Former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins Bassist Melissa Auf der Maur along with British post-punk legends The Raincoats are set to headline the Royal Flush Festival at NYC’s Knitting Factory in October.

Formerly known as the Evil City Film Fest, the Royal Flush Festival runs from October 15-18, 2009, and will showcase independent films, live music, and underground art openings (even a car show!) in various venues across the city such as the Anthology Film Archives and Knitting Factory. An opening-night extravaganza has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15th at Hiro Ballroom. As part of her appearance at the festival, Auf der Maur will premiere Out Of Our Minds, “a multi-media concept album featuring an album, comic and film directed and edited by Tony Stone.”

“I can’t think of a better way to share this multi-faceted creation than by playing Knitting Factory and screening at Anthology Film Archives as part of the hard rocking Royal Flush Festival,” said Auf der Maur in a press statement. “My wicked new live band and I are determined to make a lasting and loud impression on New York City and friends of Royal Flush.”

For more information on the Royal Flush Festival, including the full lineup and schedule of events, please visit the official site. To catch-up on Auf der Maur, visit her site here.

–Carrie Alison