Yes, yes, we know there is some fantastic music festival coming to NYC at the end of October.  But definitely don’t miss out on this one first.   The Royal Flush Festival returns with another highly anticipated and eclectic lineup of independent films, live rock performances, and underground art events taking place October 11-18 at Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and other venues throughout the city.

Named after Royal Flush Magazine, (the nationally-distributed rag that celebrates underground music, art, video games, pop-culture and indie movies), the Royal Flush Festival offers great value for a festival in New York.  The full week of events are at a fraction of the cost of some other festivals. During the festival, Royal Flush Magazine will reveal Book 7 featuring on its two covers, rock superstar and horror movie director Rob Zombie, as well as the cast of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, respectively. Zombie will sign copies of Royal Flush Magazine Book 7, and the bonus edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan on October 11.

Most of the events will be at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.  I love that venue. “We’re really psyched to be taking over Knitting Factory this year. It’s the perfect spot to present our collection of both indie film and rock & roll,” said Jim Muscarella, Royal Flush Festival Film Programmer & Co-Director.

The film everyone must see is being screened at The Knitting Factory on Wednesday, October 13th.  Downtown Calling, narrated by Deborah Harry, takes a look at NYC and the economic turmoil in the late 1970’s during which the underground music and art scene exploded.  Here is the trailer:


As for Music, Thursday, October 14th will feature an event we do not want to miss.  The Royal Flush Indie Music Showcase at Brooklyn Bowl.  Featured bands will be Black Taxi, Kid Savant, and Lifted Crew all for only a $5 cover.  You can’t beat that anywhere in NYC.

For full details and to find out about all the other events that are part of the Royal Flush Festival check out the official site at  See you there!

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