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NYC Antifolk Tour

Saturday, May 08, 2004
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Event Type:
Sue Maguire
Location Details:
Brainwash Cafe
1122 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

This May, the NYC Antifolk scene (home of such performers as Beck, The Moldy Peaches and Regina Spektor) is sending four of its favorite embassadors to San Fransisco for a one-night-only show. On this, their second national tour, singer-songwriters Casey Holford, Jenn Lindsay, Robin Aigner and Phoebe Kreutz will be traveling down the west coast, delivering their unique brand of witty, irreverent accoustic folk.

Jenn Lindsay plays folk music for the jobless, the brave, and the indignant
on the NYC Antifolk Scene. Her music is ³a veritable tsunami of the best
writing I¹ve heard in a long spell.² (University of Michigan at Grand
Rapids) She delivers ³a powerful call-to-arms for struggling urban artists
everywhere² (Suite 101) with songs that are "Deliciously
Earnest"(Entertainment Today). In addition to appearing regularly at
schools, women¹s centers and in folk fests, Jenn has played LadyFest, BMI
Showcases at the Living Room, political rallies at Rockefeller Center, and
at the Central Park Naumberg Bandshell. Her music is ³a welcome blast of
taste and sincerity.² (NYC Makemusic)

Casey Holford taught himself to play on mom¹s classical guitar with a string
missing. At age fourteen, he took his homemade songs to Boston coffeehouses
and taught himself to perform. Then he got a twelve-string guitar and
learned that too. Now in New York, ten years later, Casey¹s a completely
self-made performer and songwriter "for those who have tired of the
mainstream."(NY Rock) The result is electric and acoustic guitar playing
that thrills, lyrics that sting, and songs the Village Voice calls
³heartfelt, edgy, and innovative.² Heard live, Casey¹s songs make noisy
rooms quieter. Sometimes they make neighbors pound on the ceiling with a
broomstick. But whatever they do, they ³kick and push genres into fresh and
nameless territory.²(Performing Songwriter) At only 25, already with two
albums and a decade of live experience, Casey has made his music career from
scratch ingredients and a weird recipe all his own.
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Robin Aigner writes music that is equal parts alt-folk, roots and
urban-Americana. Featuring a warm, sensual voice, sweetly finger-picked
guitar playing and rich imagery, Robin¹s tunes lull her loyal New York
audiences. "This is music that glows with feeling." (Northampton Gazette).
Robin plays regularly in and around the New York area at such clubs as
Sidewalk Café, The Bitter End, and the Living Room, in addition to
nationally renowned venues such as San Francisco¹s Hotel Utah and
Northampton¹s Fire & Water. 2003 sees the release of her debut LP,
Volksinger, which is ³a rich tribute to the lone cowboys, troubadours, and
roving criminals of American history. Her work is hugely gratifying and
relentlessly interesting." (NYC Antifolk)

If Joan Baez and Weird Al Yankovic had a love child, it might be Phoebe
Kreutz, a New York City boozy floozy with a heart of gold and a banged-up
guitar. Phoebe¹s songs are a little bit silly, a little bit sappy and always
in high spirits. Keeping firm to her promise to never write about her
feelings, she¹s had to go deep into the realms of goofiness and pop-culture
trivia for inspiration. She¹s come out the other side with a canon of music
that is ³the most consistently funny, surprising, refreshing songwriting I
have heard in a long time² (Stanford University). In NYC she plays regularly
at such venues as the Sidewalk Café and The Rising Café. Phoebe Kreutz has
been featured at Club Helsinki in MA, Aurafice and BitStar in Seattle and
was invited to perform at the 2003 and 2004 Antifolk Festivals. 2003 brought her first
album, ³Pretty. Pretty Stupid.² (No Evil Star Records) to her growing New
York audiences.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 20, 2004 10:12AM
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