In It Together Fest planning is coming along well and we've got lots of fun in store for those of you lucky to be in DC from July 30 to August 2! So far we've got 15 different events planned throughout the city featuring over 40 bands and counting. Some new additions to the festivities include Leapling, Kal Marks, Vundabar, Wing Dam, Hurry, Clique, and Big Hush. More info will be announced later this week, so be sure to check out the facebook and twitter for more details.

In the meantime, there are two DZ artists playing shows tonight that you should check out if you're in DC or Baltimore. Click the flyers below for more details:

Big Hush w/ Nude Beach, Outer Spaces, and Chain Rank at Saint-Ex in DC

Romantic States w/ Alter, Blessin', and Retired at The Crown in Baltimore

Those of you searching for something new from these two bands, here's a sneak peak of one gorgeous new Big Hush track plus live archives from DC's show scene on the latest episode of In Yr Basement Radio and a brand new song from Romantic States on a compilation celebrating the now-defunct KEITH house in Baltimore.

If you miss out of these gigs, don't sweat too hard - Big Hush will be playing with The Swirlies at Black Cat on July 6 (click flyer below for details) and Romantic States have some exciting show news to be announced in the very near future~ :)


it's coming

It's been a long time coming: In It Together Fest is taking place again in Washington DC this summer! The DIY fest's second iteration will be held from July 30 through August 2 at various spaces around the District, and we've got a top-notch assortment of acts already confirmed, including:

Cayetana / Rozwell Kid / Soda Bomb / Two Inch Astronaut / Jail Solidarity / Thou / and more

This year, we'll be working to support Collective Action For Safe Spaces, DC Abortion Fund, and We Are Family. For more information about the fest, click the graphic above. And if you haven't yet checked out the InFestDC mixtape, take a listen to the compilation below. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick up a copy before they're all gone - all proceeds from the cassette will be going back to the previously mentioned organizations! :) 

Tune in to In Yr Basement Radio on Radio CPR every other Wednesday from 6-7pm ET for more live cuts and upcoming show announcements. If you're in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of DC, you can turn your dial to 101.7 FM, but those of you outside of our range can still catch the show streaming online using this easy-to-remember link: tinyurl.com/radiocpr

I'll be skipping my next turn in the rotation, but you can catch me live on Wednesday June 24 or check out the back catalog here.

I got to record The Creature People last month, check out this beautifully hypnotizing, previously unreleased gem:

On the live show front, a couple of DZ denizens have some great gigs lined up for the near future in the DMV. Click the flyers below for more details:

Thursday, June 4 at The Windup Space in Baltimore

Romantic States w/ Cold Beat, Outer Spaces, and Boy Spit

Wednesday, June 10 at The Lilly Trotter Tea Lounge

Adam Torres w/ The Creature PeoplePoppy Patica, and The UVF Rays

Sunday, June 14 at Hole In The Sky

Escape From DC Brunch III: The Black Sparks, Rachel Kline, and The Sniffs

Sunday, June 14 at Above The Bayou

Romantic States w/ Beth Israel and Bless

Lastly, ICYMI the new music video for Adam Torres' "Dusty Wing Spirit" was premiered on Stereogum last week, but you can view it right here. And don't miss Adam on tour! For a full list of cities and dates, check out his website.