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Aug 25, 2017

It's easy to connect with the symbol that is "Johnny Cash," whether you're a rebel, a wanderer, or even a Christian. But how do these contradictions come together as some kind of American identity? And how do these final recordings of a humble storyteller speak to our need for the man to come around?

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Aug 11, 2017

In the second part of our series on Dischord Records, we look at the politics of Washington D.C.'s music scene going into the 1990s... when art met commerce. 

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Aug 4, 2017

In the first of our two episodes on Dischord Records we look at the punk community of Washington D.C. in the 1980s and its conflicting ethics of politics, violence and drug abuse. Follow along with the story of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson's label until its redefining summer of 1985.

Additional Resources:

  • Dischord Records – History
  • Thompson, S. (2001). Market Failure: Punk Economics, Early and Late. College Literature, 28(2), 48.
  • Cuffman, T. (2015). Idle musical community: Dischord Records and anarchic DIY practice. Contemporary Justice Review, 18(1), 4. doi:10.1080/10282580.2015.1005502
  • Goshert, J. C. (2000). 'Punk' after the Pistols: American Music, Economics, and Politics in the 1980s and 1990s. Popular Music & Society, 24(1), 85.
  • Doherty, B. (1997). The embarrassment of riches. (cover story). Reason, 29(4), 21.
  • Dischord Records: Out of Step With The World
  • Dischord Records: Doing It Wrong
  • Andersen, M. and Jenkins, M. (2009). Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk In The Nation's Capital, Akashic Books.
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