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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Dead Good Disco
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

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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The Sunday Club Presents: Acoustic Dogz
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Acoustic Dogz

We’re delighted to welcome ‘Acoustic Dogz’ for a debut at the Sunday Club. Don’t miss this, this will be a good fun, rocking afternoon. Featuring Paul Uttley of Halfax legends ‘Lost Weekend’ and I’m sure some of you will remember Nigel from ‘Glitter & Twisted’ See you there!

5pm Start / Downstairs Bar / Free Entry

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Corduroy
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Corduroy

Corduroy arrived on the Acid Jazz scene in early 1992. Self-styled as the Fabric Four, they cut a striking presence with their soundtrack for the beatific generation. Dressed in black turtle neck sweaters with goatee beards, their cartoonish charm and visual style, a cross between Bop musicians and Greenwich Village bohemians, was the cat’s miaow.
Behind the flummery though, there was music that captured hearts and minds; three albums, Dad Man Cat, High Havoc and Out Of Here for Acid Jazz that drew on their unifying love of 60s and 70s TV themes and film soundtracks, then two, The New You and Clik, for Big Cat. The Acid Jazz trilogy will be reissued later this year; the later through Well Suspect Records. 
2018, however, welcomes a new album. The aptly titled The Return Of The Fabric Four, recorded in the 2Bit studio in south London between May and November 2017, takes the group – drummer Ben Addison and keyboardist Scott Addison, bassist Richard Searle, guitarist Simon Nelson-Smith – back to their Acid Jazz source with 12 tracks that score that archetypal ’60s spy film, with split screens and montages, car chases, secret agents in black specs and fawn macs and girls in kinky boots and knitted dresses. Interspersed with jazz passages, mood mosaics and a samba, it reminds us just how much Corduroy were ahead of the curve, pre-empting the mid 90s easy listening renaissance that blew up with Club Smashing and Indigo’s and the lifestyle paid homage to in the Austin Powers films.
But their influence stretched even further: a favourite of Blur’s – they’d play their early records on their tour bus as they were formulating their ideas for the Parklife album and British Image Number 1 – Corduroy’s imprint is writ large over Britpop’s foundations. Blur showed their appreciation, inviting Corduroy to play at their 1994 Alexandra Palace extravaganza alongside Supergrass and Pulp. They put on an amazing show, explaining why they reached Number 2 in the Melody Maker 1994 end-of-year Live Poll, despite the music-paper making it very clear they hated the very idea of them. 

£10 Advance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Quiz Night
Oct
31
8:30 PM20:30

Quiz Night

Quiz Night with Quiz Master Brian!


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

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

Plus the opportunity to win £50 + In The Jackpot!

8:30 pm Start

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The Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett

Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.
UNCUT MAGAZINE


Old before his years country-folk fellow who mixes intricate John Fahey fingerpicking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds-THE GUARDIAN (PICK OF THE WEEK)

“Yorkshirecana bluegrass brilliance from Serious Sam. He plays a mean 12 string resonator, mixing songs about his home county with traditional southern folk stompers. There’s authenticity, there’s soul - someone to get very excited about.”- ARTROCKER

(ARTROCKER MAGAZINE voted his first album NUMBER 27 in the top 100 albums of 2009 (not bad for a 500 limited pressing) http://artrocker.com/node/19662)

“Deliciously home-grown, this is a rewarding collection of songs that could well renew your faith in underground folk scenes. This stripped down and raw album is riddled with the gritty reality of this artist's Northern life and makes no apologies” ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

“An endlessly playable delight from beginning to end”- VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE (USA)

Free Entry / 5pm Start / Downstairs Bar

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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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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Nov
9
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

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Steve Davis + Kavus Torabi DJ SET
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Steve Davis + Kavus Torabi DJ SET

Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker Player of the 1980's, winning a total of 28 major ranking events including 6 World Championships. In recent years his involvement in snooker has been limited mainly to TV punditry, which has given him far more time to indulge in his musical hobby, namely collecting left field music from around the globe and presenting a weekly Radio show on PhoenixFM and monthly residency on NTS Radio with Kavus Torabi. His favourite band is Magma and it was well documented that at the end of the 80's he brought them to London for a series of shows. His musical tastes range from quality 70's Prog, Canterbury and Zeuhl through to modern day Rock in Opposition and Avant-Progressive and now further into left-field electronica and IDM.

Kavus Torabi:
Kavus Torabi is an experimental/ psychedelic musician with a long history in the field. He fronts his own band, Knifeworld and plays in Gong, Guapo and was previously a member of the clad Cardiacs.
He runs the boutique record label, Believers Roast, has collaborated with a wide range of left-field artists and co-presents The Interesting Alternative Show and Fire Shuffle shows with Steve Davis, shows championing new, experimental, avant-garde, far out, underground, electronic, pop, folk, psych, rock and classical music.

An explanation of their live DJ set is hard to narrow down but it is effectively across the board weird and left field Prog Bangers with Quality Electronic and top end Techno slung into the mix!

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

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

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


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

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


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

£15 Advance

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

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Standing Show

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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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

 

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An Evening With Mike Garry
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening With Mike Garry

Mike Garry was a librarian for 15 years before becoming a poet.

He began by reading his own poems to the hundreds of young people who attended his Library Homework Centre. They loved what they heard and encouraged him to perform them at live poetry events and Slams, which he did, instantly winning fans and prizes throughout the UK.

His gritty poetry has won the admiration far and wide and his collaboration with Joe Duddell and New Order in New Yorks Carnegie Hall in 2014 received five star reviews.

Championed by Philip Glass for whom Mike is currently writing a libretto that will be premiered at the 2015 Days and Nights Festival in The Big Sur

Mike has worked in thousands of schools and his three books, Men’s Morning, Mancunian Meander and God is a Manc have become schemes of work in schools throughout the UK and his poetry is regularly heard on BBC Radio and TV.

He has read his poems in Prisons, Young Offenders units, Mental Health Hospitals, Children’s Homes, youth clubs and local pubs. He’s passionate about bringing live poetry to places it wouldn’t normally reach and to people who wouldn’t normally listen to it.

His performances are passionate swirling rhythms of thoughts and emotions converted to monologues of quick fire words.

In 2010, Mike was hand picked to tour with John Cooper Clarke by his management.

“I liked what he said and the way he said it” Said John reflecting on their five year working relationship performing in over 500 venues throughout the UK and Ireland.

Mike has recently been appointed Associate Fellow and Artist in Residence at the University of Westminster in London and is collaborating with number musicians to create new works.

£10 Advance

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

14 + Show

Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Stuart McCallum
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Stuart McCallum

Guitarist of considerable facility and creativity, Stuart McCallum rose to prominence playing with the Cinematic Orchestra on Ma Fleur and Live at the Albert Hall, but it is with his own music that confirms his reputation as one of the most vital, creative and soulful guitarists of his generation. His new EP, Solitude, explores the subtleties and emotive nuances of the acoustic guitar in a breathtakingly beautiful way

'Master guitarist McCallum's music is heaven sent. Beautifully crafted, warm blooded, folk and jazz inspired magical stuff....' WRITTEN IN MUSIC

9:00 Pm Start / Free Entry (Downstairs Bar)

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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)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Hot Soles
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Hot Soles

A two piece band from Sheffield, playing aggressive soul, absorbing life and singing about it. Hot Soles are a breathtaking duo who's every live performance is a dynamic show-stopper. Since October 2010, the Yorkshire band have been wowing audiences from all walks of life with their rip roaring, raucous soul vibe.

When they first met during an idle lunchtime at school, one of them vigorously beat the other with a piece of wood. Fortunately, after much crying, sighing and some lengthy spells in detention, they decided to bury the hatchet and become best buds. It's not every day that two sensual souls of such rare groove and voracious passion collide in the cosmos, and so, Hot Soles were born.

Their live shows are so high octane that you should probably consider bringing protective headgear and breathing apparatus if you're of a nervous disposition. Their achievements include an incredible transatlantic jamming session with the legendary Duane Eddy on BBC Radio 5, performing to 20,000 people in Sheffield City Centre, European tours encompassing overseas festivals and countless local media and radio appearances. Along with these delights they've also had the pleasure of playing alongside a plethora of well-known artists including Franz Ferdinand, Vampire Weekend, Deap Valley, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sleafod Mods, The 1975 and Dr Feelgood - to name just a few!

"In the not-entirely-crowded field of post-Black Keys blues-rock duos you might want to listen to, the Hot Soles deserve kudos for sounding like Solomon Burke fronting a 60s power trio (without the bassist, naturally)" - The Guardian

"Hot Soles take everything that is brilliant about rock and roll, condense it, then tell it to 'stop fucking messing about'. The riffs come thick and fast and drums hit hard and true, and by the end of their 25 minutes in the spotlight every foot is tapping, every head is nodding and the applause is as rapturous as if they were headlining." - Watch The Band Not The Pit

"Hot Soles are the most exciting Rock 'n' Roll band I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and have a very addictive live performance energy, which we needed to capture in the right studio environment" - Steve Power (producer - Robbie Williams, Blur, Joe Cocker)

It's clear from building such a shimmering musical CV in such a short space of time that they have a mission. The mission is simple - to make a very loud noise filled with rare groove and ferocious gusto and liven up the musical landscape.

There are many duos, but there is only one Hot Soles.

Free Entry Show / 5pm Start (Downstairs Bar)

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The Lantern Jazz Nights Presents@ The Ben Crosland Quartet
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Lantern Jazz Nights Presents@ The Ben Crosland Quartet

We are delighted to announce the second night of our brand new Monthly Tuesday night Jazz Nights, running on the last Tuesday night of every month.

Expect super chilled Speakeasy vibes with the best Jazz musicians from around the country hosted by Ben Crosland & His Trio.

8:30pm Start / Bar Opens at 7:30pm

Free Entry. (Downstairs Bar)

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Tony Wright (Terrorvision) + Lilly Acoustic
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Wright (Terrorvision) + Lilly Acoustic

Extremely listenable, instantly likeable and damn good.
Uber Rock

There are those of us who often wondered if Tony Wright had a good solo album in him… consider it confirmed!
Subba Cultcha

Yet, for all his hushed tones and softer hues, Wright has still managed to fashion a set of songs that are, in their own way, as anthemic and as rallying as the high watermarks of his old band.
Classic Rock Magazine

Thoughts 'n' All is a wonderful album for lonely nights, glass in hand, melancholy on your mind; depending on your outlook it will make you raise a smile, or bring a tear to your eye. Either way, you'll enjoy it and be thankful you did.
Fireworks Magazine

Rather like Tony himself, it's down to earth, unpretentious and easy to get on with. 4/5
Pure Rawk

£12 Advance / £14 On The Door

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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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The Mysterines + Casino Rockets
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Mysterines + Casino Rockets

“Not many bands can say their first gig was a sell-out. The Mysterines however can. Still only in their teens, the trio led by the knockout vocal projection of lead Lia Metcalfe, set the scene aptly. Chiller-psych met with the bluesy-folk outer-tone of Metcalfe‘s past solo performances as bandmates, bassist George Favager and drummer Zak Mcdonnell, held it all together with tight, measured instrumentation. Three young musicians showing talent and professionalism well above their collective years.” 

Support comes from Halifax's own - CASINO ROCKETS!

Tickets: £5 Advance / £7 On The Door

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

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Doors 8pm / Standing Only

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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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Heather Findlay
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Heather Findlay

Heather Findlay was born on the 7th of March 1977. It was in Doncaster that Heather spent her early years with a few more years spent in Wakefield and Leeds here and there along the way until she finally settled in York at the age of 9. Brought up in a home where the radio was never switched off unless the turntable was spinning, foundations were being laid well from an early age that would become the basis for Heather’s future music career.

At the age of 13, on learning she had a growing passion for playing music, her beloved grandfather bought for Heather, her first guitar. Appearing in many school productions and shows and constantly listening to new music fuelled the passion further and from the Kate Bush; Fleetwood Mac; Beatles and Mowtown she’d hear a lot of at home to the pop, rock, grunge and metal of the common room and later bars and clubs, Heather’s musical and performing background had been written and was as diverse as the ocean is deep.

By the age of 19 Heather had studied art at college, spent increasing amounts of time in the studio and had begun playing various acoustic gigs. It was following one such gig that Heather was asked to join up and coming rock band Mostly Autumn by its’ founder member Bryan Josh. On feeling the timing was right to move in a different direction, Heather accepted. During the 13 years that followed, Bryan and Heather went on to share much creative success, writing and recording many albums together with the band which toured internationally and constantly throughout.  It was in January 2010 that Heather made the decision to part company with Mostly Autumn and to launch a solo career.

Back to the drawing board and hoping to create something very fresh and new, Heather began writing material for her debut solo album.

Throughout 2010 Heather wrote many tunes that seemed to begin to pull in differing directions from one another thus inspiring the decision for her to release a series of EP’s instead of a full album.

In February 2011 it was announced that the dark, edgy, quirky and bohemian, first EP in the series ‘The Phoenix Suite’ would be released on 25th April 2011.

On 14th March 2011, the pre-release limited collector’s edition of The Phoenix Suite EP sold-out in just 9 minutes!

Even in the very early stages of Heather’s solo presence it can be seen that she is indeed determined to make her mark with a fresh and innovative sound which succeeds in its experimental bravery, yet in all that is vocal, still manages to pay homage to her former pastures in the unmistakably emotive, dynamic Findlay way.

Over the years Heather has developed her level of stage-craft to the point of being labelled an utterly mesmeric and charismatic performer. This boundless depth and dynamic of her stage presence coupled with her richness, power and beauty of voice deny you the ability to be anything other than captive when she sings. Working up a reputation for being one of the finest female vocalists of her time winning her awards for such and her songs alike, Heather’s solo career is to be one that promises greatness in every aspect.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

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

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Halifax Hikers Present: Hardcore Punk All Dayer
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Halifax Hikers Present: Hardcore Punk All Dayer

Halifax Hikers, in conjunction with The Lantern present a Hardcore Punk Rock Special on Sunday 9th December.

Featuring: Billyclub, Anti-System, Burning Flag, Unholy Alliance, Toronto Blessings & Bleed.

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

Available Via: Revo Records, Halifax, The Lantern, Halifax, Direct from Halifax Hikers.

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

2PM Start / Standing Show

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Bright Moon - A Winter's Yuletide Gathering
Dec
14
to Dec 15

Bright Moon - A Winter's Yuletide Gathering

Bright Moon is brothers Tom (voice/guitar) & Jim O'Keefe (drums) along with life-long musical cohorts the 'two Ryans' - Wilby (bass) and Wilkinson (Voice/Keys/Synths). The boys have been playing music together in various incarnations for over a decade but it took Ryan's Wilkinson’s recent introduction to knit their sound together with his textured keyboards, drones and tones. Bright Moon's heady brew of pyschedelic pop was cooked up in their bolthole in North Halifax, a derelict farm on the edge of the Yorkshire moors. The band's ambitious arrangements fuse classic songwriting and the ambient leanings of late era Talk Talk, with a doff of the hat to Wild Beasts, The Smiths and Massive Attack. Check out the band's recent demo which was recorded with up and coming producer David Watts (recent production credits include (The Fall/Kaiser Chiefs/Paul Heaton).

£7 Advance / £9 On The Door

Tiokets 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
Dec
22
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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The Sunday Club Presents: Little Giants
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Little Giants

From LITTLEgiants acoustic roots has grown a new kind of string band with on foot in the past and one firmly in the future, taking inspiration from Honky Tonkers, old time string bands, mountain music and country blues but writing and arranging songs in their own timeless style.

From close country harmonies to stompin’ old time, murder ballads to sweet love songs, high and lonesome to low down and dirty all supplied by the plucking of strings suspended on a variety of different sized and shaped wooden boxes and accompanied by vocal chords.

Supplying these sounds are husband and wife team Martin Nuttall on vocals, guitar, banjo and dobro and Ruth Nuttall on vocals, occasional accordion and clarinet, supplying the grounding, the glue that holds it all together Morley Hilton on upright bass.

LITTLEgiants have appeared across the UK to rapturous applause, having recently supported the Sweetback Sisters on part of their UK tour and previously supporting the likes of The Wiyos, Emily Barker and red clay halo, Chris Wood, Pete Molinari and the Dirt Daubers as well as playing Nozstock Festival Main Stage and Willowman Festival.

Their debut recording, the 5 track EP “Welcome to our House” was recorded and produced by the band ‘live’ around a single microphone in the front room that is their practice space with no over dubs or fancy stuff to give an honest representation of the bands down home sound.

The bands new full length album 'From the Roots on up' was again self recorded, produced and released and is available at all unreputable outlets.

"What appealed to me was that they didn’t have that all too common over-produced sound you often hear today, instead they had a sound I love that dates back to a bygone era when bands sang around one microphone.” - FOLK RADIO

5PM Start - Free Entry (Downstairs Bar)

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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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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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The Sunday Club Presents: The Bromleys
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Bromleys

The Bromleys are John, Jenny & James (father, daughter & son). Each gifted with a powerful voice, they sing a mixture of traditional and contemporary folk songs in three part harmony, both a capella and with instrumental accompaniment. Together, The Bromleys create a rich blend of voices that is unique to their kin. They have each performed solo and as part of a variety of bands, including Kimber's Men, A Rookery and Jump Jive & Wail and it was only ever a matter of time until they began singing together. It runs through their blood.

Free Entry

Downstairs Bar

5pm Start

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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.

*** CANCELLED ***

Due to extremely poor advance sales, we have had no choice but to Cancel Saturday’s show with Hannah Williams & The Affirmations.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

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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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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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The Sunday Club Presents: Terri Shaltiel
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: Terri Shaltiel

The Sunday Joint is proud to kick off a brand new season of Sunday sessions at The Lantern.

And our first out of the starting blocks is Terri Shaltiel

erri is a powerful funky singer as well as being a band-leader, song-writer, who sings a bluesy fusion of deep soul, jazz, funk, rare-groove, reggae and all that is fine, with a tone ranging from gutsy and raw to lilting and lush.

The ultimate queen of Funk, Soul, Blues and Reggae.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar

5pm Start

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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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The Nightingales + Near Jazz Experience
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Nightingales + Near Jazz Experience

Birmingham’s original punk group The Prefects had been part of The Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, recorded a couple of Peel sessions, released a 45 on Rough Trade and, years after splitting up, had a retrospective CD released by NY label Acute Records to all round glowing reviews – from Rolling Stone to webzines.

The Nightingales was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.

Described in John Robb’s definitive book on post punk (“Death To Trad Rock”) as “The misfits’ misfits” and comprising an ever fluctuating line up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.

The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles – pretty much always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press – and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel. They also regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico.

In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004.

After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki.

Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing six 7″ vinyl singles, two 10″ EPs and six studio albums, touring England, mainland Europe and USA numerous times, playing various festivals and recording many radio sessions along the way.

Until recently the Nightingales made one record for a label and then moved on. They continue to operate with no manager, booking agent, publisher, et al. They work equally well with pop musicians, rock n rollers and the avant garde. Independent, maverick, diligent, daft, blah blah.

The band’s latest releases for their new mates at Tiny Global Productions, are a six track 10” mini album “Become Not Becoming” (2017) and a 7” 45 collaboration with the great Vic Godard in May 2018 – “Commercial Suicide Man”.

Later in the year a new album, titled “Perish The Thought”, will be released with an extensive UK/Euro tour to coincide.

By hook or by crook, more adventures will follow.

Support comes from - Near Jazz Experience

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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

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Doors 8pm / Standing Show

Support Comes From: Near Jazz Experience

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Powersolo + Bones Shake
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Powersolo + Bones Shake

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

Lee Bains iii & The Glory Fires + Mouses

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.

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Doors: 8:30pm

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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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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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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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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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