MC5 kick starts NXNE 2004
The 10th anniversary of North By Northeast Music And Media Conference (NXNE 2004) launches in stellar style with the only Canadian appearance of surviving MC5 members Wayne Kramer , Dennis Thompson and Michael David , reunited as DKT/MC5 to kick out the jams at the Phoenix June 9. Kramer initially got back together with his old bandmates for a show at the legendary 100 Club in London last March with guest appearances by Lemmy , Ian Astbury and Nicke Royale of the Hellacopters , which was filmed for the DVD Sonic Revolution: A Celebration Of The MC5, set for release July 6.
Joining DKT/MC5 on the current tour will be former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age belter Mark Lanegan who definitely has the pipes to handle the MC5's high-energy classics. Advance tickets are $22.50 on sale now at Ticketmaster (416-870-8000), Rotate This and the Phoenix box office. Check www.nxne.com for more details about NXNE 2004.