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Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can’t quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with 20 bands he’s recreated in Lego form. No photoshopping was involved and everyone from Joy Division to No Doubt to Radiohead to Napalm Death shows up. Check out a gallery… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 19, 2014 - 11:03 am

Ian MacKaye On Urban Outfitters’ Minor Threat T-Shirt

Back in the day, I had one of those great “This Is Not A Fugazi T-Shirt” T-shirts. It was produced, presumably, by some canny, anonymous bootlegger, because Fugazi — and by extension, Dischord Records, the label run by Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye — famously refused to make or license T-shirts. (On the back, the shirt… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 31, 2013 - 2:27 pm

13 Essential DC Hardcore Albums

Hardcore was regional music that reached and changed the world. The local references, in-jokes, and our-scene-is-best boosterism are part of what makes it so compelling. Like the best American detective fiction, it has a strong regional flavor; you can walk the streets, mosh with locals, and live vicariously through art. You could learn about Orange… More »

By: Justin M. Norton / October 17, 2012 - 1:18 pm

20 Songs Named After The Bands That Played Them

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 19, 2012 - 11:46 am

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am

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 culture that changed irrevocably a decade before that with the release of Nevermind. Round anniversaries make apt opportunities for retrospectives, and in the case of Our Band, this year ha… More »

By: 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, the place needs no introduction. In case it does, host Henry Rollins did a good job offering background and various old-time Black Flag-related anecdotes. (Of course, old pal/pet store coworker… More »

By: brandon / June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Forever 21 Bootlegs Minor Threat T-Shirts

The pre-teen clothing chain (that’s replacing Times Square’s Virgin Megastore) recently cobbled together not-so-hardcore Minor Threat-inspired tees without permission. Dischord deems the apparel “absurd” and “unacceptable” and plans to put a stop to it. See the offending threads and read the label’s response at The Tripwire. More »

By: brandon / March 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm

Ben Kingsley Is Just A Minor Threat

“WTF” was invented for moments like watching the Oscar-winning Gandhi actor get into the zone and make like Ian MacKaye in front of a simulated salad days D.C. hardcore audience for a lipsynced rendition of Minor Threat’s classic fight song: Look here and laugh. No idea how this came about because we don’t want to… More »

By: brandon / September 17, 2008 - 12:50 pm