Friday, June 17, 2016
South Florida's Ordinary Boys pay tribute to Our Lord and Savior Morrissey at the Social
By Matthew Moyer
on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 6:13 AM
8 p.m. Saturday, June 18 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | thesocial.org
Though they might better resemble latter-day Morrissey's live band than the Smiths in the full gladiola of their youth, there's no mistaking the fact that South Florida's Ordinary Boys have got the Smiths' singular sound down pat. They've got a set that draws heavily from classics like "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" and "Bigmouth Strikes Again," and stage moves that aren't afraid to dip into the endless well of "oh wounded me" theatrics that characterized Morrissey, Marr and crew during their prime. Points added for vocalist AJ Navarrete not being afraid to yelp and howl with total abandon on "Barbarism Begins at Home," and for the band occasionally dipping into the solo Morrissey canon. And since the Smiths are destined to be THE ONE band that doesn't fall prey to the reunion-industrial-complex (thankfully), this is going to be your best chance to re-enact Smiths live hysteria. Bring flowers, wear a cardigan. Morrissey would have wanted it that way. Wait, no he wouldn't have. Well, at least Craig Gannon wouldn't mind, surely.