Revenge of the Mekons is the tale of another band/collective, albeit much further on the extreme side of socialism.
The Mekons are a U.K. punk band/socialist organization that has never achieved a high level of “success” or recognition in mainstream music, but have held steadfastly to their politics and forged their own way, never backing down. And, along the way, they’ve managed to retain their spirit, sass, and still have a rocking time.
“It’s a portrait of a band doing what they do best and also a portrait of how you cling to your values as an organization but existing in the music industry,” said Dorothy Woodend, DOXA’s director of programming. “It’s a lot of fun because the music is so great.”
Revenge of the Mekons will be playing at the Vancity Theatre on May 7th at 7 p.m.
By Carly Rhianna Smith