Posted in music on February 19, 2008

Sidwalk Cafe

More than 50 songwriters, musicians, bands, spoken word artists and other performers from the world of Antifolk will take the stage of Sidewalk Café (94 Avenue A, NYC. Club Phone: 212-473-7373) for the 2008 Fortified Summer Antifolk Festival, running February 19-29. The Festival provides the opportunity to tap into a cross section of the creative and expressive musical community centered in the East Village. More information is available at

Now in its 23rd year, Fortified Entertainment, an entertainment company run by Lach, presents the Antifolk Festival. This year we've been celebrating the success of Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches (#1 soundtrack in USA with Juno!) and the upcoming release of Lach's fifth album, The Calm Before (release date: March 25).

"The Fortified Winter Antifolk Festival is a giant, celebratory coming together of the Antifolk scene," said Lach. "Featuring both established performers such as The Humans, Major Matt Mason USA and Bendik as well as extremely talented up and comers such as Josh Fox and Emily Price, the Fest showcases the best and brightest of the scene. With Antifolk now a world-wide phenomenon the local flavor of the annual Fest has become a true and vital reminder of what the East Village has always been about."

Feb.19-Feb.29-The Fortified Winter Antifolk Fest 2008

Tues. Feb.19- 7:30- Kenny Cambre, 8-Andrew Duncan, 8:30-Ben Krieger, 9-Kelsey Bennett, 9:30-Dan Costello, 10-Art Sorority For Girls, 11-Carl Creighton

Wed.Feb.20- 7:30-M.Lamar, 8-Peter Dizozza, 8:30-Frank Hoier, 9-Dibs, 9:30-Elizabeth Devlin, 10-Casey Holford, 11-Antifolk Reads Bernard King

Thurs. Feb.21- 7:30- The Elastic No-No Band, 8-Joe Crow Ryan, 8:30-Brendan Kerwin, 9-John Houx, 9:30-Ben Godwin, 10-Soft Black, 11-Phoebe Kreutz, 12-Level II

Fri.Feb.22- 7:30- Herb Scher and The Key-Lime Pie Revue, 8-Preston Spurlock, 8:30-Bendik, 9-Erin Regan, 10-Mike Baglivi, 11-Creaky Boards, 12-The Telethons

Sat. Feb.23- 7:30-Scary Mansion, 8-Charles Latham (Philly Antifolk), 8:30-The Fools, 9-Brook Pridemore and The Valley Cubs, 10-Lach, 11-Don McCloskey, 12-The Humans

Sun.Feb.24- 7:30-Masheengun Kelly, 8-Eric Lippe, 8:30-Liv Carrow, 9-Nan Turner, 9:30-Yoko Kikuchi, 10-Major Matt Mason USA, 11-Ivan Sandomire

Mon. Feb.25- 7:30 - The Antihoot with Lach. Sign-up 7:30.

Tues. Feb.26- 7:30-Scott Alexander, 8-Pablo Das, 8:30-Bryan McPherson (Boston Antifolk), 9-Matt Singer, 10- Goodtimes Goodtimes (London Antifolk), 11- Michael Wagner

Wed. Feb.27- 7:30-Brian Speaker, 8-Brownbird Rudy Relic, 8:30-Isto, 9-Poez, 9:30-Debe Dalton, 10-Eric Wolfson and The War Cabinet, 11-Jason Trachtenburg and The National Distractions

Thurs. Feb.28- 7:30- Emily Price, 8-Peter Nevins, 8:30-Somer, 9-Josh Fox, 9:30-Alisha Westerman, 10-Darwin Deez, 11-The Sprinkle Genies, 12-A Brief View of The Hudson

Fri.Feb.29- 7:30-Nate Awesome, 8-Jeffrey Marsh and Rick Sorkin, 8:30-Pearl and The Beard, 9-Dan Fishback, 10-Daniel Bernstein and The Happy Zealots, 11-Ching Chong Song

photo via here.



Comments (15)




Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 2:50 PM

ching chong song. didn't somebody already lead a protest about this band's name? i seem to remember that.

Posted by cranky | February 19, 2008 2:55 PM

yeah but they're good. she plays a mean saw.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 2:57 PM

cranky: The uproar you remember was over something Rosie O'Donnell said on "The View."

Posted by eggroll | February 19, 2008 3:14 PM

soft black! yessssssss.

Posted by rebecca | February 19, 2008 3:56 PM

agreed. Soft Black is the the highlight by far.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 6:02 PM

Uh, hi, that's totally my photo of Creaky Boards from Flickr.

And it's totally marked as "all rights reserved." Do I get some sort of royalties from your advertising now?

Okay, I'm just being a bitch and don't actually mind.

Posted by Brandon | February 19, 2008 6:05 PM

It's a crappy photo, I would not own up to taking it (and actually publically posting it).

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 6:10 PM

Its an extremely excellent photo of the backs of those two guys sitting in the chairs. There seems to be something happening in the background of the photo but its hard to tell with all the blurring.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 6:14 PM

True. Most of mine are crappy. Crappy camera, no photographic knowledge. I should be paying blogs to use them in the first place.

Posted by Brandon | February 19, 2008 6:15 PM

Ching chong song are great

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2008 2:13 PM

ching chong song rule

Posted by annimomus | February 20, 2008 4:38 PM

good point, possibly one of the worst photos in history of photography.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2008 4:47 PM

Charles Latham is the highlight, what a fantastic songwriter!

Posted by Sveltlanka | February 23, 2008 12:05 AM

Somer rules!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2008 8:14 PM

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