Recommended: Panache Booking Showcase at the Knitting Factory


An undying bestest pal to the underground, Panache Booking always makes sure the most colorful, spasmodic, and sweat-soaked avant-punx have a space to stomp and skronk and raise a ruckus. Their three-floor Knit CMJ shows are always dizzying fun and a great primer to modern undie-freakos. This year’s highlights include the unmissable antics of Monotonix, the ecstatic funshine of the Mae Shi, the Minutemen-on-crank teenage riot of Fiasco, and ’70s post-punk fathers to ’em all, the Homosexuals. With Best Fwends, Aids Wolf, DMBQ, Akimbo, An Albatross, Shellshag, Catcall, YIP YIP, Sole & the Skyrider Band (Anticon), Aa, SCREENS, and more. —Christopher Weingarten