Posted in music on May 24, 2005

MC5

One day before their Central Park Summerstage performance (w/ Sun Ra Arkestra & DJ Spooky) on July 30th, MC5 will stop @ Northsix in Brooklyn, NY to perform their groundbreaking album, Kick out the Jams, in its entirety. Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses), Lisa Kekaula (BellRays, Basement Jaxx), and Mark Arm (Mudhoney) will be playing with DKT/MC5 (they changed their name from MC5 to DKT/MC5 since they don't have all the original members I believe). Tickets are on sale.
The rest of their tour dates are in Europe (so far).

Last year MC5 released a DVD. You can stream their song "Sister Ann" @ Epitonic.

Keep reading to find out why you should know who MC5 are...

"Alongside their Detroit-area brethren the Stooges, MC5 essentially laid the foundations for the emergence of punk; deafeningly loud and uncompromisingly intense, the group's politics were ultimately as crucial as their music, their revolutionary sloganeering and anti-establishment outrage crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening. Under the guidance of svengali John Sinclair (the infamous founder of the radical White Panther Party), MC5 celebrated the holy trinity of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, their incendiary live sets offering a defiantly bacchanalian counterpoint to the peace-and-love reveries of their hippie contemporaries. Although corporate censorship, label interference, and legal hassles combined to cripple the band's hopes of mainstream notoriety, both their sound and their sensibility remain seminal influences on successive generations of artists." ...continued at MP3.com

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