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    Headliners Presents a Screening of 'Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C.'
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    One thing I really love about Louisville is our music scene. I’ve been watching for a while and I have observed that if you have real talent and if you have the drive to get yourself out there, you can make a name for yourself – or at least have a decent number of people hear of you locally. It’s an interesting climate for musicians, what with social media and the internet and all sorts of ways to get your sound out into the world. It was, of course, not always this way. We did not always have the Internet. Back then, people had to find real cats to fawn over, and your friends never told you what they had for dinner because they knew you probably didn’t care. Back then, as well, if you had music to share with the world, you had to find another way to get it out.

    The mainstream is directed by mass popular opinion, but for many, music comes from the soul. Look at Washington D.C. in the 1980s: there, a punk scene grew and burgeoned. There can be found the origins of Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, and Fugazi – bands who had to make their own way in the world of music, but whose influence lives on today. This is the subject of the documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington D.C., screening at Headliners tonight, Friday, April 17.

    The film screening includes musical performances by American Lesions and Messed Up. Tickets are $10. Headliners is located at 1386 Lexington Road. Complete information can be found at the Headliners website.

    Image courtesy of the Salad Days website

    Salad Days Official Trailer from Scott Crawford on Vimeo.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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