Knit One, Purl Two: Knitting Factory Moves Along

Here’s a report on the last night of the Knitting Factory in Manhattan. Out With the Knitting Factory, In With City Winery – The move to Williamsburg seems obvious, if 10 years too late. Though the smaller stage at the new location may be a good thing for the club.

I have fond memories of playing the Old Office stage with James Keepnews and attending numerous shows at the Knit. But my favorite memory of the Knit was visiting the original location on Houston Street in late 1989 for a vivid vivisection of a mannequin performed by Eugene Chadbourne. The operation involved amplified electric drills, knives, and barbie doll heads thrown into the audience. I guess it was all downhill from there…

Cut to forlorn photo of an empty club.