Author Archives: Vivian Doskow

D.I.Y. Bushwick Music Festival, Day 4: Bartholomew, The Last Nights, Consider the Source, Not Blood Paint, and More

My final night at the Bushwick Music Festival began at the Opera House, where Fuck Yeah Yankee Bang Bang played fun, poppy rock, featuring Sita Asar and Glenn Baughman harmonizing on vocals and Sean Spada on keys. Bartholomew performed next, … Continue reading

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D.I.Y. Bushwick Music Festival, Day 3: Guitars, Otis Grove, Lowry, Boom Box Repair Kit

The night started out calmly, with Guitars at the Opera House lofts.  Self described as minimalist country, they had slow but driving rhythms, simple melodies, harmonica and tambourine interludes.  The beat picked up with Photon Dynamo and the Shiny Pieces, … Continue reading

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Bushwick D.I.Y. Music Festival Kicks Off

Bushwick Music Studios launched its first annual Do-It-Yourself Music Festival yesterday evening.  With about 150 bands in nine different venues, the shows run March 24-27 and provide the artistic Brooklyn neighborhood a local alternative to the South by Southwest Festival … Continue reading

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Vivian Girls at the Market Hotel, November 6

Lesson of the week – NEVER FORGET EARPLUGS WHILE ON ASSIGNMENT. You never know when you’ll be clinging onto the speakers in an effort to protect your equipment from a surprisingly violent mosh pit. Vivian Girls from Vivian Doskow on … Continue reading

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Halloween!

After having serious intentions to go to The Last Masquerade, a giant Halloween party in Bushwick with a ton of bands, art, performance, and good decorations for Halloween… The people there tried to charge $20, although I’m press, I stopped … Continue reading

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A.G.A.S.T. Open Studios

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Ska, October 9

I went back to Bushwick Music Studios last Friday, where four ska bands played. Rather than do a formal writeup for this show, I was focusing on learning/experimenting with various video and sound equipment. All four bands were comprised of … Continue reading

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