Fugazi Launches "Live Archive" Today with Downloads of Over 100 Shows ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Fugazi Launches "Live Archive" Today with Downloads of Over 100 Shows

Fugazi Launches 'Live Archive' Today with Downloads of Over 800 ShowsWho says that you can't go home...Fugazi launched its "Live Archive" site today which has 130 shows available as digital downloads. I spent some time this evening reliving my youth and downloading some the Fugazi shows that I attended in the late 80's and early 90's.

Between 1987 and 2003, Fugazi played over 1000 concerts in all 50 states and all over the world. Over 800 of these shows were recorded by the band's sound engineers. The goal of this project is to make each of these recordings available to download for a small fee. We will start with 130 shows and release more monthly until we're done. A searchable archive lists each show along with available photos, flyers and general show info. Each listing with a download offers a streaming preview of material for sound quality as well as the reading and posting of comments on the show and the recording.

The standard suggested download price is $5 a show but we also offer a sliding scale option where you can set your own price, and an All Access site membership.

As Fugazi is likely never getting back together (I remember years back when kids at some of the record fairs would chase Ian MacKaye around asking when Minor Threat was getting back together), this is probably the only chance one has to re-live one of the defining harDCore bands.

Fugazi Live Archive