Bio: The deep working class roots of singer/songwriter Don “Doop” Duprie echo throughout his music. Front man for the Detroit area alt-country/roots rock band Doop and the Inside Outlaws, Doop is a laid off firefighter born and raised in industrial River Rouge, Michigan. He teamed up with legendary De... See Full BioMore Info
The deep working class roots of Don “Doop” Duprie echo in his music. Front man for the alt-country/ roots rock band Doop & the Inside Outlaws, Doop’s songwriting has received national attention, hailed “hands down the best songwriter Detroit has to offer the Americana World” by Don Zelazny, AmericanaRoots.com. Ned Van Go rocks with energy and a simple "blue collar" feel that tells stories of factory working, racism, love in prison, love in a small town and time running out on an aging musician
ome music scenes are too mischievous to die. For 18 years, an eclectic group of songwriters who label themselves part of the “antifolk movement” have been meeting at the Sidewalk Café in the East Village for one of the longest running open-mike nights in the city. This week, the café plays host to the annual Antifolk Festival, a week of performances by more than 50 musicians that will end on Sunday. Antifolk sounds like something inhuman or cruel, but it is a misleading name. The performances on Thursday were all too human, a parade of sensitive young songwriters reaching for introspective illumination in their lyrics and unusual harmonies on their flattop guitars. The festival was started back in the mid 1980s by a group of young songwriters like Lach and Kirk Kelly, who had begun playing original folk music with a punk-rock aesthetic. . . . Several celebrated New York songwriters got their start at the Sidewalk, where Lach booked acts and played the role of impresario until 2008. Among them were Moldy Peaches, Regina Spektor and Nellie McKay. . . . Trying to pin down what Antifolk means, Ben Krieger, who took over from Lach running the shows at the Sidewalk, said it was a community of musicians who support each other and are good at “being serious about not taking yourself too seriously.” “There was always a sense of humor to it,” chimes in Mr. Kelly, who will play Saturday night. “But if you try to dissect it, it takes a little of the fun out of it,” Mr. Krieger said.
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