Brian Jacobson

Morrissey, Joy Division, and the Pretenders evoked at Turner Hall

By - Nov 6th, 2011 04:00 am

The Salford Lads Club tribute band promise the audience it will be forever on Nov. 4, 2011. All photos by Lacy Landre for ThirdCoast Digest.

Testa Rosa as The Pretenders

Last night at Turner Hall Ballroom, Chrissie Hynde (and the Pretenders), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), and Steven Morrissey (Smiths, Morrissey) signed up to play their greatest hits and some deeper cuts to boot.

But they canceled at the last minute. Local counterparts Betty Blexrud-Strigens (Testa Rosa), Davey von Bohlen (Maritime), and Marc Solheim (Salford Lads Club MKE) took to the well-worn stage of the Turner to fill in for a charity concert for the Pablove Foundation—whose mission is to “fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.”

Maritime as Joy Division

Dean Castelaz and Fred “Too-Much-Metal” Gillich were on hand to thank the audience and wish Marc Solheim and Damian Strigens both Happy Birthday that night.

Dressed to the nines in Pat Benatar skin-tight pants and quiff hairstyles, local bands portrayed international icons for a belated Halloween rock party.

We’re going to let the music and images do the work on this one, with video at the event from Brian Jacobson and photos by Lacy Landre.

Categories: Rock, Videos

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