|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, writer, painter|
|Associated acts||Untouchables, The Faith, Ignition, The Warmers|
Alec MacKaye (born 1966) is an American singer and musician best known as a member of the DC hardcore bands Untouchables, The Faith, and Ignition. In the mid-1990s Alec joined the band The Warmers as a vocalist and guitarist. In more recent years MacKaye has focused on other artistic pursuits such as writing and painting. Mondo James Dean, an anthology of poetry and short-fiction edited by Richard Peabody and Lucinda Ebersole, was dedicated to MacKaye.
MacKaye is the younger brother of Minor Threat & Fugazi singer and guitarist Ian MacKaye. He is shown on the cover of Minor Threat's self-titled EP, Minor Threat, and later the Complete Discography. He is also featured on the cover of The Teen Idles' Minor Disturbance EP.
- Andersen, Mark (2003). Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. Akashic Books. p. 44. ISBN 1-888451-44-0.
- Cogan, Brian (2008). The Encyclopedia of Punk. Sterling. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-4027-5960-4.
- Peabody, Richard (1996). Mondo James Dean: A Collection of Stories and Poems About James Dean. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-14121-1.
- Cogan, Brian (2008). The Encyclopedia of Punk. Sterling. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4027-5960-4.
- The Faith interview
- 1996 interview with Alec MacKaye
- 2010 Interview with Alec MacKaye on Dissonance Radio CPR Washington, DC
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