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.
Photos: Hard Art, DC 1979