Mall Grab / X-Coast / Overland

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Knockdown Center Presents…

Mall Grab with support from X-Coast and Overland

Pre-sale Thursday, September 5 at 10:30am. Register here!

Tickets on sale to the general public Thursday, September 5 at 2pm.

◾️ MALL GRAB ◾️ Australian born DJ Jordon Alexander, aka Mall Grab, is considered to be relatively new to the scene, releasing his debut EP just four years ago. However, he has made huge strides since then and is not to be underestimated. As the founder of the record labels Steel City Dance Discs and Looking For Trouble, Jordon is constantly on the move, putting out new sounds and proving his place in the world of house music. He has been consistently selling out parties across Europe and is expected to do the same when he lands in New York.

◾️SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/mallgrab

◾️ X-COAST ◾️ Serbian-born, Brookyln-based musician Bojan Cizmic is known for referencing multiple genres in his productions. His smash debut, named Mango Bay EP after the EP’s most successful single, plays with nostalgic sounds of 90’s rave culture and has garnered hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube. Cizmic’s productions, along with his ability to effortlessly drift through different genres and musical styles, have earned the artist a ravenous reputation on the internet and beyond.

️◾️ Overland ◾️ Canadian dance music heroine, Jodie Overland comes to New York from her hometown in Vancouver where she works tirelessly as an event producer and DJ. Her sets are always surprising, but you can expect a unique blend of acid, industrial, and Detroit techno.

Octfest 2019

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Octfest: An International Beer, Music and Food Festival

Pitchfork, the most trusted voice in music, and October, a leading beer culture website, present the third annual OctFest, a one-of-a-kind beer, music and food festival taking place on October 19th at Knockdown Center in New York.

Featuring performances from:

Parquet Courts, Mogwai, Screaming Females, Dungen (performs Ta Det Lugnt), Lower Dens, METZ, Duster, Priests, Empath, Control Top

Enjoy 2 stages of music and beer tastings from 50+ Breweries covering 6 continents. 18oz of beer samples are included in your ticket and more samples and full size options available are for purchase.

Beer Sampling Hours: 3pm-8pm Festival Hours: 3pm-11pm

For more information visit octfest.co

Adriatique

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Adriatique in The Ruins [open air] with support from Brian Cid

◼️ Adriatique ◼️ For over a decade, Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer have been known as Adriatique, the DJ and producer duo from Switzerland. Together, they have developed one of the most unwavering creative partnerships in the house and techno scene. Their performances are known for constantly challenging the listener’s limits through their purposeful building of intensity and delicate twists, and since 2016, for their label Siamese, releasing mixes the expand the scope and power of their signature sound.

◼️ Brian Cid ◼️ Brian Cid is a Brooklyn-based DJ and Producer with an uncanny ability to seamlessly incorporate genres like deep house, techno, and progressive house into a style that is uniquely his.

Tickets on sale now:

Eventbrite: https://adriatique.eventbrite.com
RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1290539

Xandra Ibarra: Forever Sidepiece

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Knockdown Center is pleased to present Xandra Ibarra: Forever Sidepiece, the first NYC solo exhibition of Oakland-based artist and performer Xandra Ibarra, who also works under the alias La Chica Boom. The exhibition is rooted in Ibarra’s performance practice, extending to sculpture, video, and photographs made between 2012 and 2019, some of which will be on view for the first time. Charged objects like Tapatío bottles, nipple tassels, and cockroaches reappear throughout her work to confront notions of racialized desire and representations of Latinidad, femininity, and queerness.

Ibarra deploys a sharp-witted humor in her work to explore and exploit the condition of the “sidepiece”– a term for a woman whose relationships privilege the physical and take place on the periphery. For Ibarra, however, the sidepiece’s position in the margins enables her to sidestep grand narratives, and she claims the sidepiece as a charged position from which to act.

Performing a spectrum of affects, Ibarra uses her own body and associative objects to destabilize limiting identitarian tropes. In early works, she performs burlesque parodies called “Spictacles,” uses a custom Tapatío strap-on, and sheds a cockroach costume. For later video works, she moves in cyclical and fragmented states to challenge and exceed the gaze. A new body of sculptures combine things like mold, nipple tassels, stripper heels, fluorescent lights, and car parts in order to enliven the bodily attributes of objects, extending the thrust of her performance-based work to sculptural form.

Coursing through this multifaceted body of work is a nuanced conversation that employs humor to address race, sex, and gender, that create pathways for the radical and not-yet-known potentials that are waiting on the sidelines.

About the Artist

Xandra Ibarra, who sometimes works under the alias of La Chica Boom, is an Oakland-based per- formance artist from the US/Mexico border of El Paso/Juarez. Ibarra works across performance, video, and sculpture to explore abjection and joy and the borders between proper and improper racial, gender, and queer subject.

Ibarra’s work has been featured at El Museo de Arte Contemporañeo (Bogotá, Colombia), Broad Museum (LA, USA), Popa Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Joe’s Pub (NYC), PPOW Gallery (NYC), Anderson Collection (Stanford) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF) to name a few. She has been awarded the Queer Art Prize for Recent Work, Art Matters Grant, NALAC Fund for the Arts, ReGen Artist Fund, and the Franklin Furnace Performance and Variable Media Award. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Paper Magazine, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, ArtNews and in various academic journals nationally and internationally. Ibarra’s work has also been featured in several recent and forthcoming books by Juana Maria Rodriguez, Amber Jamilla Musser, and Leticia Alvarado.

As a community organizer, Ibarra’s work is located within feminist immigrant, anti-rape and pris- on abolitionist movements. Since 2003, she has actively participated in organizing with INCITE!, a national feminist of color organization dedicated to creating interventions at the intersection of state and interpersonal violence. As a lecturer, Ibarra has taught Ethnic Studies, Sexuality Studies, and History and Theory of Contemporary Art courses. Adjunct, full, and part-time teaching posts have included: San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University.

This exhibition is organized by Alexis Wilkinson, Knockdown Center Director of Exhibitions and Live Art. Exhibition and text support by Daniella Brito, Programs Assistant.

Sunday Disco w/ Boo Williams

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Join us for a brand new monthly series of FREE Disco parties outside in The Ruins. We begin with the opening party w/ Boo Williams!
➤ Free w/ RSVP: https://sundaydisco1.eventbrite.com

Get Lost NYC

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Damian Lazarus works tirelessly to transform the modern party with Get Lost and Day Zero, fine tuning the medium to craft alternate realities that push the boundaries of celebration. Today we reveal the details and lineup for Get Lost’s NYC debut, a marathon two day event at Knockdown Center October 11-12, welcoming live acts and selectors at the forefront of underground electronic music.

Fostered as an intimate after-hours alternative amongst the growing commercialism of US dance music, the annually sold out Get Lost Miami has become one of the can’t miss moments of the year, with its global reach extending to sessions in Los Angeles, London, Mexico City as well as stage takeovers at festivals like Tomorrowland. Now the brand sets its sights on this long-awaited and highly anticipated New York edition to offer a unique experience in one of  electronic music’s capitals.

Friday October 11 will see the debut of the Get Lost Live concept, an audio-visual experience aimed to redesign the way a live show is experienced. Presented in association with The Bowery Presents, attendees can expect the immersive theatrics that Lazarus’ events have become known for coupled with forward-thinking live performances by emotive Lebanese indie electronic group Mashrou Leila and the exceptional modern pop icon Kelsey Lu, alongside DJ sets from one of the most talked about duos of the moment: Beautiful Swimmers, and NYC’s alternative selector, Whitney Fierce.

The party continues on October 12 with a sixteen hour multi-environment journey soundtracked by friends and family of the Crosstown Rebels movement. Get Lost’s signature outdoor celebration will open its doors at 2pm before another four areas open from 10pm for this not to be missed experience.

Bronx’s own Martinez Brothers will represent their city alongside Detroit techno legend Carl Craig, minimal German producer Robag Whrume, the illustrious Felix Da Housecat and Belgrade’s of the moment star Tijana T.

Crosstown and Rebellion’s diverse label roster will be on full display with performances from Ae:ther (Live), Brina Knauss, Davi, Denney, Francesca Lombardo, Joeski, Magit Cacoon, Serge Devant, Tibi Dado and others. Of course it remains the party’s scion who’s sets remain the most celebrated within the Get Lost saga, with Lazarus’ enchanting sonics and revered catalogue acting as a guiding beacon of underground curation.

The unexpected has always been the true flagship of leading event, offering a sense of immersion that seems to bend time and alter realities. Through sunset and sunrise, Get Lost NYC will continue the series’ journey towards crafting the remarkable and evolving all definitions of rave.

Loco Dice

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Loco Dice
with support from William Djoko

DJ, producer and Desolat record label co-founder Loco Dice is one of electronic music’s most enduring and respected artists. He’s always shown an uncanny ability to read the crowd and take them in an unexpected direction, as seen at his era-defining residencies at the infamous Tribehouse in Germany, as well as the iconic super clubs in Ibiza from Circoloco at DC-10, Used & Abused at Ushuaïa to the Amnesia terrace. His countless appearances at internationally renowned venues and festivals around the globe have cemented that legacy.

Loco Dice merges perspectives in his delicate sense for sounds and reflective atmospheres, underpinned with solid, physical grooves. You can call it techno if you want, or house, but don’t try to reduce it any further – Dice is most interested in the uncharted territory between genres, the elements that link everything together. Dice’s own productions are meticulously planned, with a directorial, cinematic outlook, which permeates Dice’s everyday life, and not just from the escapades and scrapes that he has sometimes found himself living out in real life.

At the end of the day, Dice sees everything running in loops and it’s his job to trace a line to sketch out the next scenes. Even if life tends to be unpredictable, a little chancy, the next move doesn’t have to be a gamble. In fact, Loco Dice shows via his compositions and endeavors that it can be very well planned. Listen to his music, imagine the cinematic accompaniments, and you’ll understand how something carefully constructed can begin with a flight of fancy, or a roll of the dice.

James Murphy b2b The Black Madonna

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Knockdown Center and MeanRed Productions present…

James Murphy b2b The Black Madonna

[DJ Sets]

Tickets on sale Wednesday, July 10 at 1pm EST
Eventbrite: https://bmjm.eventbrite.com/
RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1284369

After James’ groundbreaking collaboration show with Nina Kraviz in April, he returns for another special event, this time with one of the most renowned DJs in the world, The Black Madonna! Tickets sold out last time, grab yours now.

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