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
If you ask Dennis Lyxzen what he feels his late, great, future-punk band Refused's greatest accomplishment was, he might say something like, "the greatest accomplishment was that we – in Sweden, ’93 to ’97, we toured and toured and toured, and we built a movement in Sweden of bands, of people that are still … Continue reading No Cheap Holiday, These Other People’s Ecstasy: A 2014 Dennis Lyxzen Interview
I interviewed Henry Rollins back in my salad days, and he quite presciently commented, “This is starting to sound like a fanzine interview." Though the interview was for a high-profile newspaper, I opted to take that as a compliment and, years later, emailed him to ask if I could use this interview in my zine. He wrote back … Continue reading Interview with Henry Rollins from 2005
From late 2008... It can be difficult to tell which of David Brockie's stories are true. He'll tell you, for example, that he used to carry liquid LSD around at parties, squirting it into the eyes of strangers. He'll tell you that first-wave D.C. punks like Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins used to beat him … Continue reading Dave Brockie Talks Gwar & Getting Beat in D.C.
The following interview was conducted in the living room at Hole in the Sky in 2011, a few hours before HR, the mercurial frontman of Bad Brains (or as he likes to call them, the Human Rights Big Brains Band), headlined Ain't Scared Fest. Footage from that gig can be seen here. I blew it … Continue reading Interview with HR