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The Enclosed Instruction Book is a podcast hosted by Martin Bonica which spotlights independent artists and musicians, primarily in the DC metro area. Each week, a different artist joins us in the studio to discuss their work and experiences.

The show was also broadcast on Fairfax Public Access from 2015 to 2016; edited versions of the show, in podcast form, can be found here as well.

Jul 19, 2017

This week we met up with Leesburg indie-rock band Kid Brother outside their rehearsal space. We discussed the band's history, the changing roles of the arts community in Leesburg and Ashburn, Christian's experience growing up as a musician in Baltimore, handling press contacts (including recently being featured in...


Jul 5, 2017

This week, we're joined by Jimmy Romero, a prolific DIY artist from Sterling, frontman of solo projects Redephant and Broken Cartridge and member of bands Cazador and SCARY MERCEDES. We discussed recording equipment, the effect of using different tools on the artistic process, our experiences self-producing...


Jun 21, 2017

This week we met up with indie rock band Milo In The Doldrums at their Fairfax City rehearsal space, and discussed their studio work, history and shifting lineups, the importance of fast-paced recording and releases, lessons learned from working at music venues, the decision-making process behind releasing music...


Jun 7, 2017

This week we spoke to theatre artist Rebecca Wahls, a director in the DC area who most recently directed Dark Times at Grimesville High as part of the 2016 Capitol Fringe Festival. We discussed her upcoming effort We Found the Wild Things, the debut production from the Who What Where Theater Company, of which she is a...


May 24, 2017

This week we spoke with Jason Thompson, a double bass player currently playing in the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. We discussed the business aspects of working as a classical musician, including freelancing, auditioning, and moving from orchestra to orchestra, as well as logistical challenges of rehearsing...