Ian MacKaye, a Washington DC native, is among the most influential, interviewed, and critically acclaimed, figures in American punk history. He is known worldwide as a performer and songwriter (Minor Threat, Fugazi, Embrace, The Evens) as well as the co-founder of Dischord Records, a label devoted to DC regional punk music active for almost four decades. He will be joining us to discuss the geography and history of the DC punk/hardcore movement, the role of independent "folk labels" like Dischord, and his career in music. Audience questions will be welcome.
The discussion will be led and moderated by Dr. Tyler Sonnichsen, Lecturer at the University of Tennessee and author of "Capitals of Punk: Paris, DC, and the Circulation of the Urban Underground"
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