It’s time for Philadelphia devotees of Stephen Patrick Morrissey to go into high alert. After orbiting the city this winter with shows in Atlantic City and Reading, then taking a touring break due to health issues, Moz just announced a show within easy reach of the Market-Frankford El. On April 6, he will headline The Tower Theater, and tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1, at noon via Live Nation. Below, rejoice to the strains of “Action Is My Middle Name,” a new song performed on Letterman this winter, as well as the classic Morrissey video for “November Spawned A Monster.”
South Jersey’s Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start reunite for a show at Union Transfer tonight. Ten years ago the math rock / shoegazing-punk outfit released And Nothing is #1 – tonight, they will be playing the record from start to finish, appeasing fans who have patiently waited for the band to resurface after 2007′s Worst Band Name Ever. Tickets and information for the all-ages show with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Hop Along can be found here. Read yesterday’s interview with Steve Poponi of Up Up Down Down here. Below, stream “By Surprise” from And Nothing is #1.Continue reading
Morrissey kicked off his United States tour last night with a boisterous appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Performing a new song called “Action Is My Middle Name,” he strutted and danced, mugged for the camera, and sounded in generally fine form. Which is great news for those seeing him at House of Blues in Atlantic City on January 12th, or the Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading on the 18th. For more information on those shows, visit the WXPN Concert Calendar here. Below, watch video from Letterman.