Posts Tagged ‘Fugazi’

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Nadastrom Talks New Album, Waking up to L.A. Sunshine, and Finding Success Beyond D.C.

Apparently the weather is pretty nice out there.

Does D.C. Really Need Two More Punk Retrospectives?

Backwards-looking sentimentality is anti-punk as anything.

Listen to Fugazi’s First-Ever Demo

The full recording, originally a free cassette tape in 1988, is streaming online before Dischord's Nov. 18 release.

Photos: Arcade Fire @ the Verizon Center

Arcade Fire came to the Verizon Center last night, armed with their approximately 106 band members, their costumes, their energy, and those papier-mâché heads. The show kicked off with the wild destruction of a snare drum held aloft by keyboardist Will Butler, and ended with the anthemic sound of "Wake Up."
But for Fugazi fans, the highlight (or, depending on your [...]

Stop Covering “Waiting Room”

Last night, Arcade Fire played D.C. and straightforwardly covered "Waiting Room." Everyone knew Arcade Fire would cover "Waiting Room," because the band has been playing city-appropriate covers throughout its current arena tour, and obviously they were going to cover "Waiting Room." Because "Waiting Room."
Here is a list of 10 bands that have covered "Waiting Room." One of [...]

New Fugazi Music! (Well, Very Old Fugazi Music!)

Fugazi's technical hiatus seems pretty permanent these days, but between the nearly 900 recordings the group has released through its live archive and the various musical projects of its members, fans haven't exactly been hurting. They'll probably perk up at this, though: This winter, Dischord Records plans to release First Demo, an early recording that's never been [...]

Meshell Ndegeocello on Why D.C. Got Rid of Go-Go

There's a song on Meshell Ndegeocello's 2002 album, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, called "Barry Farms," which takes its name from the Anacostia public housing project known for its Goodman League basketball tournament. The track carries a light go-go swing and taps into the musician's days as a bassist for D.C. go-go band Rare Essence.
On Tuesday, [...]

The Future of D.C. Arts, as Told by Matt Yglesias, Holly Bass, Brendan Canty, and Victoria Reis

Start a kids-only lending library of donated instruments from established musicians. Team up with local affordable housing activists to lobby for responsible development. Sell art through subscription services. Amend zoning laws to carve out space for art studios.
That's how D.C. arts will stay solvent in the future, according to the guests at last night's District of Change: Making [...]

Lorde Name-Checks Fugazi

In a Grammys interview, kiwi pop star and multiple statuette winner Lorde is asked about what she'd like to do next, creatively speaking. Her reply: "I actually want to rap, I'm interested in that. But then I also wanna, you know, make a record like Fugazi."
I'm throwing my money into the wishing well for Lorde's hip-hop [...]

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