The Bowery Ballroom
Mekons

Mekons

Viktor Fiction

Tue, July 21, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$25

Sold Out

This event is 21 and over

Pre Show (7pm-doors)/Post Show Happy Hour Lower Level Lounge

Mekons
Mekons
The mekons are the most revolutionary group in the history of rock ‘n’ roll” – wrote rock critic Lester Bangs. This genre-defying collective emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, where the mekons progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to the prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Theirs is an improbable history – a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music; with occasional forays into the art world (collaborations with Vito Acconci and Kathy Acker). The mekons continue to make bold, unpredictable music while staying true to the punk ethos. Their mind-boggling output consistently blurs the lines between high art and low and they remain one of the truly great live bands. " Revenge of the Mekons", a documentary about the band receives nationwide release in 2015 on Music Box Films.
Viktor Fiction
Viktor Fiction
Who the fuck is Viktor Fiction? This is a very good question and one on the minds of many encountering this new captivating music entity hailing from East LA… Viktor Fiction mysteriously fell to earth late last century and took the form of a human infant boy named Dave Trumfio (seasoned recording and production impresario known for work with the likes of Pulsars, The Jesus & Mary Chain , The Rentals , Built To Spill, Mekons, Sia, Soviet, Ok Go, Grandaddy, Wilco, Rooney and many more).

Dave knew from a early age he had something inhabiting his being and couldn’t get a handle on what it was. Through his early life he couldn’t escape the urge to twitch and contort when he heard electrified music. It drove him to a life of undying devotion to all things electric and knew he’d make electric music his life from a very early age… FLASH FORWARD to early 2014 when the uncontrollable urge to create new music took control after a extremely vivid dream encounter with a menacing light force calling itself Viktor Fiction. Vik explained he’s been inside him since birth and that he’s pissed Dave hasn’t followed his subconscious commands in recent years as he’s done in the past. Vik then said he’d torment him endlessly until Trumfio obey his wishes!

Dave wisely opted to not be tormented by the overbearing force and banded together with long time studio production partner Celso A. Estrada (Islands, The Rentals, Beat Club, White Dove) and session drummer Michael Sanger (JUAREZ, Dead Western Plains, These Machines Are Winning) to form the appropriately named Viktor Fiction… Early rehearsals revealed a sound none of them could have imagined fusing the best of their mutual post punk new wave influences and the now sounds of today.

In early May 2015, as numerous offers of live performance opportunities began to emerge, they came to the realization they needed a dedicated synthesist in the fold. It took Dave two seconds to suggest long time friend, synthesizer wrangler and film composer Keith Le Rouge of Electro Clash darlings Soviet. With this final piece of the puzzle in place, Viktor Fiction is now set to emblaze stages, airwaves and inter webs with their infectious Post EDM fueled sound bursts!
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/