Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Filthy Pedro
New York Summer Antifolk Festival 2013
The New York Summer Antifolk Festival is coming up and it features more than 90 acts, running as usual at the Sidewalk Cafe, August 6th to 16th. Acts include, amongst others, Shilpa Ray, Hamell on Trial, Seth Faergolzia, Major Matt Mason USA, Debe Dalton, Jason Trachtenburg, Caged Animals, and Antifolk Pioneer Kirk Kelly.
The 10-day festival concludes year-long celebration of 20 years of Antifolk at the famous East Village Venue, the Sidewalk Cafe.
The 10-day New York Summer Antifolk Festival at the Sidewalk Cafe will feature performances by more than 90 acts in a jam-packed showcase of music and other performing arts that characterize the ongoing creative scene at the renowned East Village venue.
The Fest, which will run August 6 through 16, is the concluding event in the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of Antifolk at Sidewalk Cafe. It will bring together a large cross-section of performers who have been part of the close-knit Sidewalk community over the last two decades, many of whom are returning to the club for rare appearances.
It will also feature some of the brightest newcomers in the scene. The Summer Antifolk Festival runs August 6 through 16 at Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A (at Sixth Street). There is no cover charge for shows, although there is a one-item food or drink minimum. For more information, www.sidewalkny.
History of the New York Antifolk Festival
The New York Antifolk Festival was started in the mid-1980s by a group of young songwriters whose raucous style made them unwelcome at the open mic sessions in local folk clubs like Gerde’s Folk City and the Speakeasy.
In response to the more mainstream New York Folk Festival, they started their own Antifolk Festival, which has continued ever since. They also created a regular open mic session, the Antihoot, that moved from spot to spot but finally settled in at Sidewalk super mario world Cafe in 1993 under the leadership of Lach. Ben Krieger took over as Sidewalk’s music impresario when Lach stepped down in 2008.
Summer Antifolk Festival 2013
August 6 to 16
94 Avenue A
(current as of July 3)
Tuesday, August 6
Opening Festivities with Yossarian Feedback/Preston Spurlock/Johnny Dydo
Ken South Rock
Julie Lablahblah (of Ching Ching)
Major Matt Mason USA
Wednesday August 7
Bird to Prey
Land War in Winter
Thursday, August 8
A Tribute to J. J. Hayes (Sidewalk artists interpret the songs of the worldblog.net respected songwriter and dedicated denizen of the scene)
A Brief View of the Hudson
Friday, August 9
Dots Will Echo
Pendulum Swings (Jason Trachtenburg big band)
Saturday, August 10
Crazy and the Brains
A Deer A Horse
Sunday, August 11
Joe Crow Ryan
Tuesday, August 13
Bernard King Presents:
Phoebe Blue and the Make Baleaves
Steffko and the Facebookbraggerz
+Lys Merlo (interludes)
Wednesday, August 14
The Due Dilligence
Give to Light
Thursday, August 15
A Conclave of Baer
Fuse Hip-Hop with Timothy Dark, Soce and More
Friday, August 16
Hamell on Trial
Kung Fu Crime Wave
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