Alec MacKaye

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Alec MacKaye
Background information
Born 1966 (age 51–52)
Genres Hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, writer, painter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1979-present
Labels Dischord
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.[1][2] 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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.[4] 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[edit]


Alec was interviewed in the documentary film Salad Days.


  1. ^ Andersen, Mark (2003). Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital. Akashic Books. p. 44. ISBN 1-888451-44-0. 
  2. ^ Cogan, Brian (2008). The Encyclopedia of Punk. Sterling. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-4027-5960-4. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Cogan, Brian (2008). The Encyclopedia of Punk. Sterling. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4027-5960-4. 

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