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- n. Alternative form of anti-folk.
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For 18 years, an eclectic group of songwriters who label themselves part of the "antifolk movement" have been meeting at the Sidewalk Café in the East Village for one of the longest running open-mike nights in the city.
Also that night: New Jersey's Crazy and the Brains, a raucous duo turned full rock band, singing raspy anthems in a Beat Happening-meets-the-Ramones vein; and the N.Y.C. native antifolk veteran and wordsmith Jeff Lewis.
But this girl, a runaway from a bigoted, religious upbringing in Detroit to the antifolk scene in NYC, is made of sterner stuff, and this song aches with smoky, spooky, passion.
Musically, the band straddles the fine line between antebellum and antifolk, reconstructing indie pop with songs of love, dead people, and dead people in love.
Fans seem to have spread by word of mouth, a growing cult of fey individuals in love with Jeff's deprecating lyrics and antifolk leanings.
Alphabutt she's aiming for a crossover of a different kind: The goofy den mother of antifolk has crafted a children's album, in part as a response to fans who've wished she had songs more appropriate for their kids.
94 Avenue A 212-473-7373-The newly remodelled and revamped Sidewalk Café, which has a beefed-up sound system, hosts the seven-day Fall 2011 Antifolk Festival, featuring an eclectic lineup of acts from all over the five boroughs, chosen by the impresario Ben Krieger, who has stepped neatly into the spot left vacant by the Lower East Side antifolk legend Lach.