Live Concert Photography: Hartstop Leap Year Day Fest at Rubulaud 2/29/20 feat. Clone, Lady Pills, Siv Disa, Camelolloide, and Carol

Live Concert Photography: Hartstop Leap Year Fest at Rubulaud 2/29/20 feat. Clone Lady Pills Siv Disa Lily Desmond, Camelolide and Carol

Founded in 2018, the Brooklyn-based group Hartstop curates unique, friendly and eclectic live music experiences that are open to all, while offering supportive programming for local and touring artists.

Rubulad is a Brooklyn-based community of artists, performers and entertainers.

Earlier this year Hartstop and Rubulud hosted a Leap Year Day Festival that featured an eclectic collection of local and touring acts including Clone, Lady Pills, Siv Disa, Camelolloide and Carol. Check out photos from the festival below.

Clone is a new and emerging Brooklyn-based indie rock act lead by Dead Leaf Echo frontman and founder LG Galleon. Sonically, Clone is a bit of a sonic departure from Galleon’s work with Dead Leaf Echo — with Clone’s material drawing more from The Afghan Whigs, punk rock and The Jesus and Mary Chain among others.

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Formed in 2015 while its founding members were attending Berklee College of Music, the Boston-based trio Lady Pills have crafted a singular yet multi-faceted voice, informed by their time in Boston’s DIY community. And as a result, they’ve developed a unique perspective of the music scene, responsibility and life in the 21st century.

Sonically, their material is centered around Ella and Alison’s harmonies, shimmering guitar melodies and a sensuous bass lines and seems to possesses elements of shoegaze and dream pop among other things.

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IMG_0550 Camelolloide is a Costa Rise-based rock act, whose energetic live show and gritty and boozy garage rock sound reminded me quite a bit of Madrid-based JOVM mainstays, The Parrots. IMG_0285

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IMG_0414 Siv Andersson is a New York-based singer/songwriter, keyboardist and frontperson of the the New York-based indie act Siv Disa and The Sea Divers, which features Austin Diadamo (guitar, flute), Sonja Einem (drums), and Johnathan “Baby Chair” Pharis (bass). Inspired by a wide and eclectic array of acts including The Supremes and Shostakovich, the New York-based singer/songwriter and keyboardist writes material that has been described as emotional yet centered around experimental song structures and techniques — with a focus on sharp-tongued lyrics. Anderson’s sophomore EP, 2018’s Katie Buchanan-produced Waltzes came together after a period in which the New York-based singer/songwriter and keyboardist spent writing exclusively in triple time. The EP’s lead single “Violet” and its accompanying video received attention from Indie Witches and elsewhere.

  Since the release of their sophomore EP, the act has built up a profile playing locally at venues like Sidewalk, Piano’s and The Topaz, as well as a monthly residency at The Bowery Electric. IMG_0160

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IMG_0227 Carolyn Flaherty is a New York-based singer/songwriter and guitarist and creative mastermind behind the emerging dream pop project Carol. IMG_0100

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