EULA performing at a Bushwick rooftop. (photo by Katarina Hybenova for Bushwick Daily)

The music community is strongly represented at Bushwick Open Studios this year with a variety of performances, including lots of festivals. Rest your eyes for an afternoon or evening and let your ears do the  interpretation at one of these showcases.

Variety Music Festival @ Pickthorn Salon, 61 Wyckoff Ave (FRI 5-10PM, SAT-SUN 12-7PM)

An excellent line-up awaits you at this free 3-day music fest featuring the Bushwick faves Deathrow Tull, The Nuclears and much more. Free food, drinks, giveaways, and art show.

Pickthorn is a high-end hair salon. They will be rocking this weekend. (Photo by courtesy of Pickthorn)

Moving Forward @ Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St (SUN 2PM-2AM)

This 12-hour musical performance, hosted by Ian M. Colletti, will showcase a variety of music from 26 different bands, including special performances from memebers of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Deerhoof. We highly recommend this. $5-20 sliding scale.

Electronic Music Showcase @ BossaNova Civic Club, 1271 Myrtle Ave (SAT 10PM-2AM)

This free show, presented by BOS, is gonna get sweaty. The dance floor will light up with R&B, House, Glitchhop and other electronic soundbytes with tunes from Datalog, Octo Octa, and others. Rave on.

Official Launch Show w/ The Beets @ Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St (FRI 10PM-2AM)

All of the best local indie rock bands come together on Friday night to launch BOS. The Beets, Eula, Air Waves, Lodro, and Darlings provide the soundscapes. Brooklyn Brewery provides the open bar. You provide the fun.

Shea Stadium

StereoactiveNYC / Songwriter’s Saloon @ Fort Useless, 36 Ditmats St (SAT-SUN 2PM-12AM)

Stop by or spend the whole day at this free 2-day music festival. Saturday sees a slew of rock bands like Weird Children and Flying Pace accompanied by a party atomosphere. Sunday’s Songwriter’s Saloon will showcase new and old music plus discussion from 10+ artists. Either day, this is a fort for music lovers.