The Knitters

8 p.m. Monday, December 3. The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.

The Knitters

$15. 314-727-4444.

When a cover band such as the Knitters gets a tribute album like Poor Little Knitter on the Road, you know post-modernity has truly run amok. Punk and Americana superstars John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Dave Alvin and D.J. Bonebrake started the Knitters as a lark in 1982. Its first album Poor Little Critter on the Road (recut, track by track, by various Bloodshot bands on Poor Little Knitter) was a sloppy, eccentric but deeply affectionate mash-up of country, blues and folk — the kind of spontaneous Americana combustion that's familiar to every other punk to follow them. Twenty years after its debut, the band strangled and mangled their roots again with The Modern Sounds of... The Knitters — and if that sounds loose and lunatic, just wait until you see the band live.

About The Author

Scroll to read more Music News & Interviews articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.