Mikal Cronin, Twin Peaks and More to Play 4Knots 2015

Jason Speakman for the Village Voice
Mikal Cronin at the Bowery Ballroom, 5/5/15
The 4Knots 2015 lineup may as well have an asterisk with a big ol' "PLEASE BRING EARPLUGS" at the bottom of the list. We've just announced the first five acts that will be hitting Hudson River Park for the festivities this year — and they're loud.

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4Knots Music Festival to Take Over Hudson River Park's Pier 84 on July 11

Artwork by Matt Leunig
4Knots will take over Hudson River Park's Pier 84 for a full day of music on July 11.
The Village Voice is thrilled to announce that the 4Knots Music Festival will be changing things up in a few big ways for 2015. The music will be raucous and rocking, sure. The breeze will be fantastic, as the festival will still sidle up to the waterfront. But other than that? 4Knots 2015 is set to kick it up a nautical notch starting with a new location and the length of the festivities while giving back to New York City.

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Nudity, Vomit, and Porta Potties: Music Festival Horror Stories

"You tend to just have roaming packs of naked people. I've definitely had some uninvited naked hugs." Yes, going to a music festival can present its own awkward surprises. We asked many of the 10,000 or so attendees at the Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival on Saturday, July 12 to share their festival horror stories, which include porta potty nightmares, backpack theft, nudity and ... peeing on a pizza. Do you have a story that tops this one?

See also: Watch Marnie Stern and Marnie the Dog Talk Sex Stuff With Mac DeMarco

Watch Marnie Stern and Marnie the Dog Talk Sex Stuff With Mac DeMarco

Here we have musician Marnie Stern interviewing fellow guitarist Mac DeMarco --- holding Instagram-famous Marnie the Dog -- on Saturday, July 12 at the 4Knots Music Festival, while Dinosaur Jr. plays on in the background. Things get a little lewd as Mac shares his childhood memories and his band's pre-show "edging" techniques.

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4Knots Music Festival: Fun for the Whole Family

Photos Gili Malinsky
South Street Seaport was bustling this Saturday for 4Knots. Young people, old people, and families weaving through its colorful food trucks and tents and stopping by the small and main stages to check out the festival's musical offerings. Throughout the day, the throngs of people grew, music lovers lining up, sweaty under the beaming sun, to see their favorite bands. As an all-ages show, among the festival's many attendants, of course, were children, holding on to parents' hands. Why bring kids to a festival, beside the fact that you literally can't buy this level of entertainment for the family more cheaply anywhere in the city (for real, it's free)? We stopped a few parents and grandparents to ask what the selling point was for them.

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Juan Wauters and Viet Cong Stand Out at 4Knots Music Festival

All photos Rob Menzer
Everyone who played 4Knots Music Festival Saturday was, if we do say so ourselves, pretty damn great. There were a couple stand-out highlights, though. Let's get into 'em.

See also: Mac DeMarco Brings His Sun-Soaked Slacker Vibe to 4Knots Music Festival

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Photos: The Bands of 4Knots 2014 (Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins and More)

All photos by Rob Menzer for the Village Voice
4Knots, the Village Voice's free one-day music festival at the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan, again went down on Saturday, July 12.

On the bill this year: Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Juan Wauters, Crazy Pills and Dead Stars. Here are photos of all the bands, in case you showed up late or were in line for beer, or texting. Enjoy!

(Photos by Rob Menzer for the Village Voice)

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Overheard at 4Knots Music Festival

Photos Nate "Igor" Smith
If you were at 4Knots, you already know first hand that the festival brings out the hippest, chillest, most attractive New Yorkers to South Street Seaport -- but did you know that it also attracts some of the funniest folks around? Here are the best things we were lucky enough to overhear at 4Knots this year. Keep talking!

See also: The 2014 4Knots Music Festival in Photos

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The Tweets of 4Knots Music Festival

Photos Nate "Igor" Smith
Saturday at the South Street Seaport and 4Knots Music Festival was magical. The sun was shining, Marnie the Dog's tongue was out, and Dinosaur Jr. damaged the hearing of everyone in attendance a tiny bit. Thanks for coming out and having a good time with us. And thanks for tweeting about your super happy funtimes at #4Knots. Here's what you had to say...

See also: The 2014 4Knots Music Festival in Photos

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Your 4Knots Music Festival 2014 Set Times

Hey Gang! Above you can see what time everyone is playing today down at the ole South Street Seaport. One note: Beijing's Re-TROS had passport issues and couldn't get into the States. The also-very-good Crazy Pills have taken their place.

It's a lovely day and we've worked very hard to make it very pretty down at the Seaport for you. Everything kicks off at 1 p.m. and goes until 8. There's beer and food and phone charging stations. The Peking ship is prime selfie real estate. Come on down, won't you? Once again, it's FREE and all ages are welcome. See you there!

See also: Your Official Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival Map!