Independent venue week is returning to the States for its second year as the group expands their venue-curated concert series. Founded in the UK in 2014, Independent Venue Week was launched with a mission to highlight and celebrate independently-run concert spaces. This year’s series will run from July 8-14 with venues such as 9:30 Club in Washington, The Crocodile in Seattle The Mohawk in Austin, First Avenue in Minneapolis and The Echo in Los Angeles participating. Fantastic Negrito will be this year’s official artist ambassador and the series will include shows across 43 venues in 33 cities and counting. Head here for a full list of venues and dates.