Fugazi Brings Live Shows To All

Formed in 1987 & on indefinite hiatus since 2003 Fugazi was and is a band that influenced a generation.  A band born of the punk & hardcore scene of Washington DC they played stop-start song structures reminiscent of reggae and heavy riffs echoing arena & hard rock bands.  The band was/is made up of guitarists and vocalists Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty.

Fugazi was a stretch from most punk but they managed to keep an element of their punk rock roots in their music as it evolved and grew.  Most live shows were $5 and all of them to my knowledge were all ages.  They also kept the cost of records, tapes & CD's much lower than the mainstream and even most independent labels.  This was a testament to the bands DIY ethic and commitment to their fans.  This was a band that had no interest in being the next big thing but wanted to play interesting music.  They did just that and are a real underground band with one hell of a cult following.

From 1987 through 2003 the band played over 1000 concerts in all 50 states and worldwide.  What many people may not realize is that over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band's sound engineers.  Dischord Records, the label founded by MacKaye in 1980, launched the Fugazi Live Series.  This is an online archive of live recordings from the band's collection, to be released in installments. In true Fugazi form you can download each show for $5 each, or set your own price if you can afford it or choose to.

If you have not heard of Fugazi or have not head or seen them live check them out:

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