Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Hard Art: DC's Punk Scene 1979

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins and musician Alec MacKaye on D.C.'s unique underground music scene.

Early in his career, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lucian Perkins stumbled into a hardcore show featuring the Bad Brains. He found himself documenting an underground music scene at a moment when bands like Trenchmouth and Teen Idle were coming on the scene. The photos sat in boxes for years, and are now featured in a new book with essays by musician Alec MacKaye, who attended many of the same shows. We speak with Perkins and MacKaye about DC's unique music history.

Guests

Alec MacKaye

Writer and musician; narrative, "Hard Art, DC 1979"

Lucian Perkins

Photographer; "Hard Art, DC 1979"

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