Knitting Factory presents
The Cribs, Cold Fronts, The Vansaders — SOLD OUT!
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Yorkshire, England’s the Cribs feature three brothers: vocalists/guitarist Ryan Jarman, bassist/vocalist Gary, and drummer Ross. The trio began playing together at an early age, making their debut at a family party in the late ’80s when twins Gary and Ryan were nine years old and Ross was just five. The brothers grew up with similar musical tastes, blending quintessentially British influences like the Beatles, Sex Pistols, and Smiths with American indie rock like Beat Happening and Bobby Conn. Eventually, the Cribs got to play with both Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson and Conn; Conn liked the band so much that he invited them to record with him in his Chicago studio.
The Cribs released three singles, Another Number, What About Me, and You Were Always the One, before signing to Wichita Records in late 2003. The band spent 2004 readying their self-titled debut album, which was recorded in London’s famed Toerag Studios, touring with the Datsuns and performing at that year’s CMJ Festival. Late that year they began working on their second album with Orange Juice’s Edwyn Collins as producer. The Cribs was released in the U.S. in early 2005. Later in the year, the band issued their second album, The New Fellas. Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, which boasted production by Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, arrived in 2007. That same year, Gary met Johnny Marr, an admitted fan of the band. They began collaborating on some songs, with Marr joing the band on-stage throughout the 2008 NME awards tour. By August 2008, Marr had officially joined the band and the resulting album, Ignore the Ignorant, arrived late in 2009.
Cold Fronts are from Philadelphia. They are working on their second EP with Kyle Slick Johnson (the Hives, Wavves, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Modest Mouse). The songs on the album are some of the bands most ambitious work to date. It has been described by members as "raw".
Craig Almquist writes the songs and Alex Smith drums on them. The other two dudes change from time to time but currently Peter Helmis is on bass and Chris Baglivo (Doc Bag) is on guitar.
The band formed in 2011 and started performing shows/Dionysian Rites in West Philly at the infamous Rathaus, which was dubbed "Satan's dorm room" in the Philadelphia papers. The Rat was converted into fancy condos after two years of hard partying. Boo.
By 2012 the band had been supporting act for mewithoutYou, Free Energy, The Morning Benders, The Gay Blades, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr, + Vacationer. They recorded a Daytrotter Session and played a string of SXSW shows after camping (in a tent) in downtown Austin.
One time Andrew W.K. destroyed their drum set.
The band will be on the road in 2013, doing what bands do, playing live shows of material they have recorded. They will also def be eating pizza. Lots of pizza.
In less than a year the band has toured with mewithoutYou and The Gay Blades, performed sold out shows at the Mercury Lounge, and played a dozen shows at SXSW and CMJ.
With songs rooted in the classic style of country pioneers such as Johnny Cash and George Jones, then ignited by a rhythm section raised on bands like The Clash and Bad Religion, The Vansaders deliver high spirited tales of life in New York City. They are currently playing shows in support of the their debut EP "SilverBacks" out July 14th.
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