FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 5th Annual 4Knots Music Festival – Our Top Picks


4Knots set times

The 5th annual 4Knots Music Festival approaches. Held Saturday, July 11 at Pier 84, this year brings performances from Welsh psych-stars Super Furry Animals and Portland rockers Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks along with: Twin Peaks, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females, Happyness, Meatbodies, Heaters, Heaven, and Surfbort. Thankfully nothing overlaps so you can see them all ’cause they all rock. I just picked the top three to talk about that at this point in my existence made me feel something.

1. Surfbort

These Brooklyn stinkers make some fantastic garage punk rock. First up, they’ll hit you harder than a double expresso.


2. Twin Peaks

I used to think this band’s name was just too obvious, but the Chicago rock ‘n’ rollers won me over with their haunting and heartbreaking guitars and melody.


3. Happyness

You can’t miss these London boys, who also make the list of  one of our favorite AudioFemme interviews of all time. My favorite part of their songs is their lyrics, in particular the highly intelligent yet playful musings on love. They just make it sound so fun!