Beans On Toast + Tensheds
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Beans On Toast + Tensheds

After more than 10 years in the game, Essex born songwriter Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. He’s written and recorded 10 albums, he’s played every bar, club, venue, pub, festival, party and honky tonk you can think of and he’s showing no signs of slowing down, he’s loved every minute of it.

He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.

£13 Advance / £15 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Jul
19
8:30 PM20:30

Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong

The ultimate, intimate, feel-good night out - equal parts riotous & welcoming!

Venture into a night of rip-roaring fun, singing and silliness with Kirsty's Poptastic Piano Singalong - where you sing along with the crowd to all your favourite classic tunes.


‘Human jukebox’ Kirsty Newton is a veteran performer on the musical comedy scene, having toured with award-winning comedians Paul Merton, Rich Hall, Jess Robinson, Phil Nichol, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and dozens of other top performers, but she is also able to play (literally) thousands of pop songs by ear. Now, she's at your mercy - YOU choose the songs and everyone sings along.

How does it work?
Simply choose the song you would like Kirsty to play. There will be a list of over 1200 songs provided, so see if your favourite song is there and write it on the slip of paper provided. OR, you can try to order off menu and if she knows it, she'll have a go.

If you would like Kirsty to sing the song whilst you and the rest of the room sing along from the safety of your seats, that's all you need to do. Lyrics will be displayed on a big screen.

If, however, you'd like to take the guest microphone and enjoy your very own unique, bespoke accompaniment to the song of your choice whilst you show off your vocal skills and wow the crowd, then simply write your name down next to the title of the song. Don't worry, lyrics are provided on the big screen - it's like live piano karaoke with a happy crowd of backing singers. We even have props & wigs for you to help channel your inner rock goddess or pop prince!

Regularly featuring star turns on the violin, faithfully recreating iconic guitar solos and the like, from the wonderful Heather Newton.

Multi-talented rock babe... She should be employed by the NHS to raise the spirits, the heart rate and help everyone rediscover their will to live" ★ ★ ★ ★ (Chortle.co.uk)
BRILLIANT...quick wit & sharp tongue... EXTREMELY talented ★ ★ ★ ★ (Funny Women)
A one-woman party. Huge musical talent with wit & warmth to match (Shappi Khorsandi)
Unbeatably fabulous (Arthur Smith)

Free Entry // Downstairs Bar / 8:30PM Start

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S.V & The Eruptions + Mr Shiraz
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

S.V & The Eruptions + Mr Shiraz

Spunk Volcano and the Eruptions may contain two members of UK punk rock and rollers Dirt Box Disco, but they are far from being a part-time side project. ‘Not Wired Up Right’ is their third full length album and their fifth release in as many years. Unchained from the restraints of his guitar and taking on lead vocal duties, Spunk Volcano has free reign to indulge himself and his songwriting to whatever style he sees fit. From sweetly sappy love songs, to hardcore thrash and everything in between, there are no rules or boundaries for him or his Eruptions. But much like his work in Dirt Box Disco, for Spunk Volcano, the melody, the sing-a-long and the ear-worm always remains the number one focus.

£10 Advance

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern, Halifax, Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8PM / Standing Show

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The Lantern + NTSOPR Present: Daddy Long Legs
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Lantern + NTSOPR Present: Daddy Long Legs

New York City's most beloved blues bashers have been huffing and puffing and blowing houses down on a nightly basis on their infinite world tour and always bring an elevated level of rough and ready intensity to contemporary lo-fi blues with their explosive fire ceremony!

”A Daddy Long Legs show is equal parts roots rock, blues and guttural soul, stripping down old standards and making them shiny and new again. Some of the originals are like an all-out spiritual revival, while others are hauntingly beautiful.” AltDaily

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Whitney Rose (Full Band Show) + Mad Jack and The Hatters
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Whitney Rose (Full Band Show) + Mad Jack and The Hatters

Rewind to January 2017. Whitney Rose was primed to release her first recording of the year, South Texas Suite, a countrypolitan valentine to her hometown of Austin, Texas. Days before the EP hit the streets and Rose kicked off a four-month worldwide tour, the burgeoning songwriting force packed her boots for Nashville, where she entered BlackBird Studio A to reconvene with the Mavericks’ Raul Malo. In one short week, Rose, Malo and co-producer Niko Bolas crafted her acclaimed latest effort, Rule 62. Rose, a unique and inimitable writer and performer has been highly lauded for her work. Rose and her seasoned band have performed nearly four hundred shows in the past two years gaining international notoriety. Here is what people are saying:

“Whitney Rose is making country music gold.” - THE FADER

This Texas-based singer's 21st-century update of classic country's most cherished ideals – boot-stomping rhythms and take-no-guff lyrics – is rich with sly wisdom, its full-bodied arrangements putting the spotlight on her sweetly tart soprano." - ROLLING STONE  

"This is her singular vision. And with two terrific worldwide releases to her name, she’s just getting started... She pens nine of the eleven tracks, all of which tap into a stylized yet never clichéd, ’60s-influenced era in country." - AMERICAN SONGWRITER

"Rose has acquired a deft talent for penning timeless material...Rule 62 suggests she’s firmly etched her identity in a genre that begs for singularity simply to stand out." - PASTE


"Meticulous in every respect. On Rule 62 she channels her inner Bobbie Gentry... In short, Rose does not limit herself, or want to be pigeonholed. She's doing it her way." - NO DEPRESSION


"All performances on Rule 62 are delivered with a casual assurance that gives the record the feeling of an old favorite; it feels like a record that you've lived with for years, in the best possible sense." - ALLMUSIC
"Whitney Rose elevates herself by writing and selecting songs that do what all the best classic country artists did: say something in a way that’s never been said before, giving perspective to universal emotions and moments, and making you feel something deeper than simple nostalgia." - SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door.

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / ** Please Note This Is a Standing Show**

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Father Ted Quiz Hosted by Joe Rooney (Father Damo!)
Jul
25
8:30 PM20:30

Father Ted Quiz Hosted by Joe Rooney (Father Damo!)

We’re delighted to present this awesome night of Father Ted goodness in the shape of a quiz with the down right honourable Mr Joe Rooney (AKA Father Damo) The evening will consist of a a stand up set and a quiz. Do not miss this.

About twenty years ago I played the part of Father Damo in Father Ted. Father Damo was to Father Dougal the kind of bad influence you try to keep your son or daughter away from but they will inevitably gravitate towards. Father Damo wore an earring, smoked and stole and told his superiors they were, “not the boss of me”. I was on the Father Ted set in County Clare for about three days and spent five days in London rehearsing and one evening shooting in front of a live audience. Little did I know that twenty years later Father Ted is still the biggest influence on my professional life. At least five times a day I will get people  coming up to me saying, “Who do you prefer, Oasis or Blur?” I don’t even think about it anymore. I am Father Damo to most people and that’s fine with me. People ask me if I get annoyed considering I have done six years on the RTE sitcom Killinaskully with Pat Shortt, performed stand up all over the world for the last twenty years and acted in TV3’s Red Rock, BBC’s Roy and countless films but the one thing I get recognised for is one episode of Father Ted. I am not at all annoyed. I am proud that Father Damo is still remembered. I am proud to be part of the phenomenon that is Father Ted. Father Ted is now being watched by people who weren’t even alive when it first came out and although there are many one off characters featured in the entire series, Father Damo is one that sticks out. I love Father Ted myself. When I got the part of Father Damo and read the script I broke my shite laughing (not literally).  Most scripts are hard to get through but the writing of Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan was brilliant and meant the part was easy to play. Ardal O’ Hanlon as Father Dougal was brilliant to work with. I felt we hit it off really well on screen. The football scene under the credits was totally ad libbed. I tour on a regular basis now with Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) and Michael Redmond (Father Stone) from Father Ted and all over the country we meet people who just adore Father Ted. I know I am proud of lots of work I have done over the last twenty years and before that but Father Damo is the part that I’ll be remembered for and I’m happy with that.

£15.00 Advance / £18.00 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

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Seated / Cabaret Style Show / ** Please Note Teams of 4 Only! **

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Jonny & The Baptists
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jonny & The Baptists

Comedy band 'Jonny & The Baptists' make riotous music, biting satire and anthemic hilarity.. Nominated for the 'Amused Moose Laughter Awards', the '2013 New Act of the Year Awards' and the 'Musical Comedy Awards'. Many TV & Radio appearances including 'The Now Show' (BBC Radio 4), 'The Infinite Monkey Cage' (BBC Radio 4), 'The Gadget Show' (Channel 5) and 'Sketchorama' (BBC Radio 4).

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Wickedly Amusing’
The Times

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Brilliant… The closest thing the Fringe has to rock gods’
Fest

‘Musical comedy’s rising stars’
The Sunday Times

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Superbly crafted.’
The Metro

‘Top 10 UK Comedy Talents: Uproarious rock’n’ ROFLing… the melodies are as good as the punchlines’
The Independent on Sunday

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Frank, fresh, funny – and something completely different, even a contemporary Flanders and Swann’
WhatsOnStage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
‘Exquisitely observed, riotous songs filled with ingenious wordplay… Awesome’
Fringe Biscuit

★ ★ ★ ★
‘A splendidly good hour of musical mirth… something apart from most of the other comedy on the circuit at the moment.’
The Skinny

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Genius… The boisterous joie de vie is key to what makes Jonny & The Baptists so good… You’ll be a convert before the end of the first song.’
Exeunt

★ ★ ★ ★
‘Set the pulse racing, the foot tapping and the face aching with a bellyful of boisterous ballads.’
Broadway Baby

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Sunday Club Presents: The Broken Orchestra
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: The Broken Orchestra

The Broken Orchestra are a four piece trip-hop act formed in Hull, UK in 2010 by production duo Pat Dooner and Carl Conway-Davis. Influenced by Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul, the duo collaborated with various musicians, chopping and looping their performances to create tracks consisting of vocals, drums, guitar, bass, Rhodes piano and various samples and textures. 

Their debut album ‘Shibui’ was initially released in Japan via ‘P Vine Records’, subsequently a worldwide release followed via Canadian label, ‘Phonosaurus Records’. ‘Shibui’ and later releases received airplay worldwide with regular airplay in the UK via BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 1. The first single ‘Over and Over’ was also featured on a Café Del Mar compilation. To add to the band’s uniqueness, their success was achieved without any live performances. 

In 2017, the duo recruited guitarist Tom Kay and vocalist Emily Render to take The Broken Orchestra on the road. The band played a sold out debut show in their hometown of Hull in August 2017 followed by various other performances around the UK. ��The Broken Orchestra’s latest recording, the ‘Blinded EP’ was released on their own label ‘A Bridge Too Far Recordings’ in March 2018, The release was supported by a UK summer tour which saw them perform at Band On The Wall in Manchester, Hoochie Coochie in Newcastle, The Hi-Fi Club in Leeds and the BBC Introducing stage at Humber Street Sesh of which a crowd of over 30,000 attended. 

The band will support Jazz legend and four-time Grammy Award winner Larry Carlton in October 2018 before taking a short break to record their second full- length album which is scheduled for release in 2019.

Free Entry / 5PM Start / Downstairs Bar

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Emma Johnson's 'Gravy Boat'
Jul
30
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Emma Johnson's 'Gravy Boat'

Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat is an outlet for Emma's original compositions featuring Calvin Travers (g), Sam Quintana (db), and Ali Wells (dr).

Emma's first project for small ensemble aims to explore the different textures and possibilities that emerge from a small band of close knit musicians performing together. Emma's writing for the quartet displays an accessible, contemporary sound rooted by strong melodies

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm

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Quiz Night (Downstairs Bar)
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Quiz Night (Downstairs Bar)

Quiz Night with Quiz Master Brian!


* Picture Round
* 25 Questions
* Music Intro Round / 10 tracks, 10 artists
* 25 Questions

Free Food!

Entry is £1.00 and all proceeds go to Overgate Hospice.

Plus the opportunity to win £150 + In The Jackpot!

Free Chilli too!

8:30 pm Start

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Lantern Jazz/Sunday Club Presents: Kilimeter (Chris Sharkey + Chris Bussey)
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Lantern Jazz/Sunday Club Presents: Kilimeter (Chris Sharkey + Chris Bussey)

From two of the minds that brought you trioVD...

Altimeter fuse avant garde electronica and free improvisation to create a myriad of colours and

sound palettes. From subtle ambient soundscapes to room shaking groove’s, the result is one of

constant interest and flux. Using musical language aligned with Free Jazz Improv / Electronica /

Minimal Techno and Fusion, Altimeter bring a fresh perspective on genre blending creative music.

Members:

Chris Sharkey - Guitar , Electronics,

Chris Bussey - Drums , Electronics

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5PM Start

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Sunday Club Presents: Shyfinger
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Shyfinger

Having been musicians for quite some time, the members of Shyfinger came together, desperate to have a band with an interesting name.

All the good names were taken.

ALL OF THEM.

But this did not deter the plucky crew of instrument manglers, bashers and blowers. Oh no. It made them more RESOLUTE. And thus, they did put together bits of funky riffing, and jazzy noodling, and some of that “head-nod shit,” leaving out the face melting solos so beloved of musos everywhere, and verily it became a set.

And oh, they did practice.

And they did write.

And they did drink tea, of varying strength and exotic flavourings.

And they were happy for now they have a band to which you can listen.

Good luck, and godspeed

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5pm Start

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Dead Good Disco
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Dead Good Disco

Dead Good Disco is DJ Gavin Hayes. He is on a quest to play good records to good people in good places. 

With over 25 years of DJ experience, Dead Good Disco will not let you down. Specialising in soul, disco, boogie, afrobeat, funk, breaks, broken beat and everything in between.

Anything party is the Dead Good Disco vibe, come well prepared to smash the dance floor

Free Entry, Downstairs bar

8pm - Late

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Avalanche Party & Dylan Cartlidge
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Avalanche Party & Dylan Cartlidge

We’re delighted to welcome back the mighty Avalanche Party who opened our venue on November 10th 2017, and this time they are back for a double headline show with The North East’s other fine son ‘Dylan Cartlidge’

“The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now”

BBC Radio 1

“A tsunami of mega riffs and eardrum-popping bass lines. Definitely don’t want to wear your Sunday best to one of their raucous gigs”

NME

"One of the most exciting band’s to emerge in recent years, their live shows are incredible.”

Tipping Point

“An absolute tour de force, their boundless energy and breathtaking performance truly sets them apart. By far one of the most thrilling bands you will see in the UK.Truly visceral.”

Louder Than War

Dylan Cartlidge

As Dylan Cartlidge knows well, sometimes even the slightest taste of success can light a fire under you, and make you hungrier for it than you knew you could be. He first arrived in Redcar at the age of 16, having been born in Stoke and spent part of his childhood with foster families before settling in North Yorkshire with his adopted mum. Having grown up listening to chart pop and rap - think Lupe Fiasco and Kid Cudi - it was where his peers would put him onto the likes of The White Stripes and Rage Against The Machine. And, it was also where he would fuse these varied influences together as the frontman of a locally-adored four-piece. His band, Bi:Lingual, were akin to heroes in their small working class town - population 36,000 - racking up regional radio plays and reaching the heats of a contest to play at Reading and Leeds Festivals. Dylan even dropped out of university to put his all into a rigorous schedule of gigs across the North of England.
Now 23, he remembers the rush of being recognised him in the street, and, later, the lows of what he describes as a "fall from grace" when they decided to give it up. "I went from planning what skill moves I was going to do at Soccer Aid and what I would say on Jools Holland to working in a call centre for a bank, and at Wetherspoons", he says. "A lot of people became distant, but it made me more aware and driven".

£9 Advance / £11 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Once And Future Band
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Once And Future Band

Formed out of the primordial creative ooze of the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland’s Once & Future Band is Joel Robinow (keyboards, lead vocals), Raze Regal (guitar, vocals), Raj Ojha (drums, recording) and Eli Eckert (bass, vocals). For over a decade, Joel, Raj and Eli had worked together (in various combinations) with several bands and projects, including Drunk Horse and Howlin’ Rain. Throughout those years, they often spoke of forming an outlet into which they could combine their love of 60s and 70s psychedelic pop, jazz-rock, fusion and progressive rock, in addition to their myriad other musical fascinations.

In 2012 word finally became deed and Once & Future Band was born, taking inspiration for their name from T.H. White’s Arthurian classic. In 2014 they released the “Brain” EP on Mouth Records, drawing comparisons to ELO, Queen, Steely Dan, Yes and The Beach Boys. Not long after, they found a kindred musical comrade in Raze Regal after meeting outside an Oakland house party and soon enlisted him into the ranks.

In 2017, the band released their self-titled LP on John Dwyer’s Castle Face records, garnering rave reviews from MOJO, Uncut, Modern Drummer and Shindig among other publications and landing a spot on The Wire and The Guardian’s Best of 2017 list. Their songs have been featured on Henry Rollin’s KCRW radio program as well as the BBC Radio shows of Gideon Coe, Jon Hillcock and Marc Riley (whose show they have performed live on multiple times). They’ve made their way across the US, UK and Canada, played as main support slots for tours with Tool and Chris Robinson’s “As The Crow Flies” and have shared the stage with such diverse acts as Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, White Denim, Mild High Club, King Tuff, Dungen, !!!, Battles, Foxygen, Red Fang and Metronomy. They were also personally selected by Flying Lotus and Wire to play their curated festivals.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) And Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Stamding Show

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The Haggis Horns
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Haggis Horns

The infamous Haggis Horns hardly need any introduction, having been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they came to our attention as a horn section on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds” in 2001. They then went on to form their own full band in 2004 and have four funk-fuelled albums under their belt, “Hot Damn! , “Keep On Movin” (First Word Records) “What Comes To Mind” (Haggis Records) and recently released “One Of These Days (Haggis Records) and have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.

The members of The Haggis Horns have performed and recorded with the likes of Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Take That, Mark Ronson, Martha Reeves, Roots Manuva, Lou Donaldson, Elbow, Nightmares On Wax, Dennis Coffey, Adele, Finley Quaye, Robbie Williams, Morcheeba, Duran Duran, Craig Charles Presents The Fantasy Funk Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lisa Stansfield, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall & Snowboy, to name a few!

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Dan Mangan + Support
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Dan Mangan + Support

More or Less is about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear. 

This is my fifth album. I worked with some incredible people who have made many of my favorite albums. It was an important lesson in minimalism, and while their consolidated stamp on the album is vast, it’s a credit to their creative generosity that the result feels more like ‘me’ than ever. 

More sparse. Less meticulous. More kids. Less time. More direct. Less metaphor. More discovery. Less youth. More warmth. Less chaos. (read more)

In between recording sessions, I’d listen to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. I’d think about how sometimes, what seems unfinished at genesis can feel more final when given a moment to settle. 

In my twenties, I boxed my way from the corners of every noisy bar that would let me bring in my guitar. I was stubbornly optimistic. 

When things began to click, it felt like I had the benefit of the doubt from every direction. I signed with my dream label. I even won some JUNO Awards and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize a couple of times. I performed for Will and Kate.

My girlfriend Kirsten kindly tolerated these years of relentless touring and we got married in 2012. I remember having a lengthy and heated long distance call about our wedding guest-list while laying on an airport floor in Croatia.

I’d been touring non-stop for six consecutive years and the phone just kept ringing, but I felt my mind and body start to fail. When we learned that we were going to have a baby, I told my manager that I wanted to take a year away from touring. I felt I’d earned it. That “one year” away from the grind sort of slowly became six.

We had another kid. We nested. I swept the floor ten thousand times. I scored a film, and then some television shows. 

As the fog of domestic obligations shifted, I began to regain a sense of myself as an artist. But things were different. I wasn’t a part of the new generation anymore. I knew how to keep racoons from tearing up my lawn, but not so much about youth culture (and the music industry is, uhhhh… all tied up in youth culture).

Moreover, politics were different. Dystopic forebodings I’d previously written about seemed to be coming true. Had I manifested them? I was re-entering the world but the rules had changed, and I was a different person. 

So I wrote about warmth. I wrote about the feeling of building something when I was young, and the fear of losing it as an adult. I wrote about feeling overwhelmed. 

I wrote about being deeply in love with someone with whom I spend a lot of time figuring out who is more deserving of a nap. I wrote about the power of what goes unsaid. More or less, I wrote about myself.

The recording process was piecemeal over several years and full of eye-opening experiences. Paul McCartney even wandered into the studio as we were listening back to a take of “Lay Low. We ended up scrapping what he heard, but… well… he heard something I wrote. Let that be an omen.

Drew Brown was a collaborator and mentor, forever changing my understanding of studio recording. His impact on this work is vital. He brought Joey Waronker, Jason Falkner and Darrell Thorp into the fold, whose collective creativity and instincts helped discover nuances in the songs I could never have dreamed of.

Two songs were recorded with Simone Felice who introduced me to Ryan Hewitt and Matt Johnson. Along with my longtime pals Gordon Grdina and John Walsh, this team found a vibrant subtlety that helped me rethink my identity as a singer. I cannot thank them enough.

Everyone who touched this album did so with wholehearted dedication and love. I am grateful that they would trust this work and approach it with such care and ownership. I am ready to share these songs.

I don’t know where the gig is. I don’t know if it’s cool. But I still get lost in it, and I’ve got more to lose.

x
Dan Mangan, August, 2018

£14.50 Advance / £17 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax

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Partially Seated Show / Doors 8:00pm

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Hope & Social
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Hope & Social

Who, what, where and how..?

Over the last 10 years H&S have done some amazing things with their fans. They have

  • released 8 albums, 4 EPs and dozens of videos. Played hundreds of shows including Glastonbury, Durham BRASS Festival, Square Chapel – Halifax, Brudenell Social Club, Greenbelt Festival, Fibbers – York, Musicport, The Borderline, The Trades Club, The Bedford, Hull Truck, Moonbeams, Underneath The Stars Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Pocktoberfest, The Deaf Institute, The Lexington, Freedom Festival…

  • turned their studio into a bistro and had 70 people join them to record as a wine-bottle orchestra

  • chartered an open-top bus for a day trip to the seaside culminating in a show on Runswick Bay beach

  • staged a magical garden party, bringing together some of Yorkshires' finest home-grown food, ales & independent artists

  • Performed “The Big Wide”, at the opening ceremony of the Tour de France with a 10,000 strong live audience and 300 million TV audience across the globe

  • worked with Arts Council England and the British Council in the UK, Georgia and Kazakhstan developing and performing “Bring The Happy” with interactive arts company Invisible Flock.

  • taught 1200 people how to play with Hope and Social as “The Band Anyone Can Join”, playing 12 shows in 12 towns along the route of the Tour De France Grand Depart over 4 days

  • commissioned ten independent artists to create a full album of videos to accompany their 2016 album FEEL

  • collaborated with “The Real Junk Food Project” to feed 400 and make the world's largest Christmas dinner ever made from food destined for waste. And put on a darn spiffing show to boot!

  • working with Durham International Brass Festival, traversed the north of England teaching people how to play plastic pBone brass instruments and perform with H&S

  • Made six location-specific, binaural music installations at Grassington Festival for This Must Be The Place

It’s all online (hopeandsocial.com/projects) and it was all only possible because fifty... five-hundred... five thousand people came together to make good things happen.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, & The Lantern Venue Box Office

Or Online Via:

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Doors 8PM / Standing Show

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Anti-Nowhere League
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Anti-Nowhere League

The Anti Nowhere League set out on the road in 1980 to prove they could be the worst band on Gods earth loud,violent,obnoxious yobbos with one mission... to get banned from every TV show, radio station and newspapers as possible just for a laugh......they were hated by the general public as well as 'real' musicians who thought they were a disgrace to the music business(and of course the fact they were pulling more people in their live shows than they were).....with numerous encounters with the authorities they have continued to play and release new material away from the public eye....In this day and age it does not seem quite as big a deal as it was back then when they stood alone now a few of the 'real' bands have taken up the 'flag' to be original with attitude...long may independent bands continue keeping the music live and real.....long live the League

£15 Advance

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

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Corduroy
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Corduroy

Amidst the exaggerated swagger of ‘Lad-Rock’ and the self-conscious ‘Brit-Pop’ excesses of the mid-nineteen nineties, the NME Reader’s ‘Best Live Act’ awards, placed an Acid Jazz combo, Corduroy, amongst its top five…not bad for a band of who’s stage set largely consisted of instrumentals. 

Formed in December 1991,and signed to Acid Jazz Records in January 1992, the south-London four-piece’s live performance was energetic and infectious; rubber-band bass runs, buzz-saw guitar lines, creative funky drumming and a relentless soundscape of Hammond organ and melodic electric piano, combined into an adrenaline rush that was exciting, filmic and cartoonish. 

The ‘fabric four’ became an instant hit on the international live circuit, their shows a frenetic celebration of grooviness and fun.  

2018 brings a new era of the Corduroy story; resigning to Acid Jazz Records with a new album The Return Of The Fabric Four. 

£15 Advcance / £18 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Washboard Resonators
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Washboard Resonators

The Washboard Resonators hail from Leeds in England and can be described as sounding and looking like ‘a ragtime street band meets a Hollywood musical on a theatre stage somewhere in around 1932’.

Their favorite performers include the jazz, ragtime, hokum, blues, comedy and vaudeville sounds of Louis Armstrong, Blind Boy Fuller, Fred Astaire, The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Robert Johnson, Gene Krupa, Max Miller, Tampa Red and The Memphis Jug Band.

The spirit of these long gone artists and their music is summoned every time Martyn and Jack take the stage with their mixture of old traditional songs and new songs written by the band.

Formed in 2014 they started out busking while playing together in blues trio Leeds City Stompers. Word spread and quickly the duo was in demand, playing many times per week. This lead to many major festivals and shows such as The Great British R&B Festival and Upton Jazz Festival as well as completing tours of the whole of the UK every spring and winter.

In 2016 they released their first album ‘The Washboard Resonators’, a collection of old blues and jazz numbers recorded by the band in Jack’s shed. In February 2018 they recorded an originals album; ‘Scrub That Thing’ on all 1940s and 50s microphones and tape machines at ‘Sugar Rays Vintage Studio’ in Essex, UK.

During May of 2018 they travelled through the USA from New Orleans to Chicago collecting old instruments for stage use and chasing down the ghosts of their beloved old music and seeing the cities and sites in which it was made.

While in Memphis they recorded at the legendary Sun Studios for their release ‘The Sun Sessions’, an EP of five original songs.

Review:
“Jack Amblin has an extraordinary talent. In his hands, the washboard becomes an instrument of infinite possibility giving the music a unique sound filled with rhythm and power. Coupled with Martyn Roper, a guitar player of both substance and style the pair deliver a technically brilliant set full of foot stomping anthems. Classic tracks are interspersed with original songs. The audience love it and it’s easy to see why. The Washboard Resonators take the street corner music of yesteryear and serve it up for the delight of a modern audience. This old music is for most of us completely new. These songs have a way of getting inside your head, reminding us not to forget them”. —Nick Evans, afterdark.com

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Xander & The Peace Pirates + Support
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Xander & The Peace Pirates + Support

Xander and the Peace Pirates are a testament to musical integrity and personal strength. Combining soul, blues and rock, their pervasive blend of inspired song writing and memorable performances has already seen them enrapture audiences from around the world. 

Brothers Keith and Stu were discovered on YouTube by Gibson Brands CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, and during their subsequent performances for the company at numerous international events, the band caught the attention of not just an ever-growing collective of fans but also industry legends such as Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, the Stones), who was so smitten by their music he offered to produce the band’s first album.

"Despite being a new name to many, they've already shared space onstage with rock & blues glitterati like Buddy Guy, Bon Jovi, Vintage Trouble, The Temperance Movement, Eric Bibb, Robben Ford, Manfred Mann, Joe Bonamassa, Ritchie Kotzen, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and The Fabulous Thunderbirds

."FRASER LEWRY - Classic Rock Magazine UK

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records & The Lantern Venue Box Office

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Doors: 7PM / Standing Show

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PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS

Seven is the magic number. What’s more, this is about more then the number of days in the week or continents in the world - psychologists have theorised that the human memory’s ability to calibrate information on a short term basis is mostly limited to a sequence of this length.

Thus, it seems strangely fitting that Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - the Newcastle-based maximalists whose riffs, raw power and rancour have blazed a trail across the darker quarters of the underground in the last five years - have made a second album in ‘King Of Cowards’ which does its damnedest to take consciousness to its very limits.

Moreover, another notable seven is dealt with here - that of the deadly sins. As vocalist and synth player Matt Baty notes “In terms of how the theme came together I’d relate it to throwing paint at a canvas in a really physical and subconscious way, then stepping back to analyse it and seeing it all as one piece. It wasn’t until then that I saw there was this continual thread of sin and guilt in the lyrics throughout the album” For a long time I’ve questioned how and where guilt can be used as a form of oppression.

When can guilt be converted into positive action? After typing all of the lyrics up I realised I’d unwittingly referenced every one of the seven deadly sins throughout the album. That’s my fire and brimstone Catholic upbringing coming into play there!” The period since Pigs’ Rocket Recordings 2017 debut ‘Feed The Rats’ - a mighty tsunami of rancorous riffage and unholy abjection that wowed critics and wreckheads alike - has seen the band build on their incendiary live reputation far and wide, from the sweatiest of UK fleapits to illustrious festivals like Roskilde. Perhaps the most relentlessly head-caving outfit of an alarmingly fertile scene operating in Newcastle at present, the band have all been busying themselves in a variety of activities, with Baty running Box Records (home of underground luminaries like Lower Slaughter, Casual Nun and Terminal Cheesecake) and both himself and bassist John-Michael Hedley playing in Richard Dawson’s band - indeed Dawson himself guests on ‘King Of Cowards’, both on synth and as part of a vocal ensemble on the opening ‘GNT’ - moreover, guitarist Sam Grant has been working hard on a new incarnation of Blank Studios, which began its life with the recording of this very album. Yet once united, and building on the momentum this band has built in the last year, this opus sees them entering a new phase as a sleeker and still more dangerous swineherd, with ex-Gnod and Queer’d Science drummer Chris joining the ranks and a new approach being taken in its creation. The Iggy-esque drive to dementia, Sabbath-esque squalor and Motörhead-style dirt may still be present and correct, yet the songs are leaner, the long-drawn-out riff-fests sharpened into addictive hammerblow and the nihilistic dirges of yore alchemically transformed into an uplifting and inviting barrage of hedonistic abandon. Moreover, against all odds, the writing of this record entailed encounters with actual pigs. “We hired a remote, converted barn in the Italian countryside and spent a week there writing the bulk of the album and trying to make friends with wild boar.” notes Adam Ian Sykes “The results are shorter, more concise songs with a little more focus, especially thematically. We wanted to shift slightly from our old jam-based way of working. The album gets darker than Feed the Rats, especially lyrically but we also tried to get a fair amount of levity in there.” “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” So George Orwell noted at the end of a certain slim volume. ‘King Of Cowards’ is nothing less than just such a metamorphosis, one in which - in a blur of primal urges and beastly physicality - this band shows us just which animals are really in charge of the farm.

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern, Vinyl Tap, Huddersfield, Crash Records, Leeds, Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com (On Sale Tuesday 27/03/19) at 10AM!

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show / 14+ Show With Adults

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Freesetrio
Nov
7
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Freesetrio

freesetrio are a heavy triphop darkjazz band whose compositions explore inner demons and difficult truths; through twisted lyricism and layered sounds they create a dark beauty. Audiences are taken on a journey of self-reflection through darkness, and back out into the light, creating a mesmerising trance and encouraging the release of suppressed emotions. Their combination of hypnotic drum patterns, bold sub-bass riffs, dense eerie harmony and daring yet intricate vocals is what gives them their distinct sound.

 freesetrio received a place on Manchester Jazz Festival’s Hothouse scheme in 2018; performed at both Manchester and Marsden Jazz Festivals; supported artists including Yazmin Lacey and Szun Waves; and in 2019 were awarded a place on Jazz North’s ‘Northernline’ scheme.

Downstairs Bar // Free Entry // 8:30PM Start

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Alligator Gumbo
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

Alligator Gumbo

Alligator Gumbo have been playing together since the summer of 2011. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, they have played extensively around the country to rave reviews - from rowdy bars to some of the UK's most prestigious jazz festivals.

 

Playing jazz from the hey-day of the New Orleans swing era, in particular the "roaring 20s", where Jazz music featured instruments such as the violin, clarinet and accordion particularly amongst the Creole musicians based in the city who helped to define this style. Before the time of the jazz big bands, swing music was raw and largely improvised with melodies and solos happening simultaneously which has now become defined as the 'New Orleans' sound. Alligator Gumbo strive to keep this style alive in their renditions of popular songs from this unique time and place.

£7 Advance / £10 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via The Lantern (Venue Box Office) & Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8:30PM / Mixed Seated / Standing Show

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Beverley Beirne: JWTHF
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Lantern Jazz Presents: Beverley Beirne: JWTHF

Raised on a diet of jazz and 80’s pop, British Jazz singer Beverley Beirne has combined the two with her latest freewheeling, stylistically expansive new album Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun.  Singing with an honest, heartfelt, deep-soul sensuality and scatting with abandon in places that would do Ella proud, she swings both lightning fast and seductively slow on clever and stylish re-imaginings of perfectly chosen 80s hits.

The irresistible collection was produced by Grammy winning and Emmy nominated producer Jason Miles (Luther Vandross, Miles Davis) who also adds his illuminating Hammond-B3 to 2 tracks.

Garnering worldwide support from radio, press and leading jazz professionals, Beverley’s ground-breaking, lively, entertaining new project JJWTHF is leaving people saying one word, “Wow!”  

PRESS

 ‘Such is Beirne’s skill that she sings these pop favourites as though she were singing Gershwin, Porter or Berlin’    Jazz Journal (Derek Ansell)

‘Engaging, sophisticated... ‘It’s pure jazz.’    All About Jazz  ****review (Bruce Lindsay)

‘The textures and colours of her voice really shine through giving the album a truthful connection to these former pop songs’    London Jazz News (Sarah Chaplin)

 ‘Beirne’s vocals are sublime, she scats and soars, stretching syllables over slinky sax lines’ Jazz In Europe (George Cole)

 ‘Beirne’s vocals often sound like the phrasing of a tenor saxophone. She knows how to hit those notes and get in between the cracks of them like a virtuoso instrumentalist.’ LA Jazzscene (Doc Wendell)

‘Beverley has nailed it!’ Bebop Spoken Here (Lance Liddle)

 ‘A jazz album so different than anything that has been done before’ Grammy Winning Jason Miles

‘It’s raw, energetic and her vocal is both sassy and commanding.’  Limahl

 ‘I love the jazz version of Noize…Fab Singer!’  Noddy Holder

Downstairs Bar // Free Entry / 9PM Start

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Jarrod Dickenson 'Live & Distilled'
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jarrod Dickenson 'Live & Distilled'

Jarrod Dickenson - Unplugged & Distilled

- An Intimate Evening of Songs & Spirits

The Show

A tour is a living, breathing organism. Each one is unique, with its own look, personality and name. The same can be said of songs. They each have their own identity, their own heartbeat. Some push, while others pull. Some are tender, where others are piercing. They all tell their own story and have their own truth.


For this tour, we’ve decided to strip everything away, leaving only the song in its most primitive, raw and honest state. We won’t be bringing a band, or electric guitars, or much electricity at all, for that matter. We will bring two voices, a few acoustic instruments and one big, sexy microphone to crowd around while we sing. We’ll be playing some new songs, some old favourites and some that were written by people whom I greatly admire, and you’ll hear all of these songs presented in the manner in which they were written - Unplugged.

We’ve handpicked very intimate rooms for this tour that we believe will fit the aesthetic of the show, and enhance the overall experience for you, the attendee. This does, however, mean that space will be limited, so if you wish to attend, act swiftly and accordingly.

The Spirits

Whisky has fueled the creation and presentation of songs since the very first batch was Distilled long ago. The two have marched arm-in-arm together through the annals of time as friends, as allies, as comrades.

Balcones Distilling was established in my hometown of Waco, Texas in 2008. It began in an old welding shop beneath a bridge, and has quickly grown into a world-class, multi-award-winning distillery; offering some of the tastiest and most interesting whiskies on the market today. 

We have teamed up to offer you an evening of Texas songs and Texas whisky. Each ticket will gain the purchaser entrance into the show, as well as one free dram of Balcones whisky upon arrival. (For this reason, these shows are all 18+)

A Waco-born songwriter paired with a Waco-born distillery - Unplugged & Distilled.

The Artwork

This tour is different from anything we have done previously, and so we wanted this tour’s face to be something special as well. We are thrilled to have joined forces with the supremely talented Irish artist, Mark Reihill to design the artwork for this tour.


Mark is best known for his work with the famed cocktail bar, The Dead Rabbit in New York City, as well as the award-winning comic book series, ‘Off Girl’. He has also exhibited in official, fully-licensed shows with AMC for The Walking Dead, Fox for American Horror Story and was one of the 50 artists handpicked by CBS to feature in a year-long art exhibition celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.

In addition to being one of the top visual illustrators in the game, Mark is also a devoted music and whisky lover - it’s a match made in heaven

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Partially Seated Show

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Stealing Sheep
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep are an art-pop band from Liverpool, who formed in 2010. Their line up includes Rebecca Hawley (vocals and keys), Emily Lansley (vocals and guitar) and Luciana Mercer (vocals and drum kit).

Their debut studio album ‘Into the Diamond Sun’ was released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. It melded surfy guitar with stand up percussion, YAMAHA PSS-270 keyboard banks and three-way vocals. The lead single ‘Shut Eye’ was an internet ‘cult’ success after featuring in the Sony Vista game ‘Tear Away’ generating a viral thread of animated fan videos and animatics. 

The band’s second album, ‘Not Real’, was released in 2015 and was described by Pitchfork as “blending art-school inventiveness with AM radio nuggets”. For this album they developed a more electronic sound, featuring analogue synths and drum machines. It stood out for it’s lo-fi home-production style and eclectic sounds. Their videos and styling edged them further into a ‘surreal pop’ platform winning them a ‘best music video’ award at the Raindance Film Festival. They featured in the Guardian Guide, which commented mainly on the band’s ‘misfit’ dynamic and coined them as ‘the dream team’. They were later selected by ‘Esquire’ magazine’s ’12 biggest Winners of SXSW 2016′ next to Drake and Obama.

Their third album ‘Big Wows’ is heavier, harder and weirder than Stealing Sheep’s previous work. Bold neon pop songs with rave percussion, steelpans, dreamy segues and breathy experiments. The *fsszzt* sound of lemonade opens the album with a hyper-real sense of optimism that progressively reveals the cracks of dystopian irony amidst sugar–coated pop; held together by Emily Lansley’s bass guitar, Luciana Mercer’s drum kit, Rebecca Hawley’s synths, and the trio’s swooning steely vocal harmonies.

Stealing Sheep describe Big Wows as “a slow rush”; taking shape over a period of nearly three years spent working out exactly what they wanted it to be and creating an album that levitated their identities as individuals as well as merging them into one unit “We’re each finding our own creative intuition,” says Bex “…and then we come together…and we back each other up” adds Lucy.

Just as the title suggests, Big Wows is both cynical and optimistic: dreaminess and pop dance rhythms are cut with eye rolling vocal styles inflected by heartfelt lyrical messages “We hit upon this conversational-style between the vocals and have alternating lead melodies. There’s a sarcastic tone to some of the music but there is always a strong willfulness to incorporate honest integrity, which is hard to do but refreshing when it finally comes out.”

Side one opens with a burst of shimmery synths as ‘Show Love’ and ‘Back in Time’ lead you heart first into the headier feels of ‘Jokin’ Me’ and upbeat bounce of ‘Why haven’t I?’ following into the more progressive grooves for ‘Girl’ then fading out with the narcoleptic comforts of ‘Just Dreaming’.

Side two digs deeper into a dreamworld, with the manias and hallucinations of ‘Breathe’ and ‘True Colours’ as well as the gorgeous disillusionment of the title track and ending with an unexpected tropical club banger ‘Choose Like You’.

Running through the whole record is a response to living in a tech era: “We wanted sounds to represent TVs, computers and everyday glitches” says Bex “We started to have this feeling that life is like a game and how you can malfunction when you’re blasted with too much information…”

As well as composing with traditional instrumentation they also started songs solely on the computer; sequencing, building sounds, drum machines and responding to that non-emotional binary world. “The big challenge,” continues Bex “is making machines sound organic, emotional, finding their flaws. That’s why Delia Derbyshire is so important to us. All the effects that she uses serve to humanise the machines.”

Since the release of their last album, 2015’s surreal and fantastical ‘Not Real’, they’ve been in demand as multidisciplinary public artists as well as musicians – on projects including Wow Machine, which brings to life another more conceptual strand of ‘Big Wows’; in a mechanical light up stage with dancers and live music.

This summer they also performed at UK festivals with a 15 strong all-female procession to celebrate the centenary of Suffrage. “Being female has become more of a theme in our work” the band say. “It’s obviously always been there but now we’re playing with it more conceptually and thinking about empowerment”.

This greater confidence and rock-solid aesthetic mean that Stealing Sheep can take greater risks and reap more wonderful rewards. They have a broad range of influences – St Vincent, Michael Jackson, The Knife, Kraftwerk, Drake, Little Dragon – but they remain so resolutely and richly themselves. “We try new things out and we get more confident about what we like.” says Bex. “There’s a really good thing Grayson Perry says about developing your creative intuition. You get to a level as an artist where you know on a gut level what you like and what you don’t like. It takes a long time to feel comfortable in that place, to know your palette, to know you like these drum sounds or whatever it is.”

Lucy is working with a full drum kit now instead of just toms, Emily is playing bass guitar, Bex is making her own synth patches and they’re all using new equipment: they are developing and experimenting and moving forward together. “We wanted the machine sounds to be juxtaposed against a full kit and bass guitar, which we tracked live to feel intentionally loose in places. We like the idea of placing robotic tech next to real life energy.”

The songs began at home or in their studio at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory, laying down the main body of the tracks, then the band worked with various producers – including

Marta Salogni (Bjork, MIA, Factory Floor), Andy Smith (Years & Years), Ash Workman (Christine & The Queens, Metronomy) and Joe Wills (video artist for Little Dragon) – as they’ve tried out different mixes and ideas to convey their messages.

They also teamed up with 8–bit video artist PSTL CSTL (Emily Garner) from Leeds, who created a Karaoke video series for the album; exploring Stealing Sheep’s digital dimension and their shifting identities amidst changing cultural moods and millennial paraphernalia. “It’s a crazy time and it’s challenging navigating through it, but it’s like ‘whatever’, bring on the BIG WOWS.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show Only

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Penelope Isles + Support
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Penelope Isles + Support

Like breaking open a rock to discover a crystal inside. Shimmering, intimate and beautifully destructive, this is the experience of Penelope Isles. Siblings Jack and Lily Wolter make music that reveals a curiosity and sensitivity to the world around them. The four-piece band from Brighton via the Isle of Man have a sound that unfolds both dramatically and softly. Nostalgic, but undeniably new, Penelope Isles’ debut LP ‘Until The Tide Creeps In’ is released March 2019 on Bella Union Records. For the lovers of early Arcade Fire, Grandaddy and Mogwai.

£7.50 Advance / £10 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'

“The past few years have seen Blackbeard’s Tea Party play at festivals as diverse as Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many more. 2018 will see them release their new EP ‘Leviathan!’, bringing with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show.

Now we’re happy to welcome Blackbeard’s Tea Party back to The Lantern with their brand of gutsy folk rock. A mix of traditional and self-penned songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.”

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors: 8PM / Standing Show

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Oh My God! It's The Church
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Oh My God! It's The Church

'It's time all you sinners went back to church. To a service where party is the new praising, where you'll be baptised in absinthe and made to dance with the devil himself. Hell, even Jesus get's down and dirty at this show! 'The Church' is a non-stop party church service featuring the best soul, blues and disco tunes fronted by insane Pastor and Pentecostal pervert Rev. Michael Alabama Jackson. By the end you'll be on your knees praying for more- think Sister Act on speed!

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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An Evening For Overgate With Acoustic Dogz
Dec
21
to Dec 22

An Evening For Overgate With Acoustic Dogz

Over the Christmas period we're extending our love for all that is Overgate Hospice by running a series of fundraising gigs for them.


First up are Acoustic Dogz.


Playing classic acoustic songs from the last 50 years. Perfect for the smaller venue/house party!


£10 Advance / £12 On The Door.


Physical Tickets available via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 8PM / Standing Show

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Penetration + Klammer
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Penetration + Klammer

Penetration formed in late 1976, inspired by the New York bands, the Sex Pistols and the first wave of British punk bands. Although they hailed from a pit village in Co. Durham, their first gig was at the legendary Roxy Club in London in April 1977 supporting the Adverts. They soon built up a live following and released their debut single “Don’t Dictate” (which is now considered a punk classic) on Virgin records later that year. A second single “Firing Squad” was released and the band continued to gig extensively throughout the UK supporting the Buzzcocks and headlining their own shows. Penetration released their debut album “Moving Targets” on Virgin in 1978 to critical acclaim. They toured constantly and recorded a second album “Coming up for Air” in 1979, touring the USA for five weeks. The non- stop activity took its toll and the band announced they were splitting up at the end of that year.
In 2001, the band reformed and have performed many live shows throughout the UK and released two 7” limited edition singles “Our World” and “The Feeling.” They will be going into the studio to record their first new album in 36 years. The current line up is Pauline Murray (vocals), Robert Blamire (bass), Paul Harvey and Steve Wallace (guitars), John Maher (drums). Live dates will be announced for later in the year.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax

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Doors 7pm / Standing Show

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Dirty Laces + Scuttlers
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Dirty Laces + Scuttlers

Formed in early 2017, Dirty Laces have been making an impact on the Manchester music scene with their punk inspired high energy performances, heavy riffs and their own interpretation of popular 60’s and 70’s bands, whilst fusing these components with powerful choruses and raw rock and roll edge. They have had a solid first 12 months as a band with sell out shows in Manchester on more than one occasion and also sell out shows in Leeds and Sheffield.

More recently, then have shared a strong billing on the Tim Peaks stage at Liverpool Sound City and were part of The Charlatans CW9 North by Northwich takeover. They have had 3 releases to date, the first two were DIY digital releases and the most recent, The Modern Age EP, was released in conjunction with NoCo Records on 12” Vinyl. For the rest of year, they have some decent festival bookings and some self-promoted shows in the local area along with shows in Brighton, Hastings, London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Paris.

£5 Advance / £7 On The Door

Physical Tickets available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax.

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Sunday Club Presents: Vibe-Ology
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Vibe-Ology

Heres a bit of spiel about the band and a picture


Yorkshire based quartet Vibe-ology pays tribute to the music of musicians and composers Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and many more.


Using the seldom seen combination of Hammond organ and vibes, the music of the band covers a wide range, from jazz and blues to Latin and funk. Collectively, band members have worked with artists as diverse as Corinne Bailey Rae, the New Mastersounds, Haggis Horns, Martina Topley-Bird, New York Brass Band, Larry Carlton, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins, and countless others.

The band have toured venues around the north of England and have played several jazz festivals with more planned for later in the year. They have also found time to record their eponymous debut album, which is on sale now.


Vibes - John Settle

Guitar - Al Morrison

Hammond Organ - Bob Birch

Drums - TBA

5PM Start / Free Entry

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Phoenix Night Quiz Hosted By Clinton Baptiste
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Night Quiz Hosted By Clinton Baptiste

Alex Lowe is a comedy actor who plays Barry from Watford on Steve Wright’s Radio 2 show and who is also known for playing Clinton Baptiste, the hapless hopeless psychic from Peter Kay’s hit C4 tv series “Phoenix Nights”.
Alex regularly plays Clinton on the comedy circuit and now he is here to host his Phoenix Nights quiz

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door (Subject To Availability)

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Please Note: ** There are two show on the night**

1st Show - Doors 7pm

2nd Show - Doors 9pm

Seated Show.

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Lantern Jazz Presents: John Etheridge Trio North
Jun
25
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: John Etheridge Trio North

John Etheridge is one of Britain’s finest contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and an extraordinary diversity of playing experience, having worked with, amongst others, Soft Machine, Andy Summers, Nigel Kennedy and Pat Metheny. Ben Crosland and Dave Tyas are well known to northern audiences, having worked for many years with many of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.

The band plays an attractive and entertaining mix of standard tunes, rocky/bluesy material and original compositions. John invariably includes one of his engaging solo spots during a performance. A return performance for this fine Trio.

£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00 PM / Venue / 8:30 PM Start

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Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts + Land Sharks
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts + Land Sharks

Based near Fort Worth, Texas, singer/songwriter Ryan Hamilton released his first solo album, the

critically acclaimed ‘Hell of a Day’, back in 2015. Prior to this, Ryan had experienced success across

North America and Canada with former band Smile Smile.

February 2017 saw the first release under the banner ‘Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors’ – with the

album ‘the Devil’s in the Detail’, produced by Dave Draper and hailing the introduction of the

‘Traitors’ – Mickey Richards on Drums and Rob Lane on bass. Single ‘Heavy Heart’ was playlisted by

Kerrang! Radio, as later was the follow-up ‘Smarter’, also put into heavy rotation by XS Manchester.

These tracks, along with the charity single (for Samaritans) ‘F**k You Brain’, written & recorded with

former touring buddy Ginger Wildheart, have in turn been voted Classic Rock Magazine’s ‘Track of

the Week’. Little Steven/Stevie van Zandt has not only bestowed upon the band the honour of

‘coolest song in the world’ multiple times already, he also play-listed half the album on his Sirius XM

show, Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

Album and live reviews were universally glowing, hotly followed by the live album ‘Capital Spirits’

and in 2018 the EP ‘Traitors Club – Year 1’.

Ryan hosts his own podcast through Milieu Media Group, ‘Ryan Hamilton’s Lost the Plotcast’ which

has been a Top 10 iTunes success. Guests already having appeared include artists Amanda Palmer

and Frank Turner.

Upon signing to Stevie Van Zandt’s ‘Wicked Cool’ label in June 2018 the band underwent a name

change and are now recognised as Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts. New music is expected

from the band on Wicked Cool in Spring 2019.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via The Lantern (Venue Box Office) and Revo Records, Halifax

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 7:30pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Tragettes
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Tragettes

The Tragics were born on a Friday afternoon long ago in Sowerby Bridge when, fueled by a crippling overdose of tea and cheap tobacco Jim Bottomley (Guitar, Vocals) and Andy Greaves (Vocals, Guitar) all of a sudden started to play 'country music' by mistake. Shortly afterwards Andy learned to play the mandolin, on purpose.
Their characters now as black as tar and tannin Jim and Andy still play as a duo though the Tragics at its fattest is a six or even seven piece band taking in a variety of musical styles delivered with cheerful savagery, memorable melodies and (preferably) not too many chords. 

Free Entry / 5pm Start / Downstairs Bar

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The Sunday Club Presents: Paddy Steer
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Paddy Steer

Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time.

In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances from Paddy’s own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.

He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled.

This has been reduced down over a long period of time, and applied coat by coat with subtle mastery, for richness, depth, and vivid texture, as if it were some magnificent curry, or a samurai sword. Lounge, romp, deep groove, homely and galactic-expedition whimsy, furry electronic invention, it feels akin to playing and winning a computer game made from reality, to hear.

“sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop”. (Graham Massey)

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5pm Start

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The Last Internationale + Knuckle + Hot Soles
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Last Internationale + Knuckle + Hot Soles

Formed on the streets of New York City, The Last Internationale will be bringing their high-energy progressive rock ‘n’ roll to the main stage for Sunday At The Fair at Ramblin’ Man 2018. Featuring the mesmerising vocals of Delila Paz and the sonic blues and gritty guitar sound of Edgey Pires, TLI as they are affectionately known have toured with the likes of Robert Plant, Neil Young, The Who, Kings of Leon, Slash, Scott Weiland, Weezer, OneRepublic, Tom Morello, Lenny Kravitz, Incubus, Royal Blood, and many more.

With their soon to be released new album ‘Soul On Fire’ about to win a whole new audience for the rebel New Yorkers, we leave the last words to Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage’s Tom Morell “The Last Internationale are one of my favorites in the next wave of rebel rockers. They’re raw and real and mix East Village rock sensibilities with Battleship Potemkin firepower.”

Tickets: £12 Advance / £14 On The Door.

Tickets Available Via:

The Lantern (Venue Box Office)  , Revo Records, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Support comes from KNUCKLE

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae Trio
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Lucy Mae Trio

A Manchester based Duo/Band, lead by Lucy Mae (Vocalist/Writer) & Luc Phan ( Instrumentalist/Producer), they play with elements of Jazz, Soul, Pop and Trip Hop to craft their music.

" Revivalist, methodical and passionate Lucy Mae is doing what we like to see! Making music, movements and keeping the live music scene a-thrive!" M20 Collective.

'It was a great musical gift to those who were present that night - it is much more than just Jazz and Soul!' - Nicolas Albernhe - The RoofTop Lounge - Nha Trang, Vietnam.

"Her voice is a dip from the norm in the Manchester music scene, deep and powerful and enticingly ear catching. Makes you tingle." - Cheryl Hill, Hive Radio

" A low, sultry voice at times reminiscent of Sade" - Ged Camera - BagThing

"The music they make is of a different generation. They clearly know and love this music and play it with warmth and energy" - Keith Savage, Buxton Fringe Festival Review - 2016.

5PM Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Casino Rockets
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Casino Rockets

Casino Rockets combine the more intelligent aspects of indie rock with elements of electronica to create a sound that never really settles on a single template and consequently keeps you completely engaged. The tunes are loud, often propulsive.

Their latest single ‘Conscience’ is out Now!

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Boogie Bitches (DJ SET)
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Boogie Bitches (DJ SET)

"Boogie Bitches are Nikki, Sidonie and Lara, three likeminded mates that wanted to kickstart a more 'female-led' DJ collective in the North-West of England. With a number of successfully curated nights and events already under their belts, Boogie Bitches aim to bring the party to any setting, combining their tastes to bring people an eclectic evening of soul, disco, synth-pop and beyond

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / From 8pm

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Secluded Sea + Bravado Cartel + Boxteles
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Secluded Sea + Bravado Cartel + Boxteles

Secluded Sea is a collaboration between Halifax born multi-instrumentalist, Blair Murray and Welsh actor - come-vocalist Angela Hazeldine, who initially met when the latter was performing in a band at The Deaf Institute in Manchester. Having played in several local bands himself and also having done a variety of session work, Blair began writing his own solo material. 

Blair’s influences transcend a range of genres which all contribute to his song-writing style and help to create a wide sonic pallet, consciously glancing back to the halcyon days of cinematic style studio productions, thus swimming against the tide in this compressed modern world. 

The results are songs best described as shimmering dream pop, where experimentation with repetition, texture and tone rule over conventional song structures. Blair soon realised that for him to re-create his burgeoning ideas, he would need a band to back Angela and himself, and they are now augmented by live drums, bass rhythm guitar & keys.

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax & The Lantern Venue Box Office.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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David Ford
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

David Ford

David James Ford (born 16 May 1978 in DartfordKent) is an English singer-songwriter, guitarist and songwriter. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, ...Better Ways to Self Destruct and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.

As a solo artist, he has released four albums to date, two of which were named "Album of The Year" in both The Sunday Times and Word Magazine. David has toured the world opening for such artists as KT Tunstall, Gomez, Elvis Costello, Ingrid Michaelson and Ray LaMontagne and he has played the UK Latitude Festival, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Ford has also performed on Last Call With Carson Daly and Sun Studio Sessions. The Guardian called him “unmissable... one of Britain's best."

£16.50 Advance

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax Or Online Via

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show (Limited)

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Peter And The Test Tube Babies + Klammer
May
29
8:00 PM20:00

Peter And The Test Tube Babies + Klammer

1978 the 17 year old punks Peter Bywaters and Del Strangefish founded PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES in the small town of Peacehaven near Brighton. After a couple of rehearsals they made their first recording ‘Elvis Is Dead’ which appeared on the Vaultage ‘78 compilation of Brighton new wave bands. Radio 1 DJ John Peel loved the song instantly and produced a John Peel session with the TEST TUBE BABIES. The success was breath taking and PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES became one of the hottest unsigned bands in the UK overnight.

The first single ‘Banned From The Pubs’ followed fast, and fans and press freaked out in equal measure. From that moment everything went crazy, sold out concert halls in England and Europe and their big success in the media pushed their debut album Pissed And Proud to #1 in the English independent charts. Directly after that The Mating Sounds Of South American Frogs was released – a must have for every record collection – and sold more than 100.000 copies, resulting in invitations from far and wide. THE TEST TUBES BABIES played shows all over the world and cemented their status as one of the most brilliant and funniest live bands in punk rock culture. They also had the honour to represent the United Kingdom at the historical MTV East/West party to celebrate the fall of the Berlin wall.

A few bass players and drummers have served their time in the band, but the songwriters Peter & Del have always been the foundation of PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES and together wrote records like Soberphobia, and the brilliantSupermodels, which brought them their comeback in 1995.  Around this time the  DVD Paralitico (Spanish: crazy disturbed perception, elicited by alcoholic and other suggestive excesses) was released , followed triumphantly by the albums A Foot Full Of Bullets and For A Few Bullets More with the guest appearances of Campino ( DIE TOTEN HOSEN ) and Olga fromTHE TOY DOLLS. All three products sold out worldwide.

However, constant touring around the world made it nearly impossible to record a new record, until the day when Lars Friedrickson from RANCID told Peter at the REBELLION festival and Campino told Del in a hotel bar in Stuttgart: “I’m in need of a good, new Test Tubes album.”   Del and Peter didn’t need to be told twice. Recruiting Nick Abnett and Sam Fuller  on bass and drums respectively, was a masterstroke  giving THE TEST TUBES the impetus to create their best album ever – the highly acclaimed That Shallot.

Featuring not just one, but two hit singles ( None of Your Fucking Business and Crap Californian Punk Band ) , That Shallot is the album that the critics are raving about and the fans are buying in ever increasing numbers.

Next year ( 2018 ) is the TEST TUBES 40th year , but nothing can hold them back from going on tour again  and presenting their new record That Shallot. The band surprisingly now states: “We’ve actually held back our best record until just before retirement and we’re more than happy that we were able to create this.”

Now THE TEST TUBE BABIES are planning more and even bigger things. For example to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2018, the band will soon present their own TEST TUBE BABIES festival.

PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES remain indestructible.

£12 / £14 On The Door

ON SALE MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY AT 12 NOON!

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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 Lantern Jazz Presents: The Ben Crosland Trio W/Special Guest 'Rod Mason'
May
28
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: The Ben Crosland Trio W/Special Guest 'Rod Mason'

Crosland formed his new Quartet, his current working band, in 2006, bringing together three long term playing partners, Rod Mason (saxophones), Jez Platt  (keyboard) and Dave Tyas (drums). Each member of the band is a leader in his own right and this relaxed joining of kindred spirits produces an open, mature and energetic performance in which there are no conflicting egos, only a desire to enjoy each others company, play good music and entertain.

The band's repertoire consists of Crosland originals and compositions by contemporary musicians including Don Grolnick, Mike Mainieri, John Scofield and Jaco Pastorius.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm Start

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Kyla Brox (Full Band Show)  **Re-Scheduled Date**
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kyla Brox (Full Band Show) **Re-Scheduled Date**

Kyla Brox‘s scintillating, multi-faceted new album, Pain & Glory marks her ascendancy to the very first rank of British singers.

Kyla has been a professional musician since the age of twelve – first in her father, Victor Brox‘s band, then striking out on her own – and Pain & Glory represents the culmination of a quarter of a century’s experience on the road and in the studio. The variety and depth of her vocal performances have grown year on year and are given a superb setting in this album’s sweeping landscape of soul, blues, urban R&B, blues-rock, and singer-songwriter pop of the highest class.

The collection opens with the joyous ‘For The Many’, replete with Stevie Wonder-style clavinet sounds from keyboardist John Ellis, and a politically progressive lyrical sentiment which is emblematic of Kyla’s generosity, humanity and proud optimism throughout this collection.

Highlights abound: the retro-soul, slow-burn balladry and melodic momentum of the title track; the jubilant R&B of ‘Choose Life’; ‘In The Morning’ is a swaggering, sensual blues shuffle; ‘Manchester Milan’, unfurls as a wistful, sophisticated meditation on a cosmopolitan affaire d’amour; Lover’s Lake has the gentle, inviting pulse of a Fleetwood Mac b-side; while the hot funk of ‘Let You Go’ flames with righteous Girl Power brio.

Two tracks perhaps deserve extra-special mention. Firstly, the swingin’, jivin’, ‘Bluesman’s Child’ which documents Kyla’s teenage years of singing with her father’s band. A bit of background: in the early ’60s her dad, Victor Brox formed the Victor Brox Blues Train with singer Annette Reis, who would become Kyla’s mother. They were, perhaps, the first interracial band on the scene, Annette having been born in Stockport of African-Canadian, English and Nigerian heritage. Victor went on to the influential Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation drawing the admiration of Jimi Hendrix, who dubbed Victor his “favourite white voice”. Robert Plant was also a teenage fan. Kyla sometimes performs with Victor and Annette to this day.

Secondly, classic-in-waiting, ‘Don’t Let Me Fall’ wields seriously radio-friendly soul-pop heft, as Kyla builds from a crooning start to an astonishing crescendo where she sings without the brakes on. It is a truly thrilling aural experience.

Such a treasure shines all the brighter in being supported by a superb team – Kyla’s brother, Sam Brox of Dust Junkys fame produces empathetically with help from Kyla herself and her husband, co-writer and bassist Danny Blomeley – it is indeed, a family affair. John Ellis(Honeyfeet, The Cinematic Orchestra, Lily Allen etc), plays keys with alchemical excellence; in-the-pocket drummer Mark Warburton is a master of economy; Paul Farr (Corinne Bailey Rae, Joss Stone, Tom Jones) is an enchantingly fluent guitarist; while the renowned Haggis Horns – proclaimed “the best horn section in the world” by Mark Ronson – create a further dimension to these already finely crafted, appealing songs with their mellifluous and punchy arrangements.

In September 2018 Kyla won the UK Blues Challenge with a breathtakingly charismatic set at Worthing Pier’s Southern Pavilion. She will represent Britain at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, January 2019 and at the European event in The Azores, April.

Kyla Brox is one of the very best soul-blues singers the British Isles has ever produced, and with the arrival of this beautifully composed cornucopia of an album, her time has come.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Partially Seated/Standing Show

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Sunday Club Presents #PenninePop1 With Gauranga + Calina
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents #PenninePop1 With Gauranga + Calina

The Sunday Club are delighted to present the first of hopefully many shows dedicated to supporting the very best of the new breed of up and coming bands from the Pennines and nearby. First up we have Gauranga.

West Yorkshire-based Gauranga produce catchy guitar-based indie pop music. The 5-piece, consisting of Conrad Berriff (vocals, keys), Will Bolton (guitar), Alex Holdsworth (guitar), Henry Strangeway (bass) and Dillon Harrison (drums), emerged in 2018 with the release of their debut single, Butterfly Brain.� With influences ranging from The 1975 to Circa Waves to The Kooks, Gauranga offer an eclectic sound accompanied with heartfelt lyricism and sing-a-long choruses.� Gauranga’s second single, Back to Me, was released on 8th February

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5pm Start

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Dead Good Disco (DJ SET) Downstairs Bar
May
25
to May 26

Dead Good Disco (DJ SET) Downstairs Bar

Dead Good Disco is DJ Gavin Hayes. He is on a quest to play good records to good people in good places.

With over 25 years of DJ experience, Dead Good Disco will not let you down. Specialising in soul, disco, boogie, afrobeat, funk, breaks, broken beat and everything in between.

Anything party is the Dead Good Disco vibe, come well prepared to smash the dance floor

8:30pm Start / Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

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Galaxians + Flash Cassette
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Galaxians + Flash Cassette

“Let The Rhythm In is a tour de force of excuberant club energy” CLASH

“Dazzling” Huffington Post

“Fiercely danceable astral-gazing trio tear up every show they play, regardless of who they’re billed with. A room full of indie kids, a room full of disco lovers, a room full of punks – they all fall hard for the Galaxians party” NME magazine

“Channeling New York’s late ‘80s “freak disco” (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from a minimal set-up.”Our Favourite Places, Sheffield Culture Guide

Within the music of Galaxians – the trio of Jed Skinner, Emma Mason, and Matt Woodward – lies a powerfully hedonistic strain that does much to loop a thread through the party lineage of their hometown of Leeds.

Coupled with the first impressions of what the pair loosely term their “pre-digital dance music”, you might not raise an eyebrow to find out that their cues are taken in-part from classic disco and house labels such as Sleeping Bag or Chicago’s TRAX, nor that their early EPs found homes across the Atlantic on the similarly-minded Dither Down in Brooklyn, and Atlanta’s Rotating Souls Records.

However, it’s the beating pulse of Northern England club life, married with the thriving independence of much of the region’s best venues and spaces that forces its way through in the band’s live shows and recorded output.

Galaxians’ soulful, muscular sound resonates a raw playfulness, and with the addition of Emma Mason in 2015,the band have forged a path to a sound steeped in the tradition of New York disco and boogie heavyweights such as Inner Life, Gwen Guthrie, and producer/writer Leroy Burgess.

In recent years the band’s appearances at Beacons, Blue Dot, Beat-Herder, and Tramlines festivals have gathered significant praise for the bristling energy of their live performances.

Galaxians have played alongside acts such as Horse Meat Disco, Tom Tom Club, Jessy Lanza, The Juan Maclean, Golden Teacher, Auntie Flo, Zombie Zombie, Discodeine, Ultramagnetic MCs, Ital, Happy Meals and more

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Nishla Smith Quintet
May
21
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Nishla Smith Quintet

Nishla is a jazz singer/songwriter, currently working on a narrative song cycle produced by opera north's resonance. her other original project, the nishla smith quintet will start the year with shows at nq jazz, the vortex and jazz leeds. 

in september 2017, nishla produced a major commission for manchester collective. 'cabaret', a collage of her original songs and reimagined classical and jazz repertoire toured throughout the uk, was performed live on bbc3 in tune, and was later revived for a limited second run and inclusion in the at home mcr's push festival. in 2018, after a tour to australia to perform at mona's summer jazz festival in tasmania, and a sell-out show at melbourne's paris cat jazz club; she recorded a debut ep at low four studio with support from manchester jazz festival's hothouse talent development program. after a summer residency at the sage in gateshead, she closed the year with shows at manchester jazz festival, lancaster jazz festival, matt and phred's, and band on the wall. she will be releasing music from her new ep in 2019

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30 PM Start

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In Echoes
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes

Halifax's very own alternative indie rock 3-piece IN ECHOES, are poised to launch their comeback 2nd album, "Hidden In Clear View"...here at THE LANTERN in May this year!

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on:

Saturday 4th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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In Echoes
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes

Halifax's very own alternative indie rock 3-piece IN ECHOES, are poised to launch their comeback 2nd album, "Hidden In Clear View"...here at THE LANTERN in May this year!

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on:

Saturday 4th May

Friday 17th May

Saturday 18th May

£10 Advance

Physical Tickets Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.

   Jerron performed to a sold out audience at the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton made a huge impression. In the two years since his incredible performance at that star-studded show in one of the world’s great concert houses, Paxton’s own star has been rising fast. He opened for Buddy Guy at B.B. Kings in NYC; for Robert Cray at the Reading PA Blues Festival, and performed at numerous other festivals including: Woodford Folk Festival & Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia; Calgary Folk Festival in Canada; Jewel City Jam in Huntington WV; Freihofers Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs FL; Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-The Hudson NY; Fayetteville Roots Festival in Fayetteville AR: Cambridge Folk Festival in the UK., Harvest Time Rhythm & Blues Festival in Ireland; and headlined the 2017 Brooklyn Folk Festival.

 Jerron Paxton is a two-time participant in the Keeping The Blues Alive Cruise and is the new Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA. 

 Paxton was featured on CNN's Great Big Story and appeared in the multi award winning music documentary AMERICAN EPIC produced by Robert Redford, Jack White & T-Bone Burnett. In October and November 2018 Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton will be touring the U.S. with the musicians from this groundbreaking AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS music documentary. 

   This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world-class talent and a uniquely colorful character that has been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine and the Village Voice, and has been interviewed on FOX News. Paxton's sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is "virtually the only music-maker of his generation—playing guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implements—to fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and ‘30s."

£15 Advance

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Partially Seated Show (First Come, First Served) / Doors 8pm

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