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WIG PARTY, THE CLOX, STATELY GHOSTS and More Kick Off Knitting Factory Line-Up, 5/31-6/6


The Knitting Factory announces its music lineup from May 31 to June 6. Knitting Factory Brooklyn is located at 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St.). Subway: L to Lorimer. See below for details!

Wig Party + The Clox + Stately Ghosts + The Oogie Boogies + King Aswad

Thu, May 31, 2012
Doors 7:30 pm / Show 8:00 pm
$7.00 – $10.00

Wig Party's collective love of hair pieces and social gatherings brings them together as a band. The New Jersey based group thrives on stage, never playing the same show twice. Their energetic performances keep audiences on their feet and moving. The sounds of Wig Party are characterized by bursting hooks, humble harmonies and driving rhythms. They take an approach to songwriting that emphasizes bold innovation with vintage simplicity. From high-paced celebration anthems to murky earthly haunts, the band pours it all into their live performances.

The Clox formed in Brooklyn, NY in 2007. The group was developed by Denis Orynbekov (vocals and lead guitar), Russell Bay(drums), Igor Reznik (Rhythm Guitar) and Alex Prokofyev (Bass). In Fall of 2009 quartet became a trio when Alex left the group, and Igor Reznik switched roles from playing rhythm guitar to playing the bass.

The Senate + Stone Cold Fox + Ula Ruth

Fri, June 1, 2012
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 7:30 pm
$8.00 – $12.00

With a sound that sets itself apart from any other, The Senate is taking it upon themselves to correct what it is that has been wrong with the music industry for years... Musicianship, or lack thereof.

Picture this: dreamy, folk-inspired tunes ignited by an aspiring musician's simple stroll in the city or while immersed in his own thoughts on a meaningless train ride. The concept seems almost too organic of an approach to songwriting to exist in the modern rock scene. Enter NYC's Stone Cold Fox - a group that echoes that exact raw musicianship and towers above anything you've ever heard because of it.

For brothers Nicholas and Lucas James, taking the easy road was never an option. From home schooling to Quaker schools and the certainty of a move almost every five years, the brother's childhood was anything but normal. Growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut was an obstacle from day one for the brothers. These two hot-sauce-loving, god-fearing, skinny-jean-wearing, rock'n rollers could not have been raised in a more contradictory place. Luc and Nick decided early on not to conform to their bland surroundings, but rather to turn it on it's head. Nick began to teach himself guitar, and Luc the drums, and the brothers' early music began to take the form of a blues-rock duo inspired by The Black Keys and The White Stripes.

Telluric Activity Featuring Mr. Joseph + Ed Oberon + Place42 Ft Jett + T.R.A.C.

Sat, June 2, 2012
Doors 12:00 am / Show 12:00 am

Telluric Recordings along with Knitting Factory Brooklyn is proud to announce the return of Telluric Activity a Monthly label showcase presenting ground breaking international talent of the finest Drum and Bass.

Fresh of of the heels of his debut L.P "What a lovely time it was." Trevor Joseph aka Mr. Joseph is set to make his US debut . Following a string of quality releases on V recordings, Liquid V and Telluric Recordings, Mr. Joseph has been on the tip of the tongue of the international production scene bringing for some of the most sought after liquid in Drum and Bass with his signature soulful style. Look for major releases from him in the months to come including releases on his own Fizzy Beats, V Recordings and the follow up E.P. Project for Telluric Recordings "Untouchable Funk". Mr. Joseph has seen support from the biggest players in the game including LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Bailey, Goldie and many more. Truly gifted artist will be gracing NYC on the decks, not to be missed. exclusive US engagement.

Send The Wolf + The Battle Begun + The Constant + Of Clocks & Clouds + God’s Illa Mutual

Sun, June 3, 2012
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
$7.00 – $10.00

"Send the Wolf!" is a high energy, kick in the teeth power-house hailing from the greater metropolitan area of New York City. With intense energy, powerful vocals, and undeniable rhythm, this band puts on a stage show worth seeing for yourself! Using insightful lyrics, gripping transitions, and enough grooves to keep your booty shakin', your feet tapping, your head banging, and your fist in the the yourself a favor and check this dynamic group out... You'll be howling along in no time!

The Constant is an indie rock band from New York City, lead by singer/guitarist Steven Baggs, who's a voice right out of the late 90's with his pain vocals and rocking tight sound. More precisely, he sounds like Eagle Eye Cherry and has the growl of Dave Grohl, but don't hold it against him. Assorted synthesizers ground the band in 2011, but that 90's sound is surely unmistakable.

Music Tech Meetup Featuring The Dharma Body + DJ Alex Flash

Mon, June 4, 2012
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
$5.00 – $10.00

The Music Tech Meetup will consist of short presentations about Music and Technology. Come to listen or come to show. Presenters will have 5 minutes to discuss their product. There is a projector and a great atmosphere for round table discussions.

With threads of Sigur Rós and Damien Rice flowing through his self-described "Space Folk" sound, Jason Boner (the name and face behind "The Dharma Body" moniker) aims to create experimental acoustic music that is as epic as it is simple. The combination of the music's soaring strings, emotional vocals, and noises of everyday life takes spacey ambience to a new level worthy of appreciation by fans of all musical tastes.

Huff This! + Luciar

Wed, June 6, 2012
Doors 7:00 pm / Show 7:15 pm
$7.00 – $10.00

HUFF THIS! is a band on a mission to distort time and space. Live performances mesh music with visual imagery and dance to draw you further into waking all over.

Lucy, also known as Luciar, has been compared to Tori Amos, Pat Benetar and Ella Fitzgerald—a very broad spectrum of sound. Luciar is a musical moodster, and since she’s been touring with nothing but her voice and a piano, she labeled her style Alternative Easy Listening.

Jon Braman + D.Riley + Ryde

Wed, June 6, 2012
Doors 9:00 pm / Show 9:00 pm
$8.00 – $10.00

Dubbed ‘Father of ukulele hip hop’ in 2007 by the Washington City Paper, Braman hasn’t looked back. He has opened for reigning ukulele world champion, Jake Shimabukuro at Gramercy Theater, is the resident songwriter for WBAI’s Artsy Fartsy show (99.5 FM) and co-hosts’ NY’s hottest underground cross-genre jam-session, 'The Melting Pot' at Pianos in NYC’s Lower Eastside. Performing regularly throughout the NYC, Jon has solidified his unique sound to record his second self-produced CD, You and Me, in 2011.

Denard Timarley Riley was born on February 22nd, 1985. He has a twin brother named Denardo grew up living the life of an army brat, constantly moving from place to place. At the age of 18 he collaborated with some friends and created a “diss” record aimed toward other rappers on his block, jokingly of course. While all in good fun, D. Riley soon learned from this experience. He realized he loved making music and wouldn’t stop until he’d create the perfect sound.

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