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“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

It’s hard to imagine any project of Ian MacKaye’s going underrated, but there it is. Growing up as a punk kid in Baltimore, in the D.C. scene’s shadow, in the ’90s, that guy exerted a crazy amount of power over my imagination and the imaginations of just about everyone I knew. Entire networks of kids… 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

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two -- resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories -- I feel like…
Aaron Lariviere | April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let's not bury the day's big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn't…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

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 as…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2012 - 10:46 am

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