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The 2008 Winter Antifolk Festival (Feb 19-29)

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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

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