Oceanographer To Play Brooklyn Knitting Factory with friends Ponyhof
So we're playing at The Knitting Factory (the one in Brooklyn) Thursday (May 15th) with our friends in Ponyhof. If that sentence sounds familiar it's because we've played with Ponyhof before. They're kind of an awesome sprawling female-fronted post-rock trip-hoppy thing. We guess. They sound like some of those Massive Attack tunes featuring that one Cocteau Twin. Among other things. We love them, and we're happy we're going to play with them again.
We're kind of stoked to play The Knitting Factory, too. It's around the corner from The Hope Space (that's where we rehearse, record, write songs, plot world domination, practice cross-stitch, etc.) so we can just walk over there with all of our gear. But also The Knitting Factory is a historied institution that's been around since 1987.
The New York City branch of The Knit currently resides on Metropolitan Ave, where the second incarnation of the Luna Lounge used to be (which is a whole 'nother story in and of itself). Prior to that it was in TriBeCa, and yours truly once worked security there (stamping hands, taking drinks away from minors, all fun stuff). It was at the TriBecA Knit that in 2004 a little band called Oceanographer played their first NYC show after moving to the Big Apple from little ol' Denton, TX. But that is the distant, distant past. And Thursday, May 15th is the future.
Well, for a few more days.
The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Oh My Rockness is Giving Away Free Tickets To The Show
Yeah. That's a cool thing, right? Follow this link, roll the dice, and maybe we'll see you on Thursday without you having to pay a dime.
Eric Fixes My Guitar Amp, Impersonates Me
So my guitar is going to sound especially awesome on Thursday because my amp just came back from the shop and now it can do things I never even knew it could do before. How much did it cost me?
Nothing! Because Eric, out of the kindness of his heart, just walked it down to Southside Guitars and fixed it himself. That's what a nice guy he is. On top of being a talented maniac and handsome devil. When he brought my new-and-improved amp back to The Hope Space he decided to let me know by sending me this video. I thought I'd share it with all of you on the off chance you'd find it amusing.
We hope you find it amusing. And we hope to see you Thursday.