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Parquet Courts Announce Unique New York Event At Knockdown Center On December 10th

written by Mark Doyle September 15, 2016

Parquet Courts announce unique New York show at Knockdown Center on December 10th

Hosted by Joe Pera, with performances from Parquet Courts, X____X, Flasher, and more

Event will include sound installation by Eaters, A. Savage art gallery, films by Joey Pizza Slice, Dull Tools shop

In order to cap off their remarkable 2016 in a manner uniquely suited to Parquet Courts, the band are hosting an event that brings together their DIY ethos and dedication to their musical and artistic community. Taking place December 10th at the Knockdown Center in Queens, the show will be hosted by comedian Joe Pera, and will also feature performances by X_____X (Craig Bell of Rocket From The Tombs), Flasher, and more, while utilising the massive space to create a full multimedia experience. Other elements of the event include a sound installation by Eaters, a gallery of A. Savage’s artwork, films by Joey Pizza Slice, a Dull Tools shop, and other special pop-ups to be named later. Attendees will have nearly full run of the extraordinary space. Tickets go on sale for The Knockdown Center Show on Friday at 10AM EST. Tickets can be purchased here.


Saturday, December 10th
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave.
Queens, NY

Parquet Courts are, of course, still fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed new record, Human Performance, out now on Rough Trade Records. Revisit their recent performances on Conan:

Praise for Human Performance

‘The most exciting young rock band in America.’ – Rolling Stone [4 stars/lead review]

‘You’d be hard pressed to find a contemporary rock band honoring the classic Rough Trade legacy as well as Parquet Courts, in both sound and spirit, while doing something audacious and new.’
– Pitchfork [Best New Music]

‘Human Performance is the moment where they jump to another level, where they find powerful and particular ways to express weirdly universal sentiments that you don’t often hear in music.’
– Stereogum [Album of the Week]

‘There’s a beating heart and unobstructed brain here for the current consciousness that proves once and for all they’re more Minutemen than Pavement.’
– SPIN [SPIN Essential Album]

‘Nearly every cut on Human Performance–from the quaking paranoia of the album opener ‘Dust’ to the brooding resignation of the closer ‘It’s Gonna Happen’–finds Parquet Courts exploring fresh sounds and reaching new heights in the process.’ – Entertainment Weekly

‘Parquet Courts may have just released their most realized, independent, and articulate album yet.’ – Consequence of Sound

‘This is the most crisply recorded and varied Parquet Courts record yet. Musical ideas hinted at previously appear here in full color.’ – Under The Radar

Purchase Human Performance:
Rough Trade:

Parquet Courts Online:

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