Watch Actor Michael Shannon Cover “The Queen Is Dead” At Smiths Tribute In Evanston

On Saturday night, actor Michael Shannon rounded up a group of Chicago-based musicians for a Smiths tribute concert at SPACE in Evanton, Illinois. His lineup was made up Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Split Single, Superchunk), Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs), Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts), and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus). They performed The Queen Is Dead in full, followed by a few other assorted Smiths tracks, including “Handsome Devil,” “How Soon Is Now?,” “Still Ill,” and “Shoplifters Of The World Unite.” You can watch video of them performing opening track “The Queen Is Dead” below.

“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”
“Still Ill”
“Shoplifters Of The World Unite”
“Hand In Glove”
“That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”