Check out our Revenge Of The Mekons Interview + Ticket Giveaway on April 1st
It’s no joke: on April 1st, V89 will be interviewing Joe Angio, the director of Revenge Of The Mekons, in anticipation of the film’s screening April 9th at the Challenger Learning Center IMAX theater. The interview will take place at 5PM, and will also be accompanied by a giveaway for two pairs of tickets to the screening, which is presented by the Tallahassee Film Festival.
Revenge of the Mekons chronicles the unlikely career of the genre-defying collective notorious for being—as rock critic Greil Marcus notes—“the band that took punk ideology most seriously.” Born out of the 1977 British punk scene, the Mekons progressed from a group of socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Joe Angio’s exuberant documentary follows their improbable history – a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker); and consistent bad luck with major record labels. Among the celebrated fans who appear on screen to testify to the power of their music and artistic innovations are authors Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections) and Luc Sante (Low Life), musician/actor Will Oldham, film director Mary Harron (I Shot Andy Warhol ), comedian/ musician Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), and critic Greil Marcus (Mystery Train ). Revenge of the Mekons reveals how, four decades into an ever-evolving career, punk’s reigning contrarians continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos.
For more information, check out the film’s event page.