Fugazi Go Digital! (Posted By Harry)

Fugazi (Image taken from Dischord.com)

Fugazi (Image taken from Dischord.com)Fugazi Upload 800 gigs

Fugazi have uploaded a staggering 800 gigs online. Here’s a little bit more about the project on BBC News.

“To their fans, Fugazi are considered to be one of the most important and uncompromising bands of the past 30 years, influencing acts such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Strokes and The Killers.

But the group became known as much for their alternative stance towards the music industry as their post-hardcore music – the members of Fugazi have always been dedicated to keeping concert admission fees as low as possible and don’t sell merchandise while touring.

They’ve played over 1000 concerts since forming in Washington DC in 1987, over 800 of which were recorded by their sound engineers. Now, despite being on an indefinite musical hiatus since 2003, the band continues to work together on the Fugazi Live Series archive project.

The goal of the project is to make that huge catalogue of recordings available to download, for a small fee. The BBC caught up with the band’s guitarist and vocalist, Ian MacKaye, to find out why they are making this foray onto the web.”

Produced by Bill McKenna.

Watch the video here.

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