Hardcore Punk Band DYS Comes back Home to Cambridge Roots

DYS, a 1980s hardcore Boston-based band, is reuniting for the first time in more than 20 years, bringing band co-founder and bassist Jonathan Anastas back to the roots of his Cambridge youth.

The band is reuniting with other Boston-area hardcore bands such as Gang Green and Jerry’s Kids for the first time to play a one-of-a-kind show Aug. 29 at Club Lido in Revere. The show is hosted by the lead singer of the ’80s hardcore band Antidote, Drew Stone. Stone is creating a documentary titled “xxx All Ages xxx” about the ’80s scene, and plans to include the reunion as part of the documentary’s live footage.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to do this film. I lived it in the early 1980s and have always felt very strongly about wanting to tell the story from the inside out,” said Stone. “For the film, we wanted to create an event that would bridge the past and the present — so we created the show for the purpose. People are very excited about it.”

Stone met Anastas of DYS through the local hardcore scene, as DYS was one of the first Boston bands of the straight-edge/hardcore movement.

The movement represented rebellion of the norm and an appreciation for the do-it-yourself culture that was strongly employed as a backlash against the mainstream music industry.

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