Posts Tagged ‘Marginal Man’

Erica Bruce’s Top 10 Concerts of 2011, in Photos

Wild Flag @ Black Cat
We covered a lot of music in pictures this year, but some truly stood out.

Photos: Marginal Man @ Black Cat

Marginal Man, one of the early bands on Dischord Records, played a one-off reunion show to a packed Black Cat on Saturday night. "When [Government Issue] did their reunion show back in December, [Marginal Man drummer] Mike Manos and I sat in on a couple of Marginal Man songs with Set to Explode, who opened [...]

Are We in a Hardcore Moment?

In his cover story for this week's Washington City Paper, Mike Paarlberg thinks hard about reunion culture, and how it's trickled down to include a pretty astonishing number of reunion shows by old-school D.C. hardcore bands—several of whom have been able to pack venues like the Black Cat in recent years. For a lot of bands, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Hardcore Reunions, Fringe Prices, Meredith Bragg

Mike Paarlberg is on the cover this week with an essay grappling with the golden of punk and hardcore reunions—a phenomenon that's hit D.C. hard in the last few years. Chris Klimek leads the arts section with a look at the debate among artists and patrons over higher ticket prices at Capital Fringe. Joe Warminsky [...]

Marginal Man Plans Live Reunion

According to Dischord's website, early hardcore heroes Marginal Man are bringing their two-guitar attack back to D.C. this summer for the first time since their a reunion show in 1995. The entire original five-piece lineup is playing at The Black Cat on August 20. Between '83 and '88, the band toured nationally and put out [...]

Death of Robert Byrd Increases Dischord’s Congressional Cachet?

Interesting tidbit from the blog of Sam McPheeters, former frontman of Born Against: With the death of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii is now the president pro tempore. This potentially has consequences—punk-rock consequences! McPheeters writes:
This means that the father of a Dischord Records artist (Kenny Inouye, Marginal Man) is now third in [...]