Generally regarded at the founder of the music genre Antifolk, singer/songwriter, Lach, also created The Antihoot at Sidewalk (NYC’s longest-running open mic), inspired the annual Antifolk Fest, wrote hundreds of unforgettable songs, created a brand-new music scene, and nurtured, supported, and inspired two generations of singer/songwriters. He now resides in Edinburgh, Scotland where he writes and records a series for BBC Radio 4 as well as performing in the UK and working as a creative director during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
On Thursday, February 9 Antifolk Fest Night Three, New York City will give back to one of its most admired and influential performers by holding a special Lach Benefit Concert at Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A.
EMERGENCY AID BENEFIT FOR ANTIFOLK FOUNDER LACH
Featuring a stellar, all-star lineup of rock, punk rock, and antifolk superstars
Sidewalk NYC, 94 Avenue A
Thursday, February 9, 6:30 pm
Free admission, all-ages show
Lach’s wife of twenty years, Anu, is undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments for metastatic breast cancer. In order to provide the full-time care needed for Anu and their eleven year-old son, Henry, Lach is currently unable to pursue his writing, recording, performance and touring careers, which are the family’s sole source of income. Funds from the February 9 concert will be used to provide emergency direct assistance to Lach and his family, via Sweet Relief.
The February 9 bill features a host of close Lach colleagues and friends and includes a VERY SPECIAL reunion concert by world-famous scene-setters The Washingon Squares, and a live in-person performance by celebrated artist Michelle Shocked who wowed audiences at the recent 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” co-author Alan Merrill.
Donations are most welcome and very much needed! You do not need to attend the concert to support Lach and his family.
6:30 – Steve Espinola http://paleophone.net/
7:00 – Joe Bendik https://joebendik.bandcamp.com/
7:30 – Kirk Kelly https://www.facebook.com/gomango.antifest
8:00 – WASHINGTON SQUARES – a special reunion set! – https://washingtonsquares.com/
8:30 – Peter Dizozza http://dizozza.bandcamp.com/
9:00 – Anne Husick https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Husick-Music-778979672165374/
9:30 – Michelle Shocked http://michelleshocked.com/
10:30 – Dick Jokes https://www.facebook.com/thedickJokes/
11:30 – Alan Merrill Trio http://www.alanmerrill.com/
Sidewalk Cafe Historian/Poet Laureate Jonathan Berger will be our M.C. for the event.