If you, like us, are a sucker for those hissy, you-are-there live tapes recorded from the back of dingy rock clubs, drop everything you’re doing and behold The McKenzie Tapes, a site that’s been sharing live recordings made in the ’80s and ’90s of bands that performed at the famed Maxwell’s club in Hoboken, N.J,
We here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ are, admittedly, not fans of sport, but were nevertheless duly impressed to see the jumbotron operator at a Washington Wizards basketball game this past week throw the camera onto local fan Guy Picciotto, an icon of D.C.’s post-hardcore scene after his pivotal role in both Rites of Spring and Fugazi.
The Oakland, Calif.-based label Sell the Heart Records has just released a two-part, 21-song collection of Fugazi covers by California indie acts including No Knife, Warsaw, Great Apes, theSTART, Long Knifes, Identical Homes, My Last Line and more. Stream the whole thing here.
This week’s new releases include a new live album and DVD from Depeche Mode, a Paul McCartney cover by The Cure, a new best-of from David Bowie, Nick Cave’s “20,000 Days on Earth” film, new albums from Bryan Ferry and Einstürzende Neubauten, and a collection of 1988 demos from Fugazi.
DJ and former punk drummer Chris Lawhorn next month will release a 22-track instrumental album titled ‘Fugazi Edits’ that, as its name suggests, is built on samples of every song released by the dormant post-hardcore band Fugazi over the course of its recording career, which spanned 1988 to 2001.
Having released their first album in 15 years last year, The Dead Milkmen continue to play live sporadically, and this week shared video of a performance in Washington, D.C., last month that saw the punk jokesters trot out a location-appropriate cover: Fugazi’s classic ‘Waiting Room.’
This week’s round-up includes videos from the recent Bob Mould tribute concert, photos of The Cure’s first ‘Reflections’ gig in New York, an interview with The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, a look at Fugazi’s 800-show online concert archive and news of the passing of the Bush Tetras’ Laura Kennedy.