Ian MacKaye

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Henry Rollins: At What Cost Do People Live in Yuma?

    [Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on our sister blog West Coast Sound every Thursday.] By Henry Rollins Since the first time I saw photos of desert-dwelling people in National Geographic as a boy, I have been fascinated by people who choose to live in hot-as- ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    The International Swingers: "The First Punk Bands . . . Were Just Bands"

    Four punk legends walked into a bar. That's not the setup to some lame knee-slapper, but rather a precise description of what transpired Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix. The bar in question is renowned English pub the George and Dragon, and the aforementioned punk icons are exponentially more famo ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

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    October 11, 2012
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    August 31, 2012

    10 Songs About Living Straight Edge

    As August comes to a close, I had the challenge of picking a fifth and final topic for drug month. There were plenty of options--alcohol, tobacco, Quaaludes, club drugs, bath salts, and so on, but I decided to go in a different direction this week. How about anti-drug songs? They're harder to come b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    No, Seriously: Chumbawamba Have A Storied Anarchist Past

    Last week Chumbawamba, the nonsensically named band responsible for the ubiquitous nonsensically named hit "Tubthumping," announced it was calling it quits after 30 years. The news item drew reactions ranging from "Oh yeah, that 'I get knocked down' '90's band?" to "They were still around?" and also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Fugazi: Five "Waiting Room" Listening Essentials

    What do Fugazi and The Grateful Dead have in common? The similarities go beyond diehard fans and a few experimental instrumental tracks. These Washington, D.C. post-hardcore juggernauts have joined the ranks of live-oriented acts like The Grateful Dead and Phish by sharing an archive of over 800 li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Mesa Community College Beefs Up Music Biz Program: You Can Now Learn To Be Puff Daddy or Ian MacKaye

    ​Ever wanted to learn a ton of shit about the music biz without going to Brooklyn to get P. Diddy a cookie or riding in a van with Ian MacKaye as he talks about not eating animals or drinking beer? Mesa Community College has you covered.MCC has been beefing up it's Music Business program for a cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    August 4 In Blogs: Salvador Reza, SMoCA, Adam Carolla, Tracy DeWitt, and John McCain

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    WWE's CM Punk Talks Straight Edge, Hardcore Kids, Favorite Bands, and More

    Courtesy of World Wrestling EntertainmentWWE superstar and straight edge icon CM Punk​"I'm harder than any alcohol you can drink. I'm straighter than any line you can snort up your nose. And I certainly can hurt you a lot faster than any pill you can put on your tongue." CM Punk is one discipline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Henry Rollins' 8 Most Memorable Quips Last Night at Marquee Theatre

    ​I'd never given much credence to the occasional rumors that Henry Rollins is gay. Until last night, that is. Probably right around the moment he uttered the following during his spoken word appearance at the Marquee Theatre: "What am I doing? I'm getting turned on by a guy? I'm not being a good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Nothington at the Phix: A private performance

    by Frances Michelle Lopez​        I don't think I have ever paid $10 to see a punk band before. Growing up, I was raised with that $5 or no one turned away sort of punk rock mentality, the kind of ideal that hardcore forefathers like Ian MacKaye had deeply i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Smackdown on Jefferson

    Grappling groupies stave off March madness with WWE appetizer

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Another Brick in the Waltz

    Happy un-birthday from the polkacore boys

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Eastern Youth

    Emo of the rising sun

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    July 21, 2005

    Short Story

    Original warped van tour

  • Music

    June 23, 2005


    The next Coldwho?

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Various Artists

    Burn to Shine
    (Trixie DVD)

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    Lost at Scene

    After spearheading the post-punk revival, GoGoGo Airheart is still on its own island

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Scenes From Nowhere

    A Coachella diary from that other desert to the left

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    You don't like us, you really don't like us

    Readers say they're disappointed, appalled and extremely upset. At least they cared enough to write.

  • Music

    December 20, 2001


    The Argument (Dischord)

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Pop Music

    Jimmy Eat World's new release is a pop meisterwork. But will their fans like it?

  • Music

    May 31, 2001

    We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

    Daniel Sinker, editor (Akashic Books, $16.95)

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Modern Day Calvinism

    A new documentary recounts how a small band of insurgents led by musician and K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk-rock revolution

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Emo-tional Rescue

    New releases help to sharpen the definition of indie rock's most controversial subgenre

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    April 30, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    November 28, 1996

    Onward, Vegan Soldiers

    As the newly appointed spokesband for straight-edge punk, Earth Crisis takes its militant, ecoalarmist message from the streets to the airwaves (and back again)

  • Music

    August 22, 1996

    White Punks on Hope

    What's punk rock without the beer and nihilism? Better, according to members of the Valley's "straight edge" punk scene.

  • Music

    January 11, 1996

    The Real MacKaye

    Talking punk, new and old, with one of its primary architects