DC Punk Film Spurs Concert + Reunions


Dag Nasty (pictured
above), Youth Brigade, & More DC Legends Reunite in Honor of
Documentary Film “Salad Days: The Birth of Punk in the Nations Capital”.


By Blurt Staff


Documentary-in-progress “Salad
Days: The Birth of Punk in the Nations Capital”
is a crucial chronicle
of the storied Washington, D.C. punk scene of the 1980s which spawned the
likes of Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Black Market Baby, the Faith, the
Slickee Boys, Void, Government Issue, Marginal Man, Dag Nasty, Gray Matter,
Beefeater, Scream, Rites of Spring, Fugazi, Shudder to Think, Nation of
Ulysses, Jawbox and others. The film, which recently enjoyed a successful
Kickstarter campaign, is the brainchild of director/producer Scott Crawford (founder
of both Harp and Blurt magazines, incidentally, and a longtime veteran of the DC hardcore
scene dating back to the ‘80s) and director of photography Jim Saah (a
native of Washington, DC who has worked professionally in photography and
video for over 25 years, including films about Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie and
Eddie Vedder).





To celebrate the film, a who’s who of DC punk
bands from the 1980s will convene at the Black Cat on December 28 and
29, 2012. The lineup includes Kingface, Black Market Baby, Dag
Nasty (December 28th), Scream, Government Issue and Youth Brigade
(December 29).

Dag Nasty will be performing together for the first time in over 27 years
and playing songs from their classic album “Can I Say” with original
vocalist Shawn Brown.  Government Issue will be playing a collection of
songs from their early catalog and will feature Brian Baker on guitar and Tom
Lyle on bass as well as vocalist John Stabb and Dag Nasty’s Colin Sears
on drums. Youth Brigade were one of the first bands on Dischord in
1981 with their “Possible” 7″ EP. This will mark the first time
they’ve played together in over 30 years. Minor Threat’s Steve Hansgen
will be playing guitar and joining original drummer Danny Ingram, bassist Bert Queiroz,
and vocalist Nathan Strejcek.

Each band will be playing abbreviated and short clips from the film will
be shown. Guest DJs will also be performing on both nights.

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