Today Pitchfork published a piece by my pal Marc Masters about DC 85, a new outlet for the 1980s D.C. punk videos shot by ex-Edsel (and current Obits) member Sohrab Habibion. Filmmakers behind D.C. punk documentaries like Punk the Capital and Salad Days have been hitting up Habibion, Masters writes—and for good reason: Habibion has videos from 35 local punk shows, dating from 1985 to 1988. Masters says he plans to post them all on DC 85.
Go and read the whole story here. But in the meantime, here are some highlights from Habibion’s website:
Soulside at d.c. space, 1987
Fugazi (with a talk from Mark Andersen) at the Wilson Center, 1987
One Last Wish at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 1986
Dag Nasty at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 1986