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Ian Jane
12-01-2011, 10:48 AM
From Dischord's Press Release:

Fugazi and Dischord Launch the Fugazi Live Series Online ArchiveFugazi (http://www.dischord.com/band/fugazi) is a band from Washington, DC. Between 1987 and 2003 Ian MacKaye, Joe Lally, Brendan Canty and Guy Picciotto played over 1000 concerts, covering all fifty United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Japan and many points in between. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band's sound engineers, often on high quality recording gear.

The Fugazi Live Series (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series), officially launched on December 1, 2011, is a complete online archive of these concerts. Show pages will feature data from the concerts and (when available) related photos, flyers and MP3 downloads. Visitors will be encouraged to comment on the shows and recordings, and to contribute images and recordings to fill the gaps. The goal is to make the shows available to browse for free or to download for a small fee. Initially the band will release 130 concert downloads (100 new shows plus the 30 shows released on the now out-of-print Fugazi Live Series CDs). Additional downloads, photos, flyers, etc. will be added regularly until the entire archive is available.

In keeping with the band's philosophy of keeping music affordable, the suggested price of a concert download is $5. However, there will also be a sliding scale option where you can set your own price. Additionally, the site offers an All Access (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/fugazi-live-all-access) option that will allow the user to download every show on the site - that would include all 130 presently available downloads as well as all subsequent shows that will be added to the site over time.

Fugazi Live Series (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series) is a wing of the Dischord Records (http://www.dischord.com/) website and utilizes the secure Dischord online store for payment and delivery of the downloads. The site was designed and produced by Dischord's Alec Bourgeois (http://www.alecbourgeois.net/) and was developed by Jerrod Blavos of Rec Center (http://www.reccenter.com/). All shows were mastered by Jerry Busher except the 30 shows initially released on CD, which were mastered by Fugazi. Thanks to Peter Oleksik, Lindsey Hobbs, and Amy Breesman for their expertise and help organizing the Fugazi archive. And a special thanks to the many photographers who have generously shared their work.

Find the Fugazi Live Series at: www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series)
Find Dischord Records at: www.dischord.com (http://www.dischord.com/)

12-01-2011, 03:21 PM
I grabbed the original CD release of one of the shows I saw when they originally became available. The sound quality is good so I'll eventually download the other show I went to once it's available. More bands need to do this.

Mark Tolch
12-01-2011, 04:49 PM
It's cool, and the sound quality of the one i checked out sounded good. I still don't like the band, but awesome for fans.

Dave Starry
12-01-2011, 06:10 PM
Holy crap, there's a recording available from when I saw the band in Spokane way back in May of 1988. I remember that it was pretty sparsely attended -- the band hadn't even released a record yet and most of the people were there because "the singer from Minor Threat was in the band". Another memorable thing that happened was when a few errant skinheads were getting a little rough. Ian tried to get them to calm themselves, but they were too stupid to figure out what was going on. He finally got tired of their shenanigans and invited everyone in the crowd onto the stage except for these bozos. We all packed on up there with the band and watched the hairless ones 'dance' around for a bit by themselves. They eventually realized the joke was on them and left the club in a huff. I'd be interested in going back and listening to this recording to remind myself how it all played out.

Ian Jane
12-01-2011, 06:26 PM
I never got a chance to see them (maybe not so surprisingly they didn't play Niagara Falls!) so I'm interested in checking some of this stuff out. Oddly enough there was a bit about it on the news on NPR this morning, which surprised me.

Ian Jane
01-03-2012, 03:36 PM
These were just added:

05/02/1990 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/memphis-tn-usa-50290) Memphis, TN USA, Antennae Club
08/14/1991 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/winnipeg-mb-canada-81491) Winnipeg, MB Canada, Duncan Arena
05/14/1992 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/manchester-england-51492) Manchester, England, Irish Centre Ardri Hall
05/31/1992 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/barcelona-spain-53192) Barcelona, Spain, Zeleste 2
06/16/1992 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/munich-germany-61692) Munich, Germany, Theaterfabrik
07/25/1992 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/washington-dc-usa-72592) Washington, DC USA, US Capitol Plaza Supreme Court
02/13/1993 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/orlando-fl-usa-21393) Orlando, FL USA, Edge
02/20/1993 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/greensboro-nc-usa-22093) Greensboro, NC USA, Trim Shop
11/20/1994 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/silver-spring-md-usa-112094) Silver Spring, MD USA, Long Branch Community Center
04/03/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/new-york-city-ny-usa-40395) New York City, NY USA, Irving Plaza
04/09/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/burlington-vt-usa-40995) Burlington, VT USA, Memorial Hall
06/20/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/rome-italy-62095) Rome, Italy, Forte Prenestino
07/04/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/hamburg-germany-70495) Hamburg, Germany, Fabrik
07/05/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/nijmegen-netherlands-70595) Nijmegen, Netherlands, Doornroosje
11/08/1995 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/los-angeles-ca-usa-110895) Los Angeles, CA USA, Shrine Auditorium
04/11/1996 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/nashville-tn-usa-41196) Nashville, TN USA, 328 Performance
11/27/1998 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/louisville-ky-usa-112798) Louisville, KY USA, Highland Hall
03/02/1999 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/springfield-or-usa-30299) Springfield, OR USA, McKensie Ballroom
04/27/1999 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/reykjavik-iceland-42799) Reykjavik, Iceland, National Radio Building
01/18/2000 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/fort-lauderdale-fl-usa-11800) Fort Lauderdale, FL, Chili Pepper
09/30/2000 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/umea-sweden-93000) Umea, Sweden, Galaxen
10/08/2000 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/lund-sweden-100800) Lund, Sweden, Mejeriet
10/10/2000 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/helsinki-finland-101000) Helsinki, Finland, Nosturi
04/20/2001 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/indianapolis-in-usa-42001) Indianapolis, IN USA, Knights of Columbus Hall
04/20/2002 (http://www.dischord.com/fugazi_live_series/boston-ma-usa-42002) Boston, MA USA, Mass Art Gymnasium

Ian Jane
08-11-2014, 12:47 PM
From the Dischord site. (http://www.dischord.com/news/580/2014/8/fugazi-first-demo-out-this-winter)

"Later this year, Dischord will release Fugazi’s First Demo.

In January 1988, after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. They tracked 11 songs, ten of which were ultimately dubbed to cassette tape and distributed free at shows, with the band encouraging people to share the recording.

The only song from the session that has been formally released was “In Defense of Humans,” which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire demo including the one song (“Turn Off Your Guns”) that wasn’t included on the original cassette. The record has been mastered by TJ Lipple and will be available on CD and LP+Mp3.

This release will also coincide with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site now includes information and details on all of Fugazi’s 1000+ live performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and the public."

08-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Rad. I grabbed the recordings of the two shows I saw and the audio is solid.

Ian Jane
11-14-2014, 05:27 PM
You can stream the 1st demo recording on soundclound here: