Salty sailors and lusty-for-music fans did unite. The Village Voice 4 Knots Music Festival was successfully launched on July 16, 2011 at the South Street Seaport, NYC. Enjoy the action.

Oberhofer plays a glittery, gutteral, sped up version of “Gold” against a backdrop of mighty ships’ masts, apropos since it was also their biggest crowed ever, they say

Eleanor Friedberger, whose album, Last Summer, is just out on Merge Records, shows she’s no victim of the July heat; Gives her 4 Knots’ fans a sweatless, spill-her-guts set

The Black Angels’ feedback-frenzied psych rock; Oh, the sweet dirge of dissonance and slithery grooves prove a perfect soundtrack amidst breaking clouds at sunset

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