DC Home Where Minor Threat Played First Show Hits The Market

by UrbanTurf Staff

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1929 Calvert Street NW

Hardcore real estate fans, this item is for you.

The rowhouse on the edge of Adams Morgan where Minor Threat played their first show is now for sale, UrbanTurf has learned. Although the December 1980 concert was brief, the gig at 1929 Calvert Street NW (map) launched the band’s brief career.

Current owner Naveed Ashraf bought the property in 2003 when it was a group house. He rented it for several years before recently converting it into four apartments.

“Minor Threat had their first concert on the first floor of the house,” Ashraf, who is opening up a restaurant/sports bar on H Street NE called Sin Bin, told UrbanTurf. “That floor is now apartment #1, with the same hardwood floors.”

While only together for about three years, Minor Threat is one of the bands credited with popularizing the straight edge hardcore sound, along with Bad Brains and Black Flag. Members Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson went to Wilson Senior High School (our founder’s alma mater) and went on to form the band Fugazi after Minor Threat disbanded.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dc_home_where_minor_threat_played_first_show_hits_the_market/8084

3 Comments

  1. Mike Licht said at 10:13 am on Wednesday February 5, 2014:

    H.R. of Bad Brains lived there in 1982-1983. There were weeds in the front yard and a sign that read “Wildflower Sanctuary.”

  1. Sirinya Matute said at 3:09 pm on Wednesday February 5, 2014:

    I LIVED THERE in 2004-05! By then, it was a bit worn but certainly well-loved. What a crazy group house. Naveed is a good guy, and I wish whomever buys the house well.

  1. Tim Haugen said at 11:08 am on Wednesday April 16, 2014:

    I lived in this house from 1981-1985. During my years there, we hosted multiple Bad Brains concerts, and Beefeater played there…

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