Punk the Capital: Feature Film & Bonus Materials

Punk the Capital: Building a Sound Movement

A monumental documentary about the rise of punk rock in the town that needed it most... Washington D.C. When punk rock erupted in Washington DC, it was a mighty convergence of powerful music, friendships, and clear minds. This film is the first to explore the incredible challenges that this subculture faced when it took root in the Nation’s Capital in the late 1970’...Read More

Punk the Capital: DC’s Seminal Cramps Concert

This 1979 Cramps concert set the DC punk scene on its trajectory. Future members of Fugazi, Bad Brains and others were in attendance. The hardcore punk pioneers-to-be were both blow away by another insane Cramps concert and witnesses to early little-known DC proto-punk bands who shared the stage that fateful and explosive night. Featuring: Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, ...Read More

Punk the Capital: Scream Meets The Hangmen

The origin story of D.C.’s longest lasting hardcore band, Scream. The short film dives into the legendary band’s deep connections with DC’s 1960s garage band scene and the revolutionary band The Hangmen. Featuring: Dave Grohl, Bob Berberich, Tesco Vee, Martha Hull, Don Zientara and the core four Scream members Pete and Franz Stahl, Skeeter Thompson, Kent Stax.

Punk the Capital: The Slickee Boys

The Slickee Boys were the OGs of DC punk before hardcore exploded in DC. There was too much amazing stuff about the Slickee Boys to fit into Punk the Capital so here’s more! Featuring: Steve Lorber, Skip Groff, Lyle Preslar, Robbie White, and Slickee Boys members Martha Hull, Kim Kane, Mark Noone, Dan Palenski, Marshall Keith, Boyd Farrell.

Punk the Capital: Void and Friends

A portrait of DC’s cult hardcore band VOID. They came out of nowhere and became one of the strangest, most intense and influential hardcore bands of all time. Featuring: Henry Rollins, Brian Baker, Jeff Nelson, Don Zientara, Chris Bald, Alec MacKaye, Bert Quieroz, Tom Lyle, Kenny Inouye and VOID members John Weiffenbach and Chris Stover.