D.C. punk documentary Punk the Capital hasn’t come out of the oven just yet, but tonight, it offers a little taste.
The conversation series D.C. Music Salon hosts a preview of Punk the Capital tonight at its regular venue, the Watha T. Daniel Library in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. Co-director James Schneider says to expect a showing of early, pre-1980 material, not all of which will appear in the final product.
“While Punk the Capital covers the rise of HarDCore in D.C. up through circa 1984, we will be showing sections of the lesser-known era,” Schneider writes in an email. He writes that “quite a few less-familiar faces” will turn up in some of the footage, as well as lots of unseen archival tape.
“Half of the material we will show probably won’t make the final cut, but I think it will be of deep interest to D.C. folks,” Schneider writes.
Consider that an open invitation to the nerdiest D.C. punk fans.
The D.C. Music Salon hosts a preview of Punk the Capital tonight at 7 p.m. at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. Admission is free.