[Local events] FWD: Wed. 4/8, Mecca Normal at Holocene

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Mar 26 22:03:28 PDT 2009

Mecca Normal: "How Art & Music Can Change the World"
25th Anniversary Tour

with Tom Greenwood (Jackie-O Motherfucker).

Wednesday, April 8
8:30 pm

1001 SE Morrison


Jean Smith is the author of two published novels and the recipient of 
two Canada Council for the Arts Awards as a professional writer of 
creative fiction. David Lester is a small press publisher of fiction and 
award-winning poetry and the author of The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism.

Together, as the legendary rock duo Mecca Normal, they've released 13 
CDs (Kill Rock Stars, K Records, Matador).

"How Art & Music Can Change the World" -- Jean Smith and David Lester of 
the literary underground rock duo Mecca Normal intend to inspire 
audiences to consider adding political content to their creative 
self-expression, to fortify a new optimism that cultural activists can 
impact progressive social change. 

"Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo 
of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be 
seen to be believed." -- Douglas Wolk

When I started my zine -- Smarten UP! -- back in 1984, I gave it the 
tagline "A How to Change the World Publication" -- twenty-five years 
later we're heading off on our "How Art & Music Can Change the World" 
lecture series.

The focus of the art exhibit is David Lester’s Inspired Agitators Poster 
Series http://www.freewebs.com/meccanormal/inspiredagitators.htm

"How Art & Music Can Change the World" -- 9 minute film 

Lyrics http://meccanormallyrics.wordpress.com
Newsletter http://meccanormal.wordpress.com
Mecca Normal Links http://meccanormallinks.wordpress.com

New songs -- demos -- on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/meccanormal

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