Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

8:00 PM

Knockdown Center and The Kitchen present Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay, a concert of works by composed by Julius Eastman. Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late 1970s: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind. The concert features Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger performed as …


Nils Frahm – All Melody

Thursday, March 15, 2018

8pm doors // 9pm show


Nils Frahm Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition. Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished …


Bedouin Presents: SAGA

Saturday, December 16, 2017


The story began in Ibiza this past summer. Launched at Heart, every Sunday night throughout the season, SAGA, with Bedouin at the helm, quickly became one of the island’s most successful new parties. SAGA is a musical odyssey, feeding the senses and elevating the collective experience. Now SAGA leaves Ibiza for the very first time. Bedouin’s Rami Abou-Sabe and Tamer …

Pitchfork’s 21st

Saturday, December 2, 2017

7:30 doors // 9pm show

In 1996, Pitchfork launched as a daily music review site while the web was still in its infancy. Today, it is the most trusted music publication in the world, featuring the best in music criticism, web design, video work, and live events. We are celebrating 21 years of Pitchfork with a concert that highlights some of the artists who have been important …

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Hans Tammen & Dark Circuits Orchestra: CROSSING THE LAGRANGIAN POINT

Thursday, November 30, 2017


“Crossing the Lagrangian Point” is a large multi-movement piece written by Hans Tammen for 10 light & sound performers, a spatialist, and a conductor. A large collection of lightbulbs, LED structures and fluorescent lights fight and clash with bizarre visuals projected onto objects, fabrics, ceilings and walls. Sounds are generated with ear-scorching intensity directly from the visuals or from a …

Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.
Angie Pittman. Photo by Knockdown Center.

Sunday Service Fall Season

Fall 2017

Join us this fall for the return of Sunday Service, a free monthly series of live work across mediums in our bar, the Ready Room. The Fall season curators include: Alexis Convento, Jonathan Gonzalez, J. Soto, and Camilo Godoy. Each month’s artist lineup to be announced soon. About Sunday Service Taking place the first Sunday of each month, a guest …


Brunch Bounce

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Doors 8pm // Show 9pm

Save some space this Thanksgiving Eve; we’re serving up 5 DJs in the main room, featuring RedBull Thre3Style Champion Four Color Zack, and 5 more DJs in our Global Music Room playing some of the best music of different genres from around the world.    

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12TH Annual NY Night Train Haunted Hop

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:00pm – 2:00am

A NYC Halloween tradition since 2006! And a multimedia mutli-room dance party in a sprawling haunted house! With star-studded front room live sets by Shannon and the Clams, Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and the Pink Monkey Birds, Ian Svenonius’ solo project Escape-Ism, Nude Party, and a special secret band. Dance …