Posts Tagged ‘Minor Threat’

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 [...]

Yes, HBO Played a Minor Threat Song on Entourage

Punk forums and Twitter went aflutter Sunday night when the Minor Threat song "Minor Threat" was played on HBO's Entourage. Given that big companies have a history of using Dischord stuff without permission, some assumed it went down like the Great Nike Copyright Infringement of 2005, or the Forever 21 T-shirt, or the Fox assholery [...]

Fort Reno’s Oral History: Go-go Ban(ds)

For this week's issue, I reported a lengthy oral history of the annual concert series at Fort Reno in Tenleytown. This summer's shows conclude tonight with sets from The Evens and Laughing Man.
For years, Fort Reno regulars have circulated rumors of a ban against go-go (and even hip-hop) at Fort Reno. Certainly, no one seems to [...]

Don’t Get Nostalgic: Mark Andersen on the 30th Anniversary of the Wilson Center

Would you believe a 30th anniversary concert organized by D.C.’s punk historian in the world’s most historically self-obsessed rock scene is not about nostalgia? That’s what Mark Andersen of Positive Force wants you to believe. In an interview with Arts Desk, he discussed the legacy of the Wilson Center, D.C.’s longtime punk institution, and the future [...]

Mouthbreathers’ Minor Threat Tribute: HarDCore, With 100 Percent More Bong

On Monday, Brooklyn indie site Impose Magazine wrote up a little piece about a new band from Lawrence, Kan., that evokes the brightest days of the D.C. hardcore scene. "Anxiety," a fuzz-filled jam by newbie quartet Mouthbreathers, is actually a little more reminiscent of the early '80s West Coast hardcore sound, but the cover art [...]

Indie Goes Punk (Again)

As you're well aware by now, the nostalgia-fueled dance-pop orgy that brought MGMT to such great heights is waning. The bands that sold their guitars to buy turntables are now selling their turntables to buy guitars. With the renewed appreciation of badass rock 'n' roll, naturally comes a rediscovery of Michael Azerrad's punk-rock bible, Our [...]

Free American Hardcore mp3s Include Rare D.C. Tracks

When American Hardcore: A Tribal History was first published in 2001, it was the definitive written statement of an era. Putting a focus on the guys that were there—shaved heads, rioting and all—Stephen Blush's book put the movement in the pioneering context it deserves, pouring all the attitude and sneer of Henry Rollins and Glenn [...]

Download: Kokayi’s “RoxTar”

The last time we heard from Kokayi, he and fellow D.C. natives Tabi Bonney and Alison Carney had written, recorded, and performed "Higher Stars" in one day. This time, Kokayi goes at it alone on "RoxTar," a genre-blending, mind-splitting, pop-rock fusion that pays homage to his favorite rock bands, and dispels any myth that black [...]