by Peter Aaron
Written and directed by Scott Crawford, the film examines the scene that produced the Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi, and other bands that released their own records, booked their own shows and tours, and shaped the underground infrastructure and D.I.Y. music and arts aesthetic that continues to thrive today. Salad Days, which reached its Kickstarter goal in six days, features never-before-seen photographs and performance footage of dozens of DC punk bands; interviews with Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins, Government Issue’s John Stabb, Thurston Moore, Dave Grohl, and others; and an original score by guitarist Michael Hampton (SOA, Faith, Embrace, One Last Wish).
Here’s the trailer:
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90) will screen at BSP Lounge in Kingston, New York, on April 18 at 7pm. The showing will be followed with a Q&A with the film’s director of photography, Jim Saah. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call (845) 554-3809 or visit http://bspkingston.com/.