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I saw the Depreciation Guild play a show during CMJ and they are definitely a good live band. Not sure that I'll make it to the show, but you definitely should.
Honestly, I don't know Lynne Potts' poetry. She's an editor at AGNI who recently politely declined yours truly, but sometimes them the breaks. What I do know is that Jared Hohl is a superb writer & the guys that run The Enclave are more than affable so come, come, come.