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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!

June Shows

Next month I’ll be playing this:

SATURDAY JUNE 5

ARTS IN BUSHWICK PRESENTS:
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS ’10
FEAT. THE WAY OUT COLLECTIVE

AVERY BROOKS
ANTHONY CUELLAR
KRISTINE GANNIE
JUSTYN WITH A Y
ABRAHAM POLLACK
KATIE RAINS
BANQUET
WAY OUT

144 Manhattan Ave. #2L
Brooklyn, NY 11206
12 PM
FREE! ALL AGES!

http://www.artsinbushwick.org/

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Followed several days later by this:

FRIDAY JUNE 11
JUSTYN WITH A Y
GREEN GROCER
INVISIBLE CIRCLE

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

http://www.stacyscoffeeshop.com
http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay
http://www.myspace.com/greengrocer
http://www.myspace.com/invisiblecircle

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You know what I love? Free all-ages shows. Especially when they’re with old friends. Especially when those old friends happen to be incontrovertible musical geniuses. Saturday June 5th I’ll be motoring up to NYC to play a show with my old pals Avery Brooks and Abe Pollack. Believe me when I say these guys are on a completely different wavelength than most and are no doubt planning up some wildly creative mind-melters.

The following Friday I’ll be back in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to play a show with Future Folk Records superheroes Green Grocer and Brooklyn reverbatrician Invisible Circle. This show might get a little bit intense and maybe just maybe a little bit awesome.

The first show will be part of Arts in Bushwick‘s Open Studios Festival with the Way Out Collective at their nondenominational studio in Brooklyn. In addition to hosting the event, the collective will be serving free food and drinks. The second will be at Stacy’s Coffee Shop in Falls Church, VA. This coffee shop is also nondenominational, however they will require money for use of their sustenance accessories.

Note: You may remember Abe from our duo last year, Dracula Driveway. Why not use this as an opportunity to revisit some of our classic collaborations like this one and this one?

More Pics

Dracula Driveway and Little Bear and the Bad Touch played an outdoor show at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick yesterday. We managed to dodge the rain perfectly – we got some drizzles between the sets that stopped just in time for the performances. All in all a laid-back summer afternoon show. Me and Mike Thies from Little Bear took turns snapping pictures. Here are a few of the best

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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!

Moar show!

I have a band now consisting of me and my friend Abe. He plays drums, I play guitar. We are called Dracula Driveway, but you can also call us Coast of Nebraska, Brosphorescent, the Stepdads, Gutterpunk, or Sex Tourist. In fact you can also call me Adam, Mike, Benny, or Tony and you can call Abe Jonah, Steve, Harold, or Noah. We play loud, but you like it that way.

We are playing our first official show (it’s really our second) June 21 at Cafe Orwell in Bushwick. We’re going to be playing outdoors on an afternoon in late June. If it’s sunny it’ll be sweet.

SUNDAY JUNE 21
DRACULA DRIVEWAY

Cafe Orwell (Outdoors)
247 Varet St.
Bushwick, Brooklyn
4:30 PM
ALL AGES, FREE

http://www.myspace.com/justynwithay