Tickets $22, MCA members $18
This new music-theater performance combines Jon Langford’s songs with his writing and visual art. An encompassing work, it unfolds as a personal story of Langford’s life and passions, from a Welsh schoolboy to a reluctant pop-punk star and finally a passionate activist-artist. Best known for his resilient punk band the Mekons, Langford became one of the leaders of the Chicago-based alternative country music movement. The Executioner’s Last Songs is based upon a project with the same title: a three-volume set of old American “songs of murder, mob-law, & cruel, cruel punishment” recorded with his Pine Valley Cosmonauts and other musicians to raise support for the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
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