Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC is coming to Philadelphia's Drexel University on Thursday, May 21st!
Free with Drexel ID, $5 for General Public
The night will feature a screening of the Salad Days documentary, a Q&A with Writer/Director Scott Crawford and Director of Photography Jim Saah, a free food and drink reception, PLUS a live performance by Philly punk band Mumblr.
Doors open 5:30pm / Screening at 6:15pm
“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.