As in the Sky — Interview from 2005

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

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Scenes from the Scene: Photos of Day After Day D.C. Fest 2013

Coke Bust, Intent Nov. 3 at Charm City Arts Space

Normal people can’t handle a band like Coke Bust: The music’s too extreme for the vast majority. You have to be a freak to enjoy something like that. A fan of the band, I went to see Coke Bust play Baltimore’s Charm City Arts Space on November 3, and based on what I saw, the … Continue reading Coke Bust, Intent Nov. 3 at Charm City Arts Space

Hardcore Heavyweights: Supreme Commander vs. Nervous Impulse

Whose album was the best DCHC release of 2012? I'm glad you asked, because today two titans of the hardcore and punk rock communities are squaring off to answer that question. Let’s meet the competitors. Weighing in at 10 tracks, with a length of 20 minutes and 53 seconds, is Supreme Commander's album “Paper Tigers.” Weighing … Continue reading Hardcore Heavyweights: Supreme Commander vs. Nervous Impulse

Dave Homeowner Reviews Ras Hall, BSR, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator

Basic Skills Review, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator Ras Hall, Feb. 19, 2012 For the win and for the record: Fuck the world, I love a Sunday matinee. This show was sort of a tester for the semi-regular Sunday matinees happening at the new venue Ras Hall on Georgia Avenue, … Continue reading Dave Homeowner Reviews Ras Hall, BSR, Supreme Commander, Killer of Sheep, JJ & the Bandits, and Cultivator

Interview with Henry Rollins from 2005

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

Dave Homeowner reviews the last Corpse Fortress show

No music had started yet and the sun was still bright when I rolled up to the Corpse Fortress, but there were already quite a few people there, as is the case when any truly great venue is having its last hurrah – everybody wants to be on the scene. I ran into people I … Continue reading Dave Homeowner reviews the last Corpse Fortress show