Stella Donnelly + Tobey
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Stella Donnelly + Tobey

Stella Donnelly has forged her way to the forefront of the new guard of songwriters in Australia. She has most recently achieved her own identity with the release of her first critically acclaimed EP Thrush Metal.  The first song from the EP, Mechanical Bull, has spread like wildfire since Stella was recently Triple J’s Unearthed Feature Artist.

Her brutally honest lyrics combined with jazz-folk sensibilities will leave you feeling like you've known Stella all your life.

Tickets: £6 Advance / £8 On The Door

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

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Tobey

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Men Of North Country
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Men Of North Country

Men of North Country emerged from Tel Aviv’s small soul scene, bringing with them a fresh approach to creating the perfect three-minute soul nugget. The band started by chance, when soul DJ Yashiv Cohen was overheard singing along to the 45’s he was spinning. With the encouragement and eventual collaboration of his musician friends he formed Israel's finest soul outfit. UK based label Acid Jazz Records released two singles and a full-length album. All three releases garnered glowing reviews (including a warm recommendation from London’s Metro and a 5-star review in Germany’s Dynamite magazine).

These releases are filled with memorable melodies, infectious hooks and refreshingly honest lyrics, which portray the band’s love of a genre in which they truly excel. And whilst managing to stay true to their beloved 60s Soul, MONC also introduce a contemporary, fresh and personal twist and even tread some 80s water. Influences worn with pride: The Teardrop Explodes, Style Council and Dexy’s, but with an approving nod towards their 60's favourites: Al Wilson, Robert Parker, Gloria Jones and many more.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Vibrators
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Vibrators

Seventies classic punk legends best known for their hit 'Automatic Lover'. They have played alongside the likes of The Stranglers, The Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop and Chris Spedding. Short, punchy songs with sneering melody lines and gutsy guitar breaks.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Bulsara & His Queenies
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bulsara & His Queenies

Bulsara and His Queenies are a remarkable 7-piece band that perform the music of Queen. They have recently been selected by Queen Productions Ltd. to headline the official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux, Switzerland in September 2018.

Made up of youthful music graduates and an ex-physics teacher, they have their ownidentty; not what is quite expected of your typical ‘Queen Tribute Band’. There are no wigs, no yellow jackets and no attempt to look like Queen. Instead, the band’s whole ethos is based upon performing the studio versions of the songs to an exceptional standard, rather than hiding behind any gimmicks.

“We haven’t made a conscious decision to be alternative; we’ve just evolved that way!”

In recent years, the Queen Tribute market in the UK has become somewhat flooded. Bulsara and His Queenies [BAHQ], founded in the summer of 2016 in the North of England, offer a unique and sensational alternative. They don't describe themselves as a ‘Queen Tribute Band’ per se; think ‘homage’ rather than ‘pastiche’.

“We are quite ‘alternative’ and unique for a ‘tribute band’ as we don’t attempt to look like Queen. The fact that we were still booked for the hottest party in showbiz by the world’s biggest band is testament to our musical capabilities.”

BAHQ exist to provide the most discerning Queen fan with a unique experience. As well as performing several of Queen’s more mainstream hits, the band place particular emphasis on the ‘Deep Cuts’ from the first half of Queen’s career. To date, Queen have sold over 300 million albums worldwide, proving that album tracks are extremely popular with the hard-core Queen fans.

“In 2017, the band rapidly evolved and we had our own identity. Reassured by the feedback we received from our growing fanbase, it became clear that we had exposed a niche in the Queen Tribute market, in that it’s possible to perform Queen’s music without looking like them and be respected more for doing so.”

£20 Advance / £22 On The Door

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

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Lee Bains iii & The Glory Fires
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Lee Bains iii & The Glory Fires

On June 30th, 2017, Don Giovanni Records released Youth Detention///(Nail My Feet Down to the South Side of Town), the third full-length album by Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires.

Call it Youth Detention for short. A double LP spanning 17 songs, it is the band’s most ambitious work to date — a sprawling and visceral record given to both deep introspection and high-volume spiritual uplift.

Where The Glory Fires’ previous LP Dereconstructed (2014) sought to dismantle one-dimensional notions of Southern identity and culture, Youth Detention has a similar, but more personal intent. “It’s about dismantling myself and the narratives that I’ve taken on,” explains Bains. “It’s an examination of youth and the processes through which we begin to consider ourselves, our identities, and what various communities we belong to or are in tension with.” Often, the songs detail moments in which cultural boundaries and biases become apparent — scenes in which systems of privilege and oppression become visible, particularly as they relate to race, class, and gender. Everyday settings — a church, a ballpark, a cafeteria — are revisited again and again, to explore these fleeting moments of revelation from different perspectives and roles. It’s a record defined by accumulation. Stories, images, and thoughts pile up to create confusion and cacophony in the narrative.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Battletapes with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and producer Tim Kerr, Youth Detention captures the band in raw form. Each song was cut live to tape, with the four performing in the same room without headphones or baffling. The result is thoroughly human, with Lynn Bridges’ mix retaining the band’s live energy and looseness at the expense of a few out of tune strings. The Glory Fires’ music draws deeply from punk, but also soul, power pop, country, and gospel. It’s equal parts careful curation and geographic inheritance. “It’s the sound of my place,” says Bains. “I want to know it. I want to argue with it. I don’t want to be a band from anywhere that could be doing anything. For me, that’s what punk is about — figuring out who I am and how to be the best version of myself. I can’t do that by pretending to be something I’m not.”

The songs are deeply rooted in Bains’ experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval.

The lyrics could ring true anywhere, though. The South exists in the world and, like the South, the world is increasingly beholden to many of these same tensions and forces. The songs on Youth Detention are meant as small acts of resistance to those systems. Documenting minor moments — the refusal to sit quietly through a display of bigotry, the act of quieting down and listening to somebody’s struggle, sticking up for friends targeted for their difference — that, hopefully, serve as the beginnings of a more profound awakening.

Free Entry Show / Downstairs Bar

9:30pm Start

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PlumHall
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

PlumHall

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo whose award winning self-penned songs are already winning them plaudits from the likes of R2 Magazine (4 stars), Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) and many more. The pair deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop, and have have been wowing audiences on the live acoustic circuit in the UK. Winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Outstanding Songwriters award 2014, PLUMHALL were recently joined on stage by Bob Dylan's legendary guitarist Larry Campbell for a performance of Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York. PLUMHALL's debut album THUNDERCLOUD was released on 1st September 2014 through Splid Records and Proper Distribution, and is already BBC radio playlisted. The album has just been hailed one of The Guardian and Observer's Hidden Gems of 2014. Plans to tour Canada, the US and South Africa are in the pipeline.


Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. More recently, Michelle's other session work has taken her on tour all over Europe.


Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. He also provided session guitar for Magna Carta on their 2010 South African tour. More recently, Nick appeared as a musician in the Christmas 2015 episodes of Coronation Street.


Together as Plumhall Michelle & Nick have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff, Phil Beer, Ian McNabb, John Otway, Larkin Poe, Dan Donnelly & Jon Sevink, The South, Andy White, Henry Priestman, Chas & Dave, Graham Gouldman, Albert Lee and Peter Tork of The Monkees among many others. Peter Tork even invited them onstage to perform Daydream Believer with him. A very special moment!


Recently, Michelle and Nick appeared as special guests on a pair of shows on the Al Stewart UK tour - at Manchester Bridgewater Hall and the London Palladium (where they sang a verse on one of Al's songs). Another very special moment!


Another huge excitement for Plumhall is the fact that they will be appearing in the forthcoming feature film, The Runaways (starring Mark Addy, Tara Fitzgerald and Molly Windsor), for which Nick wrote an original song and both Michelle and Nick arranged folk music for two pivotal scenes.

5:00 PM Start / Downstairs Bar Show

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Powersolo
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Powersolo

18 is the year of the SOLO. The Atomic Child who, for so many many years, rode alongside Brother Kix on a horse called Mule and defeated audiences across the Globus with his mighty axe, decided to take a load off and lay his barking dawgs to rest by the fire place at Casa Railthin. Enjoying his PowerOtium looking at all the platinum records, Grannies and other prestigious awards and sparkling trophies from two decades of confrontational badassery on stage and record both, Brother Beau deserves nothing but our utmost respect and praise for his lifelong dedication to rock’n’roll and beyond. 

But The PowerSolo forges on. A juggernaut through the big, black narcotic night, Kim Kix and his merry band is once again setting sail towards the clubs, festivals, dives, concert halls, your mother’s house, bars, ball rooms and other entertainment establishments. And this year they’re armed with kick-facematerial taken from the new PowerSolo unlimited edition long player album BO-PEEPand its Record Store Day un-unlimited edition 4 song companion-EP PEEK-A-BO. Both releases will be available on all futuristic megapixel bitcoin platforms and the LP will even come disguised as a CD in countries, where such a thing is still a thing.


So much for the sound. The beautiful artwork was done by Martin Wild of The Courettes - a fine band for whom Kim Kix has produced 2 records. The colours are bold and the designs even bolder. The final result defies description. But we’ll try: This is a fine record. Damn fine. It’s what the doctor ordered. It’s what your Father warned you against. It is highly toxic but strangely addictive. It is BO-PEEP. And PEEK-A-BO. A double whammy like you’ve never heard before. 17 inches of pure indiluted PowerSolo. Can you dig it? 

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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John Murry (Full Band Show) + Tom Blackwell
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

John Murry (Full Band Show) + Tom Blackwell

"Grief, divorce and exile inspire more gems of burnt, bruised
Americana” UNCUT 8/10
"A Short History Of Decay delivers in gloriously dysfunctional
bucketloads” MOJO 4/5

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tiokets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Tom Blackwell

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James Brown Is Annie
Sep
21
9:00 PM21:00

James Brown Is Annie

Purveyors of whipped up, calorie-laden, full-fat funk, James Brown Is Annie are the modern day Scottish extension of Caledonian R'N'B legends Average White Band: smooth, soulful and uber-slick. Renowned for their tight, dynamic, groove-laden live shows, the sextet regularly sell-out shows across the country; adaptable to playing festivals, seated jazz clubs and sweaty nightclubs alike.

Free Entry Show / Venue

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Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Clarke and Walker have hit their stride on Seedlings All. The out-of-step chimes and lyrics on Bells Ring are a bewitching exposition of how we all converse with each other, not only romantically, but politically too. "It's that idea that you're locked into a pattern of miscommunication and never resolve anything," explains Clarke. On the pretty Maybe I Won't, Clarke sings, "I thought a mother's hands would grow on my arms somehow," as she questions if motherhood will ever happen to her. "I just thought it would," she explains, "that I would wake up and be an adult, and want children; that I'd suddenly decide, click." Elsewhere, All Is Myth, with its seesawing drones, deals plaintively with Clarke's existential crisis; Things Of No Use is a bold and moody folk-pop anthem inspired by Richard And Linda Thompson's The Cavalry Cross; and the ethereal Ghost Light pinpoints the foreboding gloom of a soon-to-fail relationship.

These are songs about dealing with and making peace with the imperfections in life, the faults and the fears, the regrets and the disappointment, and, somehow, finding renewed hope and reasons to continue. "Joy doesn't need working out," Clarke explains. "This was me reconciling some things. That's what I had to do." They've done it wonderfully, too. Records like Seedlings All don't come around very often. Perhaps more bands should approach their albums as if it's their last.

"Yet again, I've made this one make or break," Clarke says. "It helps me. It's easy for me to find the motivation if I think it's the last go. If this is the last thing I'll ever make, it needs to be the culmination of everything I've learnt. I think that's the way to do it. Otherwise, what are you doing it for?"

£14 Advance / £16 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Paris Monster + EEVAH
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Paris Monster + EEVAH

Beat-driven. Employing heavy elements of funk and soul, paris_monster closes the gaps between synth-pop & garage; between modern detail and old-school grit. Solid earth. Soaring soundscapes. A mass of noise. Volatility. Vocal singularity.
The Deli NYC calls paris_monster “a precise, complex and sophisticated mechanism" with a "a monstrous instrumental technique”, delivering a sound that “could be the new face of American roots rock”.

This sound is on display on 2017’s singles “Ape” and “Hot Canyon Air”.
In fall of 2017 paris_monster began recording their first full-length LP, set to be released in 2018. The album will solidify their dirty, glitchy, lyric-centered, groove-based sound, and will be a milepost in their search for a focused and flexible musical approach. The elements of funk and soul join with lyrical themes of bygone eras in rural settings, characters lost, and mortality confronted. Love achieved, and denied. Americana. Themes in stark contrast to the pounding grooves and electronic mayhem, creating depths and dimensions that could have been otherwise achieved only by dropping a modular synth in the corn fields of central New York or the woods of Connecticut. And maybe that’s exactly what happened.
Lesley Keller of Pancakes & Whiskey said… "Each time I see them perform I’m dumbfounded at just how great they are”. paris_monster’s live show is something to behold. The challenge when seeing them live is getting past the fact that there are only two people creating all that sound. Two people. A drumset. A bass. A keyboard. A eurorack modular synth. One microphone. And all that sound. Beyond this visual impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of sounds, colors, and textures. Melodies to serve a story. Chaos to destroy preciousness. The Deli NYC observed, “infallible superior forces: as we all know now, 'with great power comes great responsibilities,' and the duo never abuses of it - that's what good musicianship is."
paris_monster's full catalogue is available NOW on iTunes. The Deli
NYC said of recent release “Ain’t No Movin’ Me”: “...[paris_monster] showcases its prowess for hook writing/crafting a track that could stand without accompaniment as a blues-y, spirtual declaration, but is launched into another realm by its bed of synths and echoing choruses. An inspired take on blues-folk that's both hypnotic and engaging.”

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds) + Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from EEVAH

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The Amazing Bavarian Stompers
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Amazing Bavarian Stompers

The Amazing Bavarian Stompers oompah band occupy the unique position to have been the first British comedy Bavarian oompah band to be engaged to appear at a major German bier festival.

Their popularity stems from the fact that this is no bunch of Bavarian geriatrics! The tremendous vitality and enthusiasm of this act is so infectious that an atmosphere of insobriety is immediately created with maximum audience participation. Their show is a rip roaring musical journey to the Bavarian Bier Kellers involving the quaffing of copious quantities of liquid refreshment en route. A perfect antidote to the rigours and stresses of modern life.

The Bavarian Stompers reputation of being the best oompah band in Britain is well founded - just ask the Germans

Tickets: £7 / Early Bird (Limited)
General Admission £10

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8:00 pm / Standing Show

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Track Dogs
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Track Dogs

This band turned out to be a total discovery, with vocal harmonies on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America or the most melodic style of, for example, the Eagles mixed in with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues‬.” Renacer Eléctrico Music Magazine, Spain

"Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine"Folkradio.co.uk

““Groovy” is not a word I often use in this column, but that’s just the adjective I need to describe Madrid-based Irish band the Track Dogs...Released at the end of last year, the album is rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair.The band’s music is, like the band of ex-pats, an eclectic cultural crossover. The Irish Echo, New York

"The antidote to a bad day". Maverick

£13 Advance / £15 On The Door

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

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Hope & Social
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Hope & Social

Hope and Social are a band... but not just any band. As well as all the normal things bands do (shows, festivals, tours, making records, videos & the like), they do the extraordinary, and put people at the heart of all they do.

Hope and Social make events to remember. 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!
- 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.

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“Rousing, joyous” - The Guardian
"Inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
“Brilliant, uplifting and inclusive” Michael Eavis – Glastonbury Festival
"Extraordinary songs, virtuoso performances, beautiful moments!" - Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

“So talented and so genuine. A marvel” – Martin Green – Producer, Tour de France: Grand Depart Opening Ceremony 2014 (Also Head of Ceremonies: London 2012 Olympic Games and Chief Executive: Hull City of Culture 2017)

“Incredible… truly awesome. They play every song like it was the encore” Kate James – Festival Director, Durham International Brass Festival

“You galvanise people” Katy Fuller – Producer, Hull City Of Culture 2017

Tickets - £15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tickets Available Via:

The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds + Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Joan Shelley (USA) + Maiden Radio
Oct
9
9:00 PM21:00

Joan Shelley (USA) + Maiden Radio

Joan Shelley's new album, Over And Even, was written in the back of an abandoned beauty parlor on the island of Thessaloniki. The whole thing had something to do with Vashti Bunyan. That's what Joan told me, but Joan Shelley is a poet, so she makes things up. In a small, dark room that smells of expired hair-do chemicals, there is talk of hypnosis. All the windows are blacked out. "Look into my eyes." White walls are blinding in the ancient sunlight. A bowl of oranges shines like solid gold, waiting for you. There is a small classical guitar, a sunburn, and a key that turns a lock, and songs come pouring out.

Maybe the Greek deal was really about Leonard Cohen. That's Joanie's jam: songs wide open enough to let the wind blow the curtains around, and solid enough to hang a ton of heartache on. She writes smart, beautiful songs full of poetry, history, mystery and nature. Like all the best sad songs, they will make you cry. Then they will drag you outside and leave you flat on your back, staring up at the stars. Joan lands on a note like a laser beam on a diamond. Colors fly around the room, and her voice bends between them. People say her voice reminds them of Sandy Denny. It's more than the vocal range. It's a quiet power that draws you in. Maybe Over And Even wasn't written last winter on a Greek island. Maybe these songs were written a hundred years ago in a farm house somewhere in Kentucky. That's where Joan is from, and that's where she and guitar player Nathan Salsburg recorded all the basic tracks live. All the people who played on Joan's new record -- and Daniel Martin Moore who recorded and engineered it -- are friends. That comes through somehow in the sound of the album. Will Oldham [might prefer to be called Bonnie "Prince" Billy?] and Glen Dettinger are genius harmony singers. They leave the perfect amount of space for microscopic shifts in Joan's voice, without sacrificing their own awesome idiosyncrasies. Nathan Salsburg's guitar follows every twist of the melody. When the song breaks your heart in two, Nathan is there with a high E-string to sew it back together. Joan Shelley's voice flows out like a river. It never travels in a straight line. It follows bends and curves carved by history. We are all lucky just to be swept away, and go with her wherever she's going. "But it's not over by half There's a gold in your eyes blooming out through the black And you're still standing, your hand on the map No its not over, not over by half" the end. xxx c.

Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Snazzback
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Snazzback

Inspired by the 'stretch' music of Christian Scott, funk jams of Medeski, Martin and Wood and the high-energy melancholy of Portico Quartet and BBNG. Snazzback approach Hip Hop, Afro-Funk and Psych-Jazz with a free improv sensibility and a collaborative spirit. Their busking street parties and touring continues this summer after a heavy first season, with a new album release scheduled for autumn 2018

9:00 PM - Free Entry Show - Venue

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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong

Sing along with Kirsty and the crowd to all your favourite old-school tunes and timeless classics. Over 1200 pop hits to choose from!
"Human Jukebox" Kirsty Newton is a veteran performer on the musical comedy scene, having toured, sung and played with award-winning comedy legends Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Arthur Smith, Rich Hall, The Comedy Store Players and many other top artists, but she is also able to play thousands of songs by ear on the piano. 

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar Show

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Hannah Williams & The Affirmations

Blessed by Sharon Jones, Hannah Williams exploded onto the soul scene with her debut album a “Hill Of Feathers” in 2012. The first single “Work it Out” was an independent hit on the airwaves all over the world. From US to Australia and all around Europe, the single became beloved; to the point where it spent time as the #1 most downloaded song in Greece. The official video has also garnered over a million views on YouTube. The story of Hannah Williams seems to be written in lore from day one. Her father was a musically gifted minister, and her mother let her join the church choir at the age of 6. Hannah could read music before she could properly read words. Now she’s an unstoppable force of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime talent. After the release of her first album, she was catapulted all around Europe, capturing the hearts of all they met including (among others): Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Cat Power, Charles Bradley and Craig Charles.

£13.00 Advance / £15 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com // On Sale Tuesday 9th May at 10:00 am

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Guy Pratt Is The Inglorious Bassterd
Oct
17
8:00 PM20:00

Guy Pratt Is The Inglorious Bassterd

It’s 4am. The alarm is set for 5. You’re in Belgrade…or possibly Buenos Aires. All these Hotel rooms look the same…There’s a noise coming from the bathroom and only a miniature of Baileys left in the mini bar….No worries you’ll sleep on the plane….You hope to hell it’s a travel day and that pile of ashes in the corner isn’t your Passport.

Welcome to an average Wednesday in the life of a touring musician. ‘Guy Pratt’s Inglorious Basstards is the next instalment of the bizarre, poignant and often hilarious life of a professional bassist told by a natural raconteur.

You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll probably sue.

Pink Floyd’s bassist returns for the first time since his 2012 sell-out run to regale us with more hilarious tales from the mini bar and the absurdities of life on the road for the touring musician.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Mik Artistik's EGO TRIP
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mik Artistik's EGO TRIP

“The best live band I have seen all summer” BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe

“As mad as a wasp trapped under a pint glass” BBC 6Music Presenter Shaun Keaveny

How do you describe 'Mik Artistik's Ego Trip?, you simply don't, it's impossible to sum up the live Ego Trip experience, it has to be witnessed first hand for you to 'get' it ~ there's nothing quite like it.

Back in Halifax for the first time in three years, and the first time at The Lantern, the three piece from Leeds have a growing national reputation and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable, and exciting acts on the circuit.

They should be on the national health and are a tonic in these troubled times.

BBC 6Music’s Gideon Coe regularly plays their tunes, Tom Robinson also , Keith Allen has one of the Band’s teapots, John Cooper Clarke called them “sensational”, and Glastonbury love them, this year is their 10th invite back to the Worthy Farm Festival on the trot.

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip are a mix between John Shuttleworth, John Cooper Clarke and Jake Thackray. The band say they are influenced by people like Reeves & Mortimer, Half Man Half Biscuit and The Fall but their mix of Rock ’n’ Roll & dry West Yorkshire wit is unique

Tickets £10 and available via Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-mik-artistiks-ego-trip-halifax-tickets-47816192519

8pm / Standing Show

** Please Note - This Show Is Promoted By An External Promoter And Is Not An In House Show**

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Hands Off Gretel + Knuckle
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Hands Off Gretel + Knuckle

"If you’re a fan of grunge, powerful female vocals and catchy distortion then Hands Off Gretel are a band that need to be on your radar – like right now! - Louder than War

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8:00 pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Huddersfield trio ‘Knuckle’

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Available Jones (Featuring Miguel Monteblan)
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Available Jones (Featuring Miguel Monteblan)

In 1983 a 14 year old Free/Bad Company fanatic and budding bass man Neil Howarth, had a Kerrang magazine article on a band called Raw Deal hanging on his bedroom wall. The reason for this was that Alexis Korner, the legendary British jazz/blues pioneer, who had managed both Free and Paul Rodgers, was claiming he`d found the next great British Blues/Rock voice since Rodgers first appeared on the scene. That voice belonged to one Des Horsfall. Sadly, Korner passed away shortly after, and Raw Deal fell apart.

Fast forward to the Rockless 90s. Howarth`s own band Dirty Tryx, now regarded as one of Britain`s greatest lost rock outfits and relentlessly championed at the time by Iron Maiden`s manager Dave Shack, imploded on the verge of the big time in a sea of alcohol and drugs. The two met up after Horsfall sent his European hit CMT video to the monthly music magazine Country Music International where Howarth was then working.

The pair hit it off immediately with a deep mutual, musical respect. In the 90s, Howarth, along with other Dirty Tryx members would often feature in Horsfall`s backing band supporting internationally renowned artists such as The Tractors, Joe Ely, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris amongst others.

Moving on to 2018 - Horsfall has recently released ‘Chameleon’, a collaboration with legendary Who guitarist Pete Townshend while Howarth and Horsfall are midway through recording a debut album for their hard rock band Available Jones.

Bluesy and soulful with great songwriting, Available Jones also features, ex Dirty Tryx member Jonathan Kane on Hammond organ and backing vocals and the highly regarded guitarist Chris Preston from legendary blues rockers Slack Alice. The band also features new guitar hero Miguel Montalban regarded by many as the best guitarist of his generation gaining millions of hits to his YouTube channel.

Montalban was recently invited by Roger Daltrey to perform at his annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit in London and was introduced onstage by Rod Stewart by satellite link from his Los Angeles home.

Howarth has this to say about the sound of Available Jones..…”we`re not making music for anybody else but ourselves. I`m just writing and playing the music that I want to hear. It may sound selfish, but all of my heroes played music that more than anything was honest and heartfelt”.

Those influences (Free, AC/DC, Skynyrd, Boston, Montrose, UFO) can be heard in the classic hard rock sound of Available Jones.

The band`s debut single `Back To Yesterday` (a politically charged critique on the war in Iraq) will be released on June 25th. Their promo video will be shot at the beginning of March and will be uploaded to Montalban`s YouTube channel which has over 21000 subscribers

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

ets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8:00 pm / Standing Show

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Phoenix Nights Quiz With Clinton Baptiste (Alex Lowe)
Nov
7
to Nov 9

Phoenix Nights Quiz With Clinton Baptiste (Alex Lowe)

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

Tickets: £10 / £12 Advance

Available Via:

The Lantern, Revo Records, Halifax + Online Via www.seetickets.com

2 Shows On Each Night.

1st Show: Doors: 6:30pm / 7:00pm Start (Early Shows on 7th + 8th - SOLD OUT)

2nd Show: Doors: 8:45pm / 9:15pm Start ( Later Shows on 7th + 8th - ON SALE Friday at 9am)

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The Little Unsaid
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Little Unsaid

The Little Unsaid release a new album for Reveal Records (home of Lau, Joan As Police Woman, Eddi Reader and more) in 2018. Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, they are a band with an original sound and international outlook. The Little Unsaid have spent the last year touring Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that’s been described as ‘a thumping depth of passion’. 

Their sound is all their own but echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. 

2017’s critically-acclaimed Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras album was recorded with Radiohead engineer and film score producer Graeme Stewart. The Little Unsaid embrace elements of rock, folk, electronica, jazz and alt-pop. One of the UK’s must-see rising live acts and recent winners of the Steve Reid award for Innovation.
'Entrancing… songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry’ – Clash

‘Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act’ - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office) & Revo Records, Halfax

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

 

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Sink Ya Teeth
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Sink Ya Teeth

Sink Ya Teeth are a Norwich duo that capture the powerhouse post-punk of Pylon and the Raincoats, packaged with the off-kilter art-pop of early Kitsuné Maison compilations and big Chicago beats - all produced from their living rooms.

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Cockney Rejects
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Cockney Rejects

THE COCKNEY REJECTS EXPLODED ONTO THE SCENE IN 1979 AND GRABBED THE INDUSTRY QUITE LITERALLY, BY THE THROAT.

These four kids from London's East End were battlehardened veterans of the streets, smoky boxing clubs, and West Ham's bearpit terraces, with experiences beyond their tender years.

They were the first and original band to weld driving rock rhythms to terrace singalongs, and they crashed out of the East End like a demented freight train, flattening everything in their path.

The searing soundtrack they created has refused to die, and with US bands such as Rancid, Green Day and the Dropkick Murphys citing the band as major influences, they have become a cult to a new generation.

Older and wiser, the Cockney Rejects now tour the globe igniting audiences worldwide with their red hot live set and uniting kids from the four corners of the earth with their particular brand of rock'n'roll and West Hammery.

£18 Advance / £20 On The Door (Subject To Availability)

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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DopeSickFly
Aug
3
9:00 PM21:00

DopeSickFly

Founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland, Front man and founder Ant Thomaz hailing from the Deep South of USA, Louisiana has taken his fast paced poetic songs and having busked the streets of Glasgow, recruited a band evolved his sound into a Neo Soul Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk.

With lead guitarist Chris and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum with his Jazz background, Joe on bass Neo Soul flare and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy, DopeSickFly truly emanate a new refreshing Alive sound.

Free Entry / Venue Show

Doors: 9pm / 9:30pm Start

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Mollie Marriott
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Mollie Marriott

Proving she can Rock like her father, Mollie at the tender age of 15 was asked by Liam Gallagher himself to record some vocals on demos for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

 

Mollie sang at the Astoria London tribute to her late father Steve performing with Paul Weller, Zak Starkey & Deborah Bonham and at The Royal Albert Hall with Dean Rees Steve Ellis and legendary Ronnie Wood as part of the Ronnielane Memorial Concert.

 

Mollie has also worked live with Joe Brown and his band before having been involved with a week run at the Theatre Royal Windsor whilst previewing the songs for the Musical Skiffle which Joe and Roger Cook have written. 

 

She has just sung backing vocals for Joe, Dennis Locorriere (Dr Hook), Mark Knopfler and Chas and Dave for Joe Browns 50 years in show business gig at The Royal Albert Hall.  

As well as having a rock side, She has been known to prove her soul and R’n’B side by working with her Fathers well known Backing Singer and Ikette P.P Arnold. Proving Mollie to be a versatile vocal talent!

 

Mollie has been known for her session work for the likes of ITV and the BBC and many advert and film work.

 

Over the past year, Mollie has shared the stage with The Who, Mick Huckall, Jeff Beck and providing Backing Vocals for The Faces reunion in 2015. She also shared the stage with Robert Plant, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler and Imelda May to celebrate Bill Wymans 80th Birthday.

 She has also been the Vocal Coach and Creative Consultant for the hit show “All or Nothing”, a musical based on the Small Faces.

Tickets: £16 Advance / £ 18 On The Door

Tickets Available Via:

The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds + Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Wedding Present
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present are touring to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy. Fans can expect to hear tracks from the compilation, as well as favourites from across the band’s career.

SOLD OUT!

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Jesca Hoop + Chloe Foy
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jesca Hoop + Chloe Foy

Clear the way, I'm coming through, no matter what you say. I've got work to be doing, if you're not here to help, go find some other life to ruin.

Jesca Hoop’s new album Memories Are Now, out February 10 on Sub Pop Records, wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the set with “a fighting spirit,” says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs--minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing.

As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by the gifted Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored and came into their own. “I saw us like young chicks out of the nest,” she says. “Blake is so utterly musical and emotionally intelligent in his expression. I wanted to see what we could do, just he and I out from under Tony’s wing.” Mills pushed her to strip away layers, keeping it as close to the live experience as possible, using whole live takes and working very quickly. “It's still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it,” says Hoop. “The recordings are quite raw, human and sparse, even unsettling. What I like to call quick fire recording forces you to work in an incredibly focused and instinctive type of way, no second guessing. ”

However fast the work, Memories Are Now covers a great deal of ground, showcasing every edge and curve of Hoop’s captivating voice, with sounds and themes ranging from the mythic to the deeply intimate.

“Songs of Old” and “The Coming,” songs she sees as “twins” on the album, confront the religion that weighs heavily on her past and the world.

“'Songs of Old' imagines a girl who learns that the ornate, majestic splendor of her temple came at the cost of beautiful and scared cultures from across the sea, the demolishing of their gods, rituals and myths, and the total oppression of those people,” says Hoop. “Religion is one of those things that wells up, and takes over, and shows itself in dangerous ways when it's out of balance. Show me a time when it wasn’t out of balance.”

Moving from the dark side of religion to the imagination of myth, “Pegasi” explores “the idea of carrying something to the point of breaking,” says Hoop, drawing on the story of Pegasus and its accomplished rider who takes it for granted. “I fear you'll see the day that I've endured all I can take,” she sings to a gliding, wistful melody. “I won't bend, but I will break under the weight.”

And from relatable allegory to intensely personal meditation, “The Lost Sky” is a dynamic, anxious song that “gives you a voice when you don’t have a say,” says Hoop. “I have a dear friend who was in a horrific accident that left him in a coma for two weeks. We thought we had lost him. He woke up to find himself silently divorced. This was a heartbreak for all related, and I wrote this while we were waiting for him to wake up. His experience drove me to explore my own relationship with abandonment. I think the cruel nature of life and love is something we all can relate to one way or the next. When you don't have any say in how a relationship plays out, when you're cut off, there's a relentless loop that plays again and again in your own mind of those words that you would say... if love was fair enough to let you speak it. This song gives you that chance.”

The defiance that permeates Memories Are Now is both a product and necessity of a career that has been independently driven and self-funded from the beginning. “All of my successes have been won by the bootstraps, on the grassroots level, with handshakes and hugs from great people who believe in me,” says Hoop, more than a decade into her career and with new paths to forge. As she sings in the title track, “I've lived enough life, I've earned my stripes. That’s my knife in the ground, this is mine.”

£14 Advance / £16 On The Door

Tickets available via Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Jumbo Records, Leeds

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Support comes from Chloe Foy

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The Toasters (USA) + China Shop Bull
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Toasters (USA) + China Shop Bull

The Toasters are one of the original American third-wave ska bands. Founded in New York way back in 1981 by Buck. We’ve released 9 studio albums, with labels such as Moon Ska RecordsMegalith RecordsCelluloidStomp RecordsCaroline Distribution & Skaloid.

Buck is the only constant member in the band. He moved over to the US to manage the Forbidden Planetcomic book store, one year later he formed The Toasters. Our first show was opening for Bad Brains that same year, and later along in ’83 we released our first single Beat Up.

Two more years along and we reach Recriminations, our debut EP, produced by Joe Jackson. This was the point Buck decided to create Moon Ska Records, this would be the label for Recriminations.

Over the following years we expanded with the addition of a brass section, releasing Skaboom! in 1987. Since then, the lineup has seen many new faces (regular contributors included Coolie Ranx, Matt Malles, Brian Sledge, Lester Sterling – followed by a huge etc.), we released a bunch more albums, singles, EP’s & compilations – all available in our toastography. Our latest releases being One More Bullet (LP), in 2007 for our 25th anniversary & House of Soul (7″) in 2013.

Up to today we’re still touring around the world, filling the dance-floors with ska. While we’re at it we’ve also brought out a couple of hot-sauces & brews.

Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Leeds’ finest - China Shop Bull

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Sunstack Jones + Lee Southall (The Coral) Joint Headline Show
Jul
13
8:30 PM20:30

Sunstack Jones + Lee Southall (The Coral) Joint Headline Show

Free Entry Show!

8:30pm Start

There's something in the water round Liverpool way, some indefinable element trickling through the Mersey.

How else, then, would you explain the city's rich psychedelic lineage? At times, Liverpool seems chock full of starry eyed dreamers stomping on effects pedals and emanating lysergic sounds into the inky night.

Local heroes Sunstack Jones have released two albums of splendid psych-drenched songwriting, with The Verve's Nick McCabe helping to master a third instalment.

New album 'Some Pale Morning' will be released this July, and it finds the band's sound expanding outwards while their songwriting delves into fresh areas.

New single 'Without Being Told' is a head-long rush into crystal clear waters, a refreshing sub-zero dip into languid guitar effects, Byrds-esque harmonies, and much more besides.

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The Last Internationale + The Hot Soles
Jul
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Last Internationale + The 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: £10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via:

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

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Support comes from The Hot Soles

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Last Internationale + The Hot Soles
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Last Internationale + The 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: £10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Support Comes from The Hot Soles

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Joint Presents: Angelo Palladino
Jul
1
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Joint Presents: Angelo Palladino

In a series of very special Sunday afternoon performances under the moniker of ‘The Sunday Joint’ we aim to bring an exceptional programme of free entry music for you on a Sunday Afternoon.

Starting at 5pm and all wrapped up for seven just in time for getting home early for that much needed shut eye before work on Monday morning.

The first in our series of events is ‘Angelo Palladino’

Angelo was born and raised in the Whitechapel district of East London in 1949 to an ebullient East End mother and a P.O.W. Italian father. His family was forced to live in the Jewish quarter of the East End because of racial threats and bigotry against his father. "My dad learned how to speak Yiddish in about a week, then he taught me how to speak it rather than Italian, because it was safer", Angelo says, "which is why I can still speak Yiddish today."

This is Blues in it’s purest form!

5pm Start

Free Entry

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The Soap Girls + Eye To Eye
Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Soap Girls + Eye To Eye

Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation. Performing continuously throughout 2017, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, who follow the band across the UK and Europe.

The SoapGirls are society’s rejects and their punk credentials were rubber stamped by scintillating performances at the legendary Rebellion Festival last year and such was the their success that they were asked back to play the Blackpool event again in 2018.

 The SoapGirls write outsider anthems that are androgynous, audacious and straight from the heart. Following the release of their album Societys Rejects,  features on there band have appeared  in Classic Rock , The Mirror and Vive Le Rock, while their last two singles were played on BBC Radio and play listed by Planet Rock Radio.

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

Or Online via www.seetickets.com

Support comes from Eye To Eye

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

 

 

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Skeltr
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Skeltr

Skeltr’s Spiritual Punk Funk comes at the audience with sumptuous, technically prolific saxophone solos alongside mysterious samples, synths and loopers for a heart-wrenching and thoughtful cascade of modern and technical soulful funk.

Having recently warmed up for KNOWER at the London Jazz Fest ’17 and played alongside Dinosaur at the famous ‘Oslo Jazzscene’ in Norway - Skeltr are making big waves in their first year.

Having had their debut album recently played on JazzFm and earmarked by Jazzwise Magazine as one to watch for 2018, Skeltr’s winding musical journey is one not to be missed.

“After a matter of seconds of the opening number, it was clear this was going to be one of those extra special gigs” Paul Bream, Jazz North East ‘

“An electrifying new duo in which Sam Healey’s roaring sax lines soar above Craig Hanson’s drum patterns, electronic soundscapes and samples, manipulated live in the moment: a striking, expansive sound with a buzzing energy at it’s core” Manchester Jazz Festival

Tickets: £8 Advance / £10 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8:30pm / Standing + Seating

 

 

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London Astrobeat Orchestra Plays Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense'
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

London Astrobeat Orchestra Plays Talking Heads 'Stop Making Sense'

London Astrobeat Orchestra perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie – live! Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack-on-point, earth-shatteringly tight, live band.

Selling out their first 4 debut shows at The Jazz Café, London, the band were affectionately nicknamed the “African Talking Heads”. They are comprised of some of the best West African session musicians alive on this planet today; legendary bandleader and bassist Edd Bateman hosting rhythmic influences from Senegal, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Cameroon and Congo and featuring Lingala singer and soukous aristocrat ‘King Fire’, blues rock and astropheric soundscaping guitarist and vocalist Julian Burdock, Guinean Master Griot kora player Mosi Conde and Senegalese rhythm machine Badou N’diaye.

When you consider the afrobeat vibes that run through all the best Talking Heads albums, it’s both appropriate and correct that this collective of musicians from West Africa, Europe and beyond should offer this completely unique, razor sharp, liquid funk and jaw-droppingly tight take on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s timeless compositions.

“This is The Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense delivered live and with a degree of raw, cosmic, human energy that will totally, utterly and completely blow your wig off!” – World Headquarters

£14 Advance / £16 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas Wynn & The Believers

"Southern Rock Muscle ~ Soulful Rock n' Blues": If you like Tom Petty, The Band, The Black Crowes, CCR & Pink Floyd, you'll love TW&TB.

Voted seven years running BEST OF ORLANDO #1 ROCK BAND (and FOLK/COUNTRY) 2009-2015 . . . Orlando Weekly's Reader's Choice

Hailing from a musical family, the sibling-led band is heavily influenced by Thomas and Olivia's father, Tom Wynn, the original drummer of Cowboy, one of Capricorn Studio's (Allman Brothers) legendary bands from the 1970s. His influence, as well as their faith and rearing in church, undoubtedly shaped their songwriting and musical interests. Their deeply rooted principles certainly laid the foundation for what the Wynns bring to The Believers' sound. Thomas’ spirit-moving vocals are uniquely supported by sister Olivia's engaging and captivating voice and presence. Her strong vocal harmonies and wide-eyed response is the perfect companion to his yearning banshee cries.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Kashena Sampson + Waiting For Wednesday + Jess Thristan
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kashena Sampson + Waiting For Wednesday + Jess Thristan

Rolling Stone said Wild Heart (Released May 28) carves out “a sound that smooths and softens the neon-bright polish of Top 40 country to a warm, analog glow,” praising Sampson’s music as “an East Nashville salute to the glory days of California country-rock, shot through with Seventies swoon and swagger.” 

Along with her stunning debut album, Sampson’s reputation for her powerful live performances has landed her many standout bookings, including an invitation to perform at AmericanaFest UK 2018 in London, and a slot supporting country legend Merle Haggard’s sons, Ben & Noel Haggard, at East Nashville’s largest venue, The Basement East. 

She may appear to be the new kid on the block, but Sampson’s mature artistic vision and embrace by one of the world’s best music scenes is not surprising, considering that she’s been around much more than the block, and she is no kid. 

“At sea, it was three years of performing every night for a live audience,” she said. “When I left California, I was a girl. And when I returned home from the ships, I was a woman. I just matured. I grew up.”

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 7:30pm / Standing Show

Support Comes From: Waiting For Wednesday + Jess Thristan

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Thee Hypnotics
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Thee Hypnotics

"Thee Hypnotics care only for their own generic past and frenetic present. The future doesn't even get a look in... forget regression, this is reincarnation! Past, present and future!” (Melody Maker, 1989 ).

A heavyweight vinyl anthology, including rare and unreleased material from 90s hell-raising rock’n’rollers Thee Hypnotics, was released in April, via Beggars Arkive, with an accompanying tour this April.

We’re delighted to have them here for what promises to be one red hot, sticky night!

Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of The MC5, the corrupting output of The Stooges and the gospel according to The Cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of rock’n’roll was propelled by near punishing decibel levels and a fervour bordering on the evangelical.

Blazing a devastating trail of high-octane thrills and annihilation, Thee Hypnotics occupied a bizarre hinterland that sat somewhere between the British neo-psychedelic scene of the late 80s and the detonation of garage-influenced rock from the Pacific northwest of the early 90s. Little wonder that a band that shone so bright would burn out before the end of the century.

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Phil Campbell (The Temperance Movement) + Seafoam Green
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Campbell (The Temperance Movement) + Seafoam Green

Phil Campbell is living well in 2018. His band, The Temperance Movement, made the collective decision to take some time off the road after five years of hard touring in 2017 to reconnect with home and friends whilst they cooked up their brand new album ‘A Deeper Cut’ (Released In February 2018 via Earache Records)

During this time, he found a brand new motivation for music & played a handful of solo shows.
His main motivation.......a small Kimble piano in the hallway of his tenement flat where he sits playing 'Tiny Dancer' or 'Heart of Saturday Night'. This was the key to starting writing again. 

The Temperance Movement are riding high and this is a brilliant chance to see Phil re-visiting tracks from his 4 solo albums and without doubt, a few Temperance numbers.

£15 Advance / £17 On The Door

Tickets Available Via: Venue Box Office, Revo Records (Halifax), Jumbo Records (Leeds)

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support comes from Seafoam Green

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