Knitting Factory Announces Weekly Music Events

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The Knitting Factory announces the following as its weekly music events for the week of August 4-11:

Off with Their Heads + Dead to Me + The Holy Mess + Raptor Man + Brian Bruner
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Thu, August 4, 2011?Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10.00 - $12.00
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/38233?utm_medium=api
Fresh off vigorous performances at SXSW, rabble-rousing punk rock group Off With Their Heads have announced plans to release their Epitaph Records' debut album, In Desolation, on June 8. Produced by Off With Their Heads and Jacques Wait at the Terrarium in Minneapolis, In Desolation is 34 minutes of non-stop gut wrenching honesty. Singer Ryan Young's candid lyrics about life's misadventures, stress, drugs, love, death and everything between add a raw surly edge to the band's full-throttle music.
Punk revivalists Dead to Me formed in late 2003 in the wake of the dissolution of San Francisco's One Man Army. The band formed around OMA vets Jack Dalrymple (guitar/vocals) and Brandon Pollack (guitar); Western Addiction bassist Chicken (who also worked at Fat Wreck Chords) soon joined on and split vocals with Dalrymple. Boasting a working-class sound similar to OMA that blended late-'70s punk with the sonic grit of a band like Dillinger Four, they eventually recruited Chicken's cousin Ian Anderson for drumming duties, and Dead to Me was complete.

Saigon + Big Hodge & Wormans Comp + Natural High + Turbo + Charlie Buko
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Fri, August 5, 2011?Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM $15.00
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/50301?utm_medium=api
Saigon is currently signed to Suburban Noize Records and Just Blaze's Fort Knocks Entertainment record label. After years of delay due to former record label interference, his album The Greatest Story Never Told is available now on Suburban Noize Records.[1][2] He is also known for his street album Warning Shots and Moral of the Story along with appearances in the HBO television series Entourage.

After moving out on his 18th birthday Buko founded Hit-A-Lik Entertainment signing Dotoz and Young Frizz while creating music with Drew Money, and opening for the likes of Obie Trice, Twista and D12. Music At 19 Buko moved to New York City in pursuit of Rap music. Spotted at a Manhattan talent showcase in 2003 by KD Wilson (sister of Grammy Award winning producer Bryce Wilson, Czar Entertainment) Buko was fortunate enough to have his first single "Runnin' Game" recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Speez Tha Don (King Day Records).

Tigers Jaw + Three Man Cannon + Kite Party + Jim Heffernan
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Sat, August 6, 2011?Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10.00 - $12.00
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/50491?utm_medium=api
Tigers Jaw makes the kind of music that does strange things to people. In the few years they've been together, the group and its ever morphing lineup (with Adam McIlwee and Ben Walsh as the two constant members) has established itself as one of the most creative in the Scranton scene (creative bands in Scranton being few and far between these days notwithstanding). We fell in love with them from the start. Beginning with the excellent Belongs To The Dead on Summersteps Records, they have astounded us with a series of releases-including mysterious side projects like Buona Pizza and Jewish War Veterans-containing one incredible song after another. That these songs came to us buried in tape hiss and murk only added to their mystique.

When great things come to an end, sometimes they are reincarnated as superior beings with extra organs. Kite Party began its incubation period in the winter of 2007 following the demise of Tamaqua, PA's beloved: The Mother/Daughter Team. After a brief hibernation, 3/4ths of The Mother/Daughter Team joined forces with multi-instrumentalist, Tim Jordan, and played their first show in February of 2008. Along with Tim, the eternally-bearded Justin Fox performs the Harlem Shuffle on instruments. The switches are rarely seen by the human eye as they trade guitar, bass, and keyboards. Russell Edling shares six-string duties and lead vocals, possessing a heartfelt rasp that occasionally garners comparisons to Paul Westerberg. Rounding out the band is Pete Knepper, whose unique drumming is clever and innovative without getting all Neal Peart on your ass.

Fifth Element Makeup Extravaganza
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Sun, August 7, 2011?7:00 pm $25.00 - $35.00
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/50377?utm_medium=api
HEAL Network Inc. is a strength based mentor-ship company providing on-site crisis intervention programs that works within the community and in the Public School System to help young people to "accomplish" their goals, address their emotional concerns, cognitive growth and develop their conflict resolution and interpersonal skills. Our primary focus is to serve underprivileged, disadvantaged youths ages 10-24 of color,and in under served communities.

Boy & Bear + Yellowbirds + Dear Lions
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Wed, August 10, 2011?Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:30 PM $10.00 - $12.00
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/49603?utm_medium=api
To say the past year has been a whirlwind for Boy & Bear would not only be a cliché, but also an understatement. Since the band's dulcet tones first hypnotised listeners across Australian radio waves in 2009 Boy & Bear have found themselves in the spotlight. Their single ‘Mexican Mavis' had the industry whispering and music fans clambering. However, it wasn't until the single earned the quintet a position on Sydney's famed Homebake festival, that just how much of a gem this band was became apparent.

Yellowbirds is the moniker for the latest musical exploits of Sam Cohen-guitarist/songwriter/vocalist in the psychedelic collective Apollo Sunshine. Cohen grew up in Houston, Texas, and while the Texas of his teens may have been home to Big Oil, Enron, the Bush family, and the drab grey Astros jerseys of the 90s, he prefers to think of it as the Texas of yore, home to: Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, the Space Program, and rainbow orange Astros jerseys. It stands to reason, then, that his current home of New York City must be the mythical Empire City: Rocky Mountains of architecture, epicenter of modern art, home to Charles Mingus and The Velvet Underground.

The Film Shops Presents: Eye Candy Project Jenny Project Jan + DJ Russ
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St)
Subway: L to Lorimer
Thu, August 11, 2011?Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $10
347-529-6696
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/50963?utm_medium=api
A night of Eye-popping 2 minute short films, live performances and an epic dance party for summer...A series of 2-minute eye candy themed films created by Filmshop members. Live performances by Project Jenny Project Jan + more TBA. DJ set by DJ Russ ( of Flavorpill + Sold Out music).

Made up of programmer/keyboardist Sammy Rubin and vocalist Jeremy Haines, Project Jenny, Project Jan spans a surprising musical range, from the sinister beats of "320" to the feel good "Summertime"; from the singalong swing of "Brooklyn" to the expansive Bollywood feel of "The Dialogue." One thing remains constant, however: Their kinetic energy, which inspired Billboard to call Project Jenny, Project Jan's live show a "shockingly dynamic, danceable, and hilarious affair." VanityFair.com called the band "awesome" and enthusiastically recommended its show "to anyone with functional knee and elbow joints." Meanwhile, Gothamist solemnly observed, "This is a band that should be taken seriously." The duo's originality impressed Ear Farm enough to name Project Jenny, Project Jan one of its top ten bands to watch out for in 2008. Sure enough, that year Project Jenny, Project Jan was featured in the film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, performing their rowdy crowd-pleaser "Negative."