Desolation Center is the untold story of a series of early '80s guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that paved the way for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella... Collective experiences that have become key elements of popular culture in the 21st century. This documentary features interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic and more, capturing a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt almost like an unspoken obligation.
|D. Boon||Himself (archive footage)|
|Stephen A. Housden||Himself|
|David Markey||Himself (as Dave Markey)|
|Carmel Moran||Herself (as Carmel Conlin)|