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Les Savy Fav @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by Natasha Ryan)
Les Savy Fav

BROOKLYN KNITTING FACTORY SET TO OPEN / BROOKLYN'S LES SAVY FAV TO PLAY OPENING NIGHT

"The Knitting Factory, a leader in the New York arts scene for over two decades, is proud to announce that our new venue at 361 Metropolitan Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY will be opening September 2009. Brooklyn-based favorites, Les Savy Fav, will perform and host the opening night on Wednesday September 9th. Upcoming shows will feature performances by: Boss Hog, Rasputina, Mayer Hawthorne, Titus Andronicus, The Raincoats, The Spits, Mucca Pazza, Melissa Auf der Maur, cEvin Key, A Wilhelm Scream, Helado Negro, Maps and Atlases, No Neck Blues Band, Dub Trio, Smokey's Secret Family and much more to be announced. Upcoming special events include this year's Williamsburg Fashion Week's Fashion and Arts Premiere, the Miss LEZ Pageant and the Royal Flush Film Festival.
We've been waiting for this news since first finding out Knitting Factory was taking over the Brooklyn Luna Lounge lounge space in April 2008 (which was followed by official confirmation in July of the same year). Since then, Knitting Factory's Manhattan location closed and reopened (and closed again) and lots of people have been left wondering what the deal was.

Tickets for the September 9th Les Savy Fav show are on sale (thx Coma). They also play Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.

Boss Hog is September 10th (tickets). They play ATP NY on September 12th.

The Titus Andronicus/So So Glos show (tickets) is the last date on a long tour that also includes a show at Maxwell's.

Melissa Auf der Maur plays KF on October 17th as part of the Royal Flush Film Festival which makes sense since she made a movie. Tickets for that event are on sale.

And tickets and dates to all of the above mentioned shows are HERE.

More about the space, HERE.

Tim Harrington apologizes to his mom, in the video below...

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Comments (27)

Raincoats!!!

Posted by wembley | August 11, 2009 12:00 PM

sounds awesome. can't wait to see what they've done with the place

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:00 PM

Finally

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:03 PM

why is everything happening on sept. 9?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:07 PM

wat else is 9th?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:12 PM

Hope it doesn't still sound/feel like a school cafeteria in there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:13 PM

Boredoms, Drones, Motorhead, Dead Meadow

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:20 PM

lsf? how original...

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:23 PM

no John Zorn, no care

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:49 PM

god i love this band

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 12:54 PM

Kind of a shitty opening slate of acts... doesn't inspire long-term hope, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 1:06 PM

"Kind of a shitty opening slate of acts... doesn't inspire long-term hope, that's for sure."

If you're going to make an uninformed comment like that can you at least include who you like, so we can see your point of view better?

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 1:09 PM

omg!!! fat guy wears a dress, why be normal?

Posted by kari | August 11, 2009 1:18 PM

Where is all the metal? :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 1:44 PM

Tim is one of the best performers ever!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 2:01 PM

LSF are one of best live shows ever! any haters - and how could you hate on a band like this - please just don't go. tim gave me a free tshirt outside after the last show... i love him even more now!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 2:12 PM

hate is a strong word. lsf was a lot of fun. the time has passed, sadly. let's get some fresh blood, kf.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 2:33 PM

Dunno about the others, but the Rasputina show sounds like fun.

Posted by Lars | August 11, 2009 3:12 PM

@ 2:33; did you even listen to their last album? two of their best songs ever are on it - rage in the plague age and patty lee; yeah, i hope you skip the pixies shows too since they aren't "fresh blood" anymore either; or radiohead for that matter; idiot

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 3:25 PM

BEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAANS!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 3:56 PM

Syd looks like a baby bird thats about to eat someone's head off in this photo. So awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 6:31 PM

I love how the venue isn't even open yet and there are already people talkin' shit about it.

Brooklynvegan commentators, you rule...and don't let anyone tell you differently!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 6:53 PM

Williamsburg Fashion Week has now be renamed to Brooklyn Fashion Festival: www.brooklynfashionfestival.com

Posted by Dott | August 22, 2009 5:53 AM

Williamsburg Fashion Week(end) has not be "renamed" Brooklyn Fashion Festival. They are two entirely different events. It's just that Brooklyn Fashion Festival copied the entire manifesto for Williamsburg Fashion Weekend and is trying to make a bunch of money off young designers. It's pretty depressing. The original event in it's sixth season will be held on September 18th and 19th (also...as originally planned) at Secret Project Robot. Free with RSVP....not $17 at the door, but $8. There will be a great band "Javelin" and you won't be paying $8 for a beer.

Posted by Gabriel | September 11, 2009 9:18 PM

sounds like another brooklyn rock club, like so many others....fine, but the real knitting factory existed from '87 to '02, and died in 2003, so, whatever...just a brand name now.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2009 12:34 AM

Brooklyn Fashion Festival was amazing! Designers and performances were top notch. Knitting Factory looks fantastic.

Posted by Charisma | October 3, 2009 5:08 AM

thanks you!

Posted by lv | October 18, 2009 8:50 AM

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