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Punk Rock Trivia: MacKaye Family Affair

Every once in a while the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene like to unleash some punk rock trivia to enlighten and enhance the minds of you, the readers. This one is mostly for the younger crowd, as readers who were old enough to experience the hey-day of 80’s DC hardcore probably already know this, but just in case you didn’t here’s today’s dose of punk rock trivia!

Anyone remotely interested in punk rock should be familiar with the album cover for Minor Threat‘s self titled EP (also used for the band’s “First Two 7-Inches on a 12-Inch” and “Complete Discography” compilations), but did you know that the hairless punk sitting there with his head in his arms is not lead singer Ian MacKaye but instead it’s his younger brother Alec?

That’s right, Alec MacKaye is the one featured in the iconic hardcore image. Alec is best known for his time spent as the vocalist for DC hardcore bands Untouchables, whose song “Nic Fit” was covered by post-punk band Sonic Youth, and The Faith. Both bands released material on Ian’s Dischord Records.

It should be noted that Alec’s hands are also known for their appearance on the Teen Idles (Ian’s band prior to Minor Threat) EP, “Minor Disturbance“. No word on whether or not Alec is also posing in the trees on the cover to Fugazi’s “In on the Kill Taker”.



Live Video: Minor Threat’s live performance in L.A. from 1983

So, you never saw Minor Threat in concert back in the 80’s or you weren’t even born yet when they existed, right? Well, you are in luck because our friends over at Idioteq.com just shared an archived live clip of their entire performance in Los Angeles, California, which took place sometime back in 1983. Click here to check it out.

Minor Threat released their first and only full-length studio album Out of Step (see the cover on the left) in 1983 and split up later that year.



Lungfish to release 10-track album “A.C.R. 1999” next month

Lungfish seem to have ended their six-year hiatus as they are releasing a new album on May 14th called A.C.R. 1999 on their longtime home Dischord Records. A free MP3 download will also be included.

The songs on A.C.R. 1999 were recorded and mixed by Craig Bowen at Baltimore’s A.C.R. Studios. They are apparently earlier versions/outtakes of tracks that they recorded during the sessions of 2000’s Necrophones. Four out of ten of the songs never appeared on that album. You can view the whole track listing here.

Lungfish released their last studio album Feral Hymns in 2005 before going on hiatus in the following year.



Ian Mackaye, Henry Rollins and Dave Grohl to be featured in upcoming DC punk documentary

Writer/director Scott Crawford and director of photography Jim Saah are roughly halfway through production for Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution, a documentary on the 1980s Washington, DC punk scene expected out in 2013. Among those to be featured in the film are Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens) Henry Rollins (Black Flag) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Scream.) Here’s the film’s description, from the official Facebook page:

“‘Salad Days: The HarDCore Punk Revolution’ will be the most comprehensive, honest and insightful look at the DC punk scene from the early 1980s to the decade’s end. The film will include exclusive archival photographs, concert footage and interviews with dozens of bands, artists, label owners, zine publishers and others who helped mold and nurture DC’s underground community during this inspired decade of music.”

Several other updates, including screenshots from the film, are available here.



Update: Dozens more Fugazi live show downloads up for grabs

As we told you a month ago, legendary post-harDCore band Fugazi have opened up the vaults, releasing downloads of many of their live performances. The first batch of 130 shows came out in December, and due to the overwhelmingly positive response, twenty-five more shows were uploaded this week.

This month’s releases span 1990 to 2002, and include shows from 10 different countries. They are all available for a small fee, and the goal is to have enough of a response that they end up releasing more than 800 shows by the end of the project. Click here to get in on their (as always) DIY effort.

Fugazi’s last album was 2001’s “The Argument,” released on Dischord Records (naturally).



Ian MacKaye talks about releasing Fugazi live shows as downloads

Earlier today, Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye was interviewed by WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, where he discusses the semi-defunct band’s decision to release their live shows as downloads, which surfaced last month. You can listen to a recording of the broadcast here.

Last month Fugazi officially launched a website to distribute tracks of their 800 live shows, with the first batch of 130 going up today. For the band, the goal of this project is to make each of these recordings available to download for a small fee. You can support their DIY effort here.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Fugazi live show downloads are up for grabs

Can anybody here the word Fugazi without beginning to silently hum the bass line to “Waiting Room”? That’s what I’m doing as I write this post anyway.

The semi-defunct punk band Fugazi have officially launched a website to distribute tracks of their 800 live shows, with the first batch of 130 going up today. For the band, the goal of this project is to make each of these recordings available to download for a small fee. You can support their DIY effort here.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Fugazi to release archived live tracks online

According to NY Times, semi-defunct punk band Fugazi will be releasing tracks of their 800 live shows online, with the first batch of 130 going up next Thursday, December 1st. Vocalist/guitarist Ian MacKaye explained:

“I’d say it was for posterity, but to what end, we had no idea. As with a lot of collections, once we had a couple hundred tapes, we just continued to amass them. Why stop? We’d already gotten this far.”

In addition to the recordings, fliers, tickets and photographs, meticulously collected and cataloged will be included. The band is encouraging fans to submit additional ephemera and to help fill in gaps of unrecorded shows.

Although Fugazi have never officially disbanded, they have been on an indefinite hiatus since the 2001 release of their most recent studio album The Argument.



Larry & His Flask, Lionize cancel remainder of co-headlining tour

Bluegrass-punk pioneers Larry & His Flask have been forced to cancel the remainder of their co-headlining tour with Maryland reggae-rockers Lionize due to a family member’s illness. To read the band’s statement, click here.

The tour began at the end of September and was scheduled to run coast-to-coast into November.

BAND STATEMENT:

“We regretfully need to inform everyone that we cannot go any further into our fall tour with Lionize.  A very close family member has taken ill back home in Oregon.  We carried on as long as we could out here, knowing how much our family needs us back home, and decided today to head back west.  We want to thank each and every person who made it out to a show already, and each and everyone of you who was planing on coming to one.  You are the best fans we could ever ask for, and we will make it up to you all.  At this time, the very end of the tour (Kelowna, Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland) are still on as planned.  Our tour mates Lionize, are a great band, great friends, and we were privileged to share the stage with them each night the last few weeks.  We will have some more exciting and positive news for you all shortly, and we will bring the party back real soon.  As always, FUCK CANCER.”



Office of Future Plans debut “Salamander” from upcoming self titled album

Office of Future Plans, a project fronted by former Jawbox, Burning Airlines and Channels frontman J. Robbins, are streaming the first track, “Salamander”, from their impending self titled album. You can check it out here.

“Office of Future Plans” drops November 21st via Dischord Records.



Office Of Future Plans to release self-titled debut album next month, announce tour dates

Office Of Future Plans, a project fronted by former Jawbox, Burning Airlines and Channels frontman J. Robbins, have announced that they will be releasing their eponymous debut full-length on November 21st through Dischord Records. You can click here to see the track listing.

In order to promote the record, the band also has a handful of northeast shows coming up, which can also be seen here.