Ian Mackaye

Ian Mackaye Interview on Radio Is Dead

Ian Mackaye

In case you missed it, here is a stream of CKUT’s interview with Ian Mackaye (of Minor Threat, Fugazi, The Evens and proprietor of legandary punk label Dischord Records).


Hear MacKaye talk about how All-Ages, DIY, and Straight-Edge culture aren’t necessarily about alcohol, but are about empowering people (regardless of age) and de-powering industries (such as the alcohol industry) that have co-opted music performance, about the ethics of playing ‘real’ venues, different ways of thinking about accessibility, the difference between “reacting” and “responding”, his own ethics in making music, how Punk is a ‘self-cleaning oven’, how ‘music is lifesaver’, and milk.