Knitting Factory Brooklyn Announces Upcoming Shows

The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment, which encompasses four clubs - in Brooklyn, Hollywood, Boise, and Spokane - several record labels and other ventures.

Tuesday, May 25th
Depreciation Guild, Wild Nothing, Braids
7:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show

Wednesday, May 26th
Blackened Music / KFBK / Brooklyn Vegan Present
Gorguts, Krallice, Portal, Bloody Panda
7:00 PM, $12 advance, $14 day of show

Friday, May 28th
Junk Science, Das Racist, Tone Tank & Scott Thorough
8:00PM, $12 advance, $14 day of show

Saturday, May 29th
The Chrome Cranks, Thalia Zedek, Clockwork Mercury
8:00PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show

Monday, May 31st
Every Other Monday
Newtown Radio Presents
Ava Luna, Truman Peyote, Nude Beach, Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun
7:00PM, $8

Tuesday, June 1st
The Damned Things, Static Summer
7:30PM, $18 advance, $20 day of show

Friday June 4th
The Mercury Program, Fin Fang Foom, The American Dollar
8:00PM, $8 advance, $10 day of show

Saturday, June 5th
Hub City Stompers, The Rudie Crew, The Moon Invaders, The Caroloregians, Royal City Riot
7:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show

Sunday, June 6th
Harry & The Potters, Uncle Monsterface, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
3:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show

Tuesday, June 8th
This Will Destroy You, Light Pollution, Slow Six
8:00 PM, $10 advance, $12 day of show

Wednesday, June 9th
Junip (José González , Elias Araya & Tobias Winterkorn), Mountain Man
7:00 PM, $15

Thursday, June 10th
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, She Keeps Bees, Leisurely
7:00 PM, $12 advance, $14 day of show

Friday, June 11th
The Spits, No Bunny, Jacuzzi Boys, Liquor Store
7:00 PM, $12 advance, $14 day of show

Saturday, June 12th
Cyro Baptista's Beat The Donkey Plays For Kids
12:00 PM, $12

Saturday, June 12th
Robbers On High Street, The Bloodsugars, Israel Darling, Spouse
7:00 PM, $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tuesday, May 25th
Depreciation Guild, Wild Nothing, Braids
"Packs the midrange full with all sorts of shimmery textures-- the lo-res digital snares land with a static-laden splash, ringing guitars are haloed in harmonics, and stretched along the back is a fluttering curtain of white noise...Sky Ghosts is certainly a nice track to get lost in"
-pitchfork.com

Wednesday, May 26th
Blackened Music / KFBK / Brooklyn Vegan Present
Gorguts, Krallice, Portal, Bloody Panda
Artist Website
MySpace
This Quebec, Canada-based death metal band promised great things on their 1991 debut, Considered Dead, which featured guest spots from the Death guitarist James Murphy and Cannibal Corpse vocalist Chris Barnes. But after their 1993 release, the band parted ways with their label and fell silent for five years leaving many fans to assume that they had parted ways permanently. In 1998, singer Lema returned with a new line-up (guitarist Steeve Hurdle, bass player Steve Cloutier and drummer Patrick Robert), a new contract with the Olympic label and Obscura, which lived up to its title by exploring progressive, almost avant garde sounds.

Friday, May 28th
Junk Science, Das Racist, Tone Tank & Scott Thorough
Junk Science is Baje One on the mic and DJ Snafu on the beats. These two young gentlemen met in high school in Brooklyn in the mid-nineties (when Baje One stole a handful of tapes from Snafu's backpack, including a cassette containing original beats that were "dope") and started making lots of "not-that-good-but-definitely-interesting" music together on half-days and weekends. Not that much happened between then and 2003-ish. At that point, they moved in together and started working on their debut album, Feeding Einstein, "an intelligent blend of DJ Snafu's dusty collages and Baje One's thoughtful commentary." -Spitkicker.com

Join us to celebrate the release of A Miraculous Kind Of Machine, the duo's 3rd album which will be out in May on Baje One's own label, Modern Shark.

Saturday, May 29th
The Chrome Cranks, Thalia Zedek, Clockwork Mercury
"Like many good things, the Chrome Cranks formed in Ohio (Cincinnati, to be exact). As would eventually be befitting, the band played its first show there opening for Pussy Galore, but it wasn't until singer/guitarist Peter Aaron and guitarist William Weber made their way to New York that the band founds its calling (or perhaps it found them). Hooking up with Jerry Teel, formerly of the Honeymoon Killers, who at one time included Jon Spencer of Pussy Galore, and eventually with Bob Bert (formerly of Pussy Galore and Sonic Youth), they released a handful of records that channeled their noisy lineage through a Cramps-like filter of greasy, garage rock. They may not have gained the notoriety of some of their Lower East Side brethren (Spencer most notably), but between 1992 and 1996, they created a sound at once caustic and fetchingly primal that was an essential cog in that niche."

Monday, May 31st
Every Other Monday
Newtown Radio Presents
Ava Luna, Truman Peyote, Nude Beach, Quiet Hooves, Bubbly Mommy Gun
Newtown Radio is a local internet radio station located at Danbro Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They exist to bring you hot new bands from around the world, undiscovered local talent, and hidden gems from the past. The Newtown Radio Showcase at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory is a new bi-weekly live music event. They'll be putting local bands on a local stage...and broadcasting it around the world on http://www.newtownradio.com. Between sets, they'll conduct exclusive interviews with the bands and Newtown DJs will play tracks from their library. We think it's kinda cool...

Tuesday, June 1st
The Damned Things, Static Summer
The Damned Things are: Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley from Fall Out Boy, Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano from Anthrax, & Keith Buckley from Every Time I Die. We're not sure what they're up to musically, but we're will to bet it's going to be pretty over the top.

Friday June 4th
The Mercury Program, Fin Fang Foom, the American Dollar
Undoubtedly, the Mercury Program have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands who place a premium on intricate song craft and mesmerizing live performance. Formed in the summer of 1997, they have re-emerged with a bracing mix of angular guitars, rhythmic bass lines, jazz-influenced drumming, and ethereal vibraphones. Chez Viking is a twinkling, shimmering album whose strengths of interplay between guitar, vibraphone, and Rhodes are complemented by lockstep rhythm section. It's a fantastic combination that succinctly captures the band's bright intensity, and reveals the benefit of the extended time it took to create.

Saturday, June 5th
Hub City Stompers, The Rudie Crew, The Moon Invaders, The Caroloregians, Royal City Riot
Hub City Stompers hail from the "hub city" of New Brunswick, NJ. Formed in the summer of 2002 in the wasteland of the seemingly "dead" ska scene, these necromaniacs romanced ska's rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it, and formed a force to be reckoned within the New Jersey music scene. Embracing various styles and eras of ska from the 60's through the 80's, and adding reggae, punk, oi!, hardcore, jazz and even classical influences, they manage to avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics.

Sunday, June 6th
Harry & The Potters, Uncle Monsterface, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
Imagine if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, traveled back in time and started a punk rock band with his younger self. Imagine that they performed anthems of wizarding strife triumph in libraries all across the United States. Imagine that kids all over the world followed suit to create an entire micro-genre known as wizard rock. Now get ready for Harry and the Potters' return to the Knitting Factory!!

Tuesday, June 8th
This Will Destroy You, Light Pollution, Slow Six
This Will Destroy You are an instrumental quartet from the great state of Texas who play a cascading brand of cinematic rock music. Often compared and linked to purveyors of the "post-rock" sub-genre, the band has managed to transcend the tag and carve its own niche via a delicate and balanced infusion of electronics, strings, and an array of unconventional "rock" instrumentation over bombastic and receding harmony.

Wednesday, June 9th
Junip (José González , Elias Araya & Tobias Winterkorn), Mountain Man
Junip was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden, in the late '90s by José González (guitar, vocals), Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, Moog). Their first 7" came out in 2000 and they self-released the Black Refuge EP in 2006. An EP and full-length will be released in 2010 with Mute in the US. Says Gonzalez about the project: "We are really happy to have had the time to write and record these songs and now are excited to have the opportunity to play them live."

Junip is now offering a first listen to their new music with a free download of the song "Rope and Summit" at http://www.Junip.net

Thursday, June 10th
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, She Keeps Bees, Leisurely
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, the London-based duo of Holly and Lawyer Dave, will release their new album, Dirt Don't Hurt on Transdreamer Records. Holly & the Brokeoffs are relocating to America. Not Brooklyn, not Nashville, not Austin but rather the backwoods of Georgia.

In an early review of the Dirt Don't Hurt the online music 'zine Blurt noted the album's "down-and-dirty country-folk numbers and rural blues stomps . . . Golightly and Lawyer Dave turn blasphemy into something resembling salvation."

Friday, June 11th
The Spits, No Bunny, Jacuzzi Boys, Liquor Store
"Damn if The Spits don't make their brand of musical retardation all seem so easy: Like all their releases before them, they've stocked School's Out with 10 instant classics, with each and every song in its place and every single one of 'em indispensable. Don't know about you, but as far as I'm concerned, that's pretty rad and in the pantheon of all that was originally cool about first wave American punk (and why it still remains as essential as it did from day one), with this, their best release to date, The Spits have earned themselves a much deserved seat at the table alongside groups like the Ramones, Bullet-era Misfits, Crime, The Eat, et all... "Your Flesh Magazine.

Saturday, June 12th
Cyro Baptista's Beat the Donkey Plays For Kids
There is an undeniable aura of fun and humor whenever Cyro Baptista takes the stage, and this is particularly true with Beat the Donkey. It is a wild, unstoppable and torrid world beat percussive ensemble that blends and beats a bewitching stage stew of untamed percussion, tap dance, martial arts, samba, jazz, rock and funk. They accomplish this by mixing instrumentation from all over the globe and unusual percussion inventions of Cyro's own creation. The musicians hail from all over the world, wear wild, elaborate costumes and frequently leave their instruments to break into spontaneous dance, making the group fascinating to watch as well as listen to.

Saturday, June 12th
Robbers on High Street, the Bloodsugars, Israel Darling, Spouse
Grand Animals is the band's second full length album, released on July 24, 2007. Produced by Italian film composer Daniele Luppi, known mostly for his string and orchestra work with Danger Mouse and pop artists like John Legend. The band recorded in New York and mixed with Jeff Peters (Beach Boys) in Los Angeles. The new collaboration brought out the band's clear obsession with 1960s and 1970s AM radio, and allowed them to explore broader sonic landscapes.

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