While the music press heaps praises upon pop bands masquerading as punkers like Green Day and the Offspring, the honest-to-goodness punk folks are getting harder and harder to find. Fugazi's been at it longer than most - 1987 if my memory is accurate - and has stuck true to their distinctly non-commercial roots for the duration. I have to give a band credit who is able to be successful outside of major label-dom while selling their CDs cheaply ($9 direct from lead vocalist Ian MacKaye's Dischord label), keeping ticket prices low, and making all of their shows all-ages events. And the music? Not for tender ears, but a lot more interesting than most of the other garbage on the radio today.
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