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‘They were part of my sinew’: Empire, the British band who changed the 80s without you knowing it
Awkward, unambitious and with only one album, the trio still left a huge mark, influencing the Stone Roses as well as the entire DC hardcore scene. Empire retell their story, while Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto explains their impact

Seth Lorinczi

22, Nov, 2023 @4:00 PM

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$5 gigs, not $10m deals: the story of US punk label Dischord Records
With no contracts and cheap releases from the likes of Fugazi and Minor Threat, Ian MacKaye and comrades rejected booze, drugs and riches to give US punk a conscience. They look back on 40 years of righteous noise

Daniel Dylan Wray

20, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'A 50-storey-tall Iggy Pop!' Alison Mosshart's fantasy festival
The Kills star, who releases a spoken word album this month, imagines a New York festival with speakers on every corner – and a resurrected Jimi Hendrix

Interview by Jenessa Williams

23, Jul, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Coriky: Coriky review – keeping it hardcore
Former members of Minor Threat, Fugazi and the Evens deliver a bracing blast of moral, melodic US punk

Kitty Empire

30, May, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Fugazi sang an anti-rape message to their male audience 30 years ago – what's changed? | Gareth Hutchens
It is the 30th anniversary of the release of their EP which had the song Suggestion

Gareth Hutchens

27, Nov, 2018 @5:55 AM

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Mosh-pit opera: Fugazi's random stage banter set to music
Random drum beats, guitar noodling, rants about gig etiquette: a new opera draws together every live performance by the cult punk band – not the songs, but everything in between

Robert Barry

29, Aug, 2017 @5:46 PM

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9:30 Club: the hardcore venue that hosted the president
The famously stinky Washington DC music den, now 35 years old, was a crucible for the local hardcore scene – and even hosted the Clintons

Melissa Locker

03, Feb, 2016 @5:15 PM

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Positive Force: the film that remembers when punk took on the White House
When Operation Desert Storm was announced in 1991, punk groups took their protest within shouting distance of the Oval Office. Now a new documentary remembers the collective that gave George HW Bush nightmares

Stacey Anderson

21, Aug, 2015 @4:35 PM

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Beats, punks and stunts: the photography of Glen E Friedman
American photographer Glen E Friedman witnessed the births of skateboarding culture, hardcore punk and hip-hop. He talks to Killian Fox about being in the right place at the right time

Killian Fox

29, Nov, 2014 @11:00 PM

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Glen E Friedman's photographs from the births of hip-hop and hardcore punk – in pictures
US photographer Glen E Friedman witnessed the rise of hardcore punk and the golden age of hip-hop. He chooses his favourite shots and tells Killian Fox the stories behind them

Interview by Killian Fox

29, Nov, 2014 @11:00 PM

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From Bad Brains to Cerebral Ballzy: why hardcore will never die
US hardcore reimagined British punk rock in the 1980s and launched a genre that has influenced independent music ever since

Lanre Bakare

20, Nov, 2014 @4:00 PM

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Fugazi to release original demo tape
The ten songs featured on First Demo were recorded 26 years ago, when the band had played only 10 gigs together

Sean Michaels

12, Aug, 2014 @7:18 AM

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