Morrissey under new management - Ron Laffitte; Hop Farm details at

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Hop Farm, Damien Dempsey and new management confirmed on True To You:

Morrissey to headline at Hop Farm Music Festival; Damien Dempsey looks likely to be added; Morrissey now managed by Ron Laffitte -
4 March 2011

Morrissey will be headlining at the Hop Farm Music Festival in Paddock Wood, Kent, on Saturday, 2 July 2011.

Damien Dempsey looks likely to be added to the bill.

Morrissey is now managed by Ron Laffitte, who is based in Los Angeles.

Morrissey at the Choice Music Prize, Dublin

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Our man is at it again, this time at my favourite music venue, Vicar Street in Dublin.

The line-up for tonight runs as:-

Adebisi Shank
The Cast of Cheers
Cathy Davey
Fight Like Apes
James Vincent McMorrow
O Emperor
Two Door Cinema Club

sistasheila also posted in the forum thread the link with 5 photos:

Choice Music Awards 2011 - Morrissey, Neil Hannon, Cathy Davey, Jape, Two Door Cinema Club(winners) -
Vicar Street - 04 March 2011


Travis Shinn exhibition in Oslo (Mar. 16 - Apr. 6, 2011)

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There will be an exhibition of Travis Shinn's photos on the second floor of Internasjonalen (pub/venue by Youngstorget in downtown Oslo) from March 16th till April 6th. The photo from the 'Paris' single is on the flyer:


Desert Island Discs to be archived online

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According to the NME, Morrissey and many, many more artists will have their Desert Island Discs episodes available online to stream. This will commence in April, 2011 and will feature approximately 500 episodes of the long-running radio program.

Full story here:

'Desert Island Discs' archives to be made available online -
BBC Radio 4 programme has featured the likes of Morrissey and Paul McCartney

New York Dolls mention Morrissey in interview

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Valerie Siebert from The Quietus converses at leisure with David Johansen about the New York Dolls' latest album Dancing Backward In High Heels and Malcolm McLaren and Morrissey.

- ...And how about your own legacy – particularly in the New York scene? What do you see when you survey your kingdom these days – with the new New York scene bands like The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs who seem quite at home on the cover of fashion mags?

DJ: I think they're great. Whenever I see them on TV or we're on a bill together or something, I think that they're really good and they're good rock'n'roll bands.

Have you met any of them? Have any come forward as fans?

DJ: Yeah, sure I've met them, but I'm sure they wouldn't come forward as fans because that would just make things weird. Don't you think that would be weird? Like if someone comes and says to you 'Wow I'm such a big fan of you' wouldn't you think 'Wow, that's weird?'

Really? But what about Morrissey? He's...

Moz/Smiths/Brit Pop night in Pomona, CA (Mar. 19)

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a Smiths & Morrissey night
(+ Brit Pop)
March 19th
9pm to 1:30am
$5 (donations)

proceeds benefit
The West End Animal Shelter

296 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766
(near The Glasshouse)

DJ sets:
Daniel Sant (Northern Towns/Over My Dead Body)

Rob Moran (NRWS/Some Girls/Unbroken)

XfurnX (amoeba records and all around good dude)


Morrissey confirmed for Hop Farm Festival 2011 (Saturday, July 2)

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Confirmed for Saturday, July 2 at the Hop Farm Festival site

Saturday July 2 lineup:



Full lineup (3 MB PDF)

Rumored earlier in this forum thread.

"Please, Please, Please: a tribute to The Smiths" in the works from American Laundromat Records

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Press release:

New Smiths Tribute in the works from American Laundromat Records

The Wedding Present, Greg Laswell, Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), William Fitzsimmons, Sara Lov, Trespassers William, Tanya Donelly, and others on board to cover The Smiths

Mystic, CT – March 1, 2011; American Laundromat Records (ALR) is proud to announce plans to release a Smiths tribute CD titled Please, Please, Please: a tribute to The Smiths. The CD will feature newly-recorded covers by The Wedding Present, Greg Laswell, Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), William Fitzsimmons, Trespassers William, The Rest, Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls), The Leisure Society, Joy Zipper, Tanya Donelly and many other outstanding artists. The CD is slotted for Autumn 2011 worldwide release.

Confirmed Artists (in alphabetical order) / Track Covering
Cinerama / London
Class Actress / Ask
Dala / Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Doug Martsch...

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