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Alex Mackinnon – Bandleader, The Whistleblowers

“The band is called the Whistleblowers. It’s inspired by my need to try to change all the fucked up things in this world in some small way. Some of my favorite artists are John Lennon, Fela Kuti, Rage Against The Machine – people that have spoken up for what they believe is right. Thats what led me to form this band.”


“We’re doing a very open set. I’m using the amazing musicians I have – basically I want to give them the freedom to express themselves in the maximum way by leaving a lot of room for them to improvise and for us to interact. This one is going to be a little bit of a departure; I’m busting out my computer and using some electronics, so I’m excited to see how that works.”



“I’m always excited to do a Hoover Dam show but this one is going to be a lot of fun especially because the space is really beautiful and I always like doing shows that are in my neighborhood!”

Neighborhood of residence: Crown Heights

Location of Shoot: Outside Calabar Imports on Franklin Avenue. 

Alex’s band The Whistleblowers will be playing at The Hoover Dam Collective presents “FallOut” in Prospect Heights on Saturday, September 27th. More info here. 

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Nate Waggoner: Writer

Bra Shopping to promote the HDC show.

Bra Shopping to promote the HDC show.

Nate: I like to write about America and Moms and Dads and sometimes I’ll write about ummm….(whats a cool thing to say? What do people like to read?)

Breegan: Violence and Mystery?

Nate Violence and Mystery!

Nate frolics  with his mayonnaise spreader in Mazon Discount.

Nate frolics with his mayonnaise spreader in Mazon Discount.

“I’m very excited (to perform at the HDC show), I like the rooftop. I’m pleased to be supporting one of my favorite major rooftops in Brooklyn.”

Nate convincing the mannequin to like him.

Nate convincing the mannequin to like him.

Area of Residence: New to Crown Heights. (Transplant from the Bay Area!)

Location of Shoot: Mazon Discount and Cool Pony, both on Franklin Avenue.

Nate Waggoner will be performing at The Hoover Dam Collective Presents Fall Out in Prospect Heights on Saturday, September 27th at 8pm. More information here. 


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Theo Boguszewski, Founder of the Hoover Dam Collective


“I think the the HDC is a great example of young people coming together to create their own opportunities in a difficult and often isolating city. I love that the HDC is centered around community- we give artists the opportunity to network and form relationships with other artists.”

Theo Boguszewski

This guy came up to us and wanted to be in the picture too.

This guy came up to us and wanted to be in the picture too.

“I have been living the neighborhood for over fours years and have watched it change greatly. I am excited to be part of a growing arts community and I want to share the HDC with the neighborhood and encourage locals to get involved.”

Neighborhood of Residence: Crown Heights!

Theo’s Profile on The Dance Enthusiast

Location of Shoot: Outside Prospect Heights Beer Works on Washington Ave.

Theo Boguszewski is involved in producing The Hoover Dam Collective Presents FallOut on Saturday, September 27th at 8pm in Prospect Heights. More info here.

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Brendan Duggan and Mallory Lynn, Co-Artistic Directors of LoudHoundMovement

Mallory Rosenthal and Brendan Duggan of LoudHoundMovement

Let my fingers be your eyebrows….

LoudHoundMovement is a choreographic partnership based in Brooklyn, New York, which aims to enhance artistic integrity in contemporary dance-making through research, idea exchange, and public performance, oftentimes adding elements of multi-media.  LHM focuses on a creation process that is highly influence by the individuality of their dancers, and the distinctive self-expression of these artists.   

Mallory Rosenthal and Brendan Duggan of LoudHoundMovement

(There’s something very Disney-prince-and-princess this photo. I halfway expected them to break into song here.)

 “Above all, we believe in the accessibility of our work and the crossover from dance to other art forms.  Hoover Dam Collective offers us a comfortable and fun environment to show work that we believe in and interact with ambitious artists that we wouldn’t normally encounter.”

Neighborhood of Residence: Both from Crown Heights!

Location of Shoot: Outside Crosby Coffee (Mallory and Brendan’s favorite spot for coffee); 667 Classon Avenue.

LoudHoundMovement will be performing at The Hoover Dam Collective Presents FallOut on Saturday, September 27th at 8pm in Prospect Heights. More info here.


September 27th, 8pm.

Oh, the brisk air! The rattle of Cicadas in the late summer dusk! The pumpkin spice lattes! Yes, oh yes, FALL IS fucking HERE! It’s New York City’s most pleasant (read most tolerable) season, and the Hoover Dam Collective is embracing it with open arms. Enter HDC’s FallOut, an art extravaganza in a unique loft space located in Prospect Heights. Incredible music acts? We got it. Class act dance companies? Wouldn’t do without them! Interactive pop up performances? Why not? Secret spacious venue with tons of character? Yes! Booze? DRINK UP!

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(I sincerely hope there will be a washboard at FallOut)

The evening is headlined by Nat Osborn Band and ChristinaNoel and the Creature.

“The Nat Osborn Band melds, mashes, and stirs up styles like a chef mixing spices: a dash of funk here, a dollop of big band there, a sprinkling of reggae all around a solid base of smart, catchy songwriting.  The result: a unique and original sound all its own.”

We did a profile on Nat as a blog feature, which you can read here

“ChristinaNoel & The Creature is a Brooklyn based dance company that focuses on creating a hybrid performance medium utilizing the dancers’ voices, bodies, and drawing from their perspectives. “

Keep an eye out for more info about ChristinaNoel and the Creature on our blog!

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We will also be featuring

Sean McVerry

Singer Songwriter / Composer whose inspirations range from Impressionist composers and J.D. Salinger to Brian Wilson and Wes Anderson Films.

The Whistleblowers

Brooklyn based band fronted by HDC powerhouse and long-time contributor Alex Mackinnon. Rhythm is king and groove is council. More about Alex here. 

Cole Quest Rotante and Sam Merwin

What can you say? Foot stomping, thigh slapping, corny dad joke havin’ bluegrass picking. Come work on a building with Cole Quest Rotante and Sam Merwin.

DJ David Kiss

Get your dance on with HDC’s best bud DJ David Kiss. He’ll be closing out the night so you can be sure to work up a sweat before you leave and face that chill fall air.

LoudHound Movement

Incredible contemporary modern dance collective presenting highly physical and dramatic work. Check out their website –

Spark(edit) Arts

What happens when you mix theater and comedy and dance? A unique hybrid of beauty, physical exploration, and drama.

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Are you extremely pumped yet?

If you’re interested in attending, you can purchase tickets in advance ($10) here: or at the door ($12) with cash. If you’re going to purchase tickets at the door, please email us to R.S.V.P. so that we can give you the address. The venue is super secret and crazy underground so we cant post the address publicly. (But we can tell you it’s in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn)

As always, we are so excited to bring you this curated evening of awesomeness.



Love, BK


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