Initial line-up announced for the 2015 4Knots Festival


More to come, but thus far Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks, Happyness, Meatbodies, and Heaters are slotted to perform. Pre-sale in available now with this password: 4KNOTSEM

4Knots Music Festival 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pier 84 in Hudson River Park
West 44th St @ 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036

REVIEW: 4Knots Festival

4knotsThe Village Voice’s 4 Knots festival is perhaps the most consistently booked free music festival in… well, I want to say the world, but at the risk of sounding myopic, I’ll just say New York City. The 2014 edition, which took place this past Saturday, continued the festival’s tradition of indie guitar hero-heavy bills with the godfather of ’em all at the top of the bill, Dinosaur Jr.

Mascis, Murph and Barlow played a predictably incredible, hit-heavy set (which you can watch highlights from right here) that blew away similarly amazing offers from past headliners like The Men (who are the best live band in Brooklyn) and Archers of Loaf. Thirty well-earned years (THIRTY?!) in the indie rock cannon forced a different stage configuration to accommodate a much larger crowd than we’ve seen in past years. Everyone was there. Even Kim Gordon.

The smaller stage was pushed across South Street into that area where I think they have the “FiDi” Smorgasburg to allow for what looked like Terminal 5-sized crowd for Dinosaur Jr. and Mac DeMarco from the drunken confines of the SS Christgau, docked stage right. While the new configuration made shuffling back and forth from stage to stage somewhat frustrating, (I gave up after enjoying fifteen or twenty minutes of Nude Beach’s set) it’s a small price to pay for a free afternoon of draws on the level of Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco and Speedy Ortiz. [Read more…]

4Knots Festival happened at South Street Seaport

Despite getting ‘slightly’ interrupted by a fire on Pier 17, last Saturday’s 4Knots Festival ran more or less smoothly. The show was stopped for about 40 minutes, causing set list cuts and delays for the remaining 3 bands on the main stage. At least it wasn’t cancelled altogether as the pier at one point was partially evacuated and the PA system taken down. Be that as it may, the delays in combination with prior obligations made us miss Archers of Loaf’s headlining set. However, we caught Crocodiles and The Drums. Both of which played to a large and very enthusiastic crowd. Videos are below.

This Weekend: 4Knots Festival With Archers of Loaf, Bleached and More

The official 4Knots set times are:

Main Stage
1:30PM: Nick Waterhouse
2:30PM: Bleached
3:30PM: Hospitality
4:30PM: Crocodiles
5:30PM: The Drums
6:30PM: Archers of Loaf
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