The Ramones were their first obsession but it was not their last. They have seen over 10,000 shows together, Happy Mondays wrote a song about them on their classics Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches LP, and they're still going strong.
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.
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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