The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, located at 361 Metropolitan Ave. (at Havemeyer St. - Subway: L to Lorimer) has announced its upcoming lineup, which kicks off with Jon Benjamin Has a Tour tonight, May 3 and ends May 10 with Mark Sultan, Habibi and Des Roar. See full details and other shows below.
Jon Benjamin Has a Tour
Thu, May 3, 2012
Doors: 8:00 / Show 9:00
Call 347-529-6696 or go online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/104705/
Actor, writer and producer, H. Jon Benjamin has garnered an extensive list of credits in some of television’s most entertaining series. This year, he will play the title character on three series. He is the voice of "Sterling Archer" in the FX animated hit, "Archer," which gave him a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. He also is the voice of "Bob Belcher" in Fox’s "Bob’s Burgers." Benjamin will star in "Jon Benjamin Has A Van" premiering on Wednesday, June 15 at 10:30 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Wheatus + MC Frontalot + Jetblack Bullseye + Math The Band + Schaffer The Darklord
Fri, May 4, 2012
Doors: 6:30 / Show 7:00
Tickets: $10.00 - $12.00
Call 347-529-6696 or go online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/96423/
Wheatus' debut single "Teenage Dirtbag" cracked the Top 40 BBC Official Sales Chart for a second time in March of 2011, TEN YEARS after its debut at #2 on the same chart. To say that Wheatus have been through the wringer in the decade between is the original understatement. Lawsuits, lineup changes, interstate art heist investigations (yes, really), betrayals, intellectual property theft, physical violence--post-traumatic front man Brendan B. Brown could write a book. To date, their first record has sold more than 5 million copies world wide. Any manager or record label would be happy to tout those stats to the press but Wheatus have remained unsigned & unmanaged for the last 8 years. Unlike many of their peers from the early oughts, wheatus continue to write, record, and tour 15 years after their inception, having taken control of their revenue stream with the home made, "pick-your-price" download system fans can use at wheatus.com. They have released 5 Studio albums since 2000 and are currently in preproduction for album 6.
MC Frontalot is the stage name of Damian Hess, a hip hop musician and self-proclaimed “world’s 579th-greatest rapper.” Many of his songs deal with things nerdy in nature, which has led him to be categorized as nerdcore, a word he himself coined in his first single, “Nerdcore Hip Hop”. Jetblack Bullseye is an American rock band formed in Brooklyn, NY in the summer of 2010. Their debut album, Jetblack Bullseye (2012) was recorded live in their practice space in Greenpoint, BK. Started by a sixteen year old kid who was kicked out of his high school pop-punk band, Math the Band has been going strong for 5 years, playing well over 500 shows throughout the US, Mexico and Canada, with bands such as Andrew WK, Matt and Kim, Polysics and Bob Doland. Schaffer the Darklord (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper and comedian with subversive material best-suited for brainy and/or decadent audiences.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with Live Music & Salsa w/ Grupo Arcano + Maquina Mono + The Peeps + Paracuta + Cupéro
Sat, May 5, 2012
Doors: 7:00 / Show 7:30
Tickets: $8.00 - $12.00
Call 347-529-6696 or go online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/110427/
Grupo Arcano is a Salsa band that brings the best from a rich tradition, as well as the hottest trends in salsa music. To packed dance floors, Grupo Arcano plays the hits from decades past as well as explosive original compositions.
Maquina Mono is a bilingual latin rock group with horns from New York City making music to listen to & dance all night. Half-American, half-Colombian, the Peeps bring their own style of latin-influenced punk rock they call "SalsaPunk." Cupéro is an upcoming singer-songwriter artist who has recently completed an EP at the Cutting Room in Greenwich Village, NYC.
Pierced Arrows + Mount Carmel
Sun, May 6, 2012
Doors: 7:30 / Show 8:30
Tickets: $10.00 - $12.00
Call 347-529-6696 or go online at http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event/113337/
After the demise of underground legends DEAD MOON in fall 2006, nobody was surprised to hear that founders Fred and Toody Cole had lost little time in starting a new band. They recruited drummer Kelly Halliburton in April 2007, and soon the PIERCED ARROWS were up and running, playing live shows in the Northwest and recording songs for upcoming releases. PIERCED ARROWS picks up, musically, where DEAD MOON left off - a lo-fi assault on the senses played with the sincerity and feeling that made DM such a special band for all of their fans around the world. Stay tuned to this site for information about upcoming shows, releases, and tours.