Ian MacKaye Misc. Events

Apr. 16, 1962born
1977saw first rock concert (Queen, Thin Lizzy)
1978met Jeff Nelson in German class (Wilson High School)
Jun. 1978finished Sophomore year (Wilson High School)
Sep. 1978started Junior year (Wilson High School)
Jan. 19 or Feb. 3, 1979saw first punk show (Cramps at Georgetown U.)
Jun. 1979finished Junior year (Wilson High School)
Jun. 1979formed The Slinkees (vocals: Mark Sullivan, guitar: Geordie Grindle, bass: IM, drums: Jeff Nelson)
Jun. 1979Slinkees practiced in Jeff Nelson's basement
c. Jun. 1979wrote Adventure, Trans Am
Aug. 24, 1979played The Slinkees only show
Sep. 1979started Senior year (Wilson High School)
Sep. 1979The Slinkees disbanded (Mark to college)
Sep. 1979formed Teen Idles (vocals: Nathan Strejcek, guitar: Geordie Grindle, bass: IM, drums: Jeff Nelson)
Dec. 15 or 20, 1979played Teen Idles 1st show in Nathan's basement (w/ Untouchables, Section, Zones)
Jun. 1980graduated (Wilson High School)
Aug. 1980left for California (Teen Idles, Mark Sullivan, and Henry Garfield/Rollins)
Oct. 1980wrote Straightedge, Stand Up, and others
Nov. 1980Teen Idles disbanded
Nov. 1980founded Dischord Records
Nov. 1980rel. Minor Disturbance EP (Dischord 1)
Nov. 1980formed Minor Threat (vocals/bass: IM, guitar: Lyle Preslar, drums: Jeff Nelson)
Nov. 1980Brian joined Minor Threat (vocals: IM, guitar: Lyle Preslar, bass: Brian Baker, drums: Jeff Nelson)
Dec. 17, 1980first day of "Unheard Music Festival" at dc space
Dec. 18, 1980second day of "Unheard Music Festival" at dc space
Feb. 14, 1981saw show at Woodlawn High School (w/ Necros, Count 4)
Jun. 1981rel. Filler EP (Dischord 3)
Sep. 1981Minor Threat temporarily disbanded (Lyle to college)
Sep. 1981formed Skewbald/Grand Union (vocals: IM, guitar: Eddie Janney, bass: John Falls, drums: Jeff Nelson)
Dec. 1981rel. In My Eyes EP (Dischord 5, Limp 41)
Dec. 1981Skewbald/Grand Union disbanded
Dec. 19813-week tour as roadie for Black Flag in England
Mar. 1982rel. Flex Your Head EP (Dischord 7) (MT: Stand Up, 12XU; TI: I Drink Milk, Commie Song, No Fun)
Apr. 1982 ???Minor Threat reformed, w/Steve (Brain switched to guitar) (bass: Steve Hansgen, guitar: Brian Baker)
1983rel. Out of Step EP (Dischord 10)
Aug. 1983shot Salad Days photos, at "Dischord House" in Arlington, VA
Sep. 1983wrote Salad Days
Dec. 1983Minor Threat disbanded
1984rel. 2 7"s on a 12" EP (Dischord 12) (same as Dischord 3 b/w Dischord 5)
1985rel. 4 Old 7"s LP (Dischord 14)
1985rel. Salad Days EP (Dischord 15) (Salad Days, Stumped, Good Guys)
May 1985formed Embrace (vocals: IM, guitar: Michael Hampton, bass: Chris Bald, drums: Ivor Hanson)
Aug. 1985played at Chevy Chase Community Center (w/ Rites of Spring, Bells of...)
Sep. 6, 1985protested at Punk Percussion Protest, South African Embassy
Oct. 12, 1985Positive Force festival, DC
Mar. 1986Embrace disbanded
Mar. 1986formed Egg Hunt (vocals/guitar/bass: IM, drums: Jeff Nelson)
1986rel. Egg Hunt 7" (Me and You, We All Fall Down) (Dischord 20)
1986Geoff and Steve joined Egg Hunt (IM, Jeff Neslon, Geoff Turner, Steve Hiles)
1986Egg Hunt disbanded
1986formed Fugazi (bass: Joe Lally, vocals,guitar: IM, drums: Colin Sears)
6 mos. laterColin left, Brendan joined (bass: Joe Lally, vocals,guitar: IM, drums: Brendan Canty)
6 mos. laterBrendan left
1987rel. Embrace LP (Dischord 24)
rel. Live video (Dischord 27)
1987rel. I Will Refuse/No Bunny 7"/12" (Wax Trax 31)
1988rel. Trait EP (Wax Trax 47)
1988Guy joined (bass: Joe Lally, guitar,vocals: Guy Picciotto, guitar,vocals: IM, drums: Brendan Canty)
c July 1988rel. Fugazi EP (Dischord 30)
Dec. 1988rel. Margin Walker (Dischord 35)
rel. (Dischord 36)
1989rel. MT Complete Discography (Dischord 40)
1989rel. (Dischord 43)
1989rel. Repeater (Dischord 44)
Oct. 1989shot photos at Canadian Embassy and Ford's Theatre, DC
rel. (Dischord 45)
1991rel. Skewbald/Grand Union (Dischord 50)
1991rel. Steady Diet of Nothing (Dischord 60)
1993rel. In on the Kill Taker (Dischord 70)
1994produced Slant 6 Soda Pop*Rip Off
rel. Red Medicine (Dischord 90)
Oct. 28, 1996rel. Dischord 100