5 Years of Fort Useless

There were a lot of DIY venue closures this year and most have been heavily covered by the local NYC music press but my home base DIY venue was Fort Useless. Not only did I shoot there, I had photo exhibits and curated many of the art shows. It is sorely missed by my little community of musicians and artists. Fort Useless continues to be a non-profit arts organization and endeavors to find new space. Thanks for all your hard work, Jeremiah.

I hope that there is a photo of everyone that frequented the Fort — my apologies if I missed anyone.

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Jeremiah Mcvay behind the bar on opening day 8/24/09

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Kristie Redfield 8/24/09

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Manny Nomikos and Andrea DeFelice 8/24/09

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Sharon Van Etten 8/24/09

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8/24/09

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Jared Friedman 8/24/09

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Iced Ink – Madri Gras 2/14/10

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Dinosaur Feathers – Mardi Gras 2/14/10

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Mardi Gras 2/14/10

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Flying Pace – Mardi Gras 2/14/10

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Holy Moly – Mardi Gras 2/14/10

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Spit Take – Hosted by George Flanagan 3/19/10

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Convertible Gallery after part – Hans Viets entertains us with his Christopher Walken impression.3/27/10

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Marta and Stephen’s birthday party 4/18/12 – I love the smile on Marta’s face here. And, yes, this is the party when I bounced someone.

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4/18/12

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4/18/12

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4/18/12

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4/18/12

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Spit Take – George Flanagan 5/1/10

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Sara Shaefer at Spit Take 5/1/10

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Brian McLoughlin at Spit Take 5/1/10

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Magnetic Islands 5/2/10

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Binary Marketing Show 5/2/10

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Bermuda Bonnie 11/7/10

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Teletextile 11/7/10

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y/y 11/7/10

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Double Down Opening Reception 11/13/10

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11/13/10

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Song Writers Salon – Pamela Martinez – 11/22/10

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Fort Useless Holiday Sale 12/5/10

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Binary Marketing Show 1/16/11

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Collective Drum Time Machine 1/16/11

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Video Daughters 1/16/11

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Chat Logs 1/16/11

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Delineate Opening Reception 1/15/11 – Photo by Lisa LaBonk (Aguilar)

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1/15/11

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Birds in Weather 1/13/11

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Quilty 1/13/11

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Gold Streets 1/13/11

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Luff 1/13/11

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Spit Take – George Flanagan – this is the photo where the guy asked me to take out the child he brought to the show so he wouldn’t get in trouble (look carefully – you can see it).

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Quiet Loudly 3/6/11

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3/6/11

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Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Marie Stella – Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Flying Pace Mardi Gras 3/6/11

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Brian LaRue – Moth Up – 3/11/11

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Libel – Opening Reception for Convergence 4/2/11

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Nightfalls 4/16/11

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Clouder 4/16/11

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Weird Children 4/16/11

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Gospel Gossip 8/7/11

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Girlfriends 8/7/11

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Clouder 8/7/11

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Before the opening reception for 120 dB 1/26/12

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120 dB Opening – photo by George Flanagan 1/26/12

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120 dB opening – photo by George Flanagan 1/26/12

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JPK – Double Trouble Birthday Bash 3/3/12

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Boy King Island 3/3/12

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3/3/12

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Clouder 3/3/12

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Clouder 3/3/12

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John Steele Singers 3/10/12

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3/10/12

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The Meaning of Life 3/10/12

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Ball of Flame Shoot Fire 3/10/12

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The Meaning of Life (iPhone photo) 8/11/12

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New Year’s Eve 2012 (iPhone photo)

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Opening Reception for Translations 5/25/13 (It was sooooo cold that night).

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5/25/13

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5/25/13

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Opening Reception for Full Circle (iPhone photo) 12/13/13

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Opening Reception for Frame of Reference (iPhone photo by Jeremiah McVay) 2/21/14

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The return of the LA – I love Lisa’s smile in this photo (even though she is a bit blurry).5/3/14

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Opening Reception for Sclera (iPhone photo) 5/23/14

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