search cityguideny

CG: You Scream I Scream, Berth Control and More Set for Knitting Factory, Now thru 7/19

July 12, 2012 - by NYC News Desk
Print Article Email Article


The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, located at 361 Metropolitan Ave (at Havemeyer St. - Subway: L to Lorimer), has announced its upcoming shows, tonight, July 12 through July 19. Full details below!

You Scream I Scream + Berth Control + Alyson Greenfield + Seth
Faergolzia (Dufus)
Thu, July 12, 2012
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

You Scream I Scream is at its core a three-piece band with distorted bass guitar and vocals, Rhodes and synth, along with floor tom-driven drums and big cymbals. The music’s unique fingerprint is part Talking Heads in its beats and the lyrics’ sometimes dark playfulness, with Floyd Kellogg’s vocal stylings—bariton signing and yelling contrasted with “Bitchy girl” backing vocals—and stripped-down instrumentation can be reminiscent of Morphine or Soul Coughing. “Bug in a Light,” the band’s debut album, led to several catchy music videos shot by Brendan “Spookie” daly in Hartford, CT and on Nantucket, landing spots on MuchMusic’s “The Wedge”, MTV, New York Noise and When not busy designing and painting murals everywhere and recording/producing fellow bands at their studio in Connecticut, You Scream I Scream plays high-energy, loud, electro-grunge shows around New England and New York.

Berth Control is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York. They just released a new EP—Only Songs—an album produced by Jack Dishel (Moldy Peaches guitarist). Alyson Greenfield experiments with pianos, guitars, atoharps, synthesizers, glockenspiels, chord organs, and beatboxers, and has been recognized by publications such as Paste, Relix, Beyond Race, The Deli, Beatcrave, and more.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves Record Release Show + Sainthood Reps + Young Statues
Fri, July 13, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$10.00 - $12.00

Brooklyn-based trio A Great Big Pile of Leaves originated in 2007 when guitarist/singer Peter Weiland and drummer Tyler Soucy took time from their prior projects to start writing material together. The first six songs came together as the self-released EP ‘The Fiery Works,’ which the duo put out as a free download on the band’s official website. As word spread online, the band’s fanbase grew – along with Weiland and Soucy’s excitement to get back to recording. Since then, they have released one full length album and several EPs. Their performance at the Knitting Factory will be in celebration of their newest release, ‘Making Moves’.

Sainthood Reps is comprised of Derrick Sherman of Brand New and Francesco Montesanto of Wee Hounds. Their sound has been described as “delicately atmospheric and progressive yet rather heady indie rock.” Full of swelling guitars, intricate vocal melodies, harmonies and introspective lyrics, Young Statues is evidence of a group of musicians who have honed their skills and made a record to be revered for its beauty, tact, and honesty.

Monsieur Adi + DJ G Brown
Fri, July 13, 2012
Show: 11:59 pm

Monsieur Adi (Adi Balbus, 22 August 1986) is a fashion design student turned electronic musician, remixer, and producer from Paris, France. With classical training in piano, violin, and voice, his sound is a clash of epic and cinematic orchestration with futuristic synths to create a unique soundscape yet to be matched. His work has been often compared to that of Daft Punk and Justice, both major influences on his work, and is also influenced by artists such as Bjork, Mirwais, Rob Dougan, baroque composer Vivaldi, and the film scorer John Williams. Monsieur Adi is a modern and dynamic musician and artist first, who is ever evolving and innovating in his own golden universe with the aim to move the hearts, minds, and feet of the listener with his elegant and emotional music. A star has been born.

DJ G. Brown’s unique style has earned him accolades both domestically and internationally, having rocked parties in more than 25 countries worldwide. Yet despite his world0renown name, G. Brown remains true to his roots as a New York DJ, tearing down dancefloors one set at a time…

Ana Tijoux + Rebel Diaz
Sat, July 14, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$12.00 - $14.00

One of the most respected MCs in any language, Ana Tijoux is set to explode with her brand new record La Bala (the bullet), the follow up to her Grammy-nominated album, 1977. Born in France—where her parents were exiled during the military dictatorship in their native Chile—Tijoux became a household name in Chile with her first band, Makiza, as well as voicing the main character in the popular animated series Los Pulentos. After going solo, she quickly gained fame throughout Latin America with a string of hits including the smash “Eres Para Mi” with Julieta Venegas. But the world really began to take notice when she dropped 1977, an album full of classic beats and her signature flow that harkened back to the 90s and the golden age of intellectual hiphop. In concert, Tijoux now takes the stage with her band to flesh out the intricate arrangements of the new album. Her shows are a whirlwind trip through hiphop, jazz and funk, spiced up with a bit of politics and her great sense of humor that has made audiences around the globe fall in love with her.

Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz and MC/Producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual duo has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows.

Comedy Night @ The Knit w/ Hannibal Buress
Sun, July 15, 2012
9:00 pm

Hannibal Buress is a stand up comedian from Chicago. He currently resides in New York City and he eats lots of Halal food from street carts. It’s delicious. He’s appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. He’ll also be appearing in the upcoming documentary “The Awkward Kings of Comedy” He isn’t really awkward though. Sometimes he is.

MC Chris + Powerglove + Richie Branson
Mon, July 16, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$13.00 - $15.00

mc chris (Christopher Ward) was born and raised in the north suburbs of Chicago. Upper middle class, chris grew up on a steady diet of G.I. Joe, Star Wars and rented betamax tapes. In high school, chris was a big fan of counter culture hip hop after hearing Public Enemy for the first time. Upon attending NYU in New York City, chris interned on “The Adventures of Pete and Pete”, wrote giant screenplays and made music on his suitemate’s 8 track. He has since been involved with Adult Swim by working on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Brak Show. During his entire stint at Adult Swim, mc chris was writing rhymes, recording music and self releasing albums. His last record, ‘Dungeon Master of Ceremonies’ premiered at number 13 on iTunes hip hop the day it was released and peaked at number 9. The album was followed by a record breaking tour and articles in Newsweek, High Times and Playboy.

Powerglove is an instrumental power metal band from Arlington, Massachussetts. They refer to their music as “video game metal”, as all of their music is based on one video game or a series of video games. Richie Branson is a music producer hailing from Texas who has joined forces with Jeremy “J.Forbes” Brown to start the Production Company, Red Prodigy. Their Signature Sound was co-singed by top executives in the music industry.

Blonds + Fly Golden Eagle + Busy Busy Busy
Wed, July 18, 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$8.00 - $10.00

Blonds is fronted by female vocalist Carli Rae, who’s accompanied by her musical brain and beau, Jordy Asher. Consequence of sound describes their sound as “...a cohesive blend of sounds that lead to one roller coaster of a listening expereicne” and Prefix Magazine describes their music as “absurdly catchy melodies and romantic vibes.”

Prefix Mag & Knitting Factory Brooklyn Presents: Lotus Plaza + Hollow
Stars + Warm Ghost
Thu, July 19, 2012
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$10.00 - $12.00

Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Lockett Pundt (of Deerhunter fame) will be swinging by the Knitting Factory for a night of reverb-heavy, hazy guitar loops. Known for contributing the hallucinatory, shoegaze effects in Deerhunter, Pundt allows himself to fully explore this sound in his solo work. His ambitious new release from April 2012, Spooky Action at a Distance, received many positive reviews, including a “Best New Music” nod from Pitchfork Media’s Ian Cohen. Garnering a lot of press and hype for both his new release and live performances, Lotus Plaza is not to be missed. As Consequence of Sound stated in their review of the new album, “Pundt’s exquisite entanglements of vivid pop, lucid electronics, and straight-up rock and roll demand to
be heard.”

Paul Duncan is currently recording and performing under the moniker Warm Ghost. It finds him taking a step beyond traditional instrumentation and one toward that of electronics, synthesizers, drum machines and processed field recordings.

Looking for Free Group Planning Services?

Get free advice on planning your group's trip to New York.

Where is Your Group Coming From?
Type of Group:
Date of Trip:
Areas of Interest: Sightseeing Dining Theater Culture

Shopping Transportation

Group Size:

Enter the code: 4017


Serendipity 3 Photos

Serendipity 3

The home of decadent desserts like the famous Frrrozen Hot C...


The Phantom of the Opera Photos

The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux's famous period thriller is now one of Broadwa...


Annex Markets Photos

Annex Markets

Heaven for designers, artists, and antiques lovers....


The SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride Photos

The SHARK Speedboat Thrill Ride

From May through the summer months, Circle Line Downtown off...


This Week in NYC

(10/18-10/25) Looking for what to do in New York? We've got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this week in New York City. click here

search cityguideny