Eight Gigs: Johnny Marr
Sun., Feb. 28, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $25
In case you were feeling accomplished today: English guitar whiz Johnny Marr is probably best known as the guitarist and co-songwriter for the Smiths. But at various points in his career he’s also been a member of The The, Electronic (a collaboration with New Order singer Bernard Sumner), the Pretenders and Modest Mouse. Dude’s been around, in other words, and for good reason: His inventive, expansive and diverse guitar sensibilities are a thing to behold, and he’s a singer and songwriter in his own right. His last full-length album, Playland, came out in 2014, and as his resume suggests, Marr still has much to say. 1417 R Street, www.johnny-marr.com.