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New(ish) DIY Space, The Dougout, Hosts a Tape-Release Show Tonight

The demise of Gold Leaf Studios and Subterranean A may have left a smoking crater in D.C.’s storied DIY scene, but luckily there’s a new kid on the block to help pick up the slack: The Dougout.

The Langdon abode, located a few blocks from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station, joins the ranks of punk houses like Paperhaus, Wasted Dream, and Rocketship that are making sure tiny touring bands have a place to play (and crash) in D.C. The Dougout made its soft debut in May with Philly beard-punk heroes Restorations, Cleveland’s Signals Midwest, and D.C.’s own emo rockers Monument.

Tonight, the newly christened venue opens its doors for Brooklyn/Chapel Hill experimental electroblues duo It Is Rain In My Face, which is celebrating its cassette release from local tape distributor (and Dougout residents) DZ Tapes. Also on the bill is Is It Rain in My Face's electropop side project Pressed And, and Baltimore shoegazey ambient-pop outfit Romantic States, with DJ sets by DZ Tapes' chief maestro Brett Isaacoff.

More information about the show is on Facebook. Donations are encouraged for touring bands. It's BYOB, and no jerks are allowed, so if you're a jerk, it's probably best to stay at home.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Dougout.

Artwork by Sean Berg

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