Big Society + Support
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Big Society + Support

We’re delighted to welcome Manchester-based band Big Society, who recently dropped their debut single 'Marine Club Party', just before before their huge supporting slot at Bob Dylan and Neil Young's show in Hyde Park. It's already been a busy year for the band, who have so far played sets at Live At Leeds, The Great Escape, and Hit The North.

The intoxicating track is home to intriguing textures, fuzzy guitars, distortion and intricately layered instrumentals. According to Will from the band, 'Marine Club Party' is "an idle attempt to show ones guard being exploited when it was down; the marine club party jolts and scrapes into you like a good night out that you won't remember."

£5 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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Leeds City Stompers
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

Leeds City Stompers

Leeds City Stompers play the vintage blues, ragtime, swing and folk music that was popular in America in the 1920s through 1950s, but with the energy and feel of modern rock and roll music. The band swaps instruments and all three members sing lead, but essentially is a trio of guitar, double bass and drums or washboard. Christopher Fox is on guitar, double bass and vocals, Martyn Roper is on double bass, guitar and vocals and Jack Amblin plays the drums, washboard and does vocals too.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm 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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Sunday Club Presents: Snakerattlers
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Snakerattlers

Snakerattlers is a Dirty Water Records band, comprising of married couple Dan and Naomi. It's a hellbound voyage of rockabilly, garage, trash and traditional gum-chewing greaser rock and roll. The music is delivered with ruthless venom and intense bursts of raw, erratic power. The band hails from the deepest, darkest depths of ghost-ridden York, in the heart of North Yorkshire, England. Since it's inception in 2016, Snakerattlers have carved themselves a reputation for an intimidating and devastating live performance. Their sound will refresh your beliefs on what a two-piece band can be, as the sound that is produced by Snakerattlers is gargantuan. It has to be experienced in the flesh in order to be completely believed. Watch them perform live if you dare.

"Immediate, scary and energising" - Louder Than War

"One of the UK's most dynamic acts" - The 13th Floor

"The punk and rock scenes should keep a close eye on Snakerattlers" - Spill Magazine

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5PM Start

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Galaxians (DJ SET)
Aug
25
8:30 PM20:30

Galaxians (DJ SET)

After a stunning set earlier this year, we’re delighted to have GALAXIANS back for a DJ set!

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

“Dazzling” Huffington Post

“Full of fresh flex and boogie bounce, this is modern soul done right. Jam-packed with fun and soul , LTRI demonstrates both a songwriting craft and level of musicianship unparalled across the UK boogie scene. Essential.” Piccadilly Records, Manchester

“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

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30pm Start

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Jade Harris With The Ben Crosland Trio
Aug
27
8:30 PM20:30

Lantern Jazz Presents: Jade Harris With The Ben Crosland Trio

''Every generation throws up a handful of musicians who can interpret the classic American Songbook afresh. These ‘standard’ and ‘show tunes’ often appear hackneyed, taken for granted or just plain old-fashioned. Yet, artists with talent and vision breathe new life into them. Think Ray Charles, Etta James, Nina Simone and Eva Cassidy. I can hear the same visionary quality and musical talent in the work of vocalist Jade Harris” - Adrian Ingram – Jazz Guitarist, Writer and Historian

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 8:30pm Start

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Modulations (Club Night)
Aug
31
to Sep 1

Modulations (Club Night)

Modulations is a DJ night inspired by electro-pop, alternative & dark wave music those with discerning taste can enjoy & dance to.

We are open to requests. The current playlist includes: Bronski Beat, Depeche Mode, OMD, Talk Talk, New Order, The Cult, Tears for Fears, Kate Bush, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Simple Minds, The Horrors, The Moonlandingz, Grimes, Cabaret Voltaire, Boy Harsher, Soft Kill, Tamaryn, Tempers, The Raveonettes, DAF, Julian Winding, Sisters of Mercy, Cold Cave, Light Asylum, Essaie Pas, Void Vision, Killing Joke, Phase Fatale, Schwefelgelb & more.

Doors: 8pm / Free Entry (Venue)

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Cam Cole
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

Cam Cole

Cam Cole is a singer, songwriter, busker and new age traveller who roams around performing on streets and venues as his one man band show influenced by Folk, Delta Blues, Grunge and Rock N' Roll.

Do not Miss This!

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:00 pm Start

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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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Stamding Show

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Native Harrow
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Native Harrow

Devin Tuel may consider herself to be an artist meant for a different time, but she now finds herself inhabiting her own true place. The singer-songwriter is at home in Upstate NY reflecting on her third album, Happier Now, released under her nom de plume, Native Harrow, as well as the difficult sojourn the former ballerina and classically trained singer has had to traverse to become the writer and performer she was meant to be. “This record is about becoming your own advocate. Realizing that maybe you are different in several or a myriad of ways and that that is okay. And further, it is about me becoming a grown woman,” Tuel says.

After nearly two decades of rigorous training in ballet, theatre, and voice, Tuel needed to break out of the oppressive rules of academia and find her natural voice, write from her heart, and figure out what kind of performer she truly was rather than the one she was being molded into from the age of 3. “I spent my early twenties playing every venue in Greenwich Village, recording demos in my friends kitchen, and making lattes. I felt very alive then. I was on my own living in my own little studio, staying up all night writing; the dream I had of being a bohemian New York City artist was unfolding. I wanted to be Patti Smith. I was also heartbroken, poor, and had no idea what I was getting myself into. My twenties, as I think it goes for most, were all about getting up, getting knocked down, and learning to keep going. I never gave up and I think if I told 20 year old me how things looked 9 years later she’d be so excited”.

Happier Now (out April 12 on Different Time Records), is a set of nine songs recorded and mixed by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, The Cactus Blossoms, Pokey LaFarge) at Chicago’s Reliable Recorders. The album was co-produced by Hall, Tuel, and her bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Stephen Harms.

Native Harrow cuts out clear and vibrant narratives on fear, love, the open road, ill-fated relationships, and coping with the state of the world. “I wanted to share that I made it out of my own thunderstorm. I had experienced the high peaks and very low valleys of my twenties. I saw more of the world on my own, got through challenges, reveled in true moments of triumph… but all the while the world around me was growing louder, wilder, and scarier. Music for me is a place to be soft. This album was my place to feel it all.”   

Happier Now’s nine songs were written during three back-to-back tours across North America supporting the band’s second album, Sorores. The album was recorded in just three days in March 2018 during what Tuel jokingly calls “downtime” in the middle of the grueling 108 date tour. Tuel approached the sessions like a musicians’ workshop, each morning beginning with the songwriter presenting her collaborators with the day’s material. The trio rehearsed and documented each song live on the floor, tracking as a band through each take. No click tracks, scratch tracks, or even headphones; just three musicians in a small room, captured with Hall’s collection of vintage mics and some subtle retro production techniques. Overdubs, including vocal harmonies, B3 organ, Rhodes, and the rare lead guitar were added to decorate these live performances.  The creative energy of the tightly-knit sessions spilled over into Tuel’s songwriting as well - she skipped lunch on the third and final day of recording to pen the road-weary “Hard To Take”. Four days after arriving in Chicago, Native Harrow was back on the road and Happier Now was complete.

Happier Now oscillates between feeling the sting of uncertainty (“Can’t Go on Like This”), the beauty of California (“Blue Canyon”) and the ache for lavish stability (“Way to Light”). You could say Tuel wears her heart proudly on her sleeve, but that’d be underplaying the exact gravity of her stories. Each starlit image is framed within her warm, enveloping vocals and the careful, profound considerations of Harms’ musicianship. Start to finish, the new record pours forth from her very bones, and you get the overwhelming sense she has never been more daring and honest than right now.

£10 Advance

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

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Doors: 8pm / Seated Show

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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Sep
13
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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Sunday Club Presents: Howlin' Ric
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Howlin' Ric

Howlin' Ric is a musician and songwriter from Leeds in the north of England. Within the roots scene there is a varied and rich range of subcultures of people who really love Rockabilly, Country, Blues and so on. Being a lover of all these styles of music Howlin' Ric and his band work to satisfy those American traditions in their writing, work in the studio and finally on stage.

Howlin' Ric & the Rocketeers aim to deliver an exciting take on a great American tradition. Presenting original Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues with a classic and fresh sound!

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5PM Start

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Sunday Club Presents: The CJ Smith Band
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: The CJ Smith Band

CJ Smith (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, keyboards)
As a student at Ealing College of Art in the 1960s, a fellow student, Freddy Bulsara, roped me into helping him write some songs. Thanks to his inspiring bright idea, I’ve been writing songs ever since. At this time I was a founder member of the band, Smile. Other band members were Tim Staffel, Brian May and Roger Taylor. (I still think of them as my little art school band.) I hear some of them are still performing occasionally as a tribute band and are doing well. Apparently they have changed their name and are big in Sweden.
In the 70s Chrysalis records sent me on a university tour with Bridget St John and Isaac Guillory, after which I played in various bands including the Zephyrs, Exiles Intact (a reggae band in Chappletown) and Enough Said (a Chappletown Funk band including Paul & Peter Shand.)
In ’95 I formed The King Ivory band, which included Bill White and Ian Rose (see below.)The Band performed on the Paul Jones Show in ’96.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5pm Start

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Dennis Rollins With The Ben Crosland Trio
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Lantern Jazz Presents: Dennis Rollins With The Ben Crosland Trio

A passionate performer and educator, British trombone player Dennis Rollins MBE has established a reputation as an artist of excellence, and has lent his unique and stylish talents to some of this country's, and indeed the world's, top jazz and pop personalities such as Courtney Pine, Maceo Parker, Jamiroquai, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Monty Alexander, Pee Wee Ellis and Jean Toussaint.

Dennis is also a renowned bandleader.  

In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards and the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Awards.  Dennis was nominated twice in the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Awards - for Jazz Musician of the Year and the Jazz Education Award; he won the latter. His other awards include, British Trombone SocietyPlayer of the year 2013 and JazzYorkshire Award 2012 for his band Velocity Trio.

In his hometown of Doncaster UK, Dennis was given Honorary Freedom of the Borough in recognition of his successful musical career and for his constant inspiration to the regions musical youth.

Dennis says "Growing up, I was extremely fortunate to have had the most inspiring and dedicated teacher throughout my youth jazz experience. The skills and compassion I acquired were a result of that education. Teaching feels very natural to me and I feel it's a duty to pass on my musical knowledge to the next generation." 

Being a sought after jazz educationalist Dennis has recently delivered a wide range of music workshops, working in collaboration with music departments of universities, colleges and schools, both throughout the UK and internationally.

Working as a solo artist, he's currently recorded 5 critically acclaimed albums. Three with his award-winning band Badbone & Co and two with his progressive jazz organ-trio, Velocity Trio.

Dennis is currently composing music for his 6th album release with his brand new FUNKY-FUNK! groove ensemble. 

£14 Advance

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

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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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The Black Sheikhs
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Black Sheikhs

Having raised the roof back in March, we warmly welcome the Black Sheikhs back to the club tonight!

Vintage reprobates and genre alchemists, the Black Sheikhs fire heady concoctions of Punk, Pop, Rock and Swing, steaming into the 21st century.

Lord Acton and his band of virtuosos take the popular songs of today, and dress them up in the snazzy rags of the Jazz era. Mötorhead, Beyoncé, Swift and Sheeran, injected with a hefty dose of swing and savour faire. 

From Glastonbury to the Palace of Westminster, they’ve set the stage on fire with boundless energy and brazen bon humour. From pub gigs to arenas, weddings to wakes, the Sheikhs have done it in style.

Come and join in the fun!

THE BAND:
Lord Brian Acton: Guitar, Vocals
Diane Hammond: Clarinet, Vocals
Jamie Stockbridge: Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Reid: Double Bass
Mitch Oldham: Drums and Percussion

£8 Advance

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

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Doors: 8pm / Cabaret Style Seated 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

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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 + Triangle Triangle Triangle
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Xander & The Peace Pirates + Triangle Triangle Triangle

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 7PM / Standing Show

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Egyptian Blue
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Egyptian Blue

Formed in the dank commuter womb of Colchester, Essex, Egyptian Blue are a haunting hybrid of dark post-punk and trippy psychedelia, whilst the ever-present voice of disaffected youth in their songs, gives them an unmistakable punk energy. Fresh off of shows with Yowl and Catholic Action, as well as being plugged by new music veteran Steve Lamacq – the four piece are clearly making an impact on the local music scene and for good reason.

£6.00 Advance

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

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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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Beyond Albedo
Nov
14
8:30 PM20:30

Beyond Albedo

Beyond Albedo are an improvisatory retrofuturistic synth jazz 4 piece. Featuring Sarah Heneghan on drum kit and drum machine, Tim Knowles on uke bass and guitar, Ben Gaunt on synths and Lara Jones on saxophone and effects.
They create interstellar soundscapes and danceable beats, as featured on their new EP ‘CONTACT.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30 PM Start

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Tav Falco & Panther Burns
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tav Falco & Panther Burns

Raised in rural Arkansas, Tav Falco embarked on his long, distinguished musical career upon arriving in Memphis in the mid-1970s. Teaming up with local music legend Alex Chilton in 1978, the duo formed the long-running, still active band Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. Panther Burns thrived on the early 1980s music circuit and were a popular draw at such storied NYC clubs as Peppermint Lounge and Danceteria. Their discography includes ten studio LPs, numerous EPs, live albums, and compilations. Equal parts primal rock ’n’ roll, hill country blues & avant-garde art, Tav Falco's Panther Burns aren't just music, but a state of mind.

£12 Advance

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

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Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Kent Du Chaine
Nov
21
8:30 PM20:30

Kent Du Chaine

Kent Du Chaine is a superb musician, raconteur & entertainer who in his
long career as a full time professional has shared the stage with many of the greatest exponents of the
Blues, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bukka White & Big Mama Thornton to
name just a few. He has a unique connection to Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues, through his
travels with Johnny Shines, Robert’s own travelling companion in the 1930s. Kent has played most of
the major Blues festivals in the USA, Canada, the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland & Norway during his
well over 100 overseas tours. His many accolades include. “ Delta Blues Master” Blues Matters magazine.
“One of the 5 best concerts Nationwide in any music genre.” TheSunday Times, London.
“ A Legend in his own lunchtime & a REAL Bluesman.” The Mike Harding Folk Show.
“ Kent you are the one & only: Number One.” Blues in Hell Festival Award, Norway.
“ ..raw Blues takes you back to the birth of the Blues..a rough cut diamond, an absolute gem.” Blues in

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The Sunday Club Presents: Paddy Steer
Nov
24
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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Jarrod Dickenson 'Unplugged & Distilled"
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jarrod Dickenson 'Unplugged & 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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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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Sunday Club Presents: Shyfinger
Aug
18
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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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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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 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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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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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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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.

Or Online Via:

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

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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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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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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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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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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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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.

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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 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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