• At Knitting Factory NY - Friday June 29th

    Jul 6 2007, 20h42

    New York Newsletter Issue 7, Fri 29 Jun

    Great Mothers of Invention (and Convenience) !

    NOW - TICKETS BY TEXT
    The Knitting Factory's ticketing-by-text service is powered by the ShopText mobile commerce platform. With just a credit card, a text-enabled mobile phone and an email account, registration is simple. Whenever you see a Knitting Factory concert listing with a ShopText logo, you can purchase tickets directly from your mobile phone by simply texting the event's unique show code to the number 467467. After checking out, you receive a secret PIN to confirm all future purchases with a text message. Alternatively, you can first register and create a secure ShopText account via online at www.shoptext.com. All transactions are completely secure.

    You can even purchase tickets for shows that aren't even on sale yet thru Ticketweb! Nifty, eh?

    If I had to recommend some shows to you, and you know that I will, check out Marnie Stern. She looks all innocent and pop, but she is getting the best reviews for album of the year! Dag yo! That is some praise!

    Under Byen brings their noise to the MainSpace as well. Haunting and lush, like Blonde Redhead or Bjork.

    Stay cool, hot dogs, and see you at the club for a cold one.

    -Janie

    FEATURED SHOWS

    Sun, Jul. 8 at 7:30 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $10
    DOS $12
    TXT MSTERN

    Marnie Stern with band! feat. Zach Hill from Hella on drums, Puttin' On The Ritz

    Kelefa Sanneh, THE NEW YORK TIMES
    Yes! It's hard to muster a more nuanced response to Marnie Stern, a previously obscure shredder and yawper who has just released the year's most exciting rock 'n' roll album. True, there are 10 months left, but you could spend at least half of them puzzling your way through "In Advance of the Broken Arm," her riotous debut... This raucous, wriggly music will certainly make Ms. Stern a cult sensation, and no doubt she's not expecting anything more than that. But don't imagine that this album is some sort of endurance test: it's too joyful, and too pretty, to be considered difficult.

    Mon, Jul. 9 at 8:00 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $13
    DOS $13
    TXT UNBY

    Under Byen, Benzos

    UNDER BYEN performed at the Danish music business festival SPOT where the reputable American Rolling Stone journalist, David Fricke, spoke of the band as his favorite band of the year. The excitement continued when he introduced the band in 2003 with these words:

    "Welcome to the best band in Denmark, probably the best band in the world."

    Thu, Jul. 12 at 7:30 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $18
    DOS $20
    TXT BOBS1

    Bob Schneider and Band
    This fine piece of Texas strum and drang just came back from touring with the Dixie Chicks. This tall drink of "yes please" wears his musical influences on his sleeves. You never know what to expect.

    Tue, Aug. 21 at 7:00 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $13
    DOS $15
    TXT RIVGAM

    Volcom Tour 2007 Featuring Riverboat Gamblers & Valient Thorr w/ Totimoshi & ASG
    Any tour that features my boys, the Riverboat Gamblers has got to be loud, sweaty, punk'ed out and not to be missed.

    Wed, Aug. 29 at 8:00 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $20
    DOS $20
    TXT MEAT1

    Meat Puppets
    The name is forever etched as one of the greatest bands of the 90's thanks to a now legendary performance with Nirvana on MTV Unplugged. We are honored to have them on 8/29 and 8/30.

    Sat, Sep. 22 at 8:00 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $10
    DOS $12
    TXT CIRCLE

    Circle, Oneida, Endless Boogie

    Circle are an experimental rock-music band, founded in Pori, Finland in 1991. Their style may be classed Progressive or Krautrock, similar to Can and Neu!.

    Thu, Sep. 27 at 11:30 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $10
    DOS $12
    TXT YOMAJ

    Yo Majesty

    "Absolutely timeless... they sound like Gangsta Boo over JJ Fad tracks... Brilliant. You need this." - Vice Magazine

    "First amazing surprise of SXSW07: The glorious electro-rap of Yo Majesty, three party ladies from Florida... Think ESG meets The Geto Boys. Or something. Beautiful." - The Onion AV Club

    "Our current get-up-and-go-out soundtrack. 'Fuck that shit' is as much as we can memorize on our favorite cut 'Club Action,' but we're alright with that. Your DJ nights need this track: - Stereogum

    "Yo Majesty take their cue from ESG and bang out hip hop infused new wave disco jams." - DJ Magazine


    Fri, Sep. 28 at 11:00 PM
    Main Space
    ADV $10
    DOS $10
    TXT PLUS

    +/-, Mools
  • KnitUpdate 4/27:Marnie Stern, Beanie Sigel, Extra Action Marching Band, Iva Bittova,

    Abr 27 2007, 21h47

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 4/27/07

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Chin Up Chin Up, Beauty Pill, Judah Johnson, Georgie James and more Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule



    Hey yall,

    Just letting you know that there are still some tickets left for the Three Floors of Ska next week. Nothing says SUMMER IS HERE like some Red Stripe and a horn section that you can skank to.

    See you at the club,

    Janie



    Just Added!

    Tuesday, May 22nd

    Fader and Knitting Factory present Beanie Sigel WITH LIVE BAND

    Main Space 8:30 PM



    Friday, June 1st

    Harry and the Potters, Uncle Monsterface

    Main Space 6:00 PM



    Friday, June 1st

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Wednesday, June 13th

    Iva Bittova

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Friday, June 22nd

    Extra Action Marching Band, Jah Division, Express Fiesta Glacier

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Saturday, June 23rd

    Extra Action Marching Band, Golem

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Sunday, July 8th

    Marnie Sternwith band! feat. Zach Hill from Hella on drums

    Main Space 7:30 PM





    This week at the Knitting Factory:


    Friday, April 27th

    Graham Parker and the Latest Clowns, Chris Trapper (of the Push Stars)

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    The best thing Graham Parker's done since his 1970s heyday. -- Roger Holland, PopMatters


    Syd (CD release!), Fooling April (CD release!), Matt Duke, Zac Clark (solo)

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Saturday, April 28th

    The Onion presents: Bishop Allen, Miguel Mendez & TK Webb, Ballet

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion, Brown Baby Girl

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Sunday, April 29th

    Post premiere party of Autism:The Musical featuring a musical performance by Stephen Stills hosted by John Leguizamo and Cyndi Lauper

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Only Crime, No Trigger, Crime in Stereo, After the Fall

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Monday, April 30th

    Tyrone Wells, Ernie Halter, Akiva

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Wells major label debut Hold On is a fresh release filled with new promises. The first single from the record What Are We Fighting For? exemplifies his ability to mingle different styles into a seamless composition. A pulsing rocker fueled by a love for R&B, the song blends organic acoustic guitar, choir vocals and chiming organ into a complete array of sound. Lyrically, What Are We Fighting For? is just as multifaceted, addressing subjects like the difficulty of relationship, racial reconciliation and the futility of war.


    Tuesday, May 1st

    Tally Hall, Action Action, Great Lakes Myth Society

    Main Space 7:00 PM
    "(Tally Hall) wore their influences on their sleeve, blending vintage Beastie Boys with snarky new wave and Beatles-y psychedelia with uncommon ease...You no doubt will be hearing of these upstarts in the near future. " -Boston Herald



    The Brakes, Tom Hamilton's American Babies

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM


    Wednesday, May 2nd

    Main Space 6:00 PM

    Party to celebrate the NYC premier of the film "SCOTT WALKER - 30 CENTURY MAN" at the Tribeca Film Festival documentary film by Stephen Kijak Executive Producer: David Bowie

    Main Space 6:00 PM
    "David Driver Sings the Scott Walker Songbook"with the Loser's Lounge band (and Special Guests) live set at 6:30
    First 50 people through the door get a FREE ticket to the film screening that night at 9:30 pm. Scott Walker / 4AD giveaways plus Rare & Classic Scott Walker & Walker Brothers tunes all evening


    Sol-iLLaquists of Sound, DJ J.Storm, Grey Matter, Cool Calm Pete, & Loer Velocity

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM





    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, May 3rd

    Brother Ali, Psalm One, BK One, OneBeLo and hosted by Toki Wright

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Inspired by golden era legends like KRS-One and Rakim, Brother Ali began rapping as a means of survival. He needed a high-powered way to earn some respect and prestige among his peers. As a result, every since elementary school he hasnt slowed down with his lyrical grind.

    Lucy Vincent, Tim Emmerick, Clarias, Jon DeLise & Tragedy Falls

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Friday, May 4th

    Too Much Joy: first show in 10 years!!!, The Impulse ***PLEASE NOTE NEW DOOR TIME***

    Main Space 9:30 PM


    Just the Tip

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Saturday, May 5th

    3 Floors of Ska with the Toasters! Main Space with The Toasters, The Briggs, Steadfast United with Lynval Golding, One Night Band, Royal City Riot

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Formed on the Lower East Side of Manhattan they traded punches with the best of them at the legendary CBGB's Club (RIP) on the Bowery. With early releases produced by the great Joe Jackson they zoomed into prominence as America's early ska pioneers and have been blazing the way for the rest of them ever since.


    3 Floors of Ska! Version City NYC presents The Expendables, Ruder Than You, Bombtown, Downbeat Alley, The Developments,

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Sunday, May 6th

    3 Floors of Ska with the Pilfers, The Scofflaws, Rudie Crew, Ricki Rocksteady, Mat Wixson

    Main Space 6:00 PM


    3 Floors of Ska! with Tri-State Conspiracy, Hub City Stompers, Reegal Beegal, Predator Dub Assassin, Whiskey Flask Revenge

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM



    Monday, May 7th

    ***CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT***

    Main Space PM


    The Sound of Web Search (aka Search Music), performed by hakia.com.

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, May 8th

    Rookie of the Year, Foreverinmotion, LoveHateHero, The High Court

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Rookie of the Year has toured the country numerous times with bands like The Spill Canvas, Copeland, Mute Math, Cute is What We Aim For, Mae, The Rocket Summer, Blackpool Lights, Hit The Lights, Just Surrender and Valencia just to name a few.


    The Farm League, Casket Salesmen, Weatherbox, Peter Toh

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Wednesday, May 9th

    Soil, Seemless, Ligion, & Ankla

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    The Sammies, Morning State, and People Noise (featuring former members of VHS or Beta)

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM

    Combining their love of all things musical, The Sammies began collaborating to create their own songs, combing the best elements of Southern Rock, early punk, and indie rock - a hybrid of Lynyrd Skynyrd, MC5 and Pavement.



    Thursday, May 10th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!
    Main Space 9:00 PM



    The Guts, Machinedrum, Jungle Talk, Max Barbarita

    Old Office 7:30 PM
  • KnitUpdate 4/20: Kiki and Herb, Melt Banana, The Rocket Summer, Funeral for a Friend

    Abr 20 2007, 23h26

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 4/20/07

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Richard Buckner, Chin Up Chin Up, Beauty Pill, Judah Johnson, Georgie James and more Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule



    Hey yall,

    I am personally excited that we have Kiki and Herb on our lineup for a DVD recording of their show. Its going to be bananas!

    So, I just got a few copies of the re-mastered Richard Lloyd (of Television) Field of Fire Deluxe 2 cd set. So, if you want one of these copies, contact me at knit20atknittingfactory.com

    See you at the club,

    Janie





    Just Added!

    Thursday, May 17th

    Kiki and Herb, DVD recording!

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Monday, May 21st
    The Rocket Summer

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Thursday, May 31st

    Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund Benefit in memory of Lance Carter: ROBERT MUSSO & FRIENDS, SONS OF SHARROCK, Harriet Tubman Band, CHARLES BURNHAM, PERCY JONES & TUNNELS, MARC RIBOT, ERIC MINGUS, ELLIOT SHARPS TERRAPLANE, and Special Guests TBA

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Monday, June 4th

    The Click 5 , Kate Voegele Band

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Sunday, June 10th

    Melt Banana

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Tuesday, June 12th

    Funeral for a Friend, Alexisonfire, Emanuel, Fightstar

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    This week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, April 19th



    Friday, April 20th

    Green Apple Fest with Ryan Montbleau Band, The Casual Fiasco, The Hatch

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Green Apple Fest with Mike Dillon's Go Go Jungle, Licorice, The Bomb Squad

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Saturday, April 21st

    Green Apple Fest: Piebald, MC Chris, House of Fools

    Main Space 6:30 PM


    John Biz & The Rolling Stallones, Higgins

    Main Space 11:30 PM


    Green Apple Music Fest - Doc Ellis, Mercury Landing, Lionize, Turbine, Urban Sun

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Sunday, April 22nd

    Green Apple Fest Closing Night Party with Fat Mama

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    The Gang Font feat. Interloper (Greg Norton of Husker Du and Dave King of The Bad Plus), Skeletonbreath, Anti-Social Music

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Monday, April 23rd

    WHERE'S DARFUR?A night of Music and Action! Join Bobby Lopez,co-writer of Avenue Q and artists from Rent,Avenue Q,Spelling Bee,The Pirate Queen.

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    For tickets to this show, click www.rocktosavedarfur.org/where


    New York Law School retirement afterparty featuring the Red Herrings

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Tuesday, April 24th

    William Tell, The Perfect Mistake, Kiss the Sky

    Main Space 7:30 PM
    While Tells musical style owes a debt to role models such as the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and James Taylor, his personal style takes shape as you dig deeper.



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, April 26th

    Acid Mothers Temple, Mammatus, Alasehoutek (mem. of Bardo Pond)

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    Jet Lag Gemini, National Fire Theory, River City High, The Loft, Hero Pattern

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    Friday, April 27th

    Graham Parker and the Latest Clowns, Chris Trapper (of the Push Stars)

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    The best thing Graham Parker's done since his 1970s heyday. -- Roger Holland, PopMatters


    Syd (CD release!), Fooling April (CD release!), Matt Duke, Zac Clark (solo)

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Saturday, April 28th

    The Onion presents: Bishop Allen

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion, Brown Baby Girl

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Sunday, April 29th

    Post premiere party of Autism:The Musical featuring the musical performance of Stephen Stills hosted by John Leguizamo and Cyndi Lauper

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Only Crime, No Trigger, Crime in Stereo, After the Fall

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Monday, April 30th

    Tyrone Wells, Leigh Nash, Ernie Halter,

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Wells major label debut Hold On is a fresh release filled with new promises. The first single from the record What Are We Fighting For? exemplifies his ability to mingle different styles into a seamless composition. A pulsing rocker fueled by a love for R&B, the song blends organic acoustic guitar, choir vocals and chiming organ into a complete array of sound. Lyrically, What Are We Fighting For? is just as multifaceted, addressing subjects like the difficulty of relationship, racial reconciliation and the futility of war.


    Tuesday, May 1st

    Tally Hall, Action Action, Great Lakes Myth Society

    Main Space 7:00 PM
    "(Tally Hall) wore their influences on their sleeve, blending vintage Beastie Boys with snarky new wave and Beatles-y psychedelia with uncommon ease...You no doubt will be hearing of these upstarts in the near future. " -Boston Herald



    The Brakes, Tom Hamilton's American Babies

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM


    Wednesday, May 2nd

    Party to celebrate the NYC premier of the film "SCOTT WALKER - 30 CENTURY MAN" at the Tribeca Film Festival documentary film by Stephen Kijak Executive Producer: David Bowie

    Main Space 6:00 PM
    In an extraordinary career that spans over 40 years, American-born Scott Walker has been both the most famous pop singer in the UK and one of it's most enigmatic and reclusive artists. Emerging from a decade-long silence, the mysterious former teen idol has, at age 63, just released the most audacious and shocking album of his career; "The Drift." This film celebrates the artistic journey (and the amazing voice) of one of the most uncompromising and respected figures in music today and presents a rare look inside the most bizarre recoding session ever captured on film. Featuring David Bowie, Sting, Brian Eno, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Allison Goldfrapp, Marc Almond, Richard Hawley, Ute Lemper and many more.


    Sol-iLLaquists of Sound, DJ J.Storm, Grey Matter, Cool Calm Pete, & Loer Velocity

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM





    UPCOMING SHOWS:

    Saturday, April 21st Green Apple Fest: Piebald, MC Chris, House of Fools, Sunday, April 22

    Green Apple Fest Closing Night Party with Fat Mama, Monday, April 23rd

    WHERE'S DARFUR?A night of Music and Action! Join Bobby Lopez,co-writer of Avenue Q and artists from Rent,Avenue Q,Spelling Bee,The Pirate Queen. Tuesday, April 24th William Tell, Thursday, April 26th

    Acid Mothers Temple, Mammatus Friday, April 27th Graham Parker and the Latest Clowns; Saturday, April 28thBishop Allen; Monday, April 30th Tyrone Wells, Ernie Halter, Leigh Nash; MayTuesday, May 1st

    Tally Hall, Action Action,Wednesday, May 2nd Party to celebrate the NYC premier of the film "SCOTT WALKER - 30 CENTURY MAN" at the Tribeca Film Festival documentary film by Stephen Kijak Executive Producer: David Bowie;Thursday, May 3rd Brother Ali, Psalm One, BK One, OneBeLo and hosted by Toki Wright,Friday, May 4th Too Much Joy: first show in 10 years!!! Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th

    3 Floors of Ska with the Toasters and the Pilfers, May 9thSoil, Seemless, Ligion, & Ankla,Thursday, May 10th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!, May 11th and 12th

    The PAUL GREEN SCHOOL OF ROCK MUSIC presents: A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE Friday, May 11th

    The Cinematics, The Changes, The Jealous Girlfriends, Sunday, May 13th Amber Pacific, Melee, Monty Are I, Just SurrenderThursday, May 17th Kiki and Herb, DVD recording, Friday, May 18thDevin the Dude

    Saturday, May 19th Richard Lloyd (of Television), The High Strung, Monday, May 21st The Rocket Summer

    Saturday, May 26th NYC POPFEST feat: Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Ballet, Ballboy, Harvey Williams, My Teenage Stride, The Besties, Brown Recluse Sings,Tuesday, Thursday, May 31stJazz Musicians Emergency Fund Benefit in memory of Lance Carter: ROBERT MUSSO & FRIENDS, SONS OF SHARROCK, HARRIET TUBMAN BAND, CHARLES BURNHAM, PERCY JONES & TUNNELS, MARC RIBOT, ERIC MINGUS, ELLIOT SHARPS TERRAPLANE, and Special Guests TBA .June Monday, June 4th The Click 5 , Kate Voegele Band Wednesday, June 6th Noisettes, The Maccabees. Tuesday, June 12th

    Funeral For a Friend, Alexisonfire, Emanuel, Fightstar
  • KnitUpdate 4/6: James Morrison, Gossip, Scott Walker Film, Benevento- Russo Duo

    Abr 6 2007, 22h20

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 4/06/07

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos, The Postmarks, The Elected and more all of this month Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule



    Lets make this a Better Friday!

    Now, dear readers, lets convince our Paolo to give out one ticket to either the James Morrison or to the Gossip sold out shows. Deal? Send your request, plead your case and offer favors to: knit20atknittingfactory.com

    Show him some love and let him know that he is loved and appreciated.

    See you at the club,

    Janie



    Just Added!

    Thursday, April 19th

    Green Apple Music Festival launch party with The Benevento/Russo Duo - acoustic show

    Main Space-Two shows 8 and 10:30 PM



    Tuesday, May 1st

    Tally Hall, Action Action

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Wednesday, May 2nd
    Party to celebrate the NYC premier of the film "Scott Walker - 30 CENTURY MAN" at the Tribeca Film Festival documentary film by Stephen Kijak Executive Producer: David Bowie

    Main Space 6:00 PM



    Thursday, May 10th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 9:00 PM





    This week at the Knitting Factory:



    Friday, April 6th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Nate Wilson Group (2 sets!) with a special guest! , Banooba, Taylor Carson

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Saturday, April 7th

    Steel Train, Quintus, Ivana XL

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Music For Robots Presents: Harlem Shakes, White Rabbits

    Main Space 10:00 PM

    This show will be recorded for our XM show.


    Version City NYC Presents: Eastern Standard Time, Radiation Kings, Rudie Crew, Predator Dub Assassins, & The Ambitions

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    Sunday, April 8th
    Plaid featuring video by Bob Jaroc, Black Moth Super Rainbow

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    Alison Wood, Jacqueline Hopkins & the Eclectics

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Monday, April 9th

    Estradasphere, Jerseyband

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    The Proto Men

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Tuesday, April 10th

    The Brakes, Krystle Warren

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM


    Bo Quiver and the Aarows, The All New Cheap Moves

    Old Office 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, April 11th

    James Morrison, Jessie Baylin **SOLD OUT**

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    The Manvils, Crashbox, The Benjamins, Greg Wolfe

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM





    Next week at the Knitting Factory:



    Thursday, April 12th

    Bob Schneider, Sharon Little

    Main Space 7 and 10: 00 PM

    Sharon will only be present at the 7:00 PM show.


    Vedera, This is Me Smiling, Fight Of Your Life, Actiondale

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Friday, April 13th

    2007 Jammy Awards The Jam NY

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    Jim Campilongo Electric Trio (w/ Richard Hammond & Tony Mason), Alex Skolnick Trio (cd release), & Kelly Rudick

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    post-Umphrey's McGee show with Give Us the Money, Lebowski!

    Tap Bar 11:30 PM



    Saturday, April 14th

    *** SOLD OUT*** The Gossip, Chinese Stars, First Nation

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    Static Age, The Attorneys, The Ghost of Lester Bangs, Worst Case Ontario

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM


    Never the Nines, & Skyfactor

    Tap Bar 10:30 PM





    Sunday, April 15th

    Flickerstick, Kill the Alarm

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    FREE!! The Super Awesome Radness show w/ Yummy Cakes, Dream Bitches, Runny, The Whore, & Genan Zilkha

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Monday, April 16th

    Smoosh, Postmarks, Creeping Weeds

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Girls Don't Cry

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM


    Tuesday, April 17th

    The Brakes, Reuben Chess (of Quintus)

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    The Gunship, The Mystery Tramps

    Old Office 8:00 PM





    Wednesday, April 18th

    Punchline, The Fold, Permanent Me, The Graduate, Zolof The Rock N Roll Destroyer


    Bill Popp & The Tapes, Todd Carey, Patrick Thomas, Tim Lauben

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM
  • KnitUpdate 3/30: Pere Ubu, Devin The Dude, Richard Lloyd (of Television)

    Mar 30 2007, 21h53

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 3/30/07

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Portastatic, Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos, The Electedand more all of this month Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule



    On both coasts and from the heavens, we are coming at you at the speed of sound!

    Bringing you the only music that matters this and every week, we are all over the musical map in the next few weeks as acts such as Pere Ubu, Harlem Shakes, Richard Lloyd(of Television) and Hip Hop Karaoke! grace our stages.

    See you at the club,

    Janie



    Just Added!

    Saturday, April 7th

    Music For Robots Presents: Harlem Shakes, White Rabbits

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Monday, April 9th

    Estradasphere, Jerseyband

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Tuesday, April 24th

    William Tell
    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Friday, May 18th

    Devin the Dude

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Saturday, May 19th

    Richard Lloyd(of Television), The High Strung

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    This week at the Knitting Factory:





    Friday, March 30th

    Halifax, Greeley Estates, Madina Lake, The Vincent Black Shadow **SOLD OUT**

    Main Space 6:00 PM

    Halifax is a five-piece pop punk/post-hardcore-influenced rock band from Thousand Oaks, California. In December 2006, they won MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout competition.



    IAMX (featuring Chris Corner of Sneaker Pimps) **SOLD OUT**

    Main Space 11:00 PM
    IAMX is the solo project of Sneaker Pimps singer/instrumentalist/producer Chris Corner, consisting of highly dark, erotic, 1980s-influenced electro.


    Afterhours, Hence Reverie , Chris Ayer, Sabrina & Giorgio, Nom de Plume
    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Saturday, March 31st
    Ohmyrockness.com presents March Radness II: Walter Meego, Oxford Collapse, Dragons of Zynth, Del Rey

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    We are recording this show for our XM broadcast!


    Minmae, La Pieta, Lungs of a Giant
    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    PresenTense Magazine presents Festival of Chametz: An Evening of Rhythm and Beats, Moving Images and Words

    Tap Bar 10:30 PM



    Sunday, April 1st

    Scissors for Lefty, Locksley, Benzos, Monument

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    We are recording this show for our XM broadcast!



    Lola Ray, The Futurists, The English Department, Waking Lights, & Avenida

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM


    Monday, April 2nd

    The Twilight Sad, A Northern Chorus

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    The Sound of Web Search (aka Search Music), performed by hakia.com.

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, April 3rd

    Pere Ubu, The Golden Error, Beat the Devil

    Main Space 7:30 PM


    Liam Wood and Friends

    Old Office7:30 PM



    Wednesday, April 4th

    Evidence of Dilated Peoples with Special Guests The Alchemist and Mr...Choc of the World Famous Beat Junkies, Joell Ortiz, & Jugganots

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    Shock Radar, Kill the Camera, The Vertebrates, Scalpels, Animental

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:



    Thursday, April 5th

    New Scotland New York presents Laura McGhee, hosted by BBC's Ravi Sagoo

    Main Space 8 and 10:00 PM


    Chris Knight, Mando Saenz

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Friday, April 6th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Nate Wilson Group (2 sets!), Banooba, Taylor Carson

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Saturday, April 7th

    Steel Train

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Music For Robots Presents: Harlem Shakes, White Rabbits

    Main Space 10:00 PM


    Version City NYC Presents: Eastern Standard Time, Radiation Kings, Rudie Crew, Predator Dub Assassins, & The Ambitions

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    Sunday, April 8th
    Plaid featuring video by Bob Jaroc, Black Moth Super Rainbow

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    Alison Wood, Jacqueline Hopkins & the Eclectics

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Monday, April 9th

    Estradasphere, Jerseyband

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    The Proto Men

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Tuesday, April 10th

    The Brakes, Krystle Warren

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM


    Bo Quiver and the Aarows, The All New Cheap Moves

    Old Office 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, April 11th

    James Morrison

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    The Manvils, Crashbox, The Benjamins, Greg Wolfe

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM
  • KnitUpdate 3/23: The Pack, Amber Pacific, The Cinematics, Bishop Allen

    Mar 23 2007, 19h48

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 3/23/07

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as The Broken West, Portastatic, Margot and the Nuclear So & Sos, The Elected and more all of this month Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule .



    How did we last 20 years? We seamlessly and simultaneously blend genres of music into a three tiered sonic boom; creating a nightly beacon to music lovers from all over.

    This week is no different; as we feature Carbon Leaf, three floors of Irish music, Robyn Hitchcock, and the seductive sound of IAMX.

    See you at the club,

    Janie



    Just Added!


    Friday, April 6th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM


    Saturday, April 7th

    Harlem Shakes

    Main Space ** TICKETS ON SALE SOON**



    Saturday, April 28th

    Bishop Allen

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    May 9th

    SOiL, Seemless, Ligion, & Ankla

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Friday, May 11th

    The Cinematics, The Changes, The Jealous Girlfriends

    Main Space 10:00 PM



    Sunday, May 13th

    Amber Pacific, Melee, Monty Are I, Just Surrender

    Main Space 6:00 PM



    Tuesday, May 29th

    The Pack, Huey, Lil Mama, Sunny Valentine, Catchdubs

    Main Space 6:00 PM

    **On sale Saturday**



    This week at the Knitting Factory:



    Friday, March 23rd
    V.A.S.T., Kill The Alarm, August House

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Planes Mistaken for Stars, Mermaid in a Manhole

    Tap Bar 10:00 PM



    Saturday, March 24th
    Carbon Leaf, Lucas Reynolds (of Blue Merle)

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Carbon Leaf is a 5-piece acoustic/electric/mandolin/rootsy/poppy rock band from Richmond, Virginia.



    The Eclectic Collective, Lifted, Cold Duck Complex, Frogg Cafe

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Sunday, March 25th
    Outernational, Pistolera

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    "Outernational uncompromisingly tells the truth, and they paint a picture of the world the way they see it and a way that we don't hear on the radio and television as much as people need to. They're very political, but super exciting." - Tom Morello



    So So Modern, Young Hearts, Broadway Calls, Static Radio, The Killtakers

    Old Office 6:00 PM



    Monday, March 26th

    NEW MUSIC FROM NORTHERN IRELAND NI in NY! With performances by: DUKE SPECIAL,IAIN ARCHER,FOY VANCE,CLAIRE SPROULE,BEN GLOVER, OPPENHEIMER,ALLOY MENTAL,IN CASE OF FIRE,CAS **FREE**

    All Club Event 8:00 PM

    Northern Ireland produces more than its fair share of internationally renowned musical talent - the undisputed genius of Van Morrison, the ground breaking Hollywood movie soundtracks of David Holmes and now Snow Patrol are emerging as one of the hottest new international bands.

    As if this wasnt enough, the next generation are already following closely in their footsteps and are capturing the attention of the media, music industry and the public.


    Tuesday, March 27th

    Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck (of R.E.M), Bill Rieflin), Johanna Kunin

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Not many pop songwriters can credibly be called surrealists. But Robyn Hitchcock, who emerged in the late 1970s with the Soft Boys, has an irrepressible jabberwocky side, and in front of an audience he is a hilarious monologuist-improviser. Here he plays with the Venus 3, featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M. and two auxiliary members of that band, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin. With Johanna Kunin. (NYTimes)
    Miyasoto, Heliotaxis, Decoi

    Old Office 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, March 28th
    Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck (of R.E.M,) Bill Rieflin), Johanna Kunin

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Not many pop songwriters can credibly be called surrealists. But Robyn Hitchcock, who emerged in the late 1970s with the Soft Boys, has an irrepressible jabberwocky side, and in front of an audience he is a hilarious monologuist-improviser. Here he plays with the Venus 3, featuring Peter Buck of R.E.M. and two auxiliary members of that band, Scott McCaughey and Bill Rieflin. With Johanna Kunin. (NYTimes)



    Paul Cortes, The Ghost Stance, Ryan Zimmerman

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, March 29th
    The Onion presents: Rocky Votolato, Owen, Drag the River

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Votolato's music consists of his voice, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and the occasional backup of light drums or electric bass.



    Honor By August, Doubleverything, Colourslide, The Fantastic Ooze

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Friday, March 30th

    Halifax, Greeley Estates, Madina Lake, The Vincent Black Shadow

    Main Space 6:00 PM

    Halifax is a five-piece pop punk/post-hardcore-influenced rock band from Thousand Oaks, California. In December 2006, they won MTV2's Dew Circuit Breakout competition.



    IAMX (featuring Chris Corner of Sneaker Pimps)

    Main Space 11:00 PM
    IAMX is the solo project of Sneaker Pimps singer/instrumentalist/producer Chris Corner, consisting of highly dark, erotic, 1980s-influenced electro.


    Afterhours, Hence Reverie , Chris Ayer, Sabrina & Giorgio, Nom de Plume
    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Saturday, March 31st
    Ohmyrockness.com presents March Radness II: Walter Meego, Oxford Collapse, Dragons of Zynth, Del Rey

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    We are recording this show for our XM broadcast!


    Minmae, La Pieta, Lungs of a Giant
    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    PresenTense Magazine presents Festival of Chametz: An Evening of Rhythm and Beats, Moving Images and Words

    Tap Bar 10:30 PM



    Sunday, April 1st

    Scissors for Lefty, Locksley, Benzos, Monument

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Lola Ray, The Futurists, The English Department, Waking Lights, & Avenida

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM


    Monday, April 2nd

    Aereogramme, The Twilight Sad, A Northern Chorus

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    The Sound of Web Search (aka Search Music), performed by hakia.com.

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, April 3rd

    Pere Ubu, The Golden Error, Beat the Devil

    Main Space 7:30 PM


    Liam Wood and Friends

    Old Office7:30 PM



    Wednesday, April 4th

    Evidence of Dilated Peoples with Special Guests The Alchemist and Mr...Choc of the World Famous Beat Junkies

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    Shock Radar, Kill the Camera, The Vertebrates, Scalpels, Animental

    Old Office 7:00 PM
  • KnitUpdate 3/9: Smoosh, Art Brut on XM, Three Floors of Ska w/ the Toasters & The…

    Mar 9 2007, 20h09

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 3/9/07

    ***HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY KNITTING FACTORY***

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU (XM Channel 43) Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Art Brut, Mazarin, and more all of this month Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule .



    Hey there, superstars!

    So while most of us cant be in Austin ODing in music and Shiner Bock during next weeks SXSW, you can still get your music fill at the Knit. Sure Austin gets to shine and put on A LOT of shows for a brief period, but we put on 4300+ bands a year in NYC alone. Thats about 86,000 bands in our 20 year history. Wow!



    -Janie



    Just Added!

    Saturday, April 7th

    Steel Train

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Monday, April 16th

    Smoosh, Postmarks

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th

    3 Floors of Ska with the TOASTERSand the Pilfers

    All club event 7:00 PM





    This week at the Knitting Factory:



    Friday, March 9th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM

    There is going to be some mad love for Biggie Smalls today, and a contest as well.


    Katy Pfaffl, The Break Mission

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Marco Benevento with Mike Dillon and Reed Mathis

    Tap Bar 11:00 PM



    Saturday, March 10th

    Blood(Japan), Annies Grave

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    Halloween comes early with ghoul guitars, blood curling yelps and enough garish makeup to make Insane Clown Posse look demure.



    The Breakfast, Licorice

    Main Space 11:00 PM

    The Jammy Award winning trio has spent the last year touring across the country in support of their last release, Moxie Epoxy. The Breakfasts national tour and non-stop schedule saw them support the likes of The Wailers, Moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, Gomez, and others.


    Justin Biaggi & The Hopeless Romantics, Della Valle

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    Marco Benevento with Mike Dillon and Reed Mathis

    Tap Bar 11:00 PM



    Sunday, March 11th

    BENTEN TOKYO presents~ Japan Nite US tour 07: HY, The Emeralds, Asakusa Jinta, The 50 Kaitenz, Go!Go!7188, Pistol Valve

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    Glass Ghost (Eliot Krimsky of Flying), Gabriel Kahane, Dan Tepfer solo

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Monday, March 12th

    Finnish Moosic Tour featuring: KTU (Pohjonen, Gunn, Mastelotto), 22-Pistepirkko, Lodger, Disco Ensemble

    Main Space 7:30 PM
    "KTU (pronounced K2") . avant-accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Trey Gunn from King Crimson. Their debut 8 Armed Monkey , recorded live in 2004, is a robust tumult of Northern Lights sparkle, white-wolf guitar wail and rolling knotted thunder. Pohjonen is a wonder unto himself: animating his wind song with pedals and processing; attacking the bellows with the ecstatic fury of Jimi Hendrix. When I saw KTU play in Europe recently, they were as powerful and transgressive as the current killer Crimson (without, of course, Robert Fripp). But I was stunned to discover, after the show, that KTU have yet to get an American gig, because, Gunn said, promoters are afraid of the word "accordion". People, look at it this way: Pohjonen plays the ultimate in air guitar. Now hit the phone." (David Fricke, Rolling Stone)


    FREE EVENT! The Hedrons, The Naked Apes

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 13th

    Hit the Lights, Valencia, Just Surrender, The Secret Handshake

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Tying pop sensibilities, infectious melody, with style and flow, Hit The Lights can back up their emotion-fueled rock with their passionate, heartfelt lyrics and their energetic live show. These five dedicated musicians, whose friendship and devotion for music ties them together to create their own style that is sure to catch your attention.



    A Change of Pace, Quietdrive, The Classic Crime, Sullivan

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Wednesday, March 14th

    NIN Nine Inch Nails CD Listening Party Listening Party Album title: Year Zero Release Date: 4/17/07 Retailer will be on site for pre-orders.

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    (Intheclear), East 146

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, March 15th

    Mike Krum, Tim Emmerick, Bella, The Rosy, Nolan Band

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    The Indobox, MJ Project, Codename, The Courtesy Tier

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Friday, March 16th

    CEG Presents: Matt Lowell, Stephen DiJoseph, John Dyer,

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Proof Band benefit for NYC Detectives Widows and Children's Fund www.nycdetectives.org

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM

    The DEA maintains a charitable fund the DEA Widows' and Children's Fund to tend to the health and financial needs of DEA members, their spouses, and children. One of the Fund's primary functions is providing health benefits and assistance with excessive medical bills. Currently, 68 families of deceased NYPD detectives have their medical premiums covered by the Fund.



    Saturday, March 17th

    Appleseed Cast, The Life and Times, Le Rug



    Main Space 7:30 PM

    Version City Monthly with Doctor Ring Ding, Bomb Town, The Scorchers, + special guests

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Sunday, March 18th

    Damien Dempsey

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Morrissey is such a fan of Damien, that he took him on tour in the UK. Check out our site for more info.



    KIN, Kacie, Kay Smith, Paradox Engine

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Monday, March 19th

    Fu Manchu, Valient Thorr, Seemless, Artimus Pyledriver (please note new date!)

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    If life is a highway, FU MANCHU is its soundtrack. Over the last dozen years, the Southern California quartet has perfected the art of the riff, mastered the depth of the groove and sharpened the edge of the hook.



    "American Street Rock Tour" with HUB CITY STOMPERS, RESIDENT SAINTS, THE FIRST WAVE, LUCKY SCARS (please note, this show is 18+)

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 20th

    OOIOO(featuring Yoshimi from the Boredoms) I.U.D. (featuring Lizzie of Gang Gang Dance) )

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    As OOIOOs lineup evolved over four previous albums, so did its sound. New-wave poppy grooves gave way to chaotic plateaus and psychedelic freakouts on albums like KILA KILA KILA and Gold & Green. OOIOOs current manifestation has derived a rhythm-based sound scapes, spacious, spiritual and elevatory, intended as communication with the Earth and motivated by nature.



    KOOPA

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Wednesday, March 21st



    Ruthie Foster, Amy Helm

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM
  • KnitUpdate 3/1: Plaid, James Morrison, Piebald, Too Much Joy

    Mar 2 2007, 19h01

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 3/1/07

    ***HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY KNITTING FACTORY***

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Set your radios to Live at the Knitting Factory on XMU Radio. We will feature performances from your faves such as Art Brut, Mazarin, and more all of this month; Fridays at 10 PM, Click here for the full schedule .



    Purim begins today. Did you know that its MANDATORY to drink alcohol during Purim, (all FIVE days)? You have to drink enough for you to unable to differentiate between what is good and what is bad! Well, we hve the libations to ease your frustrations so that you are able to participate in the revelry. As always there is plenty of music to jam out with your graggers, and if you are lucky, youll end up with your own Queen Esther at the end of the night!



    So, keep your ears tuned to the XM sky, and keep your eyes on our stages, the Knit is 20, and weve never looked so good!

    Your Hamentaschen Honey,

    Janie



    Just Added!

    Sunday, April 8th
    Plaid

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, April 11th

    James Morrison

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Saturday, April 21st

    Green Apple Fest: Piebald, MC Chris, House of Fools

    Main Space 6:30 PM



    Friday, May 4th

    Too Much Joy: first show in 10 years!!!

    Main Space 11:00 PM





    This week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, March 1st

    Thunderbirds Are Now!, Tigercity, Frankpollis

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    "We live off of pop music," says Thunderbirds singer/guitarist Ryan Allen. "Some Beatles for breakfast, a little Smiths for lunch, and the Pixies for dinner. Sometimes we'll have a little New Pornographers for a midnight snack." Further, "making an album full of melodies, actual choruses, songs in major keys... it's something I think we all grew up with, so it was inevitable that we'd make a record like this. It's our chance to do right by our influences and by ourselves.



    The Rivalry, The Urgency, The Monkery, A Moments Worth

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Friday, March 2nd

    CEG presents The New Rivals, ISO, Making April, Echo Screen, Tourmaline, Seven Days Later

    Main Space 6:00 PM


    John Brazile

    Old Office 8:00 PM


    Colorform Fragments of Youth record release party feat Dj sets by Colorform and curbmerchant FREE EVENT!

    Old Office 11:00 PM



    Saturday, March 3rd

    The Sleeping, Permanent Me, I am the Avalanche, The Bombers

    Main Space 5:30 PM



    PURIM07 Featuring: HEEDOOSH w/ special guest Yacov Chessed

    Main Space 10:00 PM


    Version City Monthly with King Django's Roots & Culture, Tri-State Conspiracy, Bigger Thomas, Pressure Sounds

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Sunday, March 4th

    The Casualties, The Ghouls, Rabia

    Main Space 6:30 PM

    Taping for a live DVD. We are reviving old school prices for the show as well. Just five bucks!



    Kali Celeste, Emmett Williams, 39 Goodbyes

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Monday, March 5th

    CEG Presents: Tony Levin Band, Pete Levin Band

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Ryan Zimmerman

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 6th

    Daughters, Chinese Stars, Vaz

    Main Space 7:30 PM


    Essie Jain, Pepi Ginsberg, The Lost Americans

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, March 8th

    Crown Victoria, The Folk, The Shake, Crash Moderns

    Main Space 7:30 PM


    Malcolm Holcombe, Scarecrow Collection

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Friday, March 9th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE!

    Main Space 10:00 PM




    Katy Pfaffl, The Break Mission

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Marco Benevento with Mike Dillon and Reed Mathis

    Tap Bar 11:00 PM



    Saturday, March 10th

    Blood (Japan), Annies Grave

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    Halloween comes early with ghoul guitars, blood curling yelps and enough makeup to make Insane Clown Posse look demure.



    The Breakfast, Licorice

    Main Space 11:00 PM

    The Jammy Award winning trio has spent the last year touring across the country in support of their last release, Moxie Epoxy. The Breakfasts national tour and non-stop schedule saw them support the likes of The Wailers, Moe, North Mississippi All-Stars, Gomez, and others.


    Justin Biaggi & The Hopeless Romantics, Della Valle

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM


    Marco Benevento with Mike Dillon and Reed Mathis

    Tap Bar 11:00 PM



    Sunday, March 11th

    BENTEN TOKYO presents~ Japan Nite US tour 07: HY, The Emeralds, Asakusa Jinta, The 50 Kaitenz, Go!Go!7188, Pistol Valve

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    Eliot Krimsky (of Flying), Gabriel Kahane, Dan Tepfer solo

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Monday, March 12th

    Finnish Moosic Tour featuring: KTU (Pohjonen, Gunn, Mastelotto), 22-Pistepirkko, Lodger, Disco Ensemble

    Main Space 7:30 PM
    "KTU (pronounced K2") . avant-accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and drummer Pat Mastelotto and guitarist Trey Gunn from King Crimson. Their debut 8 Armed Monkey , recorded live in 2004, is a robust tumult of Northern Lights sparkle, white-wolf guitar wail and rolling knotted thunder. Pohjonen is a wonder unto himself: animating his wind song with pedals and processing; attacking the bellows with the ecstatic fury of Jimi Hendrix. When I saw KTU play in Europe recently, they were as powerful and transgressive as the current killer Crimson (without, of course, Robert Fripp). But I was stunned to discover, after the show, that KTU have yet to get an American gig, because, Gunn said, promoters are afraid of the word "accordion". People, look at it this way: Pohjonen plays the ultimate in air guitar. Now hit the phone." (David Fricke, Rolling Stone)


    FREE EVENT! The Hedrons, The Naked Apes

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 13th

    Hit the Lights, Valencia, Just Surrender, The Secret Handshake

    Main Space 7:00 PM

    Tying pop sensibilities, infectious melody, with style and flow, Hit The Lights can back up their emotion-fueled rock with their passionate, heartfelt lyrics and their energetic live show. These five dedicated musicians, whose friendship and devotion for music ties them together to create their own style that is sure to catch your attention.



    A Change of Pace, Quietdrive, The Classic Crime, Sullivan

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Wednesday, March 14th

    NIN Nine Inch Nails CD Listening Party Listening Party Album title: Year Zero Release Date: 4/17/07 Retailer will be on site for pre-orders.

    Main Space 7:00 PM


    (Intheclear), East 146

    Old Office 7:00 PM
  • Knit20th Anniversary Vol 4: Three Floors of Ska!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Trans…

    Fev 23 2007, 22h07

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 2/23/07

    **HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY KNITTING FACTORY***

    www.knittingfactory.com



    Hey yall:

    Good times to be had, like last night, we had a Paste Magazine event with Son Volt and Joseph Arthur, and you can check some of the pics from that event at our blog.

    In the next few days, keep your indie cred in check by coming out the thunderbirds are now show, have your pick of not one but TWO TransAm shows and lets show Boston that we dont have our (adult swim) trunks in a twist by bringing our sense of humor to the Tim And Eric Awesome show.

    Keep your freak flags waving!

    Janie





    Just Added!

    Saturday, March 10th

    The Breakfast, Licorice

    Main Space 11:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 20th

    I.U.D. (featuring Lizzie of Gang Gang Dance) opens for OOIOO, (please note new date!)

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Thursday, May 3rd

    Brother Ali, Psalm One, BK One, OneBeLo and hosted by Toki Wright

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    This week at the Knitting Factory:



    Friday, February 23rd

    3 Floors of SKA! The Skatalites, King Django, Westbound Train, Bluebeats, Mile 21, Hub City Stompers, Bombtown, Burnt of it, Larkin Brigade, Barry and the Penetrators, Danan Healy, DJ John Pinto

    ALL CLUB 7:00 PM

    "The Skatalites were essential in the transformation of Ska -- with its obvious connection to the United States and its high speed tempos -- into Reggae."- NYTimes



    Saturday, February 24th

    The Onion presents: Trans Am plus Oneida, Big Bear

    Main Space 6:45PM

    Trans Am have pleased and confounded critics with their ever-changing music style. From their most Deutsch-influenced self-titled debut to Futureworld, their 80's inspired super-synth pop tunes (about 2 years before it was cool) to the raw rock of Red Line, their musical style has always varied.


    The Onion presents: Trans Am plus Oneida and Pterodactyl

    Main Space 10:30 PM


    The Casual Fiasco, The Brakes, Igor's Egg

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Sunday, February 25th

    CLUB CLOSED



    Monday, February 26th

    Tim and Eric's AWESOME Tour: with Tim Heidecker, Eric Warheim and special guests, w/ DJ Douggpound

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    Victor Ruggiero (of the Slackers), John Kessel, Flex Unger, Alexis Thomason

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM



    Tuesday, February 27th

    Subtle (this show was moved from March 21st, all tickets for that date will be honored) Lucibel Crater

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Drawing from a diverse palette of instruments: sampler, synth, guitar, cello, winds, electronic and acoustic drums, and the unmistakable voice and prose of doseone, the band fashions a self-sampled and live-micd honest to genreless music.



    Clint, Kate Starr, Path Aesthetic

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, February 28th

    Jello Biafra Spoken Word Performance

    Main Space 8:00 PM
    Jello Biafra, is an American punk rock musician and political activist best known as the former lead singer and song writer of the Dead Kennedys. In his political life, he is an active member of the Green Party and participates in activism relating to his progressive political beliefs. He is a self-proclaimed anarchist , and advocates civil disobedience and pranksterism in the name of political change.


    That 1 Guy

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, March 1st

    Thunderbirds Are Now!, Tigercity, Frankpollis

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    "We live off of pop music," says Thunderbirds singer/guitarist Ryan Allen. "Some Beatles for breakfast, a little Smiths for lunch, and the Pixies for dinner. Sometimes we'll have a little New Pornographers for a midnight snack." Further, "making an album full of melodies, actual choruses, songs in major keys... it's something I think we all grew up with, so it was inevitable that we'd make a record like this. It's our chance to do right by our influences and by ourselves.



    The Rivalry, The Urgency, Fight Of Your Life, The Monkery, A Moments Worth

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Friday, March 2nd

    CEG presents ISO, Making April, Echo Screen, Tourmaline, Seven Days Later

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM


    John Brazile

    Old Office 8:00 PM


    Colorform Fragments of Youth record release party feat Dj sets by Colorform and curbmerchant FREE EVENT!

    Old Office 11:00 PM



    Saturday, March 3rd

    The Sleeping, Permanent Me, I am the Avalanche, The Bombers

    Main Space 5:30 PM



    PURIM07 Featuring: HEEDOOSH w/ special guest Yacov Chessed

    Main Space 10:00 PM


    Version City Monthly with King Django's Roots & Culture, Tri-State Conspiracy, Bigger Thomas, Pressure Sounds

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Sunday, March 4th

    The Casualties, The Ghouls, Rabia

    Main Space 6:30 PM

    The Casualties! Youve seen them on Warped Tour, youve seen their name emblazoned on patches and the backs of jackets everywhere. But what you need to HEAR is the urgency in their old-school revivalist sound and their earnest and forthright lyrics. We are reviving old school prices for the show as well. Just five bucks!



    Kali Celeste, Emmett Williams, 39 Goodbyes

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Monday, March 5th

    CEG Presents: Tony Levin Band, Pete Levin Band

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Ryan Zimmerman

    Old Office 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 6th

    Daughters, Chinese Stars, Vaz

    Main Space 7:30 PM


    Essie Jain, Pepi Ginsberg, The Lost Americans

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM
  • Knit20th Anniversary Vol 3.: Trans Am and Skatalites Tix contest, Pere Ubu

    Fev 15 2007, 23h28

    KNITTING FACTORY UPDATE 2/15/07

    **HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY KNITTING FACTORY***

    www.knittingfactory.com



    The 20th Anniversary shows keep rolling along, and my dear readers reap the benefits. Im giving out a pair of tickets for both Trans-Am/Oneida shows, and another pair for the Three Floors of Ska.

    E-mail your request to knit20@knittingfactory.com and include the show you are interested in attending. There is ANOTHER super*special* contest that we are doing with PASTE Magazine. I can't tell you the names of the artists performing at this time, but we did have Beck, ?uestlove, and others the last time Paste was here. Just so you know, its gonna be big, like REAL big.

    Meanwhile, we have your Sunday pre-Presidents Day celebrations ready to go with the Hip Hop Karaoke, so dont be shy and show off your rhyming skills.

    Watch out for the black ice, Cliff!

    -Janie





    Sunday, February 18th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE! "MOVED FROM FEB 22: NEW DATE - SUNDAY FEB 18th - NO WORK THE NEXT DAY! MONDAY IS PRESIDENT'S DAY!"

    Main Space 9:00 PM



    Just Added!

    Sunday, March 4th

    The Casualties, Rabia

    Main Space 6:30 PM

    The Casualties! Youve seen them on Warped Tour, youve seen their name emblazoned on patches and the backs of jackets everywhere. But what you need to HEAR is the urgency in their old-school revivalist sound and their earnest and forthright lyrics. We are reviving old school prices for the show as well. Just five bucks!



    Monday, March 5th

    CEG Presents: Tony Levin Band, Pete Levin Band

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, March 13th
    A Change of Pace, Quietdrive, The Classic Crime, Sullivan

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Saturday, March 31st

    Ohmyrockness.com presents March Radness II: Walter Meego, Oxford Collapse, Dragons of Zynth, Del Rey

    Main Space 7:30 PM



    Sunday April 1st

    Locksley, Scissors for Lefty

    Main Space 7:00 PM



    Tuesday, April 3rd

    Pere Ubu

    Main Space 7:30 PM





    This week at the Knitting Factory:



    Thursday, February 15th

    Cage, XO Skeletons, Yak Ballz, Slow Suicide Stimulus, with DJ Krazy Glue, DJ Jedi

    Main Space 8:00 PM



    Unchained (mems. of knifestorm), Glucas Crane vs. Nonhorse, Nevah (members of unsane, ex-swans), Alger Hiss

    Tap Bar 9:00 PM



    Friday, February 16th

    Under The Influence of Giants, The Spies

    Main Space 7:30 PM

    As their self-titled debut Island Records album bears out, the Giants funk-inflected, hook-saturated pop-soul is a combination of the Talking Heads African poly-rhythmic groove.



    Jim Boggia, Jonathan Coulton, the Vinyl Addicts

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    MaMaVig (Jamie Masefield, Gary Mazzaroppi & Frank Vignola)

    Tap Bar 11:30 PM

    MaMaVig (Ma=Masefield, Ma=Mazzaroppi, Vig= Vignola) Frank Vignola Guitarist Frank Vignola is of the most highly sought after acoustic guitarists on the planet. the monstrous Frank Vignola.is one of the most vicious tremolo-pickers on the scene. Jude Gold, Associate Editor, Guitar Player Magazine



    Saturday, February 17th

    Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Jennifer O'Connor, Pablo, Koufax

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    A few words of praise for Jen (who used to work for us a few moons ago) :

    "...tidy and infectious songs." -The New York Times
    "...one of the best records of the year." -The Village Voice
    "...more rewarding with each listen." -Harp Magazine
    ....Sister...is one of the most genuinely affecting pop songs youll hear all year - Pitchfork 7.9


    Y-Love feat Jake Break and DJ Handler with Kosha Dillz & the 49ers

    Tap Bar 9:00 PM



    Sunday, February 18th

    Hip Hop Karaoke "Your Chance to Rhyme" www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com FREE! "MOVED FROM FEB 22: NEW DATE - SUNDAY FEB 18th - NO WORK THE NEXT DAY! MONDAY IS PRESIDENT'S DAY!"

    Main Space 9:00 PM


    Eat Grit! Party with Cholo, Half Ajar, with DJ Nick Marc (Tiswas)spinning punk+new wave between sets, Amber Ray GoGo dancers **FREE**

    Tap Bar 6:30 PM



    Free! Genan Zilka, Rebecca Smith, Runny, Mike Visser,Seagull, Mike Schieffer

    Tap Bar 9:00 PM



    Monday, February 19th

    CLUB CLOSED



    Tuesday, February 20th

    Daphne Loves Derby, Amber Pacific (cancelled), Waking Ashland, Paulson, Through You, Dave Melillo

    Main Space 6:00 PM


    The Cringe, The Sketches

    Tap Bar 7:00 PM



    Wednesday, February 21st

    MK Groove Orchestra, Paul Cortes

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Vertigo, Lime St. Morning, Ian Hogan

    Old Office 8:00 PM



    Next week at the Knitting Factory:

    Thursday, February 22nd

    Karaterice Presents: IsFest V with Uzuhi, Bulletproof Junkies, Sparky Quano, The Ricecookers, BCP,and Yummy 77

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM


    Rabbits Against Magic, Warm Bodies, Michael Churton

    Old Office 7:30 PM



    Friday, February 23rd

    3 Floors of SKA! The Skatalites, King Django, Westbound Train, Bluebeats, Mile 21, Hub City Stompers, Bombtown, Burnt of it, Larkin Brigade, Barry and the Penetrators, Danan Healy, DJ John Pinto

    ALL CLUB 7:00 PM

    "The Skatalites were essential in the transformation of Ska -- with its obvious connection to the United States and its high speed tempos -- into Reggae."- NYTimes



    Saturday, February 24th

    The Onion presents: Trans Am plus Oneida, Big Bear

    Main Space 6:45PM

    Trans Am have pleased and confounded critics with their ever-changing music style. From their most Deutsch-influenced self-titled debut to Futureworld, their 80's inspired super-synth pop tunes (about 2 years before it was cool) to the raw rock of Red Line, their musical style has always varied.


    The Onion presents: Trans Am plus Oneida and Pterodactyl

    Main Space 10:30 PM


    The Casual Fiasco, The Brakes, Igor's Egg

    Tap Bar 8:00 PM



    Sunday, February 25th

    CLUB CLOSED



    Monday, February 26th

    Tim and Eric's AWESOME Tour: with Tim Heidecker, Eric Warheim and special guests, w/ DJ Douggpound

    Main Space 8:00 PM


    Victor Ruggiero (of the Slackers), John Kessel, Flex Unger, Alexis Thomason

    Tap Bar 6:00 PM



    Tuesday, February 27th

    Subtle (this show was moved from March 21st, all tickets for that date will be honored)

    Main Space 8:00 PM

    Drawing from a diverse palette of instruments: sampler, synth, guitar, cello, winds, electronic and acoustic drums, and the unmistakable voice and prose of doseone, the band fashions a self-sampled and live-micd honest to genreless music.



    Clint, Kate Starr, Path Aesthetic

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM



    Wednesday, February 28th

    Jello Biafra Spoken Word Performance

    Main Space 8:00 PM
    Jello Biafra, is an American punk rock musician and political activist best known as the former lead singer and song writer of the Dead Kennedys. In his political life, he is an active member of the Green Party and participates in activism relating to his progressive political beliefs. He is a self-proclaimed anarchist , and advocates civil disobedience and pranksterism in the name of political change.


    That 1 Guy

    Tap Bar 7:30 PM