The Valiant Arms have taken Manhattan! At 12:30 pm, October 24th at the world famous Knitting Factory we plugged in and rocked a ferocious 25 minute set. The Knitting Factory is in one the hundreds of incredibly beautiful old buildings in Manhattan. Inside the club there are stages on each of the 3 floors, and for this day at least, each one was full of Portland artists. It was very surreal to see so many familiar faces in such a faraway place! I was delighted to see Portland's Stumptown coffee providing coffee for the event, because for the most part New York coffee is a little teeny bit crap. I was so excited to be running around in that beautiful old place with my friends and my beautiful daughter! Cora hasn't seen my band play in about 3 years. Thanks to Bill and Gayle for taking pictures and little movies.
Here is a great article in the WW about the Portland showcase!