Nov 03 2010
Joe Angio has uploaded some short videos of people declaring their love for the Mekons
Nov 03 2010
Mrz 11 2010
Famous and (if you wish) notorious punk impressaro Malcolm McLaren mixed the Mekons ‘Building’ with music from Hitchcok’s ‘Vertigo’ for a fashion show in Paris.
Dries van Noten works and lives in Antwerpen where he opened his first shop in 1989.
‘The Building’ is a song from the Mekons LP ‘Mekons Story’ released in 1982. There is a quite fresh reissue in Buried Teasures.
‘The Building’ is sung by Mark White.
Feb 12 2010
Friday March 12th:
Eric Bellis (to Mekonistas known as Rico Bell) will present large paintings at the Meyer Gallery.
Eric Bellis: Statement on the “Agricultural Series”
I began forming ideas for the ‘Agricultural Labor’ series of paintings several years ago while living in San Luis Obispo; a farming area on the central coast region of California. At the time I was ‘in between’ both house and studio with most of my equipment and materials ‘in store’ so I made use of the time by taking notes, drawing, making studies and generally observing. Subsequently I was able to take those studies, observations, and things remembered and begin developing this series of paintings.
The series is no less formal in approach than my previous work however the subject matter inevitably affects the outcome. As my painting progresses ambiguities appear and, as I respond to them, a dialogue develops between the painting and myself. The end result contains layers of ‘unknowns’ open to interpretation for me as much as they might be to the viewer. Ironically it is not until these ‘layers of unknowns’ have been established that I can deem the work complete.
Exhibition will open March 12th with Artist Reception for Kathleen Dunphy and Eric Bellis. 6 to 8pm.
Dez 02 2009
Lu Edmond’s been born once again. In fact his new (still forthcoming) cd is what you might have expected from him. All his activities in ‘world music’ circuits have influenced his playing in the Mekons or the Blokes. The CD is highly welcomed as a result on his way to an album of his own (what might be called a solo album). Imagine him playing with all the guys he accompanied and influenced on one album.
Nov 15 2009
One of the most interesting festivals of the year must be the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. It’s a free concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This year Rosie Flores hit the stage along with Jon Langford and Rico Bell of the Mekons plus Canada’s Sadies.
Thanks to Christina Boggs (see her blog) we have a video on youtube and some pictures on Flickr.
Watch them perform ‘Who’s gonna take the garbage out’ and see the pics here.