Mekons - Free Concert @ Ellátóház, 23 July

  • 7 Jul 2017 9:04 AM
Mekons - Free Concert @ Ellátóház, 23 July
One of music's legendary bands plays in Budapest for the first time ever! From their proto-punk beginnings on the Fast Product label (also an early home to The Human League and Joy Division) to their modern-day incarnation as godfathers of punk, post-rock, goth and pretty much everything else, The Mekons remain, as Rolling Stone writer Lester Bangs put it ". . . the most revolutionary group in the history of rock 'n' roll."

Few acts have their pedigree . . . more than two dozen acclaimed albums covering everything from modern folk to dance to punk, reggae, African pop and genres for which no description exists!

Original member Jon Langford is celebrated painter, credited with reviving the career of Johnny Cash, instigator of post-punk, a founding member of Sisters Of Mercy, producer of The Ex and many other bands. Vocalist Sally Timms has released a number of solo records, including collaborations with Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks, Marc Almond of Soft Cell, Will Oldham (Palace Brothers) and members of The Jesus Lizard. Drummer Steve Goulding has played drums with David Bowie, The Cure, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Elvis Costello (that's him on "Watching The Detectives") and others.

Bassist Dave Trumfio has produced records by Wilco & Billy Bragg, My Morning Jacket, Jesus & Mary Chain and even soul legend Booker T. Multi-instrumentalist Lu Edmonds played with The Damned, Shriekback, Kirsty MacColl and is currently the guitarist for Johnny Rotten's post-Sex Pistols combo, Public Image Ltd . . . in addition to helping bring Tuvan folk music to the West.

The band also features the mesmerisingly laconic vocals and bittersweet lyrcis of original member Tom Greenhalgh, violinist Susie Honeymoon's counterpoint violin lines and Rico Bell's penchant for falling over backwards in the middle of the show, without harming his accordion!

Even one of The Rolling Stones is a recurring member!

What can you expect? Who knows? Every show is different, every show's amazing.

Best yet, this show is ABSOLUTELY FREE.

Space is limited, and the band will begin promptly at 8pm and end by 10pm, so don't be late!

Venue: Ellátóház
Address: 1074 Budapest, Dob u. 19.

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