Lu Edmonds; photo by John Nikolai, taken September 1999 in Somerville, Massachusetts

PiL will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 17 May.

Alex Mar is directing a PiL documentary, which will include the 19 May 2010 performance at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Albert Kuvezin of Yat-Kha will release a new album, Poets and Lighthouses, which features Lu, in 2010.

PiL played two songs on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles, on 7 April 2010.

PiL is touring North America in April and May 2010 and Europe in July and September.

Lu's ESP Tele was stolen in London on 17 February 2010. If you have any information about this, please contact the PiL website.

Les Triaboliques are playing at the Music Meeting Festival in the Dutch city of Nijmegen on 23 May 2010.

The Mekons have completed their latest recording, and will be touring Europe in July and August 2010.

Billy Bragg and the Acoustic Blokes played at the Roundhouse on 22 January 2010, as part of the fRoots Magazine 30th anniversary celebration.

Lu is part of John Lydon's newly re-formed PiL. They played a series of shows in the UK during the latter half of December 2009.

Les Triaboliques played the Muveszetek Palotaja in Budapest on 24 November 2009.

Lu played at European Week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 16 October 2009.

Les Triaboliques released their first CD, rivermudtwilight, on 8 September 2009.

Patrick Ogle and Gretchen Hasse from Gearwire interviewed Lu about his saz during the Mekons' recent US tour.

Lu, Tarhana, Labess, and Pacifika led the Global Mashup workshop at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on 25 July 2009.

Lu and David Rothenberg played six cümbüş-clarinet duets on the BBC's 23 July 2009 Late Junction programme.

Grey Gallery Records' first release, Little Sparta & Sally Timms, features Lu on ud.

Les Triaboliques, which features Lu, Ben Mandelson, and Justin Adams, appeared in Russia in July and August 2008, and debuted in London in October 2008.

The Blue Blokes 3 appeared on DJ Ritu's BBC London 94.9 A World in London on Saturday, 21 June 2008 (8-10pm).

Lu, Ben Mandelson, and Ian Anderson have a new trio called the Blue Blokes 3. They played a series of UK dates in June and released their first album, Stubble, on 7 July 2008.

Chicago photographer Jim Newberry has put together, Mekons: From Hideout to Mutiny, an art book commemorating the Mekons' Hideout and Mutiny gigs from 12 October 2007.

Tony Baker filmed the Mekons' 30th anniversary gig, which they performed on 16 August 2007 at the City Varieties in Leeds.

Billy Bragg & the Blokes' new CD, Mr. Love & Justice, was released on 3 March 2008.

The Mekons's new CD, Natural, was released on 21 August 2007. Tony Baker filmed a promo video for the song "Cockermouth," with an intro from Patrick Eyres.

The Brackenrigg EP, a bonus EP from the Natural sessions, was released on Rhapsody on 25 September 2007.

The Mekons are on the cover of the October 2007 issue of fRoots.

Raz3 has finished their first CD. Visit Ken Hyder's website and their Myspace profile for audio clips.

Recently, Lu has been continuing his research on the music of Central Asia.
Lu Edmonds

Lu Edmonds at the Ark, Ann Arbor (10 December 1998), as one of Billy Bragg's Blokes
Billy Bragg & the Blokes
The Ark (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
10 December 1998
Photo Sessions
  • circa 1977: Erica Echenberg (Damned; erroneously listed as Lu Edwards)
  • circa 1977: Ian Dickson (Damned; erroneously listed as Lu Edwards)
  • circa 1977: Unknown (Damned; erroneously listed as Lu Edmunds)
  • 1990s -: Frank Swider (Mekons, promotional photos)
  • September 1999: John Nikolai (Somerville, Massachusetts)
  • 2007: Derrick Santini (Mekons, Natural promotional photos)
  • 2007: Judith Burrows (Mekons, fRoots cover feature)
  • 2008: Judith Burrows (Blue Blokes 3, promotional photos)
  • November 2009: Dave Wainwright (PiL, rehearsal promotional photos)
In Concert
  • 1990s -: Frank Swider (Mekons in Chicago)
  • 4 July 1998: Joeff Davis (Mekons at the Metro, Chicago)
  • 11 March 2004: Sid Sowder (Mekons at the Middle East, Cambridge)
  • 9 October 2007: Kentaro Murai (Mekons at the Aladdin Theater, Portland)
  • 10 October 2007: Kentaro Murai (Mekons at the Town Hall, Seattle)
  • 12 October 2007: Jim Newberry (Mekons at the Hideout/Mutiny, Chicago), with photos appearing in the book Mekons: From Hideout to Mutiny
  • January 2009: Roger Liptrot (Blue Blokes 3 in the UK)
  • December 2009: Duncan Bryceland (PiL at the Glasgow O2 Academy)
Other Photos