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Infamously cantankerous studio rat/national treasure Steve Albini doesn’t like to be called a record producer. He prefers the term “recording engineer.” That’s a dry, clinical term for what Albini actually does, but it makes sense that he’d prefer to be seen that way. Over the past few decades, Albini has overseen the creation of countless… More »

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Hear Ian MacKaye & Steve Albini Interview Each Other

Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, Embrace) and Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac, Rapeman) have known each other for years, since their bands were circulating the…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2015 - 10:15 am
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Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Steve Albini Drops Anonymity, Answers Questions In Poker Forum

So here's what we know: By all accounts, indie icon Steve Albini is a bit of a poker freak (just ask Mike Watt). And now…
Stereogum | July 6, 2007 - 9:58 am
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