News New York Summer Antifolk Festival 2016

Published on August 2nd, 2016 | by Filthy Pedro

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New York Summer Antifolk Festival 2016

It’s August again, and this can mean only one thing – it’s time for the New York Summer Antifolk festival. The festival starts on the 9th August at the Sidewalk Cafe, the spiritual home of the New York Antifolk scene.

The festival features the usual mix of well established artists, old favourites and new acts, many of whom I haven’t heard before.

Old favourites include the likes of Debbie Dalton, Cannonball Statman, Ben Krieger, Peter Dizozza, John Burger and Jim Flynn. Jeff Lewis returns to headline a night that also features a guilty pleasure amongst us Antifolk types, watching Antifolkers cover other Antifolkers.

I’d love to catch Midnite Cowboy, a new vehicle for Mike Rechner of the excellent Prewar Yardsale. Worth checking out if you can make it.

There are quite a few acts I’ve not seen before on my trips across the pond. I would try and catch Codename: Cricketman, Current Ex and David Warpaint  from what I’ve heard online. I’d also like to see Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost just on the strength of their name alone.

Pinc Lounds would also be on my list if I could get over to New York. Visually, he’s a mix between Vince Noir and Grayson Perry, which itself would be a joy to behold. He’s trickier to pin down on the music front, but sounds really good on bandcamp (see links below).

Anyway, here’s the full details

Venue:

Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
phone – 212-473-7373

Cost:

Free. Yes, it’s free! You may have to buy a couple of drinks, America has some strange ‘two drinks’ cover type system which means they expect you to actually buy a couple of drinks if you come and watch music for free.

Instead, you get to donate to the various acts as they pass around some kind of monetary vessel.

Line up:

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

6:00 pm – Night One: Summer Antifolk Festival 2016

6:30 pm – JJ Hayes: Antifolkiversary Event

8:30 pm – Ari (aka I Am Lion) – singer-songwriter

9:00 pm – Love Underwater – female-fronted harp & fiddle folk-punk

9:40 pm – Debe Dalton – folk / antifolk

10:20 pm – Current Ex – indie / alt duo

11:00 pm – A Million Things – alternative / indie / antifolk

11:40 pm – Brook Pridemore – folk punk

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Two

6:15 pm – A Conclave of Baer

7:30 pm – Leah Tash – alt / folk

8:00 pm – Joseph Eid – LA-based Americana artist

8:40 pm – Mimi Oz – pop / folk-pop singer-songwriter

9:20 pm – Ben Pagano – psychedelic / funk / soul

10:00 pm – Ben Krieger – power-pop / antifolk

10:30 pm – Make Room for Daddy – featuring Peter Dizozza!

11:00 pm – Matthew Allan

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Three AH Presents: OLD SCHOOL.

Artists TBC

Friday, August 12th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Four

6:30 pm – Codename: Cricketman – punk / emotron / synthpop

7:00 pm -Grey Area (formerly Teen Chan) – an Avant-garde Screamo duo reminiscent of Metric

7:30 pm – Jon Berger – poetry / antifolk

8:15 pm – Jamie Kilstein – political jam / punk

9:00 pm – Unusual Squirrel

9:45 pm – RAYNBEAU – NYC’s premier RAVEWAVE edm band –

10:30 pm – Will Wood – indie / experimental / rock caberet – http://www.willwoodandthetapeworms.com/

11:00 pm – Horra – Sidewalk super group –  – with Miss Represent and Loose Lid

11:30 pm – Cannonball Statman – alternative / punk / antifolk

11:59 pm – Midnite Cowboy – new project from Mike Rechner of Prewar Yardsale

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

7:30 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Five

8:00 pm – LJ Murphy & The Accomplices – rock & roll / soul blues (residency show!)

8:40 pm – Mac McCarty & Kidd Twist – americana / rock

9:20 pm – Alex P – country / roots

10:00 pm – Frank Olson & the Olson Twins – folk / rock / indie

10:40 pm – Jim Flynn Birthday Show

11:20 pm – Max Miller – alternative

12:00 am – Robot Princess – garage / rock

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

7:30 pm – Summer 2016 Antifolk Festival: Night Six

8:00 pm – Pear Claw – Russian bard music – Mike Shoykhet & Karen Claman

8:45 pm – Barry Bliss – antifolk / acoustic / folk

9:30 pm – Jagged Leaves – folk

10:15 pm – Lewis Mason – indie / alt pop

Monday, August 15th, 2016

7:00 pm – Antifolk Festival Open Mic Special. Hosted by Somer. Sign up at 7:30.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Seven

6:30 pm – The Italian Psychedelic Poet7:00 pm – I <3 U: Antifolkers Covering Antifolk – featuring performances by:

Oliver Baer
Cannonball Statman
Current Ex – covering Dashan Coram
Beau Alessi

10:00 pm – Jeffrey Lewis – antifolk

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Eight

6:30 pm – Domino

7:00 pm – Killer ‘Killy’ Dwyer – art rock / electro

7:30 pm – Maggie Nuttall – storyteller

8:00 pm – Larkin Grimm – folk / rock / free jazz multi-instrumentalist

8:30 pm – Sidhartha G. Omniverse

9:00 pm – MNR PLSR – electro-pop

9:40 pm – True Dreams

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Nine

6:30 pm – Daniel Saftler – poetry / antifolk

7:00 pm – Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost

7:30 pm – Jo Kroger – rock / folk pop –

8:00 pm – Lessons in Philosophy with Blair Anthony Frowner

8:15 pm – David Warpaint – post-punk folk

8:45 pm – Bill Chambers – comedy / storytelling

9:15 pm – Henry Black – folk

9:45 pm – Nick Balls – comedian

10:15 pm – Joe Yoga – rock / acoustic singer-songwriter

10:45 pm – Charles Mansfield – urban folk / rock

11:15 pm – Dirty Pete

Friday, August 19th, 2016

6:00 pm – Summer Antifolk Festival 2016: Night Ten

6:30 pm – Christian Brion

7:00 pm – Dan Laitman – comedian

7:30 pm – BK Presents – antifolkers performing the poetry of our spiritual leader, Bernard King.

8:00 pm – Speaker / Barron – shared sets from two of the scene’s finest, Brian Speaker and Sam Barron

9:20 pm – Dalton Deschain & the Traveling Show – punk-rock circus

10:00 pm – Pinc Louds – pop / soul / doowap

11:20 pm – Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons (Residency) – rock / blues

11:59 pm – Mischief Night – rock / folk duo

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is an Antifolk musician and founder of the British Antifolk movement. Some say he is over 10,000 years old and sees Antifolk as the evolution of folk music. Others say he is actually originally from Anglesey and first got into Antifolk when he realised the type of music he liked and made had a name.



One Response to New York Summer Antifolk Festival 2016

  1. Jonny says:

    Will Howard Moon be there too?

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