Fugazi is an American post-hardcore band formed in Washington, D.C. in 1987 by Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto. Consisting of MacKaye, Picciotto, bassist Joe Lally, and drummer Brendan Canty, the band was one of the most influential acts in the 1990s underground and alternative music scenes.
Fugazi's debut album, 13 Songs (1989), was released to critical acclaim, and the band quickly gained a following among the punk and indie rock scenes. Follow-up albums Repeater (1990) and In on the Kill Taker (1993) featured a more aggressive sound, and established Fugazi as one of the most important bands in the post-hardcore genre. The band released a total of seven studio albums over its career, and toured extensively until their indefinite hiatus in 2003.
Fugazi's most acclaimed albums include Repeater and In on the Kill Taker, both of which feature classic post-hardcore tracks such as "Waiting Room" and "Suggestion". Other standout songs from the band include "Merchandise", "Burning Too" and "Long Division".
An interesting fact about Fugazi is that their shows were always all ages and inexpensive. The band often charged as little as $5 for tickets and did not use promoters, preferring to organize their own shows.