" The Mekons aren’t a band in any normal sense, may not exist, and can be accurately described only by using the sort of superlatives that would make most normal people throw up their hands in skeptical exasperation, all of which makes them a problem for those who love them. After all, I can tell you that at their... Read more
Rolling Stone has the story on the making of Revenge of the Mekons, the documentary about everyone's favorite cult first wave punk/country/art/etc. band that's playing in select US theaters now. The piece includes comomentary from Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and director Joe Angio. Read it here.
Mekons frontwoman and Bloodshot songstress
Sally Timms interviewed the infamous
Kim Gordon of
Sonic Youth for this week's Chicago Reader Artist on Artist piece (well, it sort of turned into them interviewing each other...as these things tend to go). Go on and learn yourself somethin from these two independent rock pharaohs...
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Revenge of the Mekons, the new documentary about the legendary punk collective and band featuring Jon Langford and Sally Timms, opens in New York City with a week of shows at Film Forum tomorrow night! The New York Times published a piece about the film, which you can read HERE.
Yahoo Movies just premiered the brand new trailer for Revenge of the Mekons! The outstanding (really, we've seen it) movie about one of punk's most important, yet unheralded, bands is premiering theatrically this fall and will be getting a wide(r) release via Chicago's Music Box Films (the folks who brought the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy to the U.S.) in 2015!
Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford, and Sally Timms are setting sail for Scotland next month to join select members of The Mekons for the Hideout in the Highlands tour, bringing Chicago's (and ultimately, Leeds's) underground punk-infused country scene to remote parts of the land of mountain hares, bagpipes, and haggis.
This Sunday night, Robbie, Jon,... Read more