UPDATE: Crossfade has received word from Grand Central that The Knocks show has been canceled.
Brooklyn-based electro-pop duo and production team The Knocks took its name from those early days when the constant broom-thump of neighbors in adjacent apartments communicated a rhythmic command to "shut the fuck up."
Now, though, people are begging DJ B-Roc, JPatt, and their flirty, summertime electro-pop to "keep going" and "don't stop." And in true digital-age form, the duo hasn't even released a suite of music, relying on the power of individual singles, remixes, and production for other artists to sustain the buzz.
This Fall, the banging and buzzing comes to -- you guessed it -- New Times' Best Live Music Venue winner Grand Central.
Let's be honest: "Brooklyn-based electro-duo and production team" reads like the bio of characters in some kind of hipsteriffic live-action, role-playing game. But if there's one thing that professional party people have managed to master, it's feeling good.
These guys have produced cotton-candy sweet original material, not to mention remixes for pop-tarts like Katy Perry and Marina & The Diamonds. So there's no doubt they're masterful good-time technicians.
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Accordingly, tracks like "Make It Better" are built on an apparatus of aural pleasure comprised of a breezy acoustic guitar loop, four-on-the-floor beats, and eyes-closed, drink-in-hand falsetto.
In short, the Knocks will always make you feel real good.
CANCELED The Knocks with Jessica Who?, Mike Deuce, and DJ Essential 6. Saturday, September 3. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m. and tickets cost $10 with sales beginning soon. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com