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Knitting Factory is just giving it away to anyone these days

January 7, 2009 |  1:25 pm

The Locust at the Knitting Factory

Hey there, you perpetually broke L.A. ska, hardcore and backpack rap kids! If you get thee to the Knitting Factory in Hollywood on Monday at 6 p.m., you can get an early taste of what the Obama administration has for the rest of America: free stuff just for showing up! The plucky club is offering gratis pairs of tickets to a whole slurry of its forthcoming shows, and more than a few are worth a Red Line trip: the Adolescents, P.O.S., Tim Barry of Avail and a Mike Park/Kevin Seconds/Jesse Michaels triple bill among them (where you can plead with Michaels to think about an Operation Ivy reunion).

You have to be 21 or older to claim tickets (10 pairs are on offer for each show) and the deal is kaput after 8 p.m., but nonetheless, it may be heralding a new golden age where every show is free, forever, because otherwise we might stay home cooking white lightning in our shower stalls while programming animatronic bears to play music instead.

-- August Brown

Full list of available shows:

Jan. 16 -- 1969 Tour with Myka Nine / Sole / Ceschi Ramos / Factor
Jan. 17 -- Bad Manners, Chase Long Beach
Jan. 18 -- Dwarves, the Uprising
Jan. 21 -- Peachcake / MC Lars / Get Back Loretta
Jan. 22 -- Angel City Outcasts / Duane Peters Gunfight / Danko Jones / Prima Donna
Jan. 23 -- Adolescents / the Crowd / White Flag / Los Creepers
Jan. 23 -- The Lives of Famous Men / Anarbor / Go Crash Audio / The Sequence
Jan. 24 -- Bluebeat Lounge sixth anniversary with Joey Altruda's Classic Riddims / Viernes 13 / Chris Murray Combo / Raskahuele / The Ifficials
Jan. 29 -- The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Simon Stokes Band
Jan. 30 -- Blood / GPKism / Vamp Star / DJ Sisen
Feb. 5 -- 16 / Intronaut / Giant Squid / Bastard Noise / Black Math Horsemen
Feb. 6 -- Mike Park / Jesse Michaels / Kevin Seconds / Andrew Jackson Jihad
Feb. 7 -- 3 Floors of Ska featuring Ska Is Dead & Friends with Voodoo Glow Skulls / The Toasters / Buck-O-Nine / Deals Gone Bad + many more!
Feb. 10 -- Never Better Tour with P.O.S. and special Doomtree guests: Sims, Mictlan, & Lazerbeak (Hand Over Fist)
Feb. 17 -- Joey Cape (Lagwagon) / Chris Schifflet (Foo Fighters) / Jon Snodgrass (Drag the River) / Limbeck
Feb. 19 -- A Wilhelm Scream / Chaser / Syncope Threshold
Feb. 19 -- Sound of the Blue Heart / Menew
Feb. 24 -- Dear and the Headlights / Miniature Tigers
Feb. 25 -- Damiera / the Urgency
Feb. 27 -- The Angry Samoans / Johnny Madcap & the Distractions / the Crazy Squeeze / Action 45
March 6 -- Volto!
March 6 -- Automatic Loveletter / A Cursive Memory / Tickle Me Pink / Kyle & Natalie
March 11 -- Von Iva / Semi Precious Weapons / the Start / Roxy Epoxy & the Rebound / Killola / the Action Design
March 15 -- Tim Barry (Avail) / Austin Lucas / Josh Small
March 26 -- Craig Owens (Chiodos/Cinematic Sunrise) / Ace Enders / the Gay Blades / Versaemerge
April 4 -- Left Alone / Viernes 13 / Black Rose Phantoms / Gamblers Mark

Photo of the Locust at the Knitting Factory by Los Angeles Times

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