|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. 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. His sister in law, Amy Farina was a member of The Warmers with Alec years prior to marrying his brother. 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.
Works outside of music
Alec was interviewed in the documentary film Salad Days.
- 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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