UPDATE: The last shows at the GNU will not be on June 21st and 22nd, but June 19th and 20th. Otem Rellik and I will not be playing.
GNU: Experience Gallery, the beloved Fort Collins DIY venue, is slated to close this month. For the community of artists, musicians, and filmmakers that convalesced around this space, it is a sad occasion. Luckily, Tomas, Sarah and Brandton aren't planning to stop doing what they do. The future of the gallery will be cloudy, or whatever people call things on the internet. With production equipment and a Youtube channel, they're creating music videos, experimental shorts, and video playlists, a new kind of gallery for the era of mass communication.
I will be playing the last show at the current space on June 22nd, with Otem Rellik and many, many more artists yet to be announced. It will be my final show in Fort Collins before I leave Colorado in July to attend Deep Springs College. It will be hard to bid farewell again to my hometown, but I have learned over the past year that you can never truly sever yourself from the people and places that have shaped you.
p.s. Have you seen this video that the GNU made recently?