When it rains it pours. For fans of the D.C. punk scene, it’s raining minor threats. “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. (1980-1990)” is set to release in December 2014 and is just one of an onslaught of documentaries on the D.C. DIY scene set to release in the coming months.
From the minds and pens of journalist Scott Crawford and photographer Jim Saah, “Salad Days” will focus on D.C.’s DIY punk scene while featuring well known bands (Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Dag Nasty) and faces (Ian MacKaye, HR, John Stabb, David Grohl).
This isn’t the only documentary to focus on the nation’s capitol, however. According to the Washington Post, “Salad Days” is just one of several documentaries on the D.C. punk scene set to release in 2014.
The film will premiere December 19 at a theater TBD in Washington D.C., followed by a post-premiere party serving up live sets from Moss Icon and Soulside. See details below.
According to Crawford, founder of the hardcore fanzine Metrozine, the documentary comes at a time when memories of the D.C. scene are fading.
Much has been written about the pre-Nirvana period of American punk rock, but there’s never been an examination of DC’s contribution. We’ve interviewed 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.
Check out a clip from the documentary featuring Brain Baker of Minor Threat/Dag Nasty/Bad Religion:
Post-Premiere Party featuring Soulside:
December 20 @ Black Cat advanced tickets sold out.
December 21 @ Black Cat tickets on sale Friday, October 10.