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Sat. Feb. 20th – Brooklyn, NY @ Pete’s Candy Store: American Anymen + Major Matt Mason USA + Folkicide + Leslie Graves
This is the second episode of our weekly antifolk mix. Listen on your headphones while you do your laundry! ♫♪
Curators for this episode:
“American Anymen” is an antifolk band from New York City. We use DIY music to undermine the class-based art that is generated through the superstructure of the USA.
“Dina Levy” has been involved in the NYC antifolk movement for over 10 years, as a founding member of the band Prewar Yardsale, performing vocals, flute, keyboard and found percussive instruments. She is both a supporter and organizer of many antifolk events.
“Stefanie Koscher” is a transmedial artist and musician currently based in Vienna, Austria (formally known as Steffko). These days she’s playing grunge’n roll music with her band Koscher. In NYC, she has been performing with bands such as Steffko and the Facebookbraggerz, Ching Ching, Huggabroomstik, the Johns and Pieface.
“Phoebe Blue” is a antifolk songwriter who trys her best to rep her hood in Staten Island. She curates events and mixes different breeds of art, burroughs, people and media. She’s got two ears and one mouth and she uses them to the best of her ability.
“Major Matt Mason USA” is a singer/songwriter, sound engineer, and founding member of Olive Juice Music. He plays in the bands Schwervon!, Kansas State Flower, and Major Matt Mason USA.
00:31 – Prewar Yardsale – “Instrumental Novelty”
03:02 – Steffko and the Steffkos – “27”
04:32 – Steffko and the Steffkos – Excerpt from live show, 2014
05:26 – Charles Mansfield – “Animals Lo-fi”
08:41 – Ching Ching – “Olde Man”
10:47 – The Ovaltines – “Humphrey Hayflower”
Lise came to Brooklyn from Paris. Within a week, she was one of my closest musical collaborators. Within a month, we had played a hand full of shows from Harlem to Staten Island, and recorded this EP. How did this happen . . . i’m still not sure. She gave everything to American Anymen and expected nothing. Honored to be her friend.
-Brett Sullivan (American Anymen)
When I heard Brett’s songs for the first time, they immediately found a home in me. It felt right. It felt real. It felt important. Thank you, American Anymen, for letting me, my broken English, and my clumsy percussion nest into your music. Thank you for the happy happiest summer of my life. -Lise