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World Premiere of "Revenge of the Mekons" Documentary

The long-in-the-works documentary REVENGE OF THE MEKONS is having it's WORLD PREMIERE November 15th in NEW YORK CITY at the NYC DOC festival

Other screenings:

NOVEMBER 16TH: Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington NC


From the program:

WORLD PREMIERE Emerging from the first blast of 1977 U.K. punk rock, the Mekons were notorious, as critic Greil Marcus notes, for being “the band that took punk ideology most seriously.” Charting the group’s progression from socialist art students with no musical skills through its reinvention as rabble-rousing progeny of Hank Williams, the film reveals how, four decades into a still-evolving career, the Mekons continue to make original, genre-defying music while staying true to the punk ethos.

Rico Bell Art Opening in Chicago

rico inviteEric Bellis (aka Rico Bell), the Mekons accordion man and accomplished painter, is coming back to one of his adopted homes for an opening of his latest work.

Come join us on April 5th from 6 to 9pm for the opening at Thomas Masters Gallery.

The exhibition runs through April 30th.



Bloodshot Digest: 7-22-09

Bloodshot Digest: The "Short and Sweet" Edition

Ben Weaver Art• My Old Kentucky Blog gives Charlie Pickett some love calling Bar Band Americanus one of "4 You Mighta Missed" -- hey, better late than never! You can read MOKB's review here. The cool blog Lost Forest After Dark also discussed Charlie's ouevre recently, and some of the commenters share early Charlie/Eggs memories and stories ...

• Ha Ha Tonka recorded a live session with Palestra, and they just posted three videos from the session for yr lunch break entertainment: "Hold My Feet To The Fire," "Walking on the Devils Backbone" and "So Quiet, They're Loud".

SCOTT RECOMMENDS: In light of the the forthcoming celebratory events and contingent art shows, we thought it’d be timely to spotlight the fact that some in the Bloodshot family are purveyors and creators of more than merely timeless music: some create fine art as well. We invite you to visit them on-line, to revel in their visual musings, and to appreciate the breadth of their creativity and vision. If you've already completed collecting these artists' discography, consider supporting them with purchasing art!