Posts Tagged ‘Ian MacKaye’

The Evens to Play at Fort Reno July 8

Indie rock and outdoor concert lovers, rejoice! Fort Reno has finally announced the first of its summer concerts. The Evens, Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina's folk-punk duo, will play at the Northwest D.C. park on July 8 at 7:15 p.m. No further shows in the twice-weekly concert series have been announced yet
Many have wondered in [...]

Arts Roundup: Kirk Franklin’s Enormous Bill Edition

The District spent nearly $80,000 for gospel singer Kirk Franklin to play this year's Emancipation Day celebration. [Post]
After a stabbing temporarily shutters Fur, the nightclub fires go-go band TCB. [WJLA]
Smithsonian determines that the Hirshhorn Bubble would lose money in three tested scenarios. [Post]
A South Carolina slave shelter comes to the Smithsonian. [AP via Huffington Post [...]

ToDo ToDay: Ian MacKaye! SISU!

Fugazi and The Evens frontman Ian MacKaye is a punk-rock icon, yeah, but he’s also one hell of an archivist. In addition to building a vast collection of physical media, MacKaye has also digitized tons of it and made it accessible to the public through Dischord Records and projects like the Fugazi Live Series. So [...]

Lotsa Pop Losers Festival: An Oral History

The Lotsa Pop Losers festival was held in Bethesda, Md., and Washington, D.C. on October 26 and 27, 1991. Jointly sponsored by local labels Simple Machines, Teen-Beat, and Slumberland, the event served as a showcase for some of the more pop-oriented indie-rock bands active on the East Coast, pulling together bands from New York, Boston, [...]

The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, Reviewed

In the Bayou's no-frills, stone-and-brick building on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway, a singer was once fed a rat sandwich as a practical joke. Employees had sex under the club's stage. Jazz bands swung. A manager nicknamed "Little Hitler" ruled the roost. Foreigner played there—twice.
The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint, a 90-minute, locally [...]

Spray of Reckoning: How Cool “Disco” Dan Became a D.C. Mascot

Through its streetcar days, its riots, its crack epidemic, and its many-flavored scandals, Washington has remained a town of hoary legends. Men’s names, etched into marble; dead generals astride horses, gazing stonily into rush-hour traffic—for generations, these cold and glory-drunk statues have passed as public art in the District. Ask a passerby to connect a [...]

More “Pump Me Up” Programming Announced

Today, the Corcoran Gallery of Art announced more programming for its forthcoming "Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" exhibit. If you're a follower of D.C.'s rich go-go and punk-rock history, you probably won't want to miss, well, any of this. Some highlights: The March 5 talk between Ian MacKaye and curator/While You Were Sleeping editor Roger [...]

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 [...]

Listen to The Evens’ “King of Kings,” Marvel at the Folks Voting Ian MacKaye for President

The Evens are gearing up to release a new album, The Odds, later this month, but earlier today, singer and guitarist Ian MacKaye was doing what he presumably does every first Tuesday after the first Monday of November: voting. I spotted him in line at Bell Multicultural High School around 11:30 a.m. chatting with equally opinionated [...]

Positively Punk Street: A Walking Tour of Ward 1’s Punk-Rock Past

Beyond its dive bars, renovated rowhouses, and liquor stores, Ward 1 has long occupied a distinguished place in D.C.’s punk-rock history. Few people know more about that history than Mark Andersen, who with Mark Jenkins wrote the book about it: Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital. Andersen, also the co-founder [...]

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