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April 26

The Big City Folk Collective – A Short Anthropology of the Music Scene in NYC: Part 2

I first ran into the Big City Folk collective at a bar, ironically called “Buskers,” in the Village – just south of NYU Law.  (The business no longer hosts the open-mic there).  The man in charge is Niall Connolly – a singer-songwriter with considerable pop skills that he nevertheless masterfully subdues in service of folk song […]

February 18

The Antifolk Collective – A Short Anthropology of the Music Scene in NYC

So I booked a last minute gig at The New York Antifolk Festival this year – opening up the festivities on Saturday.  I’ll be using it as a kind of “live rehearsal” in the tradition of R.E.M. to work on performing the material out.  It should be a fun night.  Beau Alessi (i.e., Robot Princess) will […]