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    Political provocateurs. Social agitators. Punk’s reigning contrarians. The Mekons have been called all this and more. REVENGE OF THE MEKONS chronicles the unlikely career of the critically adored, cultishly revered band/art collective from Leeds, England. Emerging from the first blast of 1977 U.K. punk rock, the Mekons were notorious, as critic GREIL MARCUS notes, for being “the band that took punk ideology most seriously.” Charting the group’s progression from socialist art students with no musical skills through its reinvention as rabble-rousing progeny of Hank Williams, the film reveals how, almost four decades into a still-evolving career, the Mekons continue to make original, genre-defying music while staying true to the punk ethos.

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    • T Bone Burnett and Greg Kot @ Summit10


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      Producer and musician T Bone Burnett talks with Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune about the tensions between music and digital technology, including the internet. This clip was recorded on October 4, 2010 in Washington, DC at Georgetown University during FMC's 10th annual Policy Summit. Event Website: futureofmusic.org/​events/​future-music-policy-summit-2010

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      • Sound Opinions reviews The Fiery Furnaces new album I'M GOING AWAY


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        The Fiery Furnaces album I'M GOING AWAY was reviewed on the July 31, 2009 episode of public radio's Sound Opinions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot have wildly divergent opinions on this brother/sister duo's new stripped down, art rock effort. Watch illustrator Arthur Jones' animated interpretation of Jim and Greg's review and find out how the album charts on the Sound Opinions patented, Buy it, Burn it, Trash it scale. For more information on Sound Opinions please visit, www.soundopinions.org Arthur Jones often uses Post-it Notes as a canvas for his work. Check out his stuff at postitnotestories.com and byarthurjones.com. Note: If the video is running choppy on your computer turn HD to off and it will run smoother or wait for it to load completely before hitting play.

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        • Greg Kot reviews Pitchfork Fest 2009: Day 1


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          Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot reviews Day 1 of the Pitchfork Music Festival 2009. Tortoise, Yo La Tengo, Jesus Lizard and Built to Spill performed on Friday night.

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