Fugazi Launch Digital Concert Archive

Fans can pay what they like for gigs recorded between 1987 and 2003

November 28, 2011 8:45 AM ET
Joe Lally, Guy Picciotto, Brendan Canty and Ian MacKaye Of Fugazi performing live

Defunct punk legends Fugazi will launch an online archive on December 1st featuring over 800 complete concerts recorded between 1987 and 2003. The archive will open with 130 shows available for purchase for a suggested price of $5 each, though fans will be able to pay as little as $1 or as much as $100. The archive will only be available through Dischord Records, the label owned by the band's co-frontman Ian MacKaye.

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The concerts, which were preserved on whatever recording technology was available at the time, from cassette tape on the earliest sets to hard drives for the most recent, will be presented without any editing. As with the band's previous Fugazi Live Series on CD, shows may include audio problems and musical flubs as they occurred through the concert. On the bright side, the recordings will include a great deal of improvisation and each show will be significantly different, as the band never performed with a setlist and played every gig on the fly.

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