Jay Allen Sanford 11:30 a.m., Oct. 18
It seems like, whenever former Smiths singer and very vocal vegetarian Morrissey comes to town, he’s got something to bitch about that wastes at least as much time as it would have taken to give us “Everyday is Like Sunday” or “Suedehead.” He cut short a 2007 Viejas Bayside show after complaining from the stage about security guards roughing up patrons, though why he decided to punish those patrons by refusing to go back onstage was never made clear. He and his band appeared at Valley View Casino Center a few years ago wearing SeaWorld Sucks T-shirts and screened animal slaughterhouse footage while they played “Meat is Murder,” prompting annoyed boos and hisses from a handful of (nonetheless prepaid) ticketholders.
Morrissey’s upcoming November 10 set at Jacobs Music Center is part of a short California theater tour promoting last year’s Low in High School album. The announcement came with a link to a video for a surprisingly bouncy track, “Spent the Day in Bed,” which sounds for all the world like Mike and the Mechanics, especially the dreamy chorus that praises a lazy day of “No bus, no boss, no rain, no train, no emasculation, no castration.” Leave it to Morrissey to make a bummer out of a day off.
- When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.