Keeping with their tradition of a Brooklyn year-end concert, indie rock sweethearts Parquet Courts held a variety show of sorts in December of last year. The lineup featured Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Guerilla Toss, X___X, Vanity, and Flasher (Taylor Mulitz of Priests’ new band), with inter-set hosting by geriatric comedian, Joe Pera. The bands were split onto two different stages, festival style. The collective/label Dull Tools, run by Parquet Courts very own Andrew Savage, had a pop-up shop situated between the two stages, along with other booths for the night’s artists to sell their merch.
The show was at the Knockdown Center, a massive industrial building in Maspeth, on the border of Queens and Brooklyn. Andrew Savage’s highly recognizable paintings (featured on recent albums such as Monastic Living and Human Performance). The show, titled Knock! Knock! Down! Down! also featured a light-and-sound installation by Eaters, films by Joey Pizza, as well as other concurrent Knockdown Center exhibits, including photographer Sabine Meier’s Portrait of a Man, and Loren Britton and Kerry Downey’s Read My Lips.
Parquet Courts has released two videos featuring footage from the night, which you can view below. The first, a music video for the short-but-sweet track “Outside,” uses clips of the night’s festivities from a number of perspectives–including Joe Pera’s christmas tree as it’s passed along the audience. The other video is 360 Experience footage of various locations throughout the night. If you were there you might even be able to find yourself in the video!
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