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Photos and words by Clarissa Villondo

I originally discovered Minimus the Poet while booking an indie folk concert. After hearing a sample of their EP, I knew that they are a band DC would love and that I had to see their show at Metro Gallery.

Opening the Baltimore-stacked line up was Blind Man Leading and Super City. Super City performed “Don’t Go,” a song in which the lyrics start “Don’t go to that show / there’s no good bands there / so don’t go.”

Minimus the Poet is in the middle of recording for their next album, starting off their set with a new song for the new album and following with multiple songs both old and new. Singer and guitarist Aaron Wold encouraged the crowd to buy their EPs so they could help record their new album and tour.

Wold pointed directly at my camera and said, “For a second, I looked directly into the camera. You essentially have a shot of me naked.” I shouted back that I deleted it. Wold responded, “You had a picture of me bearing my soul, but everyone else was blurry and you deleted it.” Minimus the Poet’s stage banter made for great entertainment as Wold calibrated and tuned between every song.

Unlike Super City’s song, every band was good and you should have gone to this show.

Minimus the Poet

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Super City

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