Monday, September 19, 2011

Antifolk Festival starts tonight at Sidewalk

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Antifolk Festival Highlights More than Fifty Performers and Groups, September 19 through 25 at Sidewalk Cafe

After five months in exile, the Antifolk community has returned to its home on Avenue A. The Fall 2011 Antifolk Festival, which takes place September 19 through 25, will feature performances by more than 50 songwriters, groups, and other performers who are part of the extensive network of artists that orbits around Sidewalk Cafe. In addition to showcasing a cross-section of performers from the Sidewalk community, this year’s Festival marks a celebration of the group’s return to its longtime home after the restaurant suddenly closed in March for extensive renovations. Sidewalk Cafe is located at 94 Avenue A at Sixth Street.

Among those scheduled to play the Festival are Sidewalk veteran and Rough Trade recording artist Jeffrey Lewis; Vincent Cacchione, lead singer of the band Caged Animals; Jason Trachtenburg with his group The Pendulum Swings; and Antifolk pioneer Kirk Kelly. It also marks the return of banjo-player and underground songwriting sensation Debe Dalton after her seven-month recovery from a traumatic hand injury. Dalton is a beloved figure on the scene whose stirring performances have been missed. She will close the Fest on the final candle-lit, all acoustic “Blackout Night,” with a special bill of artists she selected. Among the many dynamically talented performers representing more recent generations of Sidewalk artists are the brilliant songwriter and singer Emily Einhorn, the punk rock and classical xylophone-influenced group Crazy and the Brains; laid back ukelele maestro Morgan Heringer; and the jazz-influenced, piano-based Albert Goold Band.

Fall 2011 Antifolk Festival
Complete Schedule Here
September 19 through 25
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A (6th Street)
No cover charge, one drink minimum

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