If rock and roll is your preferred musical genre, Reno's Knitting Factory has some surefire shows for you next month. We've hit some of the highlights here to make your decision a little easier, but you can view the whole lineup right .
Neutral Milk Hotel with Robert Schneider | June 9 / 8 p.m. / $30 |
The American indie rockers with the memorable band name have been around since 1989. Neutral Milk Hotel is best known for its experimental sound, obscure lyrics, and eclectic instrumentation. However, it's those three things that have helped them stand out above the crowd for more than 20 years. Although they haven't released a full-length album since 1998, that hasn't stopped them from building their fanbase and continuing to tour; not only that, many of the band's members are dabbling in other projects as well. Robert Schneider is a co-founder of Elephant 6 Recording Company, which produced Neutral Milk Hotel, among other great bands. Born in South Africa, Schneider's family moved to Louisiana when he was six. His love of music developed from there and he's currently pursuing a PhD in Mathematics at Emory University.
Y&T with Krosphyer | June 12 / 8 p.m. / $19.50 |
Formed in the early 70s, Y&T paved the way for other great rock bands of the era, such as Motley Crue and Metallica. Their high energy rock shows are a hit among young and old fans alike, keeping the audience entertained throughout. In fact, a fan once told them, when they were first starting out, that they "melted his face off."The show was that good. So, prepare to have your face melted. Krosphyer is already getting some serious attention in Reno and Tahoe, and they're more than ready to support Y&T on their current tour. They recently released their first album digitally in preparation for the tour and are eager to rock The Knitting Factory.
Supersuckers with special guests | June 14 / 8:30 p.m. / $12-$20 |
Friends since elementary school, Supersuckers hail from Tucson, Arizona and, as they state in their bio, are probably "the favorite band of someone you know and yet we're still a mystery to you."They'll be a mystery no more when they take over The Knitting Factory for a most excellent show. Begun in 1988, Supersuckers actually started out as The Black Supersuckers and released three records throughout the 90s before starting their own label in the early 2000s. They've seen commercial success, having their music featured in TV and movies, as well as performing on The Tonight Show, backing Willie Nelson. Ultimately, their goal is to make your life a little better through the "evil powers of rock and roll."
Red with Adelitas Way, Bad Seed Rising, and McClinton | June 24 / 6:30 p.m. / $18-$30 |
Get ready for a mix of heavy metal, rock, and pop with this motley crue of bands. Red is best known for their Christian rock music out of Nashville, fusing hard rock, heavy metal, post-grunge, and more together to create their own unique sound. They've got five albums out, including their most recent, Of Beauty and Rage, which dropped earlier this year. Red has had two Grammy nominations in the Best Rock Gospel Album category and their 2011 album, Until We Have Faces, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Adelitas Way is currently on tour and preparing to release their fourth album this summer. Getting their start in Vegas with the hit song Invincible helped them break into the mainstream rock scene pretty quickly. The band has found themselves influence by greats such as Guns N'Roses, Foo Fighters, and Rage Against the Machine. Bad Seed Rising released Charm City, their debut EP, on April 15 and have been touring to support the album ever since. They were recently interviewed by Revolver Magazine and just debuted another album called A Place Called Home. McClinton consider themselves from "all over New Jersey"and are working hard to make great rock music. They've toured with a number of great rock bands and are looking forward to bringing their sound to Reno.