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BrooklynVegan is a music blog founded in 2004 focusing primarily on music-related news and events taking place in and around New York City. [1]

BrooklynVegan began in 2004 as a blog that also covered vegan food options in Brooklyn, before the founder and editor-in-chief, simply known as Dave, shifted his focus to more exclusively documenting live music in the area. [2]

The blog is known for its efforts to expose upcoming artists, such as their installment in the Artist Discovery Series of blogs hosted by Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, [3] [4] and their program on Sirius-XM. [2] The blog also showcases artists at SXSW and at CMJ, an annual music festival in New York, [5] when in the summer of 2007, they invited the then-self-released Justin Vernon of Bon Iver to play the Bowery Ballroom. [6]

In 2011, BrooklynVegan expanded its locale with two new blogs devoted to Austin and Chicago. In 2013, BrooklynVegan acquired Invisible Oranges, a long-running heavy metal blog. [7]

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