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Ian MacKaye’s status as reluctant punk godfather was well established before Fugazi played a note. Between fronting seminal DC punk band Minor Threat (whose “Straight Edge” became a misunderstood anthem for an entire movement of sexually repressed hardcore kids) and co-founding legendary DIY label Dischord, MacKaye’s ability to “walk the walk” has made him a… More »

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Ian MacKaye Unearths Fan Letter From 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

Before he was best friends with David Letterman, before he was a Foo Fighter, before he was the drummer in Nirvana, before he was the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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Stream Fugazi’s First Demo

D.C. punk heroes Fugazi, who absolutely belong in the top 10 on your greatest-bands-of-all-time list, are about to release their original demo for the first…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 8:30 am
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Fugazi – “Merchandise” (Demo)

Last month, Dischord announced that they would be putting out Fugazi's original demo tape in a release called First Demo. The collection contains ten track…
James Rettig | October 27, 2014 - 11:11 am

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” In Washington, D.C.

Fugazi is synonymous with the underground D.C. scene, so it makes sense that Arcade Fire would choose to give them the cover treatment. At last…
James Rettig | August 18, 2014 - 8:35 am
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Fugazi To Release Their First Demo

The first thing Fugazi ever released was their 1988 self-titled EP, and that EP started with “Waiting Room,” one of the most iconic punk rock…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 1:47 pm
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Watch Jeff Mangum & Guy Picciotto Cover Tall Dwarfs

Last night, New York's Le Poisson Rouge hosted a live-on-the-internet telethon from Strike Debt, an Occupy Wall Street-affiliated nonprofit that's attempting to relieve regular people'…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 11:41 am
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Stream the Evens’ The Odds

Fugazi/Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye and wife Amy Farina (of the Warmers and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, among others) released two terrific albums a…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2012 - 10:46 am

Watch Wild Flag Cover Fugazi’s “Margin Walker”

On Saturday night in Boston, Wild Flag finished up a show by covering a song from one of the few indie bands who can match…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 12:54 pm
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Fugazi Launch Live Archive

The sound engineers for DC postpunk heroes Fugazi, one of the greatest live bands on the planet back when they were still a functional live…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2011 - 9:11 am
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The Evens – “Warble Factor”

In the middle of the last decade, the former Teen Idles/Minor Threat/Skewbald/Embrace/Egg Hunt/Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye got together with former Warmers drummer Amy Farina to…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2011 - 12:48 pm
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TV On The Radio Cover Fugazi, Remixed By Das Racist

Fugazi's "Waiting Room" is one of my favorite songs, a punk anthem that found me at the right time and led me down a particular…
brandon | July 20, 2011 - 9:30 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

Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl Celebrate 9:30 Club’s 30th

On Monday/Memorial Day the 9:30 Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary. For kids who grew up listening to and mythologizing D.C. hardcore, punk, and the like,…
brandon | June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm
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Listen To 40 Min Of Fugazi Stage Banter

For anyone who followed Fugazi from stage to stage in the ’90s, this montage of onstage jokes, chimpanzee and Bengay tales, $5 ticket checks, constructive…
brandon | December 3, 2009 - 12:37 pm
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