In another sign of the horrific cultural times in Manhattan, the burough is losing yet another iconic mainstay to its incestuous neighbor to the East, Brooklyn. But not before giving it a proper send-off with a star-studded show curated by Akron/Family.
When the Knitting Factory leaving its location at 74 Leonard St. (it’s second Manhattan location), it will be leaving the island it’s called home for 21 years. And new Dead Oceans signee Akron/Family is helping give it a proper send-off for a New Year’s Eve party of mythical proportions, featuring Deerhoof, Akron/Family, Dirty Projectors, Deer Tick, Megafun and “many more.”
From Knitting Factory Promotions Director Tim Putnam: Sorry it is so late, but here is the final listing for the last Knitting Factory show in Manhattan at the 74 Leonard St. location. It is a great one and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Akron/Family curates New Year’s Eve featuring performances by Deerhoof, Akron Family, Dirty Projectors, Deer Tick, Megafaun, tons more — a full-club event! We’ll have more on the show as it just all came together.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve / Knitting Factory sendoff are $35 and can be purchased here.