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A Batshit Crazy Promo For Old Bridge Festival

This is a few days old, but check out this mind-destroying promo for the Old Bridge Festival on Aug. 1 and 2:

Per the video, location is 1256 Old Bridge Rd., Amissville, Va. (about an hour west of D.C.), and the cost is $10, which also gets you burgers, 'dogs, beer, and space to camp (the property is over 150 acres).

Oh, and the bands! So far, the list includes Future Islands (!), BLDGS, La Otracina, Laughing Man, Hume, Age Sixteen, The Black Powder, Cave Caverns, The Fordists, Ga'an, Gay Knowledge, Google Earth, The Independent, Invisible Hand, Landlords, Mystic Flavor, Paper Mice, Pretzlcoat, Rifle Recoil, Surf Nazis On Ecstasy, and We're Glad You're Dead, with apparently more to be announced.

Looks like the overall vibe is experimental and noisy, with some more straightforward punk and indie rock thrown in. Most of the bands are from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, with a handful from New York and elsewhere.

Apparently, the people behind the Fairfax space Count Pyro's Castle are organizing the fest (and local polymath Hume tells me he's helping curate). And this Saturday, Count Pyro's is hosting a benefit for the festival featuring Ape! and A City Safe From Sea. Groovy.

More info is on the Old Bridge Festival's Facebook page, along with some Old Testament-y ramblings.

(Hat tip to Sockets Records.)

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