New Documentary on DC’s Punk Scene

New Documentary on DC’s Punk Scene

Punk may have been born in New York City and London, but it more than established itself in the streets of Washington DC, gratitude to Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Rites of Spring, Slickee Boys, Jawbox and the like. With thanks to a new documentary entitled, Salad Days: The Birth of Punk in the Nation’s Capital the tale of 80s’ punk in the capital is set to be revealed, this winter.

Made by filmmaker and founder of Metrozine and Harp magazine, Scott Crawford, with Jim Saah of Ashes of American Flags as the visual director, this edgy documentary paints the perfect picture of an emerging 80s punk era. Including vintage footage and interviews with the likes of Dave Grohl, Fred Armisen, Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye amongst others, the importance ofWashingtonDC in the growth of the punk movement is truly noted.

“We’ve spent the last year interviewing dozens of the participants who helped create the local music scene in the 1980s — musicians, photographers, DJs, activists, and writers — to tell the story of one of the most inspiring (and misunderstood) decades in independent music,” said Crawford.

“We’ve also sorted through hundreds of photos, live videos, flyers, and zines for inclusion in the film,” he said.

Scheduled to premiere on December 28at the Black Cat in DC, the project has been funded by 720 pledgers, paying for the costs of editing, animation, graphics, mastering etc.

The debut showing will be accompanied by performances by Dag Nasty, Government Issue, Black Market Baby, and Kingface.

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