Guy Picciotto

Guy Picciotto (pronounced [ˈɡi piˈtʃotto] or "Gee Pitch-oh-toe") is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, and producer from Washington, DC. He is most widely known for his role as one of the guitarists and vocalists of Fugazi, as well as Rites of Spring. Picciotto's musical career began in 1985, with the group Rites of Spring. A part of the D.C. post-hardcore scene, Rites of Spring increased the frenetic violence and visceral passion of hardcore while simultaneously experimenting with its compositional rules. Picciotto, as the band's lyricist, as well as singer & guitarist also shifted hardcore into intensely personal realms and, in doing so, is generally credited with creating emo. Picciotto's early musical resume also includes the bands One Last Wish (1986), Happy Go Licky (1987–1988), Brief Weeds (EPs released circa 1991 - 1992), and The Black Light Panthers (ongoing sporadic project since 1982), the last two bands both being projects with Brendan Canty.


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