I was at Mekonville. Where were you?

When The Mekons first emerged as a young, brash, ragtag, loose-knit art-school punk-rock band in Leeds, U.K. in those golden late ’70s, I bet nobody who heard or saw them — or even the band members themselves — ever envisioned that in 2017, hundreds of people from many nations would answer the band’s call to “destroy your safe and happy lives before it is too late,” and gather in rural England to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary at a three-day music festival. But that’s what just happened. And I was there. Where were you? [ . . . ] More at: I was at Mekonville. Where were you? | Terrell’s Tune-Up | santafenewmexican.com