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The New Los Angeles Folk Festival is This Saturday

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Mia Doi Todd, who headlines tonight at Spaceland, performs at The New Los Angeles Folk Festival this Saturday (Koga/LAist)

While the "Eastside" indie rock scene has been garnering much attention, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that The New Los Angeles Folk Festival is this Saturday at Historical Monument 157 in Lincoln Heights. According to the festival's Kickstarter page, it "...celebrates the emergence of new L.A. folk in all its shapes and contrasts. It's the people's music. It's traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic, throwbacks and progressive ideas." In addition, the festival will offer projections, charity raffle, beard contest, The Little Frenchie food truck, and surprises, with proceeds benefiting the Environmental Defense Fund's Gulf cleanup.

As for the venue, "Historic Monument No. 157 is a mildly rundown old Victorian in East L.A." according to LABuzzBlog. "How it became a hub for hipsters, artists and people of all ages is due to its quirky inhabitants, Brother Reid Maxwell, the quiet man of the house, and Sister Charon Nogues, an eccentric stylist, visionary and booker for the living/event space. They turned the bottom floor into a revolving art space, part-time gallery, music venue, backdrop for book readings, discussions and political powwows."

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