Late last year I got a FaceBook notification that someone had mentioned Mecca Normal. It was very early in the morning, and when I clicked on the link, I really did have a sense that I was still in dreamland. The video snippet (Instagram) showed London band Best Praxis rehearsing Strong White Male “a cover by the amazing Mecca Normal” for a fundraising show two days hence. The band description: “non-binary and female people of colour taking up space. We make DIY punk music.”
Very timely with the Man Thinks Woman / Strong White Male / I Walk Alone medley on Mecca Normal’s new album: Live in Montreal, 1996!
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Last night we bombed through all our songs recording with the amazing Marcelo – here's a clip of us saluting to the "strong white male" a cover by the amazing Mecca Normal Come check us out this Friday @diyspaceforlondon trans & non binary gig night – can't wait!! #giglondon #southlondon #diymusic #qtipoclondon #transmusicians #nonbinary #queerlondon #diyspace #diyspaceforlondon #fundraiser
Best Praxis rehearsing Strong White Male before the show (below)
Mecca Normal opening for The Julie Ruin in Portland, 2016