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Washington DC, United States (1987 – 2002)

Fugazi is a band formed in Washington, DC. Fronted by ex-Minor Threat vocalist Ian MacKaye and ex-Rites of Spring vocalist Guy Picciotto, both on vocals and guitar, Fugazi also consists of Joe Lally on bass and Brendan Canty on drums. Since its inception, Fugazi has been self-managed and have released almost all their material through Dischord Records, an independent label founded by MacKaye and partner Jeff Nelson in 1980. The band maintained a policy of affordable access to their work through low record and ticket prices and all-ages concerts.

Says AMG All Music Guide, “Along with their stridently underground ethics — which were more out of pragmatism and modesty than anything else — they gained an extremely loyal and numerous global following. To many, Fugazi meant as much to them as Bob Dylan did to their parents.”

They played their first show in the fall of 1987 and since then released 7 albums and toured the world extensively covering all 50 United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between.

In addition to their recorded output Fugazi released a documentary film/video called “Instrument” in collaboration with independent filmmaker, Jem Cohen. The feature length video offers a documentary overview of the the band’s career with footage shot in a variety of formats over the last 10 years combining concert, tour and studio material backed with a musical soundtrack by the band unique to the movie.

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  • A_Vain_Attempt

    This is real post-hardcore. Far too many screamo and metalcore bands are incorrectly labelled as such. [5]

    16 Apr 5:46pm Reply
  • MarineGreatVV

    This is real post-hardcore. Far too many screamo and metalcore bands are incorrectly labelled as such. [4]

    10 Apr 9:54am Reply
  • Flashkaboom

    Fugazi dub tracks though

    6 Apr 5:45pm Reply
  • warforever

    This is real post-hardcore. Far too many screamo and metalcore bands are incorrectly labelled as such. [3]

    5 Apr 3:20am Reply
  • MALMUNDO

    emo hooligans

    4 Apr 12:06am Reply
  • MaurizioMinazzi

    This is real post-hardcore. Far too many screamo and metalcore bands are incorrectly labelled as such. [2]

    3 Apr 3:31pm Reply
  • huoh

    it's fairydust

    3 Apr 11:14am Reply
  • Harvey_Candyass

    it's a wazi it's a woozie

    29 Mar 6:49pm Reply
  • helvettt

    Imagine if they started playing shows again.

    26 Mar 4:45am Reply
  • robotpwnsyou

    listening to these chaps for the first time in a while and they sound just as powerful as they always have

    21 Mar 5:37pm Reply
  • dolphins3416

    I can't stop listening to I'm so tired. This song is amazing!

    20 Mar 3:21am Reply
  • WaitingForMetal

    http://nihilistgod.bandcamp.com/

    4 Mar 4:55pm Reply
  • VKFail

    Reformreformreformreformreformreformreformreformreform!

    4 Mar 3:50pm Reply
  • Razielek

    "Brendan #1" from "Repeater" (magnificent album btw) even harkens back to post-punk - sounds very Joy Division to me.

    2 Mar 8:59pm Reply
  • ngk44

    Of course, they aren't JUST post-hardcore. There's also a lot of funk, art rock, noise, indie and alt. rock present in their sound.

    27 Feb 3:50am Reply
  • ngk44

    This is real post-hardcore. Far too many screamo and metalcore bands are incorrectly labelled as such.

    27 Feb 3:46am Reply
  • simtz

    every once in a while one needs to remind himself that this is the greatest band of all time

    26 Feb 11:02pm Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    this IS post-hardcore...

    26 Feb 3:00am Reply
  • Razielek

    yes, obviously

    24 Feb 9:10pm Reply
  • Oblikun

    post-hardcore? srsly guys?

    20 Feb 10:21am Reply
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