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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Dag Nasty

The Salad Days documentary was celebrated over two days in Washington DC, when six hardcore bands of yesteryear reunited to play Black Cat on December 28 and 29. As discussed, the shows featured a reunion of Dag Nasty, along with appearances from Government Issue, Kingface, Black Market Baby, Youth Brigade and Scream. Check out video of all the bands below, including the full Dag Nasty appearance.

Also among the videos below are a pair of appearances from HR (of Bad Brains), who played the BB classic "Right Brigade" with Black Market Baby and "American Justice" with Scream, as well as apperances from Alec MacKaye (of The Faith) and John Stabb (of Government Issue) on a cover of "Steppin' Stone."

Videos below...

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Dag Nasty

Tickets for the previously discussed Dag Nasty reunion at Black Cat in DC on 12/28 are on sale. Black Market Baby and Kingface are also on board.

Government Issue, who were previously supposed to share the bill with Dag Nasty, have moved to a newly added second night (!) on 12/29, this time with headliner ScreamTickets are on sale for that as well.

Both shows are in celebration of the forthcoming Salad Days documentary, which chronicles the evolution of DC punk.

Scream played NYC at Knitting Factory in July of 2010. If you missed it, check out pictures from that show HERE.

Dag Nasty, 2012
Dag Nasty

In celebration of the forthcoming Salad Days documentary, the Black Cat in Washington DC will host an evening of DC hardcore/punk on 12/28 that will include the reunion of the original Can I Say lineup of Dag Nasty!

PLEASE JOIN US ON DECEMBER 28 AT THE BLACK CAT FOR A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT!

Scheduled to appear:

Dag Nasty (and their original "Can I Say" lineup of Shawn Brown, Brian Baker, Roger Marbury, and Colin Sears)
Government Issue
Black Market Baby
Kingface
and special guests!

This is a night to celebrate the filming of 'Salad Days' and the enduring legacy of these bands and this fine city!

Ticketing info for the show is forthcoming. No word on whether this reunion will blossom into something larger (meaning more dates) or be a single one-off. The show also features Government Issue who reunited in 2010 and has done so on occaision since then.

In related news, the previously discussed Salad Days kickstarter has surpassed its goal of $32k with more than 15 days left on the clock. Congrats guys!

by BBG

Government Issue

Government Issue was an American hardcore punk band from Washington, D.C. active from 1980 to 1989. The band experienced many changes in membership during its nine-year existence, with singer John Stabb as the only consistent member in an ever-fluctuating lineup that at various times included notable musicians Brian Baker, Mike Fellows, Steve Hansgen, J. Robbins, and Peter Moffett. Government Issue originated from the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene but added elements of heavy metal, New Wave, and psychedelic rock on later records. Though this has caused the band to be sometimes overlooked in relation to other Washington, D.C. hardcore acts, their stylistic diversity made them influential to later punk rock groups. -[Wiki]
Government Issue will reunite for a single show in DC at The Black Cat on December 11th with The Goons and Set To Explode, their first show in 21 years. The band, which will feature John Stabb, J. Robbins, Tom Lyle, and Pete Moffett, will play the venue as part of a benefit for DJ Stereo Faith (aka Steven McPherson of the defunct DC band Brace), a local DJ who is recovering from removal of a tumor from his auditory canal. Tickets are on sale. If you can't make it to the show, you can paypal donations for Steven McPherson to keepingthestereofaith (AT) gmail DOT com.