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The Knit has hit the fan. Music fans, that is.

After a two-decade run in Manhattan, the legendary Leonard Street rock club the Knitting Factory opened this week in Williamsburg — bringing another renowned venue to nightlife-laden North Brooklyn.

Before moving into the Metropolitan Avenue space that once housed the Luna Lounge, workers built a saloon dubbed the Knit Bar, which will provide space for local bands and intimate performances.

Bigger acts will play in a rear concert hall decked out with top-of-the-line sound equipment, lighting rigs, and even high-definition video cameras.

“Our goal is to provide a great-sounding room and a great staff,” said Shay Vishawadia, vice president of east coast operations for the club’s parent company, which operates venues in Hollywood, Boise and Spokane. “Hopefully, people will feel comfortable coming in day in and day out, regardless of what music we’re putting on.”

Upcoming events including sets by the quirky cello choir Rasputina (Sept. 13), the Brooklyn Fashion Festival (Sept. 18 and 19), and the LA rappers People Under the Stairs (Sept. 22).

Knitting Factory [361 Metropolitan Ave. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (347) 529-6696)].

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Moshe Aron Kestenbaum says:
I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR THIS I AM ON LINEFIRST WITH MY GIRL: Club lights pulse, smoke undulates, bored goths sit around... then a loop starts, a beat to kill for kicks in... bodies move rapidly to the dance floor and a voice says 'Forever...' Step back almost quarter of a century for another beginning.
Sept. 9, 2009, 4:33 pm
ebanks from greenwood says:
they better get some quality acts quick.. if 3 Inches of Blood, Neil Hamburger & the No Neck Blues Band remain the best bands on their calendar for much longer they're gonna be forgotten amidst the myriad of other rat hole clubs & bull—— that litters billysburg
Sept. 10, 2009, 5:41 pm

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