Sunday! HDC at The Living Room.

According to the 2012 Cost of Living index, Manhattan is the most expensive urban area in the United States. Thankfully, residents of the greater New York City area can experience professional quality music, dance, and spoken word provided and curated by the Hoover Dam Collective for the low cost of zero dollars and zero cents at the Living Room this Sunday, July 22nd.

That’s right. High quality art for the same price as that advertisment-laden AM newspaper shoved in your face on the subway stairs. I smell an awesome deal.

Who’s performing?


Kaylah Bell (Newly minted high-school grad with serious song-writing and performing talent. Adorable.)

Christine Hoberg (Remember this awesome collaboration with Francheska Lopez?)

She and the Sun (HDC’s favorite sibling duo, rapidly gaining a much-earned following lately.)

YOUNGmen (Brooklyn-warehouse-pop-rock-goodness. Get your dance on.)

Amanda Macleod, Lindsey Mandolini, and the Hoover Dam Collective will present some fancy dancing.

Daniel Grjonko (spoken word boy of wonder, also “a cigarette-smoking housecat from New Jersey.”)


More Info:


Doors at 6pm

Show: 6:15-9pm. “I have work on Monday morning” is no excuse. Even if you stay until the end of the show, you’ll have time to get home, exfoliate your face AND get your pearly 8 hours of restful peace.


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[We will also be celebrating 3 special birthdays: Michael Krause of Vo Rag, Melissa Ahern of She and the Sun, and HDC queen bee Theo Boguszewski!!!!!!!]

Otter vs. Beaver

2 children from each district in the country were selected fight a vicious battle to the death at the Hoover Dam Collective’s show at The Fifth Estate on March 24th.

Ok, so the part about the kids killing each other is actually the Hunger Games Movie, but the HDC did have an amazing evening at The Fifth Estate on Saturday.

The night kicked off with the neo-classical stylings of Matt Siffert.









Later, Roseann Baker, Theo Boguszewski and Katrina Cunningham joined for an improvisation, accompanied by solo Cello.











Kroba and Cosmo D participate in rampant Apple advertising and also manage to play an amazing set:








Check out this video of Cosmo D and Kroba accompanying the Hoover Damsels in a “Time and Space Altering Collaboration:”

Afterwards, The Murmurators played a set full of polyrhythmic goodness.








2 men with 2 guitars never sounded bigger with Greg Baldwin and Jon Rick. The Hoover Dam Damsels might have made an appearance.

Special thanks to the Chili-Cheese Dogs at The Fifth Estate Bar.

Check in with the blog for more details about the upcoming show on April 8th at the Living Room. (Yes, screw Easter Dinner!)

In The Wasteland Just West of the Park


On March 24th, the Hoover Dam Collective will beckon you to the land of vegan leather baby shoes and gourmet pet food; where everything you order at a restaurant has been grass fed and the sidewalks sing about the tantrums of toddlers. Take out a map and poke the gentle green polygon that is Prospect Park then slide that finger just a bit to the left and you’ll find the lovely

Park Slope.

Yes fans! The Hoover Dam Collective will be conquering The Fifth Estate bar, shown below on the map:

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MARCH 24th



Matt Siffert and Band
Cosmo D and Kroba
The Murmurators
These Animals

The HDC dancers will bring that special bit of Hoover charm to the evening with their extraordinary dance prowess and resplendent beauty, of course.

This show is FREE, but make sure to grab that extra 20 bucks you made in tips at the coffee shop to purchase alcohol from the bar. Fifth Estate also offers some delicious things to eat so please leave that PB&J at home. (Some of us are allergic!)

We’ll be looking forward to seeing you at the show!

P.S. Watch out for the triple decker strollers and ignore the crabby old ladies coming out of the fluorescent Bingo parlor on your way there.

We Have Loved and Gained

On Tuesday night the HDC had a show at Spike Hill in Williamsburg to celebrate the worst holiday ever invented: Valentines Day! This day has the potential to ruin relationships and alienate single people, so we at the HDC wanted to host an event that was open to mopers, happy couples, and devil scorpion women alike. We tore down the pink frills and smashed the chocolate hearts and replaced them with plaid shirts, beer, and live art.

Brian and Silbin and Friends howling and singing and stuff.

Chris Ayer is that guy at the party with a guitar that all the girls fall in love with.


Chess Lopez, playing the part of a cracked-out french girl, tries to pick Willy's nose to win him over. I thought it was going to work...

The comedy of Robert Dean helped us forget our love-sorrows.

Spencer Murphy and Friends dusted our ears with visceral love-pollen while our eyes feasted upon an improvisation arranged by Theo Boguszewski. So many Lonely Women.

Feel free to peruse through the full gallery below. Please NOTE! These images belong to Breegan Kearney and credit is required where credit is due. (So no stealing without permission!)

As always, Love from Brooklyn and the Hoover Dam Collective

Bk in Bk


Love Ain’t Worth A Dam!

Your Favorite Hoover Dam Blog Writer here, 

I will literally burst at the seams right now if I don’t get this out. Insert drumroll, fanfare, anticipatory music and plenty of confetti:


Please look forward to another post – spiffed up with shout-outs as promised – coming soon. For now, I will simply say THANK YOU!!!! (With multiple exclamation points!)

Moving on to matters of the heart….

That’s right, lovers and leavers, the HDC is doing Valentines day the right way: for everyone. Desparate or rebounding single people, couples that are in love, couples that are sick of each other, people who have unrequited love: COME TO OUR SHOW and get your Valentine-y fill with the Hoover Dam Collective.

This show will take place at Spike Hill in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Valentines Day. 6:30pm! (Don’t forget your flannel.)


Music by: Chris Ayer, Brian Siblin and Friends, Evam McCullough, Spencer Murphy and Friends.

Poetry by: Adrienne Rosenberg

Comedy by: Luke Schwartz, Willy Appelman, and special guest Mark Normand

Hosted by: Willy Appelman

Danced by: The Hoover Damsels


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Thanks to everyone who attended our show at LIC bar in Queens!
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