Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part II — State of the Union

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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Supercontext: Dischord Records: Part I — Flex Your Head

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.

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Supercontext: PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey’s latest album is her interpretation of the ironies of war. So why are Washington D.C. politicians criticizing it? And how did its production in a public setting contribute to Harvey’s overall artistic project?

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