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Fans flock to Morrissey Karaoke in Boyle Heights




Fans in Boyle Heights sing their hearts out to classic Morrissey hits.
Fans in Boyle Heights sing their hearts out to classic Morrissey hits.

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It's been over 20 years since the influential indie band, the Smiths, broke up. But this British quartet still has a thriving fan base. In fact their lead singer, known simply as Morrissey, has a cult like following in Los Angeles among many young Latinos. Now, the Boyle Heights bar East Side Luv has devised a way for those fans to not only love Morrissey, but to be Morrissey… sort of. It's called MorrisseyOke; karaoke to songs by Morrissey and the Smiths.

Guest:

Leslie Berestein Rojas, KPCC's Multi-American Blogger and Morrissey superfan.

To see video of MorrisseyOke, visit Leslie's Multi-American blog.