Ian MacKaye

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    In Defense of Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways Documentary Series

    By Rae Alexandra As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, even more angry voic ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    In Defense of the Juggalos

    There's something to be said for non-conformity. We tend to think of non-conformist types as pioneers, free-thinkers, uninhibited by the expectations and opinions of others and unafraid to stand out in a crowd. We admire their courage and originality, and secretly wish we could be so brave. We've he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Ten Best St. Louis Metal Bands

    It's a good time to be a metal fan in St. Louis. No, not because of the corporate metal shows that roll through Verizon Wireless Amphitheater each summer (although Iron Maiden is welcome here any time), but because of the breadth of local musicians who are forming bands and playing songs right here. ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Missouri Filmmakers Tap Punk Legends Ian Mackaye, Jacob Bannon for Dither: The DIY Sound

    Late last year, Bret Hoy and Sam Geneser set out to cast a lens on Midwestern punk. The duo had few preconceptions, and they found themselves welcomed into an open, diverse community. An initial interview with St. Louis's own Mark Sarich, the curator of the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, opened the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Crucial Mistake Most Bands Are Making With Facebook

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Band Mom is The Man: Five Musicians with Politician Parents

    Sen. Daniel Inouye, who passed this week, was present for some of the 20th Century's pivotal events. Born in Hawaii in 1924, he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a medical volunteer. He enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II; there he lost an arm and still stayed in the service until 194 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Schtick vs. Substance: The Very Uncomfortable Nardwuar Interview with Ian MacKaye

    There's very little middle ground with Nardwuar the Human Serviette. This plaid-clad Canadian DJ, musician and celebrity interviewer has been causing havoc for more than twenty years. His interviewing style is usually to ambush a random musician or celebrity, and begin firing away questions in an ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Six Best Bands Named Black _____

    The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Six Best Lookout! Records Releases

    ​Lookout! Records officially shut down this month, which is not shocking news to anybody familiar with the long-running punk rock label. The company's financial struggles were well known to the public, and since 2006 it has only stayed in business to keep up its back catalog. In honor of the i ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Bomb the Music Industry!

    7 p.m. Friday, August 26. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    The Subhumans/MDC

    8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Music

    June 30, 2010

    Henry Rollins

    8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    August 5, 2009


    8 p.m. Wednesday, August 12. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

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    November 7, 2008
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    September 22, 2008
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    July 30, 2008
  • Music

    July 30, 2008

    Ted Nugent

    8 p.m. Thursday, July 31. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    Kathleen McLaughlin spends some time in O'Fallon, Missouri, and finds a city in turmoil. Unreal uncovers love letters from coworkers to Ray Hartmann in addition to the usual antics. Cupcake connoisseur Ian Froeb tells us about this issue's food-related items on Gut Check. For a band with t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2007

    The Mad Professor

    Kooky rock legend Robyn Hitchcock takes a gander back at his career, and Ian MacKaye takes on new venues.

  • Music

    October 25, 2006

    Swing, Batta, Swing!

    B-Sides gets our groove on to Scott Kay & the Continentals, establishes Joan Jett's badass reputation and gets cozy with Strawfoot's Reverend Uncle Marc

  • Music

    September 6, 2006

    Music Showcase Schedule

    The complete low-down on this year's nominated acts

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    March 15, 2006

    Rahim/Octopus Project

    Tuesday, March 21. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Avenue)

  • Film

    May 4, 2005


    Week of May 4, 2005

  • Music

    October 13, 2004

    Q and Not U

    Wednesday, October 20; Creepy Crawl

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    All the Young Punks

    The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center relieves social constipation, one ear-splitting roar at a time

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2004
  • Music

    May 7, 2003

    Vic Chesnutt with Andrew Bird

    Saturday, May 10; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room

  • Music

    January 16, 2002

    Making Hay

    Haymarket Riot struggles to distinguish itself from the alt-rock darlings of yesteryear -- and may yet succeed

  • Music

    November 14, 2001


    The Argument (Dischord)

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    September 19, 2001

    The Convocation Of....

    Thursday, Sept. 20; Creepy Crawl

  • Music

    February 14, 2001

    The Explosion with Face to Face, Snapcase and H2O

    Tuesday, Feb. 20; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    November 25, 1998

    Long-Distance Runners

    Ian MacKaye of Dischord Records and Fugazi discusses his 18 years as a linchpin of American punk rock