Posts Tagged ‘Ian MacKaye’

The Fugazi Reunion Will Be Driven By Scion

More than 1,000 people have RSVP'd to an obviously fake Fugazi gig.

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

Backwards-looking sentimentality is anti-punk as anything.

ToDo ToDay: Ought, “Days of Endless Time,” and Busdriver

Check out D.C.'s musical past in a library, then see its future at DC9.

Vinyl Trap: A D.C. Record Fair Survival Guide

Record fans nationwide nerd out over rare releases twice a year on Record Store Day. But local vinyl collectors get an additional opportunity to swap sleeves when the D.C. Record Fair rolls around. This Sunday, the shopping celebration moves south to Arlington’s Artisphere in conjunction with the venue’s “Fermata” sound art exhibition. Local musician and [...]

Comparing Notes: Two Critics Confer on “Fermata,” Artisphere’s Aural Exhibition

In musical notation, a fermata is a symbol used to indicate when a note or rest should be sustained. It’s usually used over rest notes to indicate a grand pause. That’s not the imagery that most curators try to summon with summer exhibits.
But “Fermata,” an ambitious new exhibit on view through August 10 at Artisphere, [...]

Arts Roundup: $1.3 Million Edition

RIP D.C. jazz musician Frank Wess. [Arts Desk]
Listen to Ian MacKaye on NPR's Ask Me Another. [NPR]
Was $1.3 million too much to spend on a decorative structure for the New York Avenue bridge? [WJLA]
Green-paint vandal found incompetent to stand trial. [AP]
Elton John hits D.C. to fetch his lifetime achievement award from the Rockefeller Foundation. [Post]
A map [...]

Arts Roundup: Muppets Edition

Jim Henson's Muppets go to the Smithsonian. [WJLA]
The battle over Huguette Clark's estate settled; Corcoran gets $10 million and change. [Post]
This Ian MacKaye interview is worth reading. [BYT]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest raises $1 million for charity in five years. [DCist]
If the government shuts down, thousands of people will be out of work—but at least they'll have [...]

Arts Roundup: Fall Arts Guide Edition

Our Fall Arts Guide has arrived. Browse online and pick up a paper copy in boxes today. [Washington City Paper]
Also, on our cover this week: stories from the Black Cat's 20 years in D.C. [Washington City Paper]
National Museum of Women in the Arts meets its $50 million fundraising goal. [Post]
Solange returns! Beyonce's sister plays Lisner [...]

Ian MacKaye to Guest on NPR’s Ask Me Another

NPR quiz show Ask Me Another is coming to D.C. in October, and the special guest is punk stalwart Ian MacKaye.
On October 10, the WNYC-produced show will tape in front of an audience at NPR's Studio 1. MacKaye will join host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton to talk about Dischord and whatnot, but the [...]

Ian MacKaye Says Urban Outfitters’ Minor Threat T-Shirts Are Legitimate

Hey, look, teens of America: You can buy a kewl Minor Threat T-shirt for $28 at Urban Outfitters.
Hear something? That's the sound of a 45-year-old punk rocker punching a wall.
But wait just a second before you start groping for the lever on the ol' outrage machine. Turns out the T-shirt is not a bootleg like that [...]