LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) Music fans are shown at a screening of "Salad Days: A Decade Of Punk In Washington, DC (1980-1990)" at the Regent Theatre on February 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Open Culture featured the YouTube channel of Sohrab Habibion, who documented a bunch of punk shows in D.C. from 1985-1988. I’ve shared some faves below.

  • Fugazi

    Imagine seeing Fugazi in D.C. in 1987? This is the closest you’ll get.

  • The Lemonheads

    The beloved Boston band before they went pop.

  • Gang Green

    Another Boston punk favorite.

  • Jerry's Kids

    This is quickly becoming “This is Boston, not D.C.”

  • Honor Role

    Balancing out the Boston bands with another D.C. favorite (by way of Richmond, VA).

  • Scream

    Before Dave Grohl joined the band!

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