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TMA NEWS Back Home at The Sidewalk!

Back Home at The Sidewalk!

April 5, 2015

Before The Modern Airline was the airline of choice for discerning lovers of spastic new wave music everywhere, several of its members earned their wings in the back room of an East Village club called The Sidewalk Cafe.  Hundreds, maybe (probably) thousands of aspiring and established songwriters have gone week, after week, after week to perform their original material at the club's Monday night open mic.  Founded by anti-folk founder and legend Lach, the open mic continues to be a NYC institution among songwriters who push the boundaries of style and subject matter to smash the confines of folk music, and create anti-folk.

Mod Air synth player Margaret played the very first show of her life(on bass!) at the Sidewalk Cafe.  Margaret and Lee met Mod Air drummer Gary for the very first time at the Sidewalk Cafe. And Mod Air vocalist/guitarist Lee, after playing for years as a guitarist in rock bands, played the very first solo show of his life at The Sidewalk Cafe.  Better still, each of us made some of our most beloved friends at The Sidewalk Cafe.

If you're a songwriter with a bit of a twisted take on the world, we couldn't encourage you enough to unleash your talent at The Sidewalk's Monday night open mic. 

We're pleased to announce that The Sidewalk Cafe has asked us to do a full band show, which we've booked for Saturday, May 30th, at 7:45 PM. Special thanks to Jon Berger(Anti-folk Poet!) for planting the seed for this. Please come out and start making new friends with us. We feel like we're going home!

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