DIY venues haven’t had an easy year, but luckily we still have Silent Barn. While 285 Kent and Death By Audio have seen the end of their eras, Silent Barn has found solace in its new Bushwick home after the terrible end to its time in Ridgewood. The existence of places like Silent Barn is important; they offer a way for music fans to engage in the local scene no matter how old they are. For teens, twentysomethings, and olds alike, Silent Barn is a welcoming space for all, and it doesn’t put that pesky “+” after an arbitrary number. Not only is the venue a way to gauge what’s happening in the local music scene, it’s also a cool gallery for art exhibitions. This place is a one-stop shop for all things related to local culture, available to underage kiddos or otherwise.