Andy Rourke to appear at Smiths/Morrissey Convention in Los Angeles this weekend

For fans who’ll be in the Los Angeles area this weekend, this year’s installment of the Smiths/Morrissey Convention — set for Sunday at The Music Box in Hollywood — features an added attraction: an actual member of The Smiths.

The convention, which runs 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature an appearance by bassist Andy Rourke, who’s slated to serve as a guest DJ — although fans can only hope he’ll bring along a spare four-string so he can knock out a few bars of “Barbarism Begins at Home.”

The event will be hosted by former KROQ/current 1st Wave DJ Richard Blade, and will feature a host of other DJs spinning records, plus live performances by a pair of Smiths/Morrissey tribute acts: Louder Than Bombs, from the L.A. area, and These Charming Men, a Dublin group making what’s billed as its “only U.S. appearance.”

Tickets are $20-$25; find more information on the event here.

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