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.
35 years ago today, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions released debut album Rattlesnakes. Lloyd, we’re still ready to be heartbroken. Read Cole in MAGNET on perfect skin, er, recordings (including Steve Earle, Beatles, Prince, Joy Division, Clash and Nina Simone):
Happy birthday Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers). What are you going to do tonight? Read Jon—subbing for Rhett Miller (Old 97’s)—as MAGNET guest editor on Cochon Butcher, WLUW, Wesley Stace, WaltersDogs and more: