LACH :: CAL ABUNGAH DEE :: ROSSCO GALLOWAY
Rumoured to have founded 'anti-folk', it may be no surprise that Lach has re-located to Auld Reekie, where that scene has burned so strong sever since enterprising venue The Bowery led the way, steeping the city in a new kind of live music culture where people eschewed the over-blown-over-worked electric guitar, to sit down on the floor and listen to lo-fi acoustic guitars and observantly introverted lyrics of what has broadly been described as anti-folk.
Lach began a show a few years ago called the Anti-Hoot, and Edinburgh's New York darling now lives here. One New yorker J. J. Hayes comments on The List's article about Lach's Song By Toad release 'Ramshackle Heart'
'Yes, our loss may be your gain. I have not heard the new album yet though I have heard a number of the songs performed live, and recently and hopefully continuing over your way, Lach has been putting together these incredible sets out of all the songs in his repetoire, one never knows exactly where's he going to be going. Sometimes I feel like an old Deadhead describing a Grateful Dead Set when discussing a Lach show. So catch this dude live as often as possible. You be lucky Edinburgh.'
Support is from CAL ABUNGAH DEE, good friend of Lach's and fellow U.S. antifolker, currently on tour in UK. ROSSCO GALLOWAY who put us in touch with Cal Abungah in the first place, is opening the night. His songwriting is prolific, melodically and lyrically insightful - skills honed from several years mastering the craft on the Edinburgh underground circuit and as a main figure in the Ruby sessions at 99 Hanover Street.
To help you get down early and not miss the man, we're doing a Sunday-friendly £3 entry deal before 8pm.
The Third Door (View)
45-47 Lothian Street (not Road)
Edinburgh EH1 1HB