The Dollar Van is a transportation service in Brooklyn, New York, which takes passengers who pony up a buck around town, since subway and bus service is limited in the area.
However, enterprising music fan and filmmaker Joe Revitte thought of a way to give people more bang for their buck by creating Dollar Van Demos.
Wannabe musicians are invited to ride in the van and perform for passengers as the show is recorded, posted onto YouTube, and aired on local public access television.
According to Revitte, the van can be just as tough as an American Idol audition.
He says, Its like a mini talent show. If theyre good, theyll get applause from the passengers. If theyre bad though, we threaten to kick them off the van and leave them on the street.
Musicians have already received industry attention from their van demos, and Revitte is sure that the next Rihanna will be found aboard.
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