Ian MacKaye http://www.kunc.org en Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels http://www.kunc.org/post/rising-postal-rates-squeeze-small-record-labels Prices on mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service increased this week — the price of a first-class stamp now costs 46 cents, up a penny. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:40:00 +0000 39414 at http://www.kunc.org The Evens: The Power Of Turning Down The Volume http://www.kunc.org/post/evens-power-turning-down-volume <strong></strong>Over three decades, Ian MacKaye has tested a few possibilities of what punk can mean. His first band to make a national impact, Minor Threat, was a clear outgrowth of the hardcore scene in his native Washington, D.C. His second act, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/160395830/fugazi" target="_blank">Fugazi</a>, was subtler: four musicians, all songwriters, infusing punk's energy with rhythms pulled from funk, reggae and even classic rock.<p>Today, MacKaye's main project is his family — which is to say he's in a band with his wife, Amy Farina. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:55:00 +0000 37148 at http://www.kunc.org The Evens: The Power Of Turning Down The Volume Steady Diet Of Everything: The Fugazi Live Vault http://www.kunc.org/post/steady-diet-everything-fugazi-live-vault When the iconic American punk band Fugazi started playing back in 1987, it started taping, too.<p>"Our friend Joey Picuri, who was a local sound man — or a fellow who helped do sound for bands — he recorded the shows," Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye tells NPR's Guy Raz. "He just gave us tapes of our first show, and he gave us a tape of our second show."<p>From the beginning, the band appreciated his efforts: "It was just nice to be able to hear the songs realized, in that sense," MacKaye says. Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:17:00 +0000 18484 at http://www.kunc.org Steady Diet Of Everything: The Fugazi Live Vault