Anti-Nowhere League + Unholy Alliance
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Anti-Nowhere League + Unholy Alliance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

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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Stanley Brinks + Freschard
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Stanley Brinks + Freschard

Stanley Brinks began performing officially as André Herman Düne in 1999, sharing lead vocals, guitar playing and songwriting with his brother David in the band Herman Düne for a number of years. They released several albums and toured extensively in UK, gaining and owing a lot to great support from John Peel. He has used many monikers for various side-projects, but since leaving Herman Düne in 2006, he has been known solely as Stanley Brinks. Born in Paris, Stan has been living between New York, San Francisco, Malta and Berlin for about a decade, always on the move. He has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.

Freschard grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. Aged 18 she moved to Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Stanley Brinks wrote a few songs for her to sing. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, "Alien Duck". Her second album, "Click Click", recorded in 2006, features electric guitar by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, she plays the drums herself. On her fourth “Shh...” she also plays the flute. For this year’s “Boom Biddy Boom” she also plays the washboard.

£10 Advance/ £12 On The Door

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

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Doors 8pm / Seated Show

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Modulations (DJ SET)
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Modulations (DJ SET)

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.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30PM

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In Echoes + Support
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

In Echoes + Support

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

The trio, Darran Jackson (vocal & guitar), Steven Hillary(bass), & Nathaniel Lodge (drums & backing vocals) are establishing a reputation for intelligent, thoughtful, & powerful music to accompany the existential and philosophical lyrics aimed at connecting everyone. Influences are far and wide, though specifically, Muse , Queen , and Radiohead, reflect the diverse sound that makes it difficult to pigeon-hole In Echoes. Catch them here on Saturday 26th October.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

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

Or Via: Darran Jackson: 07970517129

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Dead Good Disco
Oct
26
to Oct 29

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: The Night Creatures (Duo Show)
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: The Night Creatures (Duo Show)

Who says you have to go all the way to the US of A to enjoy New Orleans Treme music when we can bring the music to Halifax with THE NIGHTCREATURES!

The Nightcreatures play New Orleans R&B inspired by the hit HBO series ‘Treme’ and the recordings of Dr John, James Booker and Professor Longhair. They draw repertoire from a varied mixture of New Orleans classics, old time Blues, traditional Spirituals, Mardi Gras and more modern songs given the ‘Nightcreatures treatment’, as well as original music.

Free Entry / Downstairs Bar / 5PM Start

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Egyptian Blue +  The Goa Express
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

Egyptian Blue + The Goa Express

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.

Support comes from hotly tipped Manchester five-piece The Goa Express

£6.00 Advance

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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Lieko Quintet
Oct
31
8:30 PM20:30

Lieko Quintet

Lieko Quintet is a Manchester-based group turning contemporary jazz on its head with melodic, groove-infused compositions. Treading a path somewhere between soul music and folk song, they use melody as an anchor for moving between riff-based interplay and free improvisation. When blended together with the rhythmic precision of old school funk and cathartic energy of Nigerian afrobeat, the result is a brain-melting concoction of new-world explorations.

Since forming three years ago, the band has performed at venues and festivals all over Europe, with appearances at Manchester Jazz Festival, Brecon Jazz: Futures, Malta International Arts Festival, Kelburn Garden Party and many other venues across the UK. They released their debut EP, ‘Deja Vu’, in July 2016 and have since followed it with a wildly unconventional music video for the single ‘Scratch That’, which appears on their latest record, ‘Amethyst’.

If you’re not already dancing, they’ll pull the proverbial rug out from underneath your feet, and get you moving in places you never even knew existed.

“…intelligent, inventive and imaginative…”
- The Jazz Man

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30 PM

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Thrill Collins
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Thrill Collins

Thrill Collins are a UK based skiffle-pop trio who have a habit of rearranging the most epic pop songs of all time into spectacular medley marathons. Festivals faithfuls for almost a decade, they have been performing since 2010 entertaining audiences around the world.

“Amazing... Prepare to be blown away” - Glastonbury Festival

“Energy that can smash main stages across the world” - Bestival

“The stuff of legend” - Cheltenham Jazz Festival

“The single most entertaining act you’ll see at any festival” - 2000 Trees Festival

“A festival institution – absolutely incredible” – Wychwood Festival

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

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

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PIGS x 7 **** SOLD OUT ****
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

PIGS x 7 **** SOLD OUT ****

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8:30PM / Mixed Seated / Standing Show

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The Sunday Club Presents: The Devil's Jukebox
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

The Sunday Club Presents: The Devil's Jukebox

Red hot ragtime, vintage viper jazz and scurrilous popular tunes from the twenties and thirties is where the Devil’s Jukebox lives. The band features Leeds Jazz legend Jim Lodge on clarinet, Pinky Camber Sands on banjo bass, Lotus Dubois on jazz ukulele, Scarlet Bonansea on harmonium and suitcase percussion, and Dr Bordello on hooter-phones and vocals in a line-up which pays authentic homage to the wild and eclectic hokum bands of that era.
Described by the Yorkshire Times as ‘five piece vaudevillian sensations, playing an infectious brand of red hot ragtime.’, as, ‘a flamboyantly entertaining spectacle’ by Leeds Guide, ‘a marvellous Tom Waits-esque cabaret’ by the Guardian, and as‘darkly surreal, sinister and bewitching’ by Sandman Magazine, they’ve just released their third album ‘Sure is Righteous! ('1920’s Chicago Good Time Music that can be enjoyed by all”- Just Jazz Magazine, ‘Music of the 1930’s full of booze, sex, humour and no little talent, a joy to lift the spirits!’- Blues Matters.)
Expect a raucous night of rags, tangos, charlestons, and more...

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5pm Start

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Lantern Jazz Presents: Beverley Beirne: JWTHF
Nov
12
8:30 PM20:30

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 / 8:30pm Start

Please note ** This show is in the downstairs bar area, and due to this, there is limited seating. You may reserve a table in advance (strictly first come, first served), by emailing: thelanternhalifax@gmail.com

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Declan Welsh & The Decadent West + The Tall Trees
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West + The Tall Trees

Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. Combining taut indie rock and strongly held beliefs,  Declan and his band, The Decadent West create music that is unapologetic, direct and with a message of humanity that has won over scores of fans already. Releasing their rousing first EP ‘All My Dreams Are Dull’ to widespread approval in 2018, the Decadent West now look to truly set out their stall with upcoming album: ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’, 12 studio recordings produced by the esteemed Chris Marshall in Glasgow (Gerry Cinnamon, Baby Strange, The Dunts, The Van T’s etc).

With enveloping narratives every bit about the personal as the political, the songs to be found on their debut outing starkly set the Decadent West apart as one of the most erudite and essential new bands to believe in for the here and now.

The Decadent West are: Declan Welsh, Duncan McBride, Ben Corlett and Murray Noble.

Support comes from The Tall Trees

£8 Advance / £10 On The Door

Physical tickets available via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Westgate Arcade, Halifax, Or Online

via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Lantern Jazz & Northern Line Presents: Beyond Albedo
Nov
14
9:00 PM21:00

Lantern Jazz & Northern Line Presents: Beyond Albedo

Beyond Albedo are a Leeds/Sheffield-based improvisatory retro-futuristic synth-jazz 4 piece. This jazz/EDM quartet make original music that is exploratory and experimental, but also energetic and danceable. All members bring both traditional and genre-pushing elements to the band’s exciting sonic mix, resulting in a sound that draws from the jazz tradition while pushing it in exciting new directions.

Following a successful EP launch gig, they have recently performed a prime slot at Lancaster Jazz Festival to a full house, been selected on the latest Northern Line Roster by Jazz North and selected for Sage Gateshead's Summer Studios. They have been well-reviewed by the esteemed Now Then magazine, with their track, ‘Cosmic Lighthouse’ being described as ‘surveying the deserted monuments of ancient alien empires, […] to pulsing sci-fi electronica, synths now driving the piece with bold, saw-toothed vitality’.

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30 PM Start

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LOE
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

LOE

LØE’s music tries to capture and reflect triumph, victory, heroism, anguish and struggle throughout society. Not as a political stand, but to hold a mirror up to humanity. Weaving speech and video in to live performance to create a cinematic experience of popular culture and a reflection of our times.

Four childhood friends from childhood, fresh from individual musical projects, have reconvened to create their own sounds.

The 4 piece have now turned their sites to newer, grittier and more powerful pastures .ternationally from the likes of BBC 6 Music, XFM, Amazing Radio, Rai Radio 2 (Italy), WFUV (America) and print features and reviews from The Guardian, The Times and NME.

With an impressive back catalogue of touring in various separate bands, including supporting acts such as Pure Reason Revolution and Public Service Broadcasting, LØE are looking to build on those achievements as a collective.

The 4 piece have now turned their sites to newer, grittier and more powerful pastures and have already shared stages with bands such as The Cosmic Dead, Bonnacons of Doom and Once and Future.

£6 Advance.

Physical tickets available via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Westgate Arcade, Halifax, Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00PM / Standing Show

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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

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Kent Du Chaine (Downstairs Bar)
Nov
21
8:30 PM20:30

Kent Du Chaine (Downstairs Bar)

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" **** SOLD OUT ****
Nov
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jarrod Dickenson 'Unplugged & Distilled" **** SOLD OUT ****

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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Flightless Birds
Nov
28
8:30 PM20:30

Flightless Birds

Instrumental three-piece Flightless Birds was conceived amidst Manchester’s thriving and varied music scene.

After having met and collaborated in various projects as students, the trio were quick to realise how congruent their ideas and influences were and started work on their original music.

Only a year on, Flightless Birds have developed a sound unlike any other modern fusion band currently on the scene.

Constantly fighting against the boundaries of instrumental music, their music brilliantly reflects the individual personalities of each member as well as their collective dynamic; masterfully and maturely perfected by young minds who are not afraid to be innovative.

Alex Dineen – Guitar
Jon Needham – Drums & Electronics
Dan Peate – Bass

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 8:30pm

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Stealing Sheep + VIDE0
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Stealing Sheep + VIDE0

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.

Support comes from Vide0

£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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Beth Rowley
Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Rowley

Beth Rowley follows up her first new music in ten years – ‘Forest Fire’ currently picking up daytime support at 6music and Radio 2 – with a new single ‘Brave Face’.

Taken from her forthcoming album, the self released ‘Gota Fría’, ‘Brave Face’ is “about choosing to love someone.” How empowering it felt to admit, says Beth, that five years into a relationship, she really needed this person in her life. “This was me making myself vulnerable and making the choice to love him and lay my cards on the table.”

Co-written with Andy Platts and John Green ‘Brave Face’ started with a simple piano and guitar melody, gradually unfolding into a song that unintentionally doffs it’s cap to one of Rowley’s favourite artists – Fleetwood Mac. “It was never on our minds to create something similar and I kept wondering if it had too different a feel to some other songs. I kept going back and loving it though – it represents a part of me that not many of the other songs don’t.”

‘Gota Fria’’s release marks Rowley’s return to music after a ten year absence. The singer songwriter’s debut ‘Little Dreamer’ went top 10, garnering a Brit nomination and sales in excess of 100,000. A huge achievement by anyone’s standards but a tainted one for Rowley – she felt compromised both musically and stylistically, modelled in the labels image as a mainstream contender.

On Gota Fria she’s found her voice and delivered a rawer, heavier, gutsier and more truthful mirror of her sublime talent, unshackled by her debut’s jazz-pop leanings and polished production.

Working with co-writers Ron Sexsmith, Marcus Bonfanti and Ben Castle, Rowley has delivered an album that smoulders, in both explosive and intimate forms. ‘Howl at the Moon’ and ‘Only One Cloud’, evoke the swarthy drama of Led Zeppelin while ‘Brother’ and ‘Run to the Light’ are ember-glowing ballads. ‘Hide from Your Love’ and ‘Forest Fire’ splice country-folk roots with the vibe and energy of the Bristol scene that gave birth to her voice while ‘Get it Back’ is equal parts rock and soul and ‘Brave Face’ nods to the ‘70s west coast sound.

“People always ask, ‘What are you doing next?’, and think you should always be creating,” she muses. “But creativity is a real up-and-down process for most people, which isn’t celebrated and or encouraged enough. You need to take time to stop and make sure your purpose is still real.”

£15 Advance

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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FOLD
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

FOLD

Fold have built support over the past few years gigging across Yorkshire and beyond, releasing EPs, singles and an album all of which have had exceptional support from both regional and national radio. BBC 6 Music have provided the most exposure with help from presenters Lauren Laverne, Gideon Coe, Huey Morgan, Don Letts and Funk & Soul’s champion Craig Charles. Craig even placed one of Fold’s tracks among his Funk & Soul Stompers of 2015.

£6 Advance / £8 On The Door

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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8PM / Standing Show

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The New Nostalgia + Regiment
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

The New Nostalgia + Regiment

THE NEW NOSTALGIA

The reflective and aggressive sound of The New Nostalgia was born on the streets of Amsterdam when four old university friends tried to comprehend the existential haze of their mid-twenties. Stained with echoes of Foals and Gang Of Youths, established Yorkshire songwriter Patrick McCallion, along with James Sands, Sam Bramhall and Charles Adey are storming into 2019, bringing their explosive new live show to smoke filled rooms across Europe.

With haunting lyrics that will get under your skin, The New Nostalgia are questioning what it means to be young at heart in a Post-Brexit world.

Debut single ‘Fragile Bones’ is a reflective song about the post-university haze that many twenty-somethings find themselves in. Lead singer Patrick McCallion says “It’s a song about getting home after an embarrassing night of heavy drinking and having a talk with yourself about life in the bathroom mirror. I think a lot of people in their early twenties start to realise that when their parents were their age they had careers, houses and kids. You realise that you’re still essentially living the same way that you did when you were a student and it hits you over the head like a tonne of bricks.”

With support from Regiment

Three piece Alternative Rock band, Regiment formed in 2012 in Halifax, UK. With single 'Mr No Name' totaling over 11,000 plays on streaming services they are beginning to play venues across the UK, such as Leeds & Sheffield 02 Academy along with Victoria Theatre and many more. The band is known for its energy driven alternative rock music and is known for always getting the audience involved, with the band beginning to gain a following in their local area they are beginning to expand their fan base into the rest of the UK, playing venues such as The Key Club, Belgrave and Leeds 02 Academy along with the help from BBC Introducing. They are making waves, combining some features of Classic Rock and making it their own.


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

Or Online via www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Magpies

Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, banjo, vocals) hails from Bradford. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces. Bella released her second album 'Heaven Knows' in the summer, and has supported folk luminaries including Jon Boden, Cara Dillon and Altan. She has appeared at festivals including Celtic Connections, Southwell Folk Festival, Bromyard folk festival, Moseley Folk Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, HebCelt and many more.

 

York-based Polly Bolton (mandolin, banjo, vocals) first picked up the mandolin as a child and has been touring internationally in various line ups since her early teens. She has performed at festivals including Wilderness, Boomtown Fair, Deer Shed, Festa do Avante! (Portugal), Beverley Folk Festival, Musicport, Towersey and Broadstairs Folk Week, as well as support slots with Tcha Limberger & Mozes Rosenberg, LAU and Hot Club of Cowtown. Polly is endorsed by Eastman™ (www.eastmanguitars.com).

 

Polly & Bella first jammed backstage after a show in York in the autumn of 2017 and the project grew from there. A great musical friendship, they work collaboratively, arranging material led by powerful vocals and glittering instrumental collaboration. They each draw on their transatlantic influences to create their own blend of Celtic, bluegrass, oldtime and folk.

 

2019 sees the lineup expand and the pair recently begun working with Holly Brandon on fiddle. The project has been exceptionally well received so far, and over the past few months they have performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, main stage at Wickham Festival, Towersey Festival, Deer Shed Festival, Grassington and many more. They released their debut EP at a sold out show at The Great Yorkshire Fringe in July and they are recording an album set for release in late 2019.


"A natural chemistry... all three voices blend and harmonise beautifully... the mix of styles offers so much promise." Folk Radio UK

“Very well liked by the punters! A proper hit.” Bev Burton, Cambridge Folk Festival

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door
Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Westgate Arcade, Halifax.

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Seated Show / Doors 8pm.

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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

Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8PM / Standing Show

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The Black Sheikhs
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Black Sheikhs

Having raised the roof back in January 2019, we warmly welcome the Black Sheikhs back to The Lantern….. but this time for a cabaret style seated show in the venue!

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 / £10 On The Door

Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Westgate Arcade Halifax, Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Mixed Cabaret Style Seated/Standing Show

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The Small Fakers
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Small Fakers

Formed in 2007, the Small Fakers are the UK's only tribute to mod legends, the sensational Small Faces.

Hits galore at every show including All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and many more mixed in with B-sides and fan favourites from the Small Faces' back catalogue. A visual and musical feast for all Small Faces fans.

Formed in 2007, the Small Fakers are the UK’s only tribute to mod legends, the sensational Small Faces.

Hits galore at every show including All Or Nothing, Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday and many more mixed in with B-sides and fan favourites from the Small Faces’ back catalogue. A visual and musical feast for all Small Faces fans.


£15 Advance
Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records (Westgate Arcade,Halifax)

Or Online Via www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8pm / Standing Show

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Sunday Club Presents: Lil Jim
Jan
19
10:00 PM22:00

Sunday Club Presents: Lil Jim

"Lil Jim is an award winning, multi instrumentalist. Dynamic and irrepressible. Seamlessly tying the roots of traditional music with modern arrangements and hooks. Combining guitar, harmonica and accordion with vocals and foot percussion to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.

From supporting The Waterboys, Gogol Bordelo, Hayseed Dixie, Paul Jones and Midge Ure, with standout shows at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Leek Blues and Americana Festival and Acoustic Festival of Britain, Lil Jim is fast becoming the must-see act on the festival and touring circuit."

Downstairs Bar / Free Entry / 5PM Start

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ANVIL
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

ANVIL

ANVIL Are heading back to the UK for a 17 date tour March 2020 Of course there are bands that have garnered higher chart positions, sold more albums and filled bigger venues than Anvil. Yet there are few metal acts that have earned as much respect from their colleagues as the Canadian act surrounding vocalist/guitarist Steve ́Lips`Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner. The most renowned Anvil aficionados include, among others, international stars such asMetallica and the late Lemmy of Motörhead, who have expressed their unreserved admiration time and again.

Expect sold out sweaty smiley shows to tell your mates about. These guys are living legends and inspiration to many. Tickets go on sale 24th September and will be available from the venues and various ticket outlets as listed on the band’s website.

£18 Advance / £20 On The Door

£18 Advance / £20 On The Door
Physical Tickets Available Via: The Lantern (Venue Box Office), Revo Records, Westgate Arcade, Halifax Or Online Via: www.seetickets.com

Doors: 8:00pm / Standing Show

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Hope & Social **** SOLD OUT ****
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Hope & Social **** SOLD OUT ****

Who, what, where and how..? -Over the last 10 years H&S have done some amazing things with their fans. They have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

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

Or Online Via:

www.seetickets.com

Doors 8PM / Standing Show

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Kirsty's Poptastic Singalong
Oct
11
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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Phil Campbell (The Temperance Movement)
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Phil Campbell (The Temperance Movement)

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT’S frontman Phil Campbell has announced a special solo show at The Lantern on Friday 11th October 2019.

Known from travelling the globe with the revered blues rock outfit and releasing three fantastic studio albums, this will be a great chance to catch Phil in a completely different setting playing songs from his incredible solo albums and a handful of stunning covers.

£15 Advance / £18 On The Door

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

Or Online via:https://www.seetickets.com/event/phil-campbell/the-lantern/1436537 www.seetickets.com

Doors 8pm / Standing Show

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

Dan Mangan + Samh

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

Support comes from Samh

£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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Quiz Night (Downstairs Bar)
Oct
3
8:30 PM20:30

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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Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett + James The Fang
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Sunday Club Presents: Serious Sam Barrett + James The Fang

Serious Sam Barrett is a hard touring, folk and country singer/songwriter from Otley, West Yorkshire. Playing honest, heartfelt self penned and traditional songs on 12 string guitar and banjo.

“Serious and the Fang’s mix of the traditional tunes and their own blend seamlessly, it’s Americana in its truest form” Americana UK”

“The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

“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 finger-picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds” The Guardian

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Owter Zeds
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

Owter Zeds

We've been Owter Zeds for thirty years and it's time you came to see us! We play regularly round and about in West Yorkshire and beyond. There are eight of us, and we only ever play tunes that we've written ourselves - no covers!Madness, The Specials, UB40 never played any of our tunes, so why should we play any of theirs? 

Free Entry / Venue / 9:00PM

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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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OKTOBERFEST (26th-29th September)
Sep
26
to Sep 29

OKTOBERFEST (26th-29th September)

In conjunction with Alexandra Beer House and Glor providing the food. Starting on Thursday 26th September and running through to Sunday 29th September 2019 we have a full weekend of Live music in celebration of Oktoberfest.

Glor will be running a specially selected Bavarian themed menu to keep your whistles whet, and Alexandra Beer House will be on hand to provide you with some delicious beverages to keep you fully refreshed. As standard, The Lantern will be also providing a full weekend of music……… and with the exception of The Haggis Horns all are free entry.

All events are detailed directly below this post.


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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

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Sunday Club Presents: Howlin' Ric
Sep
22
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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Native Harrow + Birds And Beasts
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Native Harrow + Birds And Beasts

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

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Doors: 8pm / Seated Show

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

Once And Future Band + LOE

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.

Support comes from LØE

LØE make music from inside a mill amidst a working class town in West Yorkshire.

A group of childhood friends fresh from individual musical projects who have stood the test of time and reconvened to create their own sounds. Before the birth of LØE their individual endeavours had seen support both nationally and internationally from the likes of BBC 6 Music, XFM, Amazing Radio and print features and reviews from The Guardian, The Times and NME.

With an impressive back catalogue of touring in various separate bands, including supporting acts such as Pure Reason Revolution and Public Service Broadcasting, LØE are looking to build on those achievements as a collective. The 4 piece have now turned their sites to newer, grittier and more powerful pastures.

£10 Advance / £12 On The Door

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

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Doors 8pm / Stamding Show

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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