Where it’s at

Where can you find Antifolk happening? Here’s a list of some of the venues and nights that have Antifolk tendencies.

Please post a comment if you would like to add a venue to this page.

Sidewalk Cafe

The Sidewalk Cafe is seen as the spiritual home of Antifolk. After moving around venues in Manhattan, the Antifolk movement finally settled here, where Lach ran the weekly ‘Antihoot’ open mic.  The venue still hosts regular music and a weekly Open Mic.

94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212-473-7373


12 Bar Club

Home of the British Antifolk movement. After starting out at the Buffalo Bar in Islington, the UK Antifolk festivals moved to the 12 Bar Club in Soho. The seasonal Antifolk festivals have been held here for over 6 years.

12 Bar Club, Denmark Street
London WC2H 8NL
Phone:  (+44) 020 7240 2622


2 Responses to Where it’s at

  1. Tobias says:

    ‘Falling Out of Love at This Volume’ are looking for gigs starting from July onwards this year to promote the release of our new album. We are a 90s sounding shoegazing/noise-rock band based in Woking, Surrey. We have a full 45 minute set and can provide any backline if necessary.
    We can travel anywhere around London, the South-East and most of the UK.

    We are very keen, reliable, dedicated musicians and always do our best to work efficiently and to a professional standard.

    (Some similar bands – Dinosaur Jr, Cloud Nothings, Far, Modest Mouse……)
    You can listen to some of our demos here: http://foolatv.bandcamp.com

    Best regards,
    Tobias @ FOOLATV

  2. Greetings !
    My name is Gavin Mendonca. I’m a Folk/Punk Musician from Guyana, South America.

    I was in NY last summer doing a tour, and did a gig at Sidewalk Cafe where I saw your poster.

    I would LOVE to perform at this year’s festival, as I am planning another tour of the US/UK.

    Can you please tell me the possibility of me performing? I am currently putting together a sponsorship letter to get funding from various organisations and would love to add this event to my schedule.

    Here is a link to my performance at Sidewalk Cafe last year:

    Looking forward to hearing from you !

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