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New Film Looks at DC Punk Landmark

Doc Features Images from Library’s 2012 DC Punk Exhibition

On Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at 9 p.m., Maryland Public Television will premier a new documentary about “The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint.” 

The filmmakers used several images from DSI Archives including these two, which were featured last year in our DC Punk exhibit:

Want to see more? Visit our DC Punk collection on flickr.


Watch the trailer, and read more about the film:


“What do baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle and Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant have in common? Both were thrown out of The Bayou.

A decade since the last lusty notes stroked the irreverent, iconic Georgetown music hall, tales and echoes linger. Metro Teleproductions Inc. has gathered them in full and has begun post-production on an 80-minute documentary titled The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint.

From murder to redemption, from jazz to rock and roll, from striptease to Kiss, from Mister T to misadventure, from business-as-usual to anything-goes, the documentary, like The Bayou itself, will arouse the senses.

The Georgetown club, once an after-hours joint called The Hideaway, had been shuttered and left for dead after a late-night mob hit in 1953. Renamed and resuscitated by new owners Vince and Tony Tramonte and, for a time, partner Mike Munley, The Bayou would become Washington’s bedrock music hall, offering a heady mix of national and regional stars of varied genres.”

Read more on “The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint” website.



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