1201 Wayne Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410
8:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Folk | Americana
BJSR (Ben Rivet)
Genre - Vaudevillian-Indie-Folk-Rock
Members - Abigail Nessen Bengson and Shaun McClain Bengson
Hometown - Brooklyn, NY / Williamstown, MA
Record Label - Second Bolt
"The Best Vaudevillian Indie Rock and Theater Artists On the Scene"
"Not only a tremendous musical talent, but also a raw honesty and sincere righteousness."
The New York Times
Beautiful and artful.
Friendly, fresh-faced and downright enchanting... audiences are bound to sit up and take notice.
Addison Independent (Middlebury, VT)
The Bengsons are the best in vaudevillian indie folk and rising stars in the NYC experimental music and theater community. They have performed their original shows, performances pieces and original musicals, Ain't That Good News and The Magic Show: The Story of the Barefoot Angels, across the country and around the world.
They have appeared to acclaim at such venues as Culture Project s Women Center Stage (NYC), MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), terraNOVA Collective s soloNOVA Arts Festival at The Daryl Roth Theater (NYC), La MaMa E.T.C. (NYC), Dixon Place (NYC), BRIClab (Brooklyn, NY), The Flynn (Burlington, VT), Town Hall Theater (Middlebury, VT), The Thacher School (Ojai, CA), the Tijuana Christian Orphanage (Tijuana, Mexico) and the Market Theater (Johannesburg, South Africa).
The Bengsons are also activists and teachers, who have taught students in NYC's public schools and Cambodian immigrants in Massachusetts, as well as internationally, including at the Market Theater Lab of Johannesburg, ZA, the Tijuana Christian Orphanage of Tijuana, Mexico, and ASAPROSA, in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
For video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30plwGHy7Xo
Genre - Pop/Folk/Indie
Members - Ben Rivet
Hometown - Dayton, OH
Ben Rivet, performing under the name BJSR, has been cutting his musical teeth in Ohio for the last eight years since moving from the Mitten to study music at the University of Dayton. A 6 month cruise ship gig, robust Freshman EP, several succesful music video releases and a handful of Midwest and National tours, Rivet has been paying his dues and honing his skills in the ever-changing Indepent music scene. Whether it's with his guitar, his looping station and beatboxing, or with a variety of band arrangements, Rivet's baritone voice and indie, folk, pop influences are the connective tissue behind "BJSR". With a strong emphasis of artistic collaboration, his "Solo" project continues to showcase up-and-coming talent in the fields of music, video, photography and fine arts to tell a story of growing up a "Lover". His current endeavor will feature a series of remixes, music videos, art exhibitions, pressings and live performances based off his first six-song release, AXE AND VOX. The multimedia package has been dubbed "AXED AND VOXED" and will see unique releases with producers and artists from across the country over the next few months.
In support of AXED AND VOXED, he's slapping his 4 initials on as much merch as he can to get his name out there and tell the world his story. With Spring and Summer tours and a gaggle of releases on the horizon, get ready to see "BJSR" on blogs, twitter feeds and even a #goodplaid or two.
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/BJSRmusic $10.00,