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Ian McKaye Blacklodges Interview

Ian McKaye is known best as founder of Dischord Records,  front man of Minor Threat and Fugazi, and is credited with popularizing the straight edge movement in hardcore.

I saw Fugazi play an amazing show in Auckland in the early 90s.   My main memory is Mr McKaye halting the show when a drunk member of the audience attempted to crowd surf and ended up knocking over the overhead drum microphones mid song.   Rather than punching him in the jaw, he made a clear and calm request to the audience, that they refrain from violence and try to have a good time.   Having made this request, Fugazi struck right back into the song, with seamless precision.

Check out the new Blacklodge interview with Ian McKaye.