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Mekons prep first LP in 8 years, touring (listen to “Lawrence of California”)

The band made the album in Joshua Tree, California. ”Going to the country to get your head together is a ripe old rock cliché,” say Jon Langford. ”We went to the desert to have our brains scoured.”

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Yo La Tengo at Bowery Ballroom
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Blind Boys of Alabama & Jon Langford joined Yo La Tengo for Hanukkah Night 2 (pics, setlist)

Yo La Tengo continued their Hanukkah 2019 celebration on Monday night (12/3) at Bowery Ballroom. Blind Boys from Alabama were Night 2's opener...

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Shaky Knees 2017 - Friday
Wolf Parade at Shaky Knees 2017 (more via aLIVE Coverage)
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What’s going on Saturday?

Tonight's NYC-area shows include Wolf Parade, Springsteen on Broadway, Ben Folds, Scharpling & Wurster, Nathan For You, Sheer Mag, Jon Langford, and more.

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Sasquatch 2017 - Friday
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What’s going on Friday?

Nicolas Jaar, Elvis Perkins, Big Freedia, Kali Uchis, Melkbelly, Jon Langford, Propagandhi, Valerie June, A Wilhelm Scream, and more Friday show options.

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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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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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Big Apple BBQ 2012 music lineup announced

JC Brooks @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Nate Igor Smith)

The most non-vegan, free NYC event of the year once again curates a great lineup of rock and soul to accompany the food at Madison Square Park on June 9th and 10th...

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The Mekons tour dates (electric & semi-acoustic NYC shows)

Pere Ubu: "The Modern Dance"

That'll be after the initial wave and excitement of punk rock. I really liked Pere Ubu at that time. I was listening to the John Peel show a lot when Mekons were on there...

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