As part of the D.C. Punk Archive's one-year anniversary celebrations, on October 25, 2015, renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman appeared at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Alec MacKaye interviewed Friedman. The photographer also took questions from the audience.
Ian MacKaye made a lasting impact at a very young age, and by keeping up the good work in the decades that followed he has inadvertently provided a guiding light for generations of idealists and iconoclasts. Washington region recording wizard Chad Clark once told me that Minor Threat, the band the teen-aged MacKaye fronted in … Continue reading As in the Sky — Interview from 2005
Weeks later I’m still feeling what happened at the Corpse Fortress. I stopped by the house relatively early in the evening with my friend James. People were just starting to show up, so we decided to head into D.C. to a friend’s party. As we left, I started to experience the strange emotional cocktail of … Continue reading The Last Corpse Fortress Show
Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language – so the argument runs – must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows … Continue reading George Orwell: “Politics and the English Language”
His Despotic Majesty Or: He Kicked My Ass Like He Said He Would Midnight PsiMon C. Firefly on Axl, Izzy, Bumblefoot, Guns N' Roses, and Chinese Democracy - written in 2009 Well, I guess Axl wasn't kidding when, on "Use Your Illusion," he said he was in a coma. It's been 17 years since we've … Continue reading Midnight Psi’s review of “Chinese Democracy”
This Tuesday night thrash pizza party started at party o clock 8:30. Spinebuster opened the show to much cajoling and hullabaloo. Spinebuster puts on a fun show. Their act is a heavy pv-tinged metal experience, sandwiched amidst shoutouts and brodowns, which in this case thematically recall life in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA. At first I thought … Continue reading August 2(011) Pizza Party w/Ramming Speed, Barnburner, Locusta, Spinebuster