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Banquet Records Presents...a Screening of the film SALAD DAYS. Documentary on DC DIY Punk Scene.

Salad Days is a Scott Crawford directed documentary looking at the origins of one of the most important punk scenes to have existed, and one which still does. Delve deep into the background of Dischord, Minor Threat, Rites Of Spring, and the significance of punk-rock and community. Fittingly, we're showing this at our most punk-minded local venue, The Fighting Cocks.

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) is a documentary film that examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation’s Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. 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.

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