Hardcore Punk Returns to Georgetown this Saturday

This Saturday, the Georgetown Library will host an event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the creation of the DC Punk Archive.

The archive–a collection of ‘zines, posters, photos and other ephemera of the DC punk scene–resides in the Peabody Room of the Georgetown Library. To celebrate the library will host the follow events:

Outdoor Celebration
2:30-5 p.m.

Exhibition
Local music photographer and author of Frame of Mind: Punk Photos and Essays 1997-2017 Antonia Tricarico will present an exhibition of her photographs.

Activities
Visit our do-it-yourself merch table to make a button and stencil your own posters and t-shirts! Paper will be provided but you must bring your own t-shirt.

Music
Enjoy music by Les the DJ at 2:30 p.m. and CORIKY (Amy Farina – Ian MacKaye – Joe Lally) at 4 p.m.

For those not up on their DC punk history, that last group of musicians includes two of its biggest names. Ian MacKaye and Joe Lally are one half of Fugazi, the long dormant legendary band. And, of course, MacKaye was lead singer of the great straight edge hardcore band, Minor Threat.

He also worked at the Georgetown Haagen Dazs. His boss was Henry Rollins. You can see the two of them goofing around in the picture above.

Sadly the particular Haagen Dazs that they worked at wasn’t the one that is on M St. They worked in one that was at 1438 Wisconsin Ave. (where the Avocado Cafe sometimes decides to be open). Either way, it’s nice to see a Georgetown punk & ice cream legend return to his old stomping grounds.

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