Wham City's annual celebration of the underground takes place July 10-12 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art Studio Center Parking Lot, and Load of Fun. The lineup is less focused on bigger name, out-of-town acts—such as last year's Black Dice, Mae Shi, and Parts and Labor—than quality local and Wham City family and friends. Among the Baltimore bands performing, there seems to be a more inclusive vibe this year with non-Wham -City-affiliated, relatively far-flung bands such as the Degenerettes, Lo Moda, Wye Oak, the New Flesh, among others. In an e-mail Dan Deacon explains, "Since, we organize this festival out of pocket and in our spare time, it is important for us to keep it comfortable and enjoyable for us to do. One thing we talked about at the end of last year's festival was shrinking it down slightly and having it feel more community based and familiar. This year isn't focused around headliners, but mainly performers and friends that make up the community we tour, work and live in."