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Jeff Tweedy, Mekons members & more reinterpret Carl Sandburg’s poetry on new LP (stream it)

There's also a NYC release show this Saturday with the album's creator, David Nagler, and a ten-piece band.

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Chivalrous Amoekons
photo by Ashley Stinson

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Angel Olsen & friends releasing Mekons tribute LP this week (song stream)

The 2012 band Bonnie 'Prince' Billy band -- which had Will Oldham joined by Angel Olsen, plus Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Danny Kiely, and Emmett Kelly of The Cairo Gang -- had done a whole set of Mekons covers on tour, and now they're releasing an album of those covers under the name Chivalrous Amoekons this week.

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Waco Brothers releasing ‘Going Down in Style,’ share “Had Enough,” playing SXSW, NYC & other tour dates

The Waco Brothers, the raucous alt-country band fronted by John Langford of Mekons, will release Going Down in History, on February 26 via Bloodshot...

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Mekons touring this summer, playing two NYC shows

Mekons will be touring this summer, including two NYC stops: Bowery Ballroom on July 21 and Red Hook's Jalopy Theatre on July 23. Tickets for the Bowery show go on sale Friday (5/8) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/6) at noon...

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Mekons doc screening at Film Forum; Jon Langford playing opening night afterparty (win tickets to both)

Acclaimed Mekons documentary Revenge of the Mekons premiered a year ago at NYC Doc fest and is now getting a proper release. It'll screen in NYC at Film Forum from Oct...

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Mekons frontman Jon Langford releasing ‘Here Be Monsters,’ touring this spring (dates & new track stream)

Mekons frontman Jon Langford will release his new solo album, Here Be Monsters, on April 1 via Bloodshot. Says Langford, "The subtext of the album is maybe the things our civilization thinks of as fixed and immovable might actually be redundant/obsolete/discredited and it's up to us to question and find new rocks to be washed up on...

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‘Doc NYC’ film fest happening this month, including films about the Mekons (win tix!), Kathleen Hanna & more

Doc NYC is a weeklong documentary film festival which happens at IFC Center and SVA Theatre from November 14 - 21. Amongst the many films screening that week, a number of them are music related...

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Obits working on LP #3, list their “Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off” ++ other news

Like we've done with a lot of bands this year, we asked Brooklyn's Obits for a list of their favorite albums of 2012. Guitarist Sohrab Habibion wrote back saying, "It usually takes some time to figure out if a record is really going to stick with me, so even though I liked what I heard from Beak, Disappears, Oneida, Pontiak, Royal Baths and Zomes, I'll submit my best of 2012 in a few years," and instead said, "since Obits is working on a new record, here are the Top 10 songs we will do our best not to directly rip off...

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Mekons releasing 26th LP, touring (MP3 & dates)

DOWNLOAD: Mekons - "Space in Your Face" (MP3)

UK country punks Mekons are back with their first full length since 2007's Natural. The new LP, their 26th, titled Ancient and Modern, is set for a September 27 release on their own reactivated Sin Record Company, which the band used to release their recordings in the mid to late '80s...

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The Veils, Foreign Born, Hospitality, Horse’s Ha, Mekons, Polvo, Obits, Modern English, Blacklist, Jarvis, Justin Ripley, Ringo Deathstarr, APW & more in in This Week in Indie

DOWNLOAD: The Veils - Killed by the Boom (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Foreign Born - Vacationing People (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Foreign Born - Early Warnings (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Jaguar Club - Sleepwalking (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Hospitality - Betty Wang (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Horse's Ha - The Piss Choir (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Polvo - Beggar's Bowl (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Obits - Two-Headed Coin (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Obits - Pine On (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Blacklist - Flight of the Demoiselles (MP3)

Jarvis Cocker @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)

There is a ton of stuff going on this weekend, but clearly the gig of the week is Jarvis Cocker (who is also on Jimmy Fallon tonight) at Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/30)...

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