LOSER'S LOUNGE: THE SMITHS VS. THE CURE. Tickets (at $20) are now available for the August 17 Smiths/Cure Loser's Lounge grudge match at The Bowery Ballroom. This tickling contest (see below) was necessitated by the 2-2 deadlock at the conclusion of the June 2006 Smiths/Cure gigs.
Illustration: Cliff Mott