127: DRKMTTR with Kathryn Edwards and Olivia Scibelli

In this episode of the show we steer away from the typical format and sit down with Kathryn Edwards and Olivia Scibelli to discuss the history of their venue DRKMTTR; a DIY-centric, all-ages aware, community focused space.

We cover the seeds of its inception at The Other Basement to the current permanent space now in a soft open at 1111 Dickerson Pike. Beyond just the hardships of opening and maintaining a venue, we talk about struggles with gentrification, the difficulty of being in a band (touring or otherwise) and keeping a sustained focus on being a supportive part of a community.

More on DRKMTTR:

Hear more from Kathryn: Donors and thirdface

Hear more from Olivia: Idle Bloom and Husband Stitch

“Main Theme” by Upright T-Rex Music
Cover photo: Depression Breakfast by Lance Conzett.

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