Arts Desk

Last Hurrah: The End of 611 Florida Avenue

As Aaron Leitko noted in his post back in July, the days of amazing house shows at 611 Florida Avenue are drawing to a close. After five years of hosting a wild blend of subterranean sounds and adventurous local artists within a makeshift rowhouse venue, the good folks at 611 will hold their final event tomorrow evening, September 12. The show will be the fourth installment of the Free Folk Phantasmagory series (held annually since 2004), showcasing an eclectic lineup of ethereal songsmiths and experimental psychedelia. Music starts at 4pm, with performances by:

Kohoutek
Max Ochs
Julie Mittens
Human Adult Band
Silver Summit
Hat City Intuitive
Ilya Monosov
Teething Veils
Insect Factory
Layne Garrett

Thankfully, I moved to the area soon enough to catch at least two shows at the house during the summer, but regret I couldn't have witnessed more. It's definitely a shame that this place is going away; one less cozy outlet for truly out-there/interesting/odd music here in the District, and there weren't that many to start with. But all the more reason to make it out on Saturday and wax sentimental on a D.C. institution you probably didn't know existed.

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  • Leitko

    This is actually on the 13th

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