The 1976 outlaw country/americana documentary Heartworn Highways is getting a sequel this year, and our own Bobby Bare, Jr. and Justin Townes Earle will be included in the cast alongside Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Jonny Fritz, Shovels and Rope, and returning veterans David Allen Coe, Guy Clark, and Steve Young. The new film, 'Heartworn Highways Revisited,' is produced by the original film's Graham Leader.
The movie is in post-production and will have a release date soon.
Revenge of the Mekons, the documentary about the band Lester Bangs calls "the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll," the crew that birthed Bloodshot stalwarts Jon Langford, Sally Timms, and more, is coming to the silver screen! The film premieres tonight at the DOC NYC Festival at the SVA Theater! It will also hit upcoming film festivals around the world, including the Leeds International Film Festival.
Don't worry, if you can't make it to the premieres, the movie will get into your grubby hands soon enough.
NOVEMBER 16TH: Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington NC
NOVEMBER 21ST: UK premiere at the LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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.
Yes, friends, you read that right!
After a quick little 30 year hiatus, GP and the Rumour are reuniting!
You thank Judd Apatow for it. The new album Three Chords Good will be out in November.
AND you can hear a track off the album HERE