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9 April 2010

A moment of quiet reflection in honor of Diane Cluck…

…who I had the privilege of seeing earlier tonight at New York’s Webster Hall.

Is she a singer-songwriter? Or is this jazz? I am not sure.

And one more:

Posted by Alec Hanley Bemis

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  1. On 2010-4-10 steve said:

    Diane is Antifolk.

  2. On 2010-4-10 Alec Hanley Bemis said:

    The post above seems to be from someone behind Antifolk’s “official” site the official site. For a bit more about the genre may I also suggest you see this Wikipedia entry and read up on the scene’s impresario Lach. He booked concert I attended earlier this week that inspired this post, and there’s some more info about him in the nightlife guide of this week’s New Yorker:

      WEBSTER HALL: 125 E. 11th St. (212-353-1600)—The East Village’s quirky antifolk scene developed in 1992, at the Sidewalk Café, when one of the club’s bookers, Lach, began hosting an open-mike night on Tuesdays. Known locally as the Antihoot, it provided a footing for artists like Regina Spektor, the Moldy Peaches, and Jeffrey Lewis. In June of 2008, Lach stepped down from his sound-booth pedestal to pursue his own musical career and to spend time with his family, though the Sidewalk’s open-mike night continues to thrive under the leadership of Ben Krieger. Lach couldn’t stay away from the scene for long, though, and last month he relocated the Tuesday Antihoot to Webster Hall’s spiffed-up Marlin Room (capacity: five hundred), a daunting prospect when compared with Lach’s experience at Sidewalk, which holds about sixty people and often feels crowded—in a good way. On April 7, he presents Diane Cluck, Emily Hope Price, Steve Espinola, and Mr. Patrick.

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