We're happy to announce that this year, we'll be making the trek down to Gainesville, Florida to play FEST! If you're like us and you don't really know exactly what part of Florida Gainesville is, we looked up a map this morning and here's what we found:
It should take us about 20 hours to drive down from New York, and we'll be sure to make some updates happen while we're on the road. We're also in the process of setting up some shows while we make our way down, so stay tuned.
All of us are super excited, and we've thought a lot about what we hope to get out of our time there. As always, we'll have free zines and politicized writings for people to pick up at our merch table with the hopes of using music/popular education as a way to plug people into local organizing projects. We hope to have many conversations with both musicians, punks, and Gainesvillains about creating a true politicized music scene--a scene that goes beyond subcultural genre-based shows and moves towards creating spaces where musicians march with the masses, organizing, strategizing, and taking action until we create the world we want to see....... Okay, okay, we're not going to accomplish all of these things at Fest, but we promise, as always, that we'll try. Hope to see you there!