Get a hardcore history lesson from 'Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC' at Will's Pub


Fugazi - JIM SAAH
  • Jim Saah
  • Fugazi
When a scene naturally springs around you, it sprays and showers everything in its midst until it loses its luster and normalizes, or else self-implodes. The DIY punk scene depicted in new music documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC shows massively influential bands like Bad Brains, Fugazi, Minor Threat and more at their ripest period of raw punk performance between 1980 and 1990. It was an organic movement empowered by its own hardcore thrust before major labels got to meddling with what it means to sell music (and radios Chinese-water-tortured us with generic alternative rock blah). Featuring interviews with some of music’s most simultaneously insightful and inciting figures (Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Fred Armisen, etc.), this free screening packs intrigue aplenty just with the film. Bonus: Show up early to watch a Skype interview with director Scott Crawford and revisit a slew of classic punk rock music videos.

8:30 p.m. Monday, July 27 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | free


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