Jim Powers & Killroy Set to Rock The Federal’s Last Punk Show

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(Hollywood, CA) Multi-award-winning prolific director and old-school punk rock bassist Jim Powers and his punk rock band Killroy have played many shows. The Federal (aka the Knitting Factory Noho) has been one of their favorite venues to play at, but they’re calling it quits. But before that happens, one more raucous all-star live show will occur on Friday, December 29th.

If you love punk rock, The Federal, and Killroy, you definitely want to be at The Last Slam next Friday, December 29th. Killroy will play live on stage with Jim Powers on bass, Tom De Spain on vocals, Eric Troop on guitar, and Ken Wilkes on drums. This is the last punk rock show ever at The Federal, which will soon shut its doors. Be ready for a kick-ass show that could quite possibly melt your face off. Killroy will take the stage at 10:30pm.

The Last Slam’s all-star lineup also has LUICIDAL (featuring OG Suicidal Tendencies members), Das Klown, The Generators, Sidekick, and Madam Bombs. The doors open at 7pm, and it’s an all-ages show.

“We’re sad that The Federal is calling it quits but excited we’re part of the last punk show at the historic venue. Come to the show—it’s the most fun you can have on a Friday night, besides watching my porn,” says Jim Powers.

The Federal is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Buy advance tickets at ticketweb.com/event/luicidal-killroy-das-klown-the-knitting-factory-noho-tickets/13311473 or pay $20 at the door. 

Also, check out Killroy’s latest EP, “Brutalized,” on Mental Records. It features five new high-energy classic punk rock songs, including the title track, “I’m a Man,” “Punk Rocker,” “Lazy Slob,” and “TV.” Apple Music subscribers can listen to it for free. Buy the EP and their previous albums in the iTunes Store. 

To interview Jim Powers for your site, publication, or show, contact Erika Icon of The Rub PR at erika@therubpr.com.


Jim Powers is one of the most prolific directors of our time who’s always been known for being controversial and once told Forbes he wants to be the Warren Buffett of porno. Growing up in the Valley in the 1970s, Jim was influenced by comic books, horror movies, fan magazines, and skateboarding, and in the 1980s, all he wanted to do was be a punk rocker and skateboarder. After graduating from Cal State Northridge, he became a stockbroker, a DVD distributor, and a part-time pornographer. 

In 1992, while gambling in Ballys in Vegas, Jim wandered into the AVN Awards and decided he could make a better movie than most people there for $5k—he and his friend put up $2500 each to make “The Hills Have Thighs.” Kevin Beachum of Midnight Pictures encouraged him to shoot amateurs on the beach, even though he had never even picked up a camera. While shooting on the beach in Malibu, his set was shut down, and he was hit with felony charges of pandering and conspiracy. He continued to shoot at private houses and swinger parties for Beachum and other companies to cover his legal bills. 

In 1993, a chance meeting with Jeff Mike of JM Productions led to history when the two joined forces, regularly pushing the limits of sex while still staying out of prison. Jim helped them roll out their bukkake line and invented American Bukkake—Downtown Larry Melrose from the Howard Stern Show was frequently on his sets. Jim had his own company, Powersville, and directed for legendary adult studios Heatwave, Mayhem, Sin City, Notorious, Immoral Productions, and Smash Pictures. Currently, he directs for Gender X, Devil’s Film, BiPhoria, Dogfart, Zero Tolerance, Adult Time, Transfixed, Fantasy Massage, and Addicted to Girls, and averages over 300 scenes per year. In 2023, ASN Lifestyle Magazine profiled him with a 10-page feature.

With 50 performer credits and thousands of scenes as a director, Jim won Director of the Year (Body of Work) and Best Director – Non-Feature from the AVN Awards and was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2005. He’s also scored countless AVN Awards nominations for Best Director, Best Director – Feature, Director of the Year: Individual Project, Best Directing Portfolio – Specialty, Best Director – Parody, Director of the Year (Body of Work), Director – Non-Feature, and Best Videography, as well as Gonzo Director of the Year from the XBIZ Awards, Best Producer Nominee from the TEAs, Best Director – Parody from XRCOs, and Top BDSM Release from AEBN’s VOD Awards.

During the Black Flag era, Jim sported a mohawk and toured in punk rock bands. He still plays bass in the punk rock band Killroy at high-end venues like Roxy, Viper Room, and Knitting Factory. Follow his adventures on set, learn more about his upcoming scenes and features, and when he plays punk rock live on stage by checking out his Twitter/X @jimpowersxxx.


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