a show perfect for their obsession. Tribute band, The Sons & Heirs, will play a concert for Morrissey’s “60th Unhappy Birthday,” May 25, 2019.

Morrissey, who has just released an album of cover songs called “California Sons,” will celebrate his 60th birthday May 22.

The show will take place at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. Advance tickets are $20.

And, if the tribute to Morrissey is not enough, the show will also feature a performance by Gigantic, a tribute to The Pixies.

The evening should prove to be an entertaining one for fans of alternative music. That there are two groups that pay homage to bands that helped to create the soundtrack for at least one generation is arguably monumental. Also, that there are tribute bands for both The Smiths and The Pixies demonstrates that there are still ardent fans who want to keep the music alive.

The upcoming show isn’t the first time that The Sons & Heirs have played with Gigantic. The groups also paired for a New Year’s Eve show. That show was also in Brooklyn. It featured an afterparty complete with deejay.

About The Sons & Heirs

The group is a New York-based band comprised of passionate members who love The Smiths. Fronted by a singer named Ronnissey and featuring a guitarist named Ravi Marr, the band seems to be having fun with what appears to be their obsession.

The Sons & Heirs formed in 2006, and have performed with former Smiths’ bassist Andy Rourke, and Morrissey drummer, Spencer Cobrin.

The band fills in the void for fans who either did not get to see The Smiths during their heyday, or who have not quite recovered from the end of The Smiths.

The group appears to have taken their name from a phrase found in The Smiths’ single, “How Soon Is Now?” “I am the son/and the heir/of a shyness that is criminally vulgar…”

The origin of the group’s name sounds appropriate for a band that is keeping alive the legacy of a band whose career brevity stood in stark contrast to the millions of devoted fans The Smiths inspired.

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Dodie Miller-Gould is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana who lives in New York City where she studies creative nonfiction at Columbia University. She has BA and MA degrees in English from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and an MFA in Fiction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her research interests include popular music and culture, 1920s jazz, and blues, confessional poetry, and the rhetoric of fiction. She has presented at numerous conferences in rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. Her creative works have appeared in Tenth Muse, Apostrophe, The Flying Island, Scavenger's Newsletter and elsewhere. She has won university-based awards for creative work and literary criticism.

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