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Los Angeles, CA – January 20, 2005 - The Sweet and Tender Hooligans, who have gained international attention as the “Ultimate tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths,” will perform a benefit concert on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood. Proceeds are being donated to the Lange Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats from city shelters and placing them in loving homes.

The concert is a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the release of “Meat is Murder”, one of The Smiths’ most controversial and influential albums. It debuted on British pop charts at #1 in 1985, and marked the beginning of an increasingly political era for Morrissey, former lead vocalist and songwriter of a group many hail as the definitive indie rock band of the 80’s. The Smiths disbanded in 1987, but their worldwide following is larger today than it has ever been. To mark the anniversary of the release, The Sweet and Tender Hooligans will perform all of the tracks from “Meat is Murder” at their concert.

The tribute band, who have toured the United Kingdom to sold-out crowds and performed in many of L.A.’s top venues, were dubbed “Best cover band in Los Angeles” in the L.A. Weekly’s “Best of 2003” issue. The band’s tribute goes beyond the music they play and reflects one of Morrissey’s primary social concerns as well. Several band members are vegetarian, and this is the second concert they have presented to benefit an animal advocacy group. "Meat Is Murder is one of the great protest albums of rock music," says rythmn guitarist Jeff Stodel. "We're excited to highlight this album and to help raise funds for such a worthy cause."

The Lange Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates an adoption center in West Los Angeles. Gillian Lange, recipient of the Los Angeles City St. Francis of Assisi Award for her work with rescued animals, started the foundation in 1993. They place over 550 cats and dogs a year into homes, all animals that would otherwise be destroyed. While none of the many volunteers at Lange could be defined as ‘hooligans’, Gillian asserts that with the proceeds from the concert, which would provide funds to save 100 or more lives, she and her staff will be in a position to provide “very sweet and tender” care to cats and dogs in an otherwise hopeless situation.

Tickets for the concert are $15. The Knitting Factory is located at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard.


Hooligans' lead singer Jose Maldonado and photographer William Jones were recently interviewed for a BBC interview. Hear the broadcast on NPR here


LATV LIVE Television Appearance

From www.latv.com/onair.asp: Calling all Morrissey & The Smiths Fans! No the British King of Latin America will not be here, but guess who is! Cover band The Sweet And Tender Hooligans will be performing live on LATV! That's right, they're back! To be part of the audience call 800.609.5288 or email us at GUEST@LATV.COM


INDIE 103.1: Be sure and listen for us on Indie 103.1FM Sunday night, August 15 from 10PM to midnight, the Hooligans will be on the air LIVE in studio. To listen on-line, go to: http://indie1031.fm/listenlive.html


Sweet and Tender Hooligans lead singer Jose Maldonado will be on the air with DJ Desolation at around 2:30 PM (11:30 AM Pacific Time) during the Smiths/Morrissey marathon on WBWC radio. They will be giving away copies of "You Are the Quarry" and tickets for Lollapalooza. (This show is based out of Ohio). The show will be playing all Morrissey/The Smiths ALL DAY LONG from 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM Eastern time. Thursday June 17.


Sweet and Tender Hooligans lead singer Jose Maldonado was an extra in the recently filmed and released video "Irish Blood, English Heart", the new single from Morrissey's upcoming album "You are the Quarry". Click on the link below to see the video, and if you have a tough time seeing him (dancing behind the drums) and want a clean shot of Jose, hit the pause button at 2:34. The Hooligans plan to start playing this song soon in their upcoming sets.



Sweet and Tender Hooligans receive a mention in this months Spin Magazine


LA WEEKLY: BEST Cover Band of 2003:

Sweet and Tender Hooligans

No disrespect to AC/D-She or Led Zepagain, but only the Sweet and Tender Hooligans get as much attention in Los Angeles these days as the group they’re paying tribute to. The Smiths are extinct, and the band is even less likely to reunite than Morrissey is to eat a McRib sandwich. So what to do when you’ve got the urge to la la la the hiccup chorus of “Headmaster Ritual”? Jose Maldonado and his boys are less impersonators or even stand-ins than they are a band that plays songs you can’t hear anywhere else. “This Charming Man,” always; “Nowhere Fast,” a treat; and “Cemetry Gates,” a must — or Jose gets it from the mighty fellow who bellows the request at every single show. He’ll probably be at the next Knitting Factory gig, waiting to hear his song like everyone else. (323) 610-7298. -Siran Babayan