Get ready for one of the most magically kitsch cover gigs of the year as Mexico’s answer to Manchester’s arch miserablist Morissey saunter into town combining haunting northern horns and mariachi brass to surprisingly luscious effect. Seven Mexican musicians playing Morrissey songs in Spanish might not be everyone’s immediate cup of cacao, but for those willing to ditch the tribute band misconceptions and sample The Smiths reivented by real movers and shakers of the new and underground Mexican music scene, they might find something surprisingly stirring. The band released their first album last year No Manchester and have already stormed New York and sold out gigs in London and Manchester. Melancholia never looked so celebratory. This is not Manchester, this is a trip.
Sun 29 Jan, Town Hall Birmingham, Victoria Square, Birmingham B3 3DQ. 7.30pm, £18. www.thsh.co.uk.mexrrissey
INTERNATIONAL PLAYGIRL (THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS) is taken from MEXRRISSEY’S NEW album ‘NO MANCHESTER’ – OUT NOW! Buy Now from the official store www.mexrrissey.com
Published on: Sun 1 Jan 2017