Monday, November 28, 2011
[pitchfork.com] In typical econo-punk fashion, Fugazi will soon sell you approximately 800 of their concerts for a suggested price of $5 each, on a sliding scale, via Dischord's new Fugazi Live Series website. The archive launches with its initial 130 concerts on December 1, but a beta version went live last week. Additional content will be posted regularly following the launch.
With hopes of creating "a complete archive of the Fugazi live experience," the site will host audio from globe-spanning shows performed by the band from 1987 to 2003, as well as corresponding photographs, ticket stubs, posters, and other archival memorabilia. A $500 "All Access" option will allow fans to download all audio content ever posted to the archive, and, as Dischord notes, it will help fund the production of the site.
Each downloadable gig has a free-to-view "show page", offering show stats, visuals, a streamable preview tracks, and a comments section. You can browse gigs by year, city, song, state, country, or venue.
Preview the site in beta version HERE.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:28 PM