A home for art, music and performance
in Bushwick, Brooklyn!

Why Rubulad??

Like a tree that grows between sidewalk cracks, Rubulad continues to defy the growing corporatocracy and homogeneity of New York City, persevering in a radical inclusivity, joyful spontaneity, and handmade DIY aesthetic that resists commodification, since 1993. Rubulad is an eclectic wonderland of experiences, from the papier-mâché art installations and wild art murals that dress each room, to costumed revelers, and a madcap array of celebratory performances that could include puppetry, spoken word, marching bands, film screenings, acrobats, burlesque dancers,
jazz combos, and DJ music.

A central part of Rubulad’s mission is the creation of employment opportunity to sustain New York’s artistic community. Each event provides work for 30-50 visual artists, musicians, and performers of all disciplines. Rubulad also helps remedy the extreme lack of affordable arts space in New York City by providing a place where other artists can rehearse, create art pieces, fundraise, gather, and mobilize. Now approaching three decades as Brooklyn’s longest-running underground art space, Rubulad has inspired a generation.

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A tiny fragment of the list of thousands of artists, musicians and creators who have performed at, or contributed to Rubulads:


Moldy Peaches

Joey Arias

Phoebe Legere

Ken Butler

The Circus Amok Band

Kenny Wollesen

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

The Budos Band

Les Sans Culottes

Ari Up (The Slits)

Zero Boy

Lady Rizo

The Rogers Sisters

The Wau Wau Sisters

The Reverend Vince Anderson

MK Groove Orchestra

Fly Ashtray

Sxip Shirey

Amanda Palmer

The Hungry March Band

Smack Dab

Darrell Thorne


Funkrust Brass Band

The End of World Circus

Terry Dame's Electric Junkyard Gamelan

Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile

Larkin Grimm

Simone White

Brian Fisherman Band

Puppets Come Home
Jonathan Toubin (Soul Clap)

Mike Simonetti

$mall Change (WFMU)

Wm Berger (WFMU)

John S. Hall

King Missile



The Homosexuals

DJ Cherrystone

DJ Dirtyfinger

Anna Copacabanna

God is My Co-Pilot

Machine Dazzle

Viva DeConcini's Rock & Roll Burlesque

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds

Gary Lucas' Gods and Monsters

Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir

Eric Davis (Red Bastard)

Fur Cups for Teeth

Flaming Fire

World Inferno Friendship Society

Hamish Kilgour (The Clean)

Erica Dawn Lyle (Bikini Kill)

Darlinda, Just Darlinda

Julie Atlas Muz

Tony Torn

The Star Spangles

Big Freedia

Shelly Mars

Challenge of the Future

Jon Spencer

DJ Nicodemus

DJ Shotnez (Balkan Beat Box)

DJ Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello)

Jessica Delfino

Billy Syndrome

The Special Moments


Preacher Mann and the Revival


Bob Bert

Lisa Carver
DJ Pork Chop

Uproot Andy

Gekko Jones


Cameron Christopher Stuart (plays)

Normandy Sherwood (plays)

Tunde Adipimpe (TV on the Radio)

Dirty Martini


Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players

Corn Mo

The Warlocks

Ratas En Zelo

Adira Amram


The Smoke Rings

Morricone Youth

Extra Action Marching Band

Gato Loco


Tredicci Bacci


L train Brass Band


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