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The DIY punk scene in Washington DC between 1980 and 1990 birthed some of the world’s most respected cult rock bands: Fugazi, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Marginal Man… the list goes on. It was also a transitional time that followed on from the punk seen at CBGB’s (The Ramones, Patti Smith, even Television) but came before the alternative and grunge scenes of the early 90s. As a result, the relatively small scene was a watershed moment when bands put on their own gigs, released all their own records and shunned major labels and the mainstream media.

Salad Days is a new documentary film from music journalist Scott Crawford. As a teenager in the DC suburbs, Crawford started Metrozine, which documented much of what was happening in the underground hardcore punk scene. Thirty years later, Crawford’s film is documenting the momentous time for the scene in this lovingly made film. This special screening is part of a tour around the country, but no hardcore punk fan or music historian should miss the opportunity to see the film screening at its only date in the region.

Salad Days screens at the Three Tanners Bank, North Shields on Friday 26th June.

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