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Summersummer

means sun and warmth and ocean swimming but alas no vacations. Yeah I got work too. Here, go to these. I promise they’ll make you feel better.

FRIDAY JULY 30
JUSTYN WITH A Y
SIMON CHAOS

Stacy’s Coffee Parlor
709 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
6:30 PM
FREE! ALL AGES!

http://www.stacyscoffeeshop.com
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://chaosrexmachinae.wordpress.com

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6
MAYBARDUK
JUSTYN WITH A Y
PEACH-STEALING MONKEYS

The Red and the Black
1212 H St. NE
Washington, DC
Show starts 9:00
$8, Ages 21+

http://www.redandblackbar.com
http://www.maybarduk.com
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://www.peachstealingmonkeys.com

I’ll be coming back at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor in Falls Church, VA at the end of July for a special acoustic set with musician, teacher, blogger, and good friend Simon Chaos. Simon will be doing a special classical guitar set. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Unamplified guitar sets at a parlor in the evening… sounds like wine-tasting music.” Well, you would be wrong about that because Stacy’s does not serve any alcoholic drinks. So, gentle reader, the joke is on YOU.

Stacy’s shows are always FREE and admit ALL AGES.

Then in September I’ll be playing in DC proper at the Red and the Black on H St. NE. The Peach-Stealing Monkeys will be kicking things off with their sprightly folk-jazz. You may remember the Monkeys from my May show at the Velvet Lounge when they played in slightly reduced form as the Fillers. This time they’ll be out in full force… and they’ll have hemiolas. Human rights activist and singer/songwriter Peter Maybarduk will close out the night. Maybarduk worked with DC legend J. Robbins on his last album, the latin-flavored No Hay Pueblo Vencido. I’m fairly impressed and ready for an exciting night. 9 PM marks the time that a-doings will be a-transpiring.

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In prior collabo news, I’m happy to announce that the Dracula Driveway EP recently got an official release through Brooklyn Supermartyr Records! Find it online at iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, or just go to the label website here:

http://www.supermartyr.com/

Yay music for sale!

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This summer I’m going to experiment with a new more personal blog format. I’ll still post music news and show dates, but I’ll be mixing in some less cut and dry posts about music, books, and whatever else I’m digging at the moment. I’m thinking about putting up the first installment in the next 2 weeks or so, so keep your eyes open!

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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

New Song + New Show

2 quick updates today:

Dracula Driveway recorded a new song this week. Abe and I wrote it in about an hour and recorded all the parts in one take or less. The result is a little tribute to the early 90s called “Trench Toast”. Listen to it here.

I have a new show scheduled for Wednesday, June 10. I’ll be back at the Velvet Lounge in Washington, DC along with Baltimore volksmeister MacGregor Burns. Mac is an amazing songwriter and an A+ guy. Come on out! It’s going to be a great night.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10TH
JUSTYN WITH A Y
MACGREGOR BURNS

The Velvet Lounge
915 U St. NW (U St. + 9 1/2 St.)
 Show starts 9 PM
$7, 18+

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

I’m on an EP

My friend Abe is releasing the first Dracula Driveway release (called Hoquiam) and you can download or stream the audio for free by going to his website and clicking on the link marked “Dracula Driveway” in the top right corner. My contribution is the vocals and lyrics to the song The Opposites of Secrets are Lies (shortcut to the song by clicking here). The other artists on the album are Mikey “Freedom” Hart, Brittany Anjou, Mike Thies, and Avery Brooks.

Tracklisting:
Contemporary Hu Lu Si Music
Electric Shocks
Hoquiam
Melted Park Bench
The Opposites of Secrets are Lies

I’m also finishing up work on a Justyn with a Y EP. I’ve been recording this one late at night in the basement of a haunted house in Bethesda, MD. This will be finished this weekend and I will be handing out FREE CDRs at my show next Tuesday. I will post more information about getting your own copy outside of the show when everything is done. Stay tuned!