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Ian MacKaye
(April 16, 1962 - living) U.S.A.

Ian MacKaye



MacKaye, born in Washington, D.C., has served as bassist for The Teen Idles, lead singer for Minor Threat, Embrace, Egg Hunt, Skewbald, and Pailhead, and guitarist/singer for Fugazi. He is credited with starting the straight edge philosophy and is one of the pioneers of the DIY punk ethic. He formed the Washington, D.C. band Fugazi with Brendan Canty and Joe Lally and Guy Picciotto in 1987.

MacKaye created "Dischord Records", a punk rock label, in 1980 to document the music coming out of the Washington, D.C. punk community. In 1998, Dischord released a film by Jem Cohen called Instrument (1998) which compounds ten years of various Fugazi studio and tour documentary footage.


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