Posts Tagged ‘Fugazi’

Is Buffalo Swagger-Jacking D.C. Punk?

There is now a club in Buffalo, N.Y., named after Fugazi's "Waiting Room"—unless, that is, it's named after Genesis' "The Waiting Room." Buffalo News music critic Jeff Miers is betting on the former:
“But I don’t sit idly by/I’m planning a big surprise/I’m gonna fight for what I want to be/And I won’t make the same [...]

Arts Roundup: Bad News for Artisphere Edition

Arlington County slashes Artisphere funding. [WTOP]
Kennedy Center announces its 2013-14 season. [Kennedy Center]
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History adds a gem-laden, 77-carat brooch to its collection. [AP via WTOP]
"Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project" comes to National Archives. [Post]
An Adams Morgan mural is in dire need of repairs. [Hola Cultura]
More about Mingering [...]

Arts Roundup: Scientologists Are Just Like Us! Edition

Washingtonian sees a play at the 16th Street Scientology Center, exposing the church's scheme to convert visitors by plying them with free sandwiches [Washingtonian]
Premiering next week: The Sherman House Webisodes, a documentary series about a bunch of roommates in a D.C. group house. Gabriel is the new Puck. [Pink Line Project]
An oral history of Sockets [...]

Our 10 Favorite Tweets from the “Ian MacKaye” Twitter Account

For those of you who are waiting for Ian MacKaye to join Twitter, it's never going to happen. But at least you can follow ♥ ~*iAn_mAckaYe*~ ♥, a not quite official account re-imagining our revered punk statesman as a 13-year-old girl. Inside jokes for harDCore fans abound, along the lines of @JadedPunkHulk, only less angry [...]

Does D.C. Need Another Punk-Rock Documentary? Maybe.

No genre of music gets the documentary treatment more than punk rock. The seminal film Instrument followed Fugazi around for five years. This year's Bad Brains: A Band in D.C., which screened at the SilverDocs festival, did the same for HR and the rest of the guys. American Hardcore was more like a survey of punk, visiting different scenes [...]

Six Things About the Pitchfork People’s List

Pitchfork's reader-voted People's List is online, which should be reassuring to agents of the indie-rock monoculture. Leading the list of the top 200 albums made between 1996 and 2011 is Radiohead's OK Computer, with three more Radiohead albums landing in the top 20. Fancily, Pitchfork included breakdowns of what sorts of people voted (88 percent are [...]

Guilty of Being Rosé

Minor Threat appears to be causing a small food craze.

In keeping with the Minor Treat ice-cream truck, a fan has created what appears to be a Whole Foods–esque in-store campaign for an alcoholic beverage, which is not so much in keeping with Minor Threat. Rick Ross would seem like a more appropriate spokesperson for Moulin [...]

Someone Make This Happen: Minor Treat Ice-Cream Truck

Are you listening, food-truck entrepreneurs?
Guy Picciotto's ice cream-eating motherfucker screed, immortalized in the Fugazi documentary Instrument, gets trucked. (Don't gather your loose change just yet: It's a Photoshop job.) Courtesy Edit design firm partner Brian Miller, who knows Picciotto was not in Minor Threat, but couldn't resist the pun.

Sweating to the (Punk Rock) Oldies at Ian MacKaye’s 50th Birthday

So, what'd you miss at local punk godfather Ian MacKaye's super secret 50th birthday party at St. Stephen's? WTOP's Neal Augenstein has an anonymously sourced report (and some pictures to boot):
The party was thrown Saturday night by Amy Farina—MacKaye's wife and bandmate in The Evens, and Jeff Nelson—MacKaye's former bandmate in Minor Threat and co-owner of [...]

Ian MacKaye Is 50

I don't think I'm going to top this zinger from @JADEDPUNKHULK: "NOW THAT IAN MACKAYE TURN 50, HE START GETTING AARP FANZINE."
Wait, wait, I got one: Now that Ian MacKaye is 50, maybe he'll get cranky?
Kidding! Somehow, I don't think MacKaye's friends are gathering tonight for an epic roast.
You can probably glean lots of aging-punk [...]

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