Who knew Michael Shannon had some pipes? The Boardwalk Empire actor is more known for, well, his acting chops, but on Saturday, he threw together a tribute to The Smiths and their landmark album, The Queen is Dead. He assembled a great supporting band for the gig at Evanston SPACE just outside Chicago: bassist Jason Narducy (Superchunk), guitarists Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering) and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), and drummer Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks). They ran through the record in order and tacked on some other Smiths cuts, per Consequence of Sound. Watch the concert’s and the album’s opener, “The Queen is Dead,” above, and catch the set list below of the special two-hour gig.


The Queen is Dead

Frankly, Mr. Shankly

I Know It’s Over

Never Had No One Ever

Cemetry Gates

Bigmouth Strikes Again

The Boy with the Thorn in His Side

Vicar in a Tutu

There is a Light that Never Goes Out

Some Girls are Bigger than Others

Handsome Devil

How Soon Is Now?

Still Ill


Shoplifters of the World Unite

Hand in Glove

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

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