A friend of told me today that the Knitting Factory is closing down and moving to the former Luna Lounge in Williamsburg in March 09. This is a real shame considering this place has been around for so long and is a staple in the music New York City music scene.
With the economy the way it is it is no wonder that the KF is moving to Brooklyn. They are reducing their 3 stages to one and cutting a third of its staff. Hopefully, rent decrease and other cut backs will enable them to put on more shows with upcoming talent as well as renowned artists.
Definately check out the Leonard Street Venue if you haven’t already. It’s only going to be around for a few more months.