ANTIFOLK old news
December 7th 2002
Did you know that Testosterone kills is featured on a national compilation of mostly folky singer songwriters including ANI DIFRANCO, PAMELA MEANS (who plays at the sidewalk), and O.g. fag punks PANSY DIVISION on a two cd set called "queer stock queer soup"? It was put out by DORIA ROBERTS (lillith fair) The cd is a benefit for youth organizations helping gay kids figure thier lives out and help em deal...so if your feeling particularly giving this holiday season it can be bought at WWW.cdbaby.com/queerstock now and everywhere soon. Testosterone Kills gets no money...just the kids. Tkills contributed "arizona" (the fuck you song) featuring john kessel on bass and a drummer!! Way cool! Get it, Got it, Good.
January 2nd 2003
I don't wanna be spreading rumurs and all but Patchwork, Linda Draper's new CD due out Feburary 1st, is a keeper. With tracks like Seven Black Crows & A Little Bit Goes it is a can't miss for any anti-fan. If you can't wait that long Linda is featured on a compilation along with another anti-hero Peter Dizozza called "SATURDAY NIGHT CEDAR" Buy that one up HERE. Linda also has a new website located at www.LindaDraper.net
Casey is going to have a official release party for his new CD Bad Spell/ Good Spell on Feb. 15th. The CD features some of my Fave Casey tunes like On the map & Window in the wall.
Go to the show and purchase a copy from the man who would be king.
Deirdre Flint, The Philly Antifolk Diva has just released her sophmore CD Then again. It has some tunes on it that made my list of faves last time I caught her live including My Old Boyfriend's New Girlfriend & Jenny of 100 dates (I haven't heard the recorded version yet, but I wonder which of teh dates ends up with Jenny!) Check it out in the New Release section.
Full moon over Wowtown is completed and for sale. Thomas that Mad crazy scientist of the antifolk scene has due to popular demand and just plain necessity put out a full length albulm of his songs and musings. This is one that I have wanted to hear for a while after getting a small taste from his two song ep/single. Buy it now, avoid the rush!!
Regina has begun recording some new tunes and has revamped her entire website check out its new look HERE and stay tuned as features will be added.
Joe Bendik recently spent some time in my neck of the woods Charlotte NC. We didn't get to hang due to the fact that Joe was held up in his brother's recording studio laying down some new tracks of anti-goodness. He is mixing them now and soon the public will have to contain itself and smell the F'n roses as these tracks will be ready for consumption. (Carnivores only- these tracks are meaty)
January 8th 2003
Elyza has a special favor to ask what's her band's name? She has been working with a full band, and they have been mulling over many band name choices but they still just haven't come up with one that really works for them. Send them some emails and let them know your ideas. If someone comes up with a band name that they really love and stick with, they will send you a free copy of the upcoming cd by, by,the cool band that is not yet named.
January 22nd 2003
Catch em if you can!!! Robin, Casey, Phoebe Kreutz, & Jenn are booking a West Coast spring tour, Seattle to San Diego. It will be the NYC Antifolk presents the 2003 Spring Anti-cold Tour. Anti-roadshow!!
stay tuned for more details on Prewar Yardsale's upcoming release party for 4 songs on 7 inches out on a-ok-records.... ( currently available in NYC. at Stooz records on E. 7th st, or mail
order thru roughtrade.com)
January 11th 2003
Robin's Volksinger is a new CD coming out on Feb. 15th (The day before my Birthday) and is bein' celebrated at Sidewalk Cafe (The cooloest club on Ave A.) Is February a kick ass month or what? You be the judge and check it out!!!
The Dead Blonde Girlfriend mp3 page is up and running. These demos were done in NYC in the spring of 2002. Find it HERE. The San fransisco recordings are still being tweeked.
Dead Blonde Girlfriend had thier debut at the Sidewalk Cafe at the Larval Organs CD release party.The band performance was filmed for the Barry Z show and the show will air in New York and Los Angeles. It aired 01/23/03 in nyc. It will air again soon. Check for updates
Here is a picture from the debut show (photo by lippe)
The raven openstage is no more, But a new sound page is up and running, it was recorded sept 11 2002
Joie has started an offshoot project with Dibs from Dibs and Sara. The project is called "dibs on joie". They will be recording soon, releasing a cd and playing gigs. Possibly the winter Antifolk Festival.
Joie will be running the Antifolk Fest Closing Party and Open Stage with Joiedbg open stage during the antifolk fest at sidewalk. Feb 23 sunday midnight
January 26th 2003
February 4th 2003
Toby has started a label called unicornsounds,so you better recognize! The first release is a double disc compilation that will be ready real soon. In the meantime the WEBsite is up and is featuring some Toby and Babyskins Stuff (See Below) DO you hear a Boo- YA!!?
Hey just in case you didn't get that from above those crazy Babyskins have put together their first full band release. (I got smacked by the babyskins) - No really it is a self tittled three song affair. All of gods little children will enjoy.
Steve Shiffman and the land of nod are no more. But don't fret. Steve Shiffman and the Belmont Stakes are better than ever. I hear that they race well and everyone knows they are good for stud!
Jenn is going back into the studio with Major Matt Mason USA to record a theme EP called FIRED! about always getting uh, fired, yeah. Due out early March! watch for it then learn from it!
This Monday at the Knitting Factory Randi will have her first band show since July! Featuring veteran Lenny Molotov on bass and lap steel and old friend and former drummer Anders Griffen. If you can go and don't you gotta ask yourself why?
February 11th 2003