On Stage, Rock, Blues

Alive After Five: The Smites

When: Wed., July 20, 5 p.m. 2016

A family-related emergency forced Australian blues singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking to back out of Alive After Five. Instead, watch as The Smiths cover band (and Boise locals), The Smites: A Smiths Experience, return to the Basque Block stage.

For five years in the 1980s, Manchester band The Smiths were the brightest flash in the pan of British rock, a mix of jangly guitars, sardonic lyrics and Morrissey's hair. It fell apart in 1987 when guitarist Johnny Marr walked away.

The Smites—Steven, Roddy, Scot and Peter—have staying power and put on a rocking show. If you caught The Smites at Alive After Five in June, you were probably put off by the rain. This time, the forecast is sunny, with a 100 percent chance of awesomeness.

Price: FREE

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