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Manhattan's SideWalk Cafe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and in honor of that, they'll be having anniversary events all year long. The first of these will be the winter edition of the bi-annual Antifolk Festival, which will take place at the cafe from February 19 to 28. The 10-day festival includes a number of performers each day, and the full schedule is below. One of the notable ones is on February 26, the cafe will host Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel (of Holy Modal Rounders), who have a long collaborative history, plus Forest Creature, Larkin Grimm, and others.

Forest Creature is the new duo of Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) and John Ludington, and the Sidewalk Cafe show is part of their February/March tour, which also includes a Brooklyn show later that night (2/26) at Goodbye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway) with Chingching. They recently revealed their first track, "Beasly," a meandering antifolk cut, which you can stream below, along with a list of all dates.


Forest Creature - "Beasly"

Forest Creature -- 2013 Tour Dates
February 24 Bugjar - Rochester, NY
February 26 (early) Sidewalk Cafe w/Jeffrey Lewis- New York, NY 9PM
February 26 (late) Goodbye Blue Monday w/Chingching - Brooklyn, NY 11PM
February 28 Schokoladen - Berlin, Germany
March 1 Hasenshaukel - Hamburg, Germany
March 2 Oberdeck - Hannover, Germany
March 3 - Knoflook - Utrecht, Netherlands
March 4 - HELP!! (Seth's Birthday show)
March 5 Cafe Camelot - Nijmegen, Netherlands
March 6 Café Central - Brussels, Belgium
March 7 - Cologne, Germany
March 8 Kaffee Schwarz - Leipzig, Germany
March 9 Blau - Mannheim, Germany
March 10 Waggon - Offenbach, Germany
March 11 K.O.K. - Kaiserslautern, Germany
March 12 Grüner Baum - Ottersweier, Germany
March 13 - TBA
March 14 - Morges, Switzerland
March 15 Chäsi - Gysenstein, Switzerland
March 16 Plattenhahn - Bregenz, Austria
March 17 Die Bäckerei - Innsbruck, Austria
March 18 - HELP!!
March 19 Chelsea - Vienna, Austria
March 20 Mela di Newton - Padova, Italy
March 21 Fanfulla - Roma, Italy
March 22 Why Not - Avellino, Italy
March 23 TBA - Italy
March 24 Oetinger Villa - Darmstadt, Germany
March 25 KuZe - Potsdam, Germany w/Toby Goodshank

Winter 2013 Antifolk Festival Schedule

Tuesday - 2/19/2013
The Bee Keeper
Jack Cyanide
Purple ORgan
Preston Spurlock
Pinelawn Empire
Elizabeth Devlin
Ray Brown
Elastic No-No Man

Wednesday - 2/20/2013
Jesse Statman
Adam Finchler
Barry Reardon
Maya Caballero
Barry Bliss
Steve Stavola
Ben Pagano
Brian Speaker's Spiral Notebook
Phoebe Novak

Thursday - 2/21/2013
Rebecca Florence
JD Meatyard
Soce the Elemental Wizard
Jon Berger
Charles Mansfield
Robot Princess
Madison Cano
JJ Hayes

Friday - 2/22/2013
Ivan Sandomire
Ben Sadock
Adam Bricks
Erin Regan
Debe Dalton
Don McCloskey
Pendulum Swings
Josh Fox Band

Saturday - 2/23/2013
Trumpet Grrrl
Daniel Laitman
The Telethons
The Happy Rappies
Dan and Rachel
King Fu Crimewave
Crazy and the Brains
Mike Baglivi

Sunday - 2/24/2013
David Greenburg
Jonathan VIncent
Steve Espinola
Prewar Yardsale
Bird to Prey
Thomas Patrick Maguire
Mr Patrick
Joe Crow Ryan

Monday - 2/25/2013
The Open Stage w/ Ben Krieger (signup 7:30, music until late)

Tuesday - 2/26/2013
Casey Holford
Brer Brian
The Jeffrey Lewis/Peter Stampfel Folk Show
Forest Creature (Dufus Seth and John Ludington)
Larkin Grimm
M Lamar

Wednesday - 2/27/2013
Blueberry Season
Bernard King
Bethlehem Steel
GIna Mobilio
Dewey and the Decimals
Alex P
Cal Folger Day

Thursday - 2/28/2013
The Fools
Peter Dizozza
Rav Shmuel
Lorraine Leckie
Yossarian Feedback



Comments (23)


Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 11:42 AM

Does Sidewalk cafe have a decent lunch special?
Perhaps something chickpea based?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 1:24 PM

Thomas Patrick Maguire

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 8:48 PM

What's Antifolk?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 9:24 PM

Good music. i fart a lot.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 9:30 PM

No black people at festival? Very indie rock.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 10:12 PM

10:12, we need to have something to celebrate. You had your inauguration, and we have this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2013 10:47 PM

!0:13, Really? They couldn't book any non white artist cause of Obama?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 12:48 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 2:43 PM

antifolk is Beck when he plays folk music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 8:46 PM

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 9:45 PM

Preston Spurlock:

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2013 9:48 PM

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2013 12:59 PM

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2013 9:08 PM

there are several people of african decent playing at this festival ya fucking twerps

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 12:54 AM

St. Lenox is also playing on Feb. 23rd at the Antifolk Festival.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 2:24 AM

it's not Sidewalk's 20th anniversary, it's the antifolk 20 year anniversary

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 10:38 AM

Interesting that someone looked at the list of 80 acts and knew them all so well they could claim there were no black folks playing...wrong. Not sure why it is necessary to analyze it in those terms anyway since this is the most open music scene I've ever come across.

The anniversary is marking 20 years since that music scene started at Sidewalk Cafe. Lach began presenting the open mic there in 1993. The restaurant opened in 1985 and Antifolk started generally around the same time, but the two didn't come together until 1993.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 2:36 PM

Is it possible to post anything online these days without Obamas name coming up in the comment section??

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2013 9:26 PM

All these show are also streaming live from Sidewalk Cafe, here's one for tonight's show

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2013 2:14 PM

I love his scarf.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 29, 2013 8:35 PM

Seth is one of my favorite people ever, anywhere. And I crave his music a few times a week.

Posted by Bear | September 16, 2014 4:05 AM

You know when you see something out of the blue on a whim and it totally fits your mood and humbles the living shit out of you? That's this video. Absolutely blew me away. Beautiful. Thank you for posting it.

Posted by Kozak | September 16, 2014 4:08 AM

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