Mancunian rockers The Smiths didn't spend much time on the stage—formed in 1982, they were history by '87. They left a helluva mark in those five years, though, establishing themselves as arguably the most iconic English band of the decade.
Boise fans of The Smiths have a handy, local substitute in The Smites, a tribute band that has actually been performing longer than its near-namesakes ever did. With Steven Smite on guitars, Robby Smite on drums, Scot Smite on bass and Peter Smite on vocals and guitar, The Smites channel the sardonic, world weary vocals and jangly guitar work that typified the original.
The band's full name is The Smites—A Smiths Experience, and it delivers. Catch the experience, featuring local New Wave/'80s cover band Popsicle as opener, and party like it's 1989.