The kickoff party for the 4Knots Music Festival—a prelude to July 16’s big fest, headlined by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists—takes place at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 on July 9, and is it going to start off with a bang: Opening the show will be shred-happy New Brunswick trio Screaming Females, whose sheer greatness has been chronicled in this space before. Above, the video for “Laura & Marty” from their stellar 2010 album Castle Talk; the full rundown of 4Knots-related events below.
Saturday, July 9, 6 p.m.: 4KNOTS KICKOFF SHOW at South Street Seaport Pier 17
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Saturday, July 16, 1 p.m.: 4KNOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL at South Street Seaport Pier 17
The Black Angels
Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m.: 4KNOTS INDOOR LOUNGE at 210 Front Street (21+)
DJ sets by Dan Deacon, Yeasayer, Finger On The Pulse, Punches, Brahms