Go Read: Capitol Contingency 90s D.C. Music History
Capitol Contingency: Post-Punk, Indie Rock, and Noise Pop in Washington, D.C., 1991-1999 by Brandon Gentry is the sort of book about the D.C. indie scene(s) I’ve long wanted to read. My needs were pretty simple on this, something along the lines of ‘a book that covers Shudder To Think AND Unrest. covered. There is much, much more. I’m normally allergic to the ‘oral history’ approach and tend to prefer a more carefully rendered narrative, but I’m willing to give this one a chance. As a bonus, a poster I made for a Velocity Girl / Tsunami show is reproduced in the book along with many others. This joint is an e experience only. No print version. You can get it on Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iBooks and elsewhere.