This event has been rescheduled from April 18, 2020. All tickets purchased from the April 18th date will be honored.
As the “ultimate tribute to Morrissey and the Smiths,” Sweet and Tender Hooligans have been paying homage to the legendary British indie band for more than two decades with their finely crafted tribute show. Performing to sold-out crowds throughout the US, Mexico and UK, frontman Jose Maldonado channels Morrissey so convincingly that Moz himself has even jokingly taken the stage with the opening line “Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans and I’m Jose.” From their era-perfect style to Maldonado’s Morrissey-inspired coif, the band never fails to satisfy even the most rigorous Smiths purists, leaving fans to wonder “How Soon Is Now” in regards to their future tour dates.
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Genre: alternative rock
Ticket Price: $20 advanced / $22 day of show / Watercolors Dinner + Show Package for 2 (online only — Limited Availability)
Watercolors Restaurant Dinner + Show Package for 2 - $80
-2 GA standing Sweet and Tender Hooligans Tickets
-3-course meal w/ wine pairings at Watercolors (located inside the Carté Hotel)
Dinner is located at 401 W Ash St. Questions? Contact the restaurant 619-432-1428 or RSVP @CarteHotel.com
PARKING: Street parking and paid lot parking available.
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SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGANS IN CONCERT:
As the “ultimate tribute to Morrissey and the Smiths,” LA-based Sweet and Tender Hooligans have been paying homage to the legendary British indie band for more than two decades with their finely crafted tribute show. Performing to sold-out crowds throughout the US, Mexico and UK, frontman Jose Maldonado channels Morrissey so convincingly that Moz himself has even jokingly taken the stage with the opening line “Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans and I’m Jose.” From their era-perfect style to Maldonado’s Morrissey-inspired coif, the band never fails to satisfy even the most rigorous Smiths purists, leaving fans to wonder “How Soon Is Now” in regards to their future tour dates.
Formed in Los Angeles in 1992, Jose Maldonado and the Sweet and Tender Hooligans began playing Smiths covers as an answer to the iconic band’s 1987 dissolution, a highly publicized event that occurred at the height of their success. As regional recognition gave way to shows around the country, the band made their pilgrimage to the UK, performing to sold-out crowds and attracting the attention of the BBC. Named the “Best Cover Band in Los Angeles” by the LA Weekly, the Sweet and Tender Hooligans continue to pay homage to Morrissey and company for over 25 years.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
“Jose Maldonado along with the entire band are amazing. If you are a Morrissey or Smiths fan, they are a MUST SEE!”
“Just like Morrissey, Jose gets better with age. This band gives 110% in each performance and continue to carry a torch as the ‘ultimate tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths.'”
“This is absolutely the best cover band I have ever seen. The lead singer dances and sings just like Morrissey. He takes off his shirt just like Moz, dances with the microphone, and people rush the stage to hug him.”
SHAKE BEFORE US has just wrapped up their second full-length album, RADIO TIME BOMB, due for release on vinyl and CD Summer 2014. As with the band's 2012 debut, it was produced by John "Swami" Reis (Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes). Both albums were recorded live directly to vintage tape machines (8-track and 16-track reel-to-reel, respectively), and they're perfect snapshots of the band at its best... LIVE.
"The best moments of the new record are beyond anything on the first one, as good as that was," says Reis. "The songwriting is just more assured and consistent. Definitely carves out its own sound."
SBU have always held to a, “get buzzed and turn up the fuzz” attitude. They use their experiences to tell true tales of lost faith, lost love, booze and drugs, sin and self-doubt. The music is a maniacal mix of organ, guitar, dual howling vocals, deep drums and even deeper bass. They pair the past with the future for a sound that is vintage yet modern at the same time.
The band was formed in June, 2010 in San Diego, California when 4 friends - Jesse Pryor (gtr/vox), Will A Lerner (keys/vox), Kevin “Cuz” Donahue (bass), Fonda (drums) - found they shared a common love for vintage organs, hollow body guitars, Theremins, cool ties and a red sparkle drum kit. They've created a live show that's a true rock revival, salvation firmly delivered through a relentless wall of sound on a sweat-filled dancefloor. It's uplifting and unnerving at the same time, and it gets the audience dancing. With Cuz's departure, SBU now includes John Falk on bass.
Shake Before Us has shared the stage with some great rock n roll bands, including the Hives (two sold-out So Cal shows, Feb. 2013), King Khan and the Shrines, Living Colour, Supersuckers, The Blasters, Holly Golightly, Old Man Markley, Transfer, The Oblivions, as well as the Ink N Iron Festival 2012.
"Did you ever listen to a Monkees' song and wish there was a little more heft in the balls of the song? Well Shake Before Us are the balls of 60's pop; giving old school style tunes with the edge and weight of rock 'n' roll. It's vaguely familiar in a very good way. It's like a bunch of rockers ended up in a mod band and as my roots in loving music are in loving The Who, I like this band. Bonus: they dress well." - Marissa Mortati, Of Shows And Burritos