FalalalaLOFT – Saturday December 14th!

Deck the Loft with boughs of Holly! 


 Due to unfortunate circumstances (which mostly involve underage hipsters partying irresponsibly), we are NO LONGER able to have our wonderful holiday Hoover Dam Show at the glorious LOFT on South 5th St. 

However, we have found a replacement space, thanks to our helpful friends at Mr. Rogers in Crown Heights (Falalalala Old-Warehouse-turned-into-cafe-turned-into-awesome-art-gallery-and-venue just didn’t have the right ring, so we kept the old name.) We’ve done shows here before, and it always turns into a good party. Portland Santa might even show up.

Hipster Santa is going.

The show will be a sparkling toast to the holidays, with collaborative performances and immersive experiences galore.


231 Rogers Ave – Brooklyn NY.





Jonah Parzen-Johnson

Rocket & the Ghost


Néha Sha

Nat Osborn Band



barbie may diewald / Triodance Collective

 Megan Adele Bascom | Megan Bascom & Dancers 

Theo Boguszewski

Mary Carter

ChristinaNoel and ChristinaNoel & the Creature



Robert Dean

Ashley Brooke Roberts

Jay Schmidt



Daniel Grjonko

Dean Haddock



LOFT in SPACE Event Gallery

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Loft in Space show on March 2nd! Special thanks to our performers, to David Kiss and Travis Tacon for running sound, and to Neha Sha for the space. We also couldn’t have done this without HDC collaborator Nat Osborn. Thanks to everyone who worked the bar and … Continue reading

Loft In The Thrill of It All

Ah, October. The bittersweet beauty of dying foliage, the crisp crunch of ripe apples, and the plastic-y smell of a new mask for Halloween.

Let’s accept our fate that Winter is Coming together on October 13th HDC style, shall we?

The Hoover Dam Collective presents:

Loft In Translation

141 S 5th Street, Apt 2E, Doors at 7pm. 5$ before 10, 8$ after 10.

Cash Bar, free wine and snacks before 9pm

Suffice it to say, the HDC can add “someone’s loft” to our list of unconventional venues. This time around, we have the unique privilege of working with Chris Ottaviano, Nat Osborn, and Nadia Tykulsker in curating the event, and we’ve put together a doozy of a show. Here’s the lineup:

Pia Murray
Katie Dean
Jordan Isador

Visual Art by Ivan Ford and Colleen Logan

Poetry by Daniel Grjonko and Carlos Gomez Marquez

Film by
Sarah Konner and Austin Selden
Alex Springer and Xan Burley

Dustin Carlson
The Matt Simons Trio
Mad Satta
The Nat Osborn Band

DJ David Kiss

(the loft puns will never end. Other contenders include “Loft and Found” and “Loftcore Porn”)

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SILVER DOOR – June 16th

There is a reason why this website has been so quiet recently: The Hoover Dam Collective is about to unleash a storm of creative talent that will enrich the community of Crown Heights.

It might actually “rip your face off” in the best way possible.

The Bands.

Grab your favorite brass instrument of choice, because this is going to be a horn-heavy show.

Definition: An eclectic, electric corporation designed to free the human race from the dark aural shell that blocks the senses and imprisons the mind. “The last time I saw Communication Corporation live was at a college party in 1995. I was wasted and punched some dude. Consequently, the dude hunted me down the next day to thank me!” [their website]

Definition: A group of young people whose sound brings a touch of life, color, and funk to everything it touches. Person A:”Why is my butt moving of it’s own volition?” Person B: “Oh, that’s because The Rainbow Children are playing right now.” [Rainbow Children on Reverb Nation]

Definition: A marching band that also excels at Beer Pong. “Damn! I got beat in Beirut by that amazing 10 piece brass band Horny and the Dance Machine again and now I have to go streak through the quad.” [horny.bandcamp.com]

Definition: A group of superhero vigilantes that saves people from various dangerous cats in the Nigerian desert, while maintaining complex polyrhythms. “Dude, I would’ve gotten mauled by a cheetah if it weren’t for Underground System Afrobeat! ” [Their website]

The Dance.

Kat Rhodes brings her superstar-diva company ROADWORK to the space. YOUR FAVORITE BLOG HOSTESS IS IN THIS PIECE YOU’D BETTER BE THERE TO SEE IT. Check out her stuff here.

Co-Lab will bring us epic experiments in collaboration.

Nadia Tykulsker of Spark(edit) Arts will present a site-specific work. Does this name sound familiar to you? This might ring a bell: “AND THESE? THESE ARE MY PUBES.”

Sarah Mettin will show a heart-pounding piece from the repertoire of the Mettin Movement Collective.

Lindsey Jones will charm us with her magic tap shoes.

Roseann Baker will present a sexy chair dance using extremely attractive members of the HDC during Horny and the Dance Machine’s set.

The Other Stuff.

Justin Kirk, the Hoover Dam Collective’s infamous granola maker and bouncer, will be presenting his photography.

Dayna Moses will also be bringing a film installation to the space. Dayna is new to the Hoover Dam Collective, but her artistic incentives to dance fleetingly on the line of several different genres excites us. Welcome her.

Breegan Kearney and Theo Boguszewski have curated a series of pop-up multi-disciplinary installations which manifest themselves throughout the space. Andrew Cothren (of Franklin Park Reading Series fame) participates as well as The Rainbow Children.

The Nitty Gritty Details

We’ve found ourselves a venue of a lifetime with The Red Lotus Room. 893 Bergen St (between Classon and Franklin) is huge, dark, mysterious and easily accessible from the the 4, 5, 2, 3, C, at Franklin Ave and the Franklin Ave Shuttle at Park Place.

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I wont give anything away, but there might be a fire pit / bonfire. Just throwing that out there.


Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Come Early. Why? 5 magic words: THERE WILL BE FREE FOOD.*
*between 7 and 8

Cover charge: $10 before 10pm, $15 after 10pm.

There will be a cash bar.


Damned Decapitation Recapitulation

New York’s hottest club is “HOOVER DAMNED.” This place has everything: sweaty Power Rangers, a zombie kitty, Kurt Cobain reincarnated and a human Hoover Dam.”

“Stefan, what’s a human Hoover Dam?”

“Its the thing of where you paint a group of midgets grey and stack them at the entrance like bricks so no one can get out.”

This show really did have everything: Multimedia, Film, Comedy and Story-Telling, Theater, Dance, Music and Visual Art. To travel from the stage to the bar, I walked through 3 dance circles during Archie Pelago’s set. I ate chicken from Colonel Sander’s bucket after he won the costume contest. I watched Chess Lopez drink a can of beer and smoke a cigarette while dancing with a film version of herself. I heard someone announce “THESE ARE MY PUBES” to a rapt audence. I saw a girl try to feed a zombie kitty soy nuts. I watched five comedians make fun of the Red Power Ranger. I performed the Time Warp twice in a row to a screaming crowd. Peter McHugh cracked me up with his “Formal Apology” costume. I saw Professor Gladwell get seduced by the dark-haired vixen of his dreams.

All in all, it was a great night.

1 GIGANTIC “Thank You!” to everyone who performed,

1 RESOUNDING high-five to everyone who attended, and

1 HUGE pat on the back to all the members of the Hoover Dam who either organized or helped during the show.

And without further ado, THE TIME WARP!

Love, BK in bk and the HDC


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