“Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. (1980-90)” documentary due in December

A new documentary about Washington D.C.’s hardcore scene, titled Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. (1980-90), is due for release in December 2014. You can watch the trailer of the documentary, which features Dave Grohl (the singer and guitarist of Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana), below.

Salad Days focuses on the DIY punk scene of the 1980s, featuring acts such as Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Void and Fugazi. A press release for the film states:

“Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.”

Salad Days was directed and written by music journalist and musician Scott Crawford, who ran hardcore fanzine Metrozine. It also includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore. While a portion of the film will be shown at the CBGB’s Film Festival in New York this Saturday (October 11th), an after-party for the premiere takes place on December 20th at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. and will see a set from a reunited Soulside as well as Moss Icon.


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