Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Nelson’

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, [...]

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: This Is for Not Taking Me to the Mount Eerie Show! Edition

Good morning! Check back later in the roundup for the heavy stuff. Here's some local music endorsements:

Carolyn Malachi, subject of this week's One Track Mind, isn't the only artist I can think of who combines forward-thinking soul with an apparent love for cyberpunk (or at least sci-fi). I don't know if she's the next Janelle Monae, [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: Minor Threat on eBay, Avatar, Lots of Reggae

Minor Threat Drummer Sells Test Pressing for Nearly $6,000
Oh, That Avatar Review Embargo? It's Off!
Distant Relatives at National Geographic
BREAKING: New Yorker's Tad Friend Names Tad Friend Greatest Author Ever
Rules for Would-Be Interviewers of Lee "Scratch" Perry

Minor Threat Drummer Sells Test Pressing for Nearly $6,000

Early last October, Jeff ­Nelson—co-founder of Dischord Records and drummer for Minor Threat, the mother of all hardcore bands—placed an autographed test pressing of his old band’s 1983 EP, Out of Step, up for sale on eBay. It was part of a long-term effort to whittle his punk rock archives, which Nelson describes as both [...]