Thrasher x Vans Death Match NYC 2019

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Thrasher x Vans Death Match NYC

Thrasher Magazine’s Death Match brings together music and skateboarding for the ultimate skater’s party and is coming back to The Knockdown Center for a two-day bash in New York City! Thrasher X Vans Death Match NYC will be held October 5th and 6th and as always, it’s a free, all ages event with a first-come, first-served policy – no passes or VIP seating and the ramp is open to all to skate.

Doors open at 3pm each day.

All ages.
Free event w/ RSVP (by-day).
First come, first-served.

Saturday 10/5
Beach Fossils
Tommy Wright, III
Downtown Boys
Show Me The Body
Collapsing Scenery

Sunday 10/6
Agnostic Front
coke bust
Fuming Mouth
Bad Shit

Bicep [DJ Set] / Mor Elian / Hammer / Max Pask

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Knockdown Center Presents…

Bicep [DJ set] with support from Mor Elian, Hammer, and Max Pask.

Pre-sale Wednesday, September 18 at 2pm. Register here!

Tickets on sale to the general public Thursday, September 19 at 2pm.

◾️ Bicep ◾️ In 2008, Belfast natives Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar were posting 100+ tracks a week on their blog, Feel My Bicep. Now, the Irish duo have added being DJs, producers, promoters, labels owners and even live performers to their resume – but blogging remains a core part of their artistry. The two have played a crucial role in the development of house music over the past ten years and continue to be icons in the underground community.

◾️ Soundcloud: 

◾️ Mor Elian ◾️ Tel Aviv born, Berlin based Mor Elian stays busy globally as a DJ, producer, the owner of “Fever AM” label, and the booker for the underground LA party “Into The Woods.” Her DJ sets are wide ranging, drifting effortlessly between house, techno, and minimal electro.

◾️ Soundcloud:

◾️ Hammer ◾️ Hammer, a headstrong instrument used for breaking things and driving in nails, much like his sound and his approach to music. Another Belfast native, Rory Hamilton has been friends with the boys of Bicep since childhood and is a co-pilot of the Feel My Bicep blog. After moving to Glasgow to study art, he established his own parties and grew his brand independently.

◾️ Soundcloud:

◾️ Max Pask ◾️ DJ and label manager of Throne of Blood records, the Brooklyn-based Frenchman spends his time making records, playing records, and helping other people put out their own records.

◾️ Soundcloud: 

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.


◾️ 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.

ZERO: Residence

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A very beautiful summer closing celebration in The Ruins. Outdoors, day time vibes with a super line-up of grooving masters.

ZERO will have their signature marketplace, chef created meals on site, shade structures, artwork, music, and vibes. Previous events have all been so special and such a community feeling to them, we still have smiles on our faces.

This will be ZERO’s last event of the season at Knockdown Center, so if you have been, you know to come, and if you have yet to come, don’t miss out on this special event.

Tickets on sale now:

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


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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:


Sebastian Mullaert’s Circle of Live

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Live collaborations, improvisation and solo explorations – all night long!

Circle Of Live is a brand new, live acts only, event series concept and a record label curated by Sebastian Mullaert, honoring the values of spontaneity and improvisation. Each live experience is unhindered from any formal structure, allowing both performers and audience to explore the boundaries of improvisation in all of its raw beauty. Those extended all night long freeform improvised jam sessions comprise of both collaborative and solo performances, with no set times decided in advance, allowing both audience and performers to stay curious and be fully present in the moment. Using Sebastian’s specially designed live setup which can accommodate any number of participants performing all at once, the artists are encouraged to collaborate as much or as little as they like, forging a truly organic experience for all involved.

“The main intention with Circle Of Live is to inspire people to improvise; let their life be an improvisation; a spontaneous expression of life. In one perspective this is a concept with clear visions and definitions but at the same time the core aim of the project is to allow both us, the artists, and the audience to drop concepts and habitual patterns in the creative process of dance and music.” – Sebastian Mullaert


Produced by Stranger Than;

You Had To Be There

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Picture yourself at a house party where nobody had their phones out and everyone was dancing and living in the moment. That’s what this is. And when your friends ask you how was the party? You Had To Be There.

Music: Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Dancehall, Afrobeats, Reggaeton, Dance & more!

You Had To Be There is a phone-free party. In order to maintain this environment, all phones will be placed in pouches upon entering the venue. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the event and pouches do not block cell signal or texts; so your messages and likes will still be there when you exit. We want to eliminate all the distractions of the world in your device and make sure you focus solely on enjoying our party environment. Unplug. Forget capturing the moment for your social media friends that aren’t here and when they ask, just let them know You Had To Be There.

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:

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