Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 @ 6:00:pm
Launch party for Issue 3 of Paper Jam zine with live music from BRNDA and Spring Silver!
Come out to Lost City Bookstore for the issue 03 release of PaperJam, a DC DIY music zine committed to documenting and building music community in DC. This event starts with a panel discussion between representatives from PaperJam Zine, Girls Rock! DC, and DC Zinefest to discuss DIY community building followed by performances from art-punk band BRNDA and queer metal band Spring Silver. Issue 03 of PaperJam Zine and merchandise will be available as well as mechanise from Girls Rock! DC, DC Zinefest, BRNDA, and Springsilver. Learn about DIY community building, scoop a zine, and enjoy sweet tunes from local artists while surrounded by Lost City’s new, used, and rare book collection. FRIDAY DECEMBER 10TH 7:30 PM
Elizabeth von Oehsen is a designer, illustrator, drummer, and DC native. She launched PaperJam DC Music Zine in 2020 as a way to document the music scene’s experience and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She lives in Brightwood Park and is usually biking somewhere. Find her at @elizabethvonoehsen and www.evonoehsen.com
Sarah Piepenbrink is an artist, dancer, and editor of PaperJam. She has been making zines since 2004. Sarah lives in Mount Pleasant with her cat Gus.
BRNDA, a four-piece from DC, has been compared to Adam and the Ants, Parquet Courts and Pixies. Perhaps this panoply of cultural post-its is unavoidable at a time when all music is listenable, always pilferable. BRNDA, like any honest band, admits to the plundering, but they do have a few rules: No covers, No love songs. Also, simple is always better. So if they have scoured the late 70s, 80s and early 2010s for musical detritus, they haven’t made off with just anything salvageable. No, only the least ostentatious, most off-kilter will do. And so, if you find yourself unable to put your finger on just what you’re hearing, it is because BRNDA is not just some rehashed comfort listening. Couple the music with the world-wary, at-times indecipherable lyrical meaning of the vocalists (they all sing), and you might begin to doubt yourself…but you might also enjoy it. This is exactly how BRNDA wants you to feel
Spring Silver is a queer metal band that plays wild, super jacked up ronk n roll. From their song “Set up a Camera”:
As you nestle into each other
Lend me the gift of one another
Nestled between crowded news sites and empty streets
Lend me your languid forms slipping into your new routines
This event will be hosted in-person at Lost City Books! Masks will be required of attendees.
Paper Jam Issue 3 will be available at Lost City Books!
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