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SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-1990) IN WESTGATE!!

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Hello.

I had taken a little break from writing this blog for a while, but it ended up being a lot longer than I had planned. Partly because of time, mostly though because I had nothing that I felt excited enough to write about. I am trying to get things going again and first up I wanna tell you about something exciting that is happening locally.

It is a great honour to announce that Is this thing on? blog is presenting a screening of the new documentary ‘Salad Days: A decade of punk in Washington, DC’ at the Carlton Cinema in Westgate-on-sea, Kent. The screening will take place on the 7th of July, 2015 and tickets cost £7 plus booking fee and are available via the link below. The screen only holds 54 seats so space is extremely limited and is likely to sell out quick. The film starts at 8pm and is being shown as part of a UK screening tour which has showings throughout the country, so if our screening is nowhere near you don’t despair.

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The film focuses on the infamous hardcore scene in Washington, DC that blossomed throughout the 1980s. In the words of the press release:

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.

The film has had rave reviews and it promises to be a really fun night. Hope you can make it!!

Buy tickets HERE

Go to the Facebook event page for our screening HERE

Go to the Facebook event page for the whole screening tour HERE

Go to the official Salad Days website HERE

And check out the trailer below!

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