Downed City Rise is a cultural heritage digital repository that includes fliers, photographs, and other related items from the D.C.-area indie music/punk scene during the 1990s. The mission is to preserve and provide access to representative cultural items from the D.C. punk/indie scene in the 1990s obtained through the private collection of a musician involved in the scene.
The D.C. punk and indie music scene stretches back to the 1970s and has inspired several books and documentaries. However, most of these focus primarily on the happenings of the 1980s. Downed City Rise aims to highlight the innovative and varied music that emerged from the Nation's Capital during the 1990s. Aside from its artistic weight, Washington D.C.'s music scene was also impressive for its tightknit relationship with the local social activism community, which the collection of flyers within will attest to.
Musicians and other artists featured in the collection include Fugazi, Shudder To Think, Jawbox, Tsunami, Jem Cohen, Bluetip, Corm, The Dismemberment Plan, Cupid Car Club, Kerosene 454, Hoover, and many others.