Posted in To Do | music on December 31, 2008

Akron Family

Gothamist: So you're curating this New Year's Eve show. What does curating a concert entail?

Miles Seaton of Akron/Family: Oh, man, you should ask my girlfriend; she's a curator. The Knitting Factory wanted us to get all the bands together for this last night at the club, and it's been a lot of back-and-forth during a really busy time for us and the club. But it means the opportunity to have Dirty Projectors and Deerhoof play, and also our friend Greg Davis and our other friends like Megafaun play. And also, to keep an eye on what the night looks like for people and the pacing of the night.

How is this going to work in terms of set times? Are people going to have to choose between Deerhoof, Dirty Projectors and Akron/Family?

You know, that's the thing that curating would normally entail but we haven't really had a chance to communicate with the club a lot about the production end of things. So I can't answer that, to be honest with you. But I imagine they'll try to stagger it a bit, you know; start one show on the hour and another show on the half hour. And we also just got two of the guys from Oneida to play; they call themselves Groover's Paradise.

also on New Years Eve in NYC....
* Crystal Castles are DJing a party in Brooklyn after their two shows @ MHOW
* Matthew Dear & Drop the Lime @ LePoissonRouge - doors @ 2AM
* The Bunker will go for 18 hours (10-4PM) @ Public Assembly
* The Damned have cancelled their show @ Blender Theater
* Knitting Factory's final Manhattan show flyer above
* Shilpa Ray & Wild Yaks are playing @ Monkeytown
* These are Powers are playing Cake Shop
* party @ Surreal Estate
* EVERYTHING ELSE

P.S. I think the special guest at Santos Party House recently played Market Hotel

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Comments (30)

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Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 11:22 AM

set times for the knit please. how late into the night is this gonna go i need to know, goddammit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 11:45 AM

relax

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 12:10 PM

dude is STRESSING ME OUT.

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 12:18 PM

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Posted by more Cake Shop details | December 31, 2008 12:25 PM

anybody know when MMJ goes on tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 12:31 PM

KNITTING FACTORY NEEDS TO GIVE US BETTER FUCKING INFORMATION. why doesn't the box office open until 5pm? wtf. wtf. wtf.

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 12:32 PM

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93 N6th in Williamsburg
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Doors open at 9pm
APOLLO HEIGHTS
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DJ’s KittyBeat (Real Gone!) InBetween (Rubulaud) PINEKONE (The Young Lords) and Lady Ontario (Canada!) spin the dance party to end all beginnings.

Posted by anonymouse | December 31, 2008 12:35 PM

$2 cover for covers night at death by audio, with.....

THE DEEP & HOLY SEA as THE REPLACEMENTS
ASA RANSOM as THE CLASH
NECKING as BLACK FLAG
LOVE OR PERISH as THE MISFITS
LITURGY as BLACK SABBATH
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Posted by e4e1 | December 31, 2008 12:42 PM

their box office doesn't open until 5pm because they are closing forever and losing all of their staff, dumbfucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 12:57 PM

last years new years @ the knitting factory din't go very late and I'm concerned this one won't either. Don't you think Akron Family will be playing last and don't you think they will be the ones counting down the New Year? I want/need to know what time I should get there and if I should/need to make plans after. Any help with this (knitting factory) would be much appreciated. It's asking a little much but it is new years right?

Posted by anonymous2 | December 31, 2008 12:57 PM

no tix available online for knit right now? can anyone say if theyre sold out?

Posted by damnedreject | December 31, 2008 1:21 PM

MMJ tickets say "doors at 8, show at 9".


Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 1:41 PM

"MMJ tickets say "doors at 8, show at 9"."

mmj at 9, or are there openers?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 1:45 PM

no opener

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 2:00 PM

i think knit is sold out except for VIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 2:02 PM

RUDE YEAR'S EVE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 2:10 PM

i get it, the wang is a face.

or is it the other way around?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 2:29 PM

Isn't there a VERY SPECIAL GUEST for this show???

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 3:27 PM

Anyone know who designed the poster for the Knitting Factory show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 3:30 PM

"You know, that's the thing that curating would normally entail but we haven't really had a chance to communicate with the club a lot about the production end of things. So I can't answer that, to be honest with you"

In other words... this will be a disorganized mess. Good luck!

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 3:55 PM

Knitting Factory has been a big disorganized mess all month. They keep advertising "whole club" events that end up being one floor and they just seem all fucked up.

Knitting Factory RIP!

Happy New Year!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 4:05 PM

i am going to eat my dick on new years!

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 5:11 PM

does anyone know if knitting factory has coat check?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 5:40 PM

"does anyone know if knitting factory has coat check?"

they usually do

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 5:59 PM

me thinks this will be fun. fuck set times. get there.

Posted by sloweducation | December 31, 2008 7:04 PM

VERY SPECIAL GUEST at the Knitting factory is?????????

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 7:28 PM

There's nothing else going on at 2am besides Titus Andronicus is Weezer, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 31, 2008 7:37 PM

whoa the crystal castles must have been on some serious uppers to play two shows and a dj set in one night, back to back. guess they gotta milk it while they can, 08 was their year for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:49 AM

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