Selection Reminder: Don Zientara at Substance art gallery tonight!



Saturday, July 9 – Don Zientara

Producer and owner of the legendary Inner Ear Studios, birthplace of D.C. hardcore, Zientara could just sit back for the rest of his life collecting cred points. As the architect of seminal albums including the first studio releases from Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Government Issue, Fugazi and Dag Nasty, straightedge punks will worship his name for the rest of time, but no, Zientara has released two of his own albums. Sixteen Ssongs owes its unique sound (and, therefore, its 7.0 on Pitchfork) to a 40-year-old Wollensack tape deck; if you are so inclined, you may get to geek out over some impressive vintage gear at this show. We’re not sure if Zientara’s appearance at the new art gallery Substance as opposed to a more established venue is because he’s got better things to do than sit around and fuck his head, hanging out with the living dead, but you could try buying him a drink and see what happens. – Jessica Bryce Young (with Marc Ganancias, Signals From Satellites; 9 p.m. at Substance, 934 N. Mills Ave.; $5)

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.