Next show: Sunday 5/9 at Velvet Lounge

Hey, hey! The next show’s on Mother’s Day.

I’ll be back at the Velvet Lounge with This Machine, the Echo Wall, and The Fillers, which is another project from the members of Twins of a Gazelle/Peach-Stealing Monkeys/etc.

I’ll be debuting a bunch of new stuff from Big Really and I’ll have copies of Swans on hand to give away. 8 bucks folks!

Your mom.

SUNDAY MAY 9TH
THIS MACHINE
JUSTYN WITH A Y
THE ECHO WALL
THE FILLERS

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St, NW
Washington, DC
Show starts 9:00
$8, Ages 21+

http://www.velvetloungedc.com
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://www.facebook.com/theechowall

Show Recap/SfB Residency Night

2010 is shaping up to be a good year. Monday and Tuesday’s jaunts up and down I-95 had some of the biggest, tightest, and most fun shows I’ve ever done. It was excellent seeing so many old friends and it was genuinely energizing to play in front of so many new faces. Big thanks to Cosmic Vibes and the End of Irony for helping get the word out! Special thanks to Poingly for joining me on this East Coast yo-yo and to the Escape Artist for letting us open things up in DC.

I’m currently looking to take a few easy weeks to write some more material for Big Really. In the meantime, you can catch me backing up the Bees at our next residency night this Tuesday.

TUESDAY MARCH 2ND
SPELLING FOR BEES RESIDENCY NIGHT

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St, NW
Washington, DC
Show starts 7:00
$5, Ages 21+

http://www.velvetloungedc.com
http://www.myspace.com/spellingforbees

Feb Shows

I’ll be playing a couple of shows at the end of the month, one of which will be my first showing in NYC in almost a year. Both shows will be with NYC electronic pop provocateur Poingly. The DC show will also feature DC post-hardcore quartet the Escape Artist. These will be my first full sets of 2010 and should be appropriately exciting.

And don’t forget about the Bees’ show this Tuesday at Velvet Lounge!

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22ND
MOVE
TOKKO TURNER
POINGLY
JUSTYN WITH A Y

The Trash Bar
256 Grand St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Show starts 8:00
$6, Ages 21+
Open bar (PBR & well drinks) from 8-9 with admission

http://www.thetrashbar.com/
http://www.myspace.com/poingly
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23RD
THE ESCAPE ARTIST
JUSTYN WITH A Y
POINGLY

The Red and the Black
1212 H St. NE
Washington, DC
Show starts 9:00
$6, Ages 21+

http://www.redandblackbar.com/
http://www.myspace.com/theescapeartistdc
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://www.myspace.com/poingly

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Justyn with a Y joins Spelling for Bees

I was recently admitted into DC folk/punk/indie/whatever  music collective Spelling for Bees. The Bees have 50+ members skilled at a variety of conventional and unconventional instruments. They put on monthly shows in the District presenting the members’ creative talents as they perform original songs along with interpretations on specific themes and moods. My first time out as part of the swarm will be on Tuesday February 2 at the Velvet Lounge, where we will be paying tribute to Minor Threat, Fugazi, and all things Dischord related. I called dibs on “Target”.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2ND
SPELLING FOR BEES RESIDENCY NIGHT

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St, NW
Washington, DC
Show starts 7:00
$5, Ages 21+

http://www.velvetloungedc.com
http://www.myspace.com/spellingforbees

Happy 2010!

I kick-started my new year playing a NYE house party in DC. It was appropriately loud and debaucherous. The room was crowded and my set was solid. The mulled wine and Miller High Life flowed freely and my encore performance of FBB’s ¨Hot Burrito #2¨ could be heard several blocks away. Some folks called it the best Justyn with a Y show ever. I was touched. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it an extra special night!

Lots of news this update contains! I’ll keep it in bullet form for readability’s sake.

  • My friend Jack from Flying Houses wrote some kind words about Swans mixed in with a fairly complete Justyn with a Y history lesson. You can read it here.
  • I added a new link to my Friends list for Working Runner, my buddy Dickson’s blog. He posts about running and bluegrass.
  • Two new shows coming up in February! I will be playing back to back nights at the end of the month in NYC and DC. I don’t have the full details yet but I do know I’ll be playing one or both nights with very good Justynwithayfriend and NYC’s best live performer Poingly. More info on this soon!
  • Last but not least, I am in the process of compiling material for a new Justyn with a Y album to be released later in 2010. I have between 5 and 7 songs ready  and 4 or 5 more in the works. The working title is Big Really. I hope to have it printed and ready for sale in the fall.
  • What you can do to help is send me awesome old cowboy pictures for the album artwork. Interpret that however you wish – you can send me awesome pictures of old cowboys, old pictures of awesome cowboys, whatever you think would work. Email your submissions to justynwithay@gmail.com.
  • Are we clear? No? Then feel free to send me your questions, and if we need to work one on one to make sense of this crazy mess then we will. The bottom line is I need your cowboys and I don’t care how I get them. Please help.

The last show of 2009…

…is also going to be the first show of 2010. I’ll be playing a friend’s New Year’s Eve party in Washington, DC this Thursday. I’ll even have new songs at this one that weren’t written before the last show. I’m a writing junkie (except when it comes to this blog).

Attendance is by invitation only. If you’d like to come, shoot me a message at justynwithay [at] gmail [dot] com.

I will be making a very important announcement next weekend about Justyn with a Y in 2010. I can’t tell you what it’s going to be yet, just that it will be VERY and IMPORTANT. In the meantime, enjoy this classic song by avant-glam legends Sparks.

Next Show: Sunday December 13 @ Solly’s DC with MacGregor Burns

I keep forgetting to update this thing in a timely manner. Sorry everybody!

MacGregor Burns and I will be sharing the stage again next Sunday at Solly’s in Washington, DC. This may be my last show of 2009, so don’t miss it!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH
JUSTYN WITH A Y
MAC GREGOR BURNS

Solly’s Tavern
1942 11th St, NW
Washington, DC
Show starts 7:00
$5, Ages 21+

http://www.sollystavern.com/
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://www.myspace.com/macgregorburns