Lach, the Antifolk Founder and New York Legend, to Play a Special, Intimate Show in Liverpool on August 25th

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 03:55 am

Legendary American singer-songwriter Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement, is set to perform an exclusive show at Liverpool’s Hobo-Kiosk on Friday, 25 August. Bob Dylan, Suzanne Vega and Nikki Sixx have all praised Lach for his unique sound and influence on the music scene.

The intimate gig will offer fans a rare opportunity to engage with the enigmatic artist in a uniquely personal setting. Tickets are limited to just 30 at £10 each.

Lach said, “There’s an undeniable magic in Liverpool, something that’s always attracted me to its creativity, energy, and wonderful people. It has been years since I was in the city. I played The Lomax last time I was in town – and I’m sad to see it’s closed down. Hobo-Kiosk looks like a great little independent venue. It didn’t exist when I was last in town but I’m told it’s the sort of place where magic happens. I’m really excited to hang out there and share an evening of music, poetry, memories of the Antifolk movement and the stories behind my songs with my 30 guests.”

The night will begin with a welcome and book signing, followed by music, poetry, and conversation with Lach. Attendees will have the chance to listen to his music, enjoy his poetry, have their books signed, and ask questions about his life with a live Q&A.

Lach is widely recognised as the founder of the Antifolk movement – a reaction against the softness and pretension of the 1980s folk scene. It has inspired contemporary performers like Beck, Regina Spektor, and Laura Marling, and was a catalyst for a generation of artists.

He has released six albums, authored a book of poetry, and was writer and host of a regular series on BBC Radio 4 called “The Lach Chronicles.” His debut novel, “Langdimania”, has been praised for its creativity and wit.

Bob Dylan said of Lach: “Lach’s great!” Billy Ficca (of Television) commented: “The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone.” The Guardian gave his work a five-star rating, praising Lach as “a beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs.”

The exclusive show will take place at Hobo-Kiosk, 9 Bridgewater Street, Liverpool L1 0AR, from 18:00 to 22:00 BST. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.hobokiosk.co.uk.

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