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  Salon.com People | Ian MacKaye
MacKaye soon cut the apron strings and pursued full-time work as co-owner of Dischord Records and as a member of many legendary D.C. bands, including Teen Idles, Minor Threat, Embrace and Fugazi.
No one imagined that the then 18-year-old MacKaye and his Teen Idles band mates were launching a company, let alone one that would command the respect of critics and punks alike two decades later.
MacKaye has been criticized for being the quintessential punk rock "no" man. Most critics of this mind-set hang their hats on the blunt, anti-substance-abuse lyrics he penned as a teenage frontman for Minor Threat.
archive.salon.com /people/conv/2001/01/08/mackaye   (844 words)

  
  punkrockacademy.com - Interviews > Ian MacKaye
Ian: It's almost indecipherable to me. I wouldn't be able to explain to you because I've been involved with it for so long.
Ian: For me, what was good about punk rock and what continues to be good about punk rock was that the music was a currency that a lot of people exchanged, and those people were able to be exposed to radically different ideas about, obviously, music, but also about philosophy, lifestyles, sexuality, theology, everything.
Ian: In the beginning, people didn't have much to work with as a history so they were kind of making it up as they went along.
www.punkrockacademy.com /stm/int/im.html   (1606 words)

  
  Article :: Ian Mackaye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ian MacKaye occupies a unique niche in the music world, as he is as much of an icon as a person, and his music is as much of an idea as a sound.
MacKaye’s other, perhaps darker influence on underground culture was his unintentional coining and spearheading of the straightedge lifestyle, which popularized the shunning of substance abuse and promiscuous sex in the mid-1980s.
While MacKaye was simply operating upon his ideals, one has to wonder if he should have seen straightedge extremism rearing its head as he continued to preach his ideals.
www.yale.edu /gunslinger/articles/feb06/mackaye.html   (590 words)

  
 Washingtonpost.com: Live Online
MacKaye, Jeff Nelson and everyone else at dischord records a big round of applause and a big bucket of props for keeping it going for 202 years, for releasing the 3 CD set "20 years of Dischord" and for being such swell folks.
Ian MacKaye: the fact that we have remained close friends for so many years, and that we have been able to navigate the many twists and turns that life has presented.
Ian MacKaye: we're trying to make it back to the west coast at some point in the near future, but now that we have young children in the mix it's just taking us much longer to arrange tours.
discuss.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/zforum/02/r_style_brace100402.htm   (2595 words)

  
 Downhill Battle - Ian MacKaye Interview (Fugazi)
Ian MacKaye is a giant, whether he likes it or not.
Ian MacKaye is the biggest rock star that you might not have heard of.
Everything Ian does flows from his values and it wouldn't occur to him to compromise them, to a degree that almost seems to exceed human nature.
www.downhillbattle.org /interviews/ian_mackaye.php   (2835 words)

  
 VH1.com : Ian MacKaye : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Although MacKaye was an avid fan of hard rock music (Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, etc.), it wasn't until he discovered punk rock that he finally decided that he wanted to give music a try himself.
With MacKaye switching to vocals, Minor Threat is often credited with spearheading the hardcore movement of the '80s -- but like their previous band, Minor Threat was only together for a short period of time.
After their split, MacKaye took some time off from playing in a band to concentrate on running Dischord, but by 1987, he was ready to launch another group, and this one would remain together for far longer than any of his previous outfits.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/mackaye_ian/bio.jhtml   (642 words)

  
 Cokemachineglow.com : Interview: Ian MacKaye
MacKaye helped to produce both of these albums, and the label’s next major release will most likely be MacKaye’s own debut album with the Evens, a project he has undertaken with his long-time girlfriend.
MacKaye: Washington had an underground punk/new wave scene, but it was largely people that were looking to New York or London for fashion sense.
MacKaye: I don’t mind it, doesn’t bother me. I like people to support the label, but as a musician, when I write a song I want it to be heard.
www.cokemachineglow.com /feature/interview/mackaye.html   (3420 words)

  
 The Evens - Ian MacKaye
Ian MacKaye – it’s a name recognised widely amongst music scenes: punk, hardcore, indie, rock; it’s a name recognised for quietly revolutionising music.
Ian MacKaye isn’t someone that lets up and musically once again Ian is creeping up on us with a different sound, a different band, a debut record; but with the same outspoken manner we’ve grown accustomed to.
Ian Mackaye is one of those overtly passionate people; in his vigour he often struggles to form sentences, hap-hazardly chopping his words and almost shouting down the phone with enthusiasm.
www.xsisterhoodx.com /content/view/860/186   (1248 words)

  
 StarPolish Current Issues: Intelligent Dialogue From Music Industry Professionals and Artists
Few contemporary artists command more respect than Ian MacKaye and Mike Watt, who are among the founding fathers of the hardcore music community and the Do-It-Yourself ethic it fostered.
MacKaye emerged as a leading figure in the Washington, D.C.-area hardcore punk scene in the early 1980s, first in the band Teen Idles, then later with the legendary Minor Threat.
MacKaye's follow-up to Minor Threat was Embrace and then Fugazi, a still-extant band which releases its albums through Dischord.
www.starpolish.com /news/interviews/MacKayeWatt/index.asp   (1540 words)

  
 Barrelhouse Interview: Barrelhousing with Ian MacKaye
Ian MacKaye has been one of the most respected figures in American underground music for over twenty five years.
Unlike hoards of famous musicians who give lip service to pet social issues while raking in cash from their latest million seller, MacKaye has consistently put his time and money where his mouth is, playing countless benefits for causes he supports and refusing to charge more than five dollars for performances.
In talking with Barrelhouse, MacKaye spoke about topics ranging from his earliest musical influences to what the word punk means to him after making music for two and half decades.
webdelsol.com /BarrelHouse/ianmackaye.html   (7010 words)

  
 Obscure Sound - Indie Music Blog » Ian MacKaye and The Evens
Ian MacKaye’s major influence on hardcore punk is often overlooked, with his label (Dischord Records) being one of the longest running punk labels during their ongoing twenty-six years.
MacKaye’s ability to create strong lyrically expressive songs is evidenced throughout his entire career, especially his song ‘Straight Edge‘ from one of his earlier bands (Minor Threat), which literally defined the movement with the same name.
Actually, MacKaye never acknowledged the song as the start to a supposed movement, he just considered it a normal ode.
obscuresound.com /?p=363   (433 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye | The A.V. Club
Of the members of punk rock's second generation—Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, etc.—Ian MacKaye has had the greatest influence on music and commerce: The DIY ethos he and his peers established in early-'80s Washington D.C. affected the genre as profoundly as his music.
In the late '80s, MacKaye formed Fugazi, which became one of the most important bands of the era, and easily the most influential post-punk group of its generation, before going on hiatus in 2002.
Ian MacKaye: Part of what was going on for us was that, with the first record, every studio ultimately, a repetition is developed.
www.avclub.com /content/node/58720   (1220 words)

  
 Gothamist: Interview with Ian MacKaye
Despite Fugazi's "indefinite hiatus", Ian MacKaye has been as busy as ever; in addition to recording a new album for his current group, The Evens, he’s been producing albums for other D.C. bands, touring, doing Q&As, managing the Dischord label and, as always, personally responding to all his mail.
MACKAYE: I didn’t see that article but the analogy I use a lot is that if you’re making clothes, if words or songs or lyrics are clothes, then really direct ideas become uniforms that anybody can put on.
MACKAYE: When you hear feedback essentially what’s happening is that you say something into a mic that comes out of a speaker and back into the mic, and then that comes back through and comes out and every time it comes through it speeds up, and this happens in the blink of an eye.
www.gothamist.com /archives/2006/11/06/interview_with.php   (3353 words)

  
 Pitchfork: News - May 7, 2007
MacKaye and Canfora met when Fugazi played a May 4 Center benefit back in the 1990s, according to a representative from Dischord.
While "Ian MacKaye: Forensic Audio Expert" has a slightly cooler ring to it than "Ian MacKaye: Dude with Audio Equipment", we're thrilled all the same that Mr.
MacKaye is lending his talents to yet another worthy enterprise.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /page/news/2007/5/7   (3747 words)

  
 Billboard.com - Biography - Ian MacKaye
Although MacKaye was an avid fan of hard rock music (Led Zeppelin, Ted Nugent, etc.), it wasn't until he discovered punk rock that he finally decided that he wanted to give music a try himself.
With MacKaye switching to vocals, Minor Threat is often credited with spearheading the hardcore movement of the '80s -- but like their previous band, Minor Threat was only together for a short period of time.
After their split, MacKaye took some time off from playing in a band to concentrate on running Dischord, but by 1987, he was ready to launch another group, and this one would remain together for far longer than any of his previous outfits.
www.billboard.com /bbcom/bio/index.jsp?&pid=151722   (697 words)

  
 The Tartan Online : Ian MacKaye does the unexpected with The Evens
MacKaye’s commentary was continuous throughout the set: “Stay engaged, and stay involved,” MacKaye later cautioned.
And as the couple swayed through the tune, you couldn’t help but smile, knowing that as far as MacKaye has come, he’s still having a great time, and still playing with the same passion and intensity that he had 25 years ago, even if it is through whistling and on-key singing.
Whether you’re an Ian MacKaye fanatic or not, The Evens are definitely a deviation from his other musical projects.
thetartan.org /2006/10/9/pillbox/concert   (616 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye | The Onion - America's Finest News Source   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of the members of punk rock's second generation—Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, etc.—Ian MacKaye has had the greatest influence on music and commerce: The DIY ethos he and his peers established in early-'80s Washington D.C. affected the genre as profoundly as his music.
In the late '80s, MacKaye formed Fugazi, which became one of the most important bands of the era, and easily the most influential post-punk group of its generation, before going on hiatus in 2002.
Ian MacKaye: Part of what was going on for us was that, with the first record, every studio ultimately, a repetition is developed.
www.theonion.com /content/node/58720   (1008 words)

  
 The Evens: Ian MacKaye's Post-Punk Passion (washingtonpost.com)
In the Evens, with drummer Amy Farina (another veteran of the Washington scene and a former member of the Warmers), MacKaye is entering vastly different territory, creating an introspective work that is as stripped-down, subtle and quiet as his previous efforts were fierce, brazen and unforgiving.
These new songs are bare-bones and intimate: MacKaye on electric baritone guitar and Farina on drums.
MacKaye introduces the song "All These Governors," saying, "Generally, I don't speak ill of the dead.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A18728-2005Mar8.html   (464 words)

  
 Quad City Musicians News- Ian MacKaye
MacKaye is interviewed on his home turf, the campus of Georgetown University.
It was here 25 years ago where he skateboarded down the cement walkways with his teenage friends, including a young Henry Rollins, while blasting Ted Nugent on a portable tape recorder.
MacKaye is an affable and articulate man, but he rarely does interviews.
findusat309.com /articles/Ian_MacKaye_03.html   (1388 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye of Fugazi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ian MacKaye leaves a very friendly message on his answering machine.
It took a trip to DC and three weeks of phone tag, but we were finally able to take a couple minutes back in July to discuss Fugazi's hiatus, the effectiveness of protesting, bad interviewers and MacKaye’s love of performing.
Ian MacKaye: Brendan, our drummer, and his wife had their third kid in April.
www.nadamucho.com /features/interviews/ian_mackaye_of_fugazi.html   (2087 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ian’s shirt was completely soaked with sweat by the end of the show, and the only time they paused was to talk about the WTO protests in Seattle, and to throw out some asshole who punched somebody.
Ian brings this creativity and intensity to everything he does, from the early eighties hardcore band Minor Threat, to his DC indie label Dischord, to Fugazi.
This interview really doesn’t do his work justice, what you really need to do is go out and buy pretty much any CD on Dischord, particularly the Fugazi and Minor Threat stuff.
www.angelfire.com /pa/antisocialzine/ian.html   (766 words)

  
 Metroactive Music | Ian MacKaye
It's not hard to see how Ian MacKaye went on from scooping ice cream to become the conscience of hardcore punk rock.
MacKaye's response to a question about the Evens' sound is typically atypical.
More important than describing the music, says MacKaye, is his and Farina's common intention: to create music that can transcend the rock club environment.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/02.09.05/mackaye-0506.html   (762 words)

  
 Satya June/July 06: Interview with Ian MacKaye
Ian MacKaye sang about real stuff, like politics, consumerism and nonconformity, and how it all relates to the individual: “Never mind what’s been selling, it’s what you’re buying and receiving undefiled” (from Repeater’s “Blueprint”).
Clearly, with Fugazi and Ian MacKaye, more than just punk music was happening, there was a principled philosophy at work.
At 44 years of age, he remains a steadfast example of uncorrupt principles, and with his music, record label and politics, continues to strike his own path and transform the world around him—especially with youth.
www.satyamag.com /jun06/mackaye.html   (2631 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye's bakery - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
In an old interview with Salon, Ian MacKaye, Fugazi frontman and co-owner of Dischord Records, talked about running his label like a bakery.
Ian (and the band) _never_ had a problem with people jumping up and down in appreciation but had a _big_ problem with people hurting other people under the guise of free expression.
MacKaye’s been a hero for me for a long time, and is a real touchstone of the DIY/Punk scene for a lot of other people too.
www.37signals.com /svn/archives2/ian_mackayes_bakery.php   (1519 words)

  
 Ian MacKaye's bakery - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
In an old interview with Salon, Ian MacKaye, Fugazi frontman and co-owner of Dischord Records, talked about running his label like a bakery.
Ian (and the band) _never_ had a problem with people jumping up and down in appreciation but had a _big_ problem with people hurting other people under the guise of free expression.
MacKaye’s been a hero for me for a long time, and is a real touchstone of the DIY/Punk scene for a lot of other people too.
37signals.com /svn/archives2/ian_mackayes_bakery.php   (1486 words)

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