Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival #BWSF

Brooklyn Wildlife is excited to announce the first annual Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival (BWSF) taking place on Saturday September 7, 2013 at The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St in Brooklyn, New York.


Brooklyn Wildlife has been (not so) quietly building a dynasty in the storied Brooklyn music scene from within their Bushwick HQ for some time.  Their loft parties are legendary affairs populating blogs with seemingly scandalous NSFW images.  In reality, their events celebrate not only the dismantling of inhibitions, but the dismantling of traditional notions of music genre, and barriers of race, class, gender and sexuality.  After out-growing the loft party scene (read having events shut down by cops and assorted killjoys) and local Bushwick and Williamsburg venues,  the duo decided to think bigger.  The Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival is that brain child.


In the shadow of well-publicized festivals bedazzled with corporate logos, and bands bolstered by deep pockets, Musician/photographer Chris Carr, and DJ/Producer Keith Lay (Homeboy Sandman/Stones Throw Records) leaders of the BK Wildlife movement had something different in mind.  “We wanted to do something that celebrates every facet of Brooklyn’s underground music scene”, Lay stated.  The crew began by enlisting legendary Brooklyn emcee Bukshot (Black MoonBoot Camp Clik) as the headliner, then snagged local rising stars Rebelmatic, and Charly & Margaux.  “We went for acts that may not always pop up on blogs…but regularly pack out the spots in Brooklyn and the LES where Brooklynites actually hang”, Carr said. 


Soon, bands across every genre, responsible for keeping the Brooklyn music scene the center of the indie world began signing up.  Electronic acts like Suzi Analogue, rock bands Meridian and Joe Jordan’s Experiment all joined the bill giving birth to Brooklyn’s largest artist-run music festival in recent memory.  In all, over 60 bands will be performing on 3 stages at Bushwick venue Paper Box.


In true Brooklyn Wildlife fashion, the festival is about more than the music.  It’s about Brooklyn independent art and the lifestyle that goes along with it.  “This is an experiment in life experience”, Carr said.  More than 60 performers will round out the day.  Expect Burlesque performances, visual art installations, and a relaxation/meditation area in addition to the healthy list of bands.  Anyone who hasn’t been to one of the Brooklyn Wildlife’s events has been missing out on the true pulse of the scene.  Anyone missing this festival will be missing out on what is certain to be a landmark event in Brooklyn’s storied underground arts scene

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