SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON D.C. 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,
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