2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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Saturday, March 19
9:00PM - 9:40PM

Voodoo Doughnut
212 E 6th St


Knifight is not the type of name you’d associate with a synth-pop group. You’d probably think of a rough-and-tumble bar metal band with a name like that--cargo shorts and Mesa stacks abound. Vocalist John Gable did grow up in the hardcore scene of Tyler, Texas, where he saw bands like Hatebreed and Brutal Truth. Perhaps that’s where the tough name came from. Knifight started as an industrial project of Gable, and later keyboardist/saxophonist Patrick Marshall would become part of the group’s nucleus. They performed as a noise duo, eventually finding their way into Austin, and formed into a full synth-pop band, rounded out by guitarists Nick Garrison and Roland Roberts, bassist John Hetherington, and drummer Matt McClellan. Knifight may be the only group who has played a noise fest and opened for Future Islands and Duran Duran in 2014, and dipping in both of those worlds has worked in their favor.

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