“This is dedicated to everyone in this room, and the 9:30 Club, and no one fucking else,” said Johnny Marr before he closed his show with “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” at the 9:30 Club on Sunday. The former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, out supporting his latest solo effort, Playland, still plays a mean guitar, taking that shimmery Smiths sound to a visceral new level.
Getting a little older hasn’t tamed “Johnny Fuckin Marr,” as one of his merch t-shirts read. “Has anyone got any questions?” asked Marr early in the show. When someone yelled out a band name, he replied, “That’s one of those bands with beards and shit. Do you see a stool or a laptop on stage?”
Photos from the show are in the gallery. See the show’s setlist after the jump.
Setlist: Playland Panic (The Smiths) The Right Thing Right Upstarts New Town Velocity Back in the Box Generate! Generate! Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths) Easy Money Speak Out Reach Out Getting Away with It (Electronic) How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)
Encore: Still Ill (The Smiths) Dynamo Lust for Life (Iggy Pop cover) There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)