Normal History Vol. 525: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Over on Facebook, it was a thrill to have Bikini Kill Records share a video snippet of “I Am Here” on International …

Normal History Vol. 524: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Mecca Normal began touring soon after we released our first album in 1986. The urge to play live quickly evolved into Black …

Normal History Vol. 523: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. I love this pairing! David’s illustration of the quote by Martin Luther King Jr. and “Convince Yourself” with its simmering ambiguity. The …

Normal History Vol. 522: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. For a few years in the ’90s, Mecca Normal headlined (and sometimes sold out) shows, yet, until now, there hasn’t been a …

Normal History Vol. 521: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. With Bikini Kill playing shows in L.A. and New York, it feels like great timing to be releasing Mecca Normal’s live in …

Normal History Vol. 520: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Artoffact Records first contacted me in 2014, and we’ve been working on this album ever since. Originally, it was supposed to be …

Normal History Vol. 519: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. Known for the intensity of our live shows, this one (Montreal 1996 with Peter Jefferies on drums) borders on incendiary. Maybe it’s …

Normal History Vol. 517: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 35-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith. “The activity of not attempting to get somewhere in terms of what already exists presents an opportunity to make things up as …