Lach: Anticdotes

  • Storytelling
  • 8:30pm (50 mins)
  • 1-4, 7-11, 14-18 & 21-25 Aug 2013
  • Heroes @ The Hive
  • Free
Lach: Anticdotes. Copyright: Ruby Films / WestEnd Films.

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Storytelling performed on the following days in August 2013...

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Songs, stories and comedy from the legendary star of BBC Radio 4's new series The Lach Chronicles. True tales of testing acid for the mob, beating Joey Ramone in a moshing contest, being saluted by Kiss and loved by Dylan. 'Roots of modern songwriting: Dylan, Barrett, Drake and Lach!' ***** (Time Out). 'Magical!' ***** (Herald). 'Hilarious!' ***** (Radio Forth). 'Excellent!' **** (List 'Delightful!' **** (Scotsman) 'Incredibly bright, influential, funny, poetic. Part of NYC folklore' (Suzanne Vega). 'Mastermind of antifolk! (NYTimes) 'Face-ache funny, beat-punk unplugged joy!' (Guardian). 'Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone' (Billy Ficca)

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Full press release

Lach, founder of the burgeoning Antifolk music and performance scene, will be returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 with his new one-man show Anticdotes. The show will run Wednesday-Sunday nights at 8:30pm (August 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25) as part of the Heroes at The Hive (15-17 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG). It is free entry, though you may "Pay What You Want" on exit. For those that want to guarantee a seat (recommended!) one may book tickets in advance through The show is age limited to 18+.

Lach's previous Fringe shows of song, story and comedy resulted not only in rave reviews but a four part weekly series, The Lach Chronicles, premiering on BBC Radio 4 in July. Such artists as Beck, Regina Spektor and Suzanne Vega have sited Lach as a major inspiration and his six albums have influenced a generation.

Anticdotes is Lach's follow-up to the songs and stories that make up The Lach Chronicles. Anticdotes is chock-full of Lach's hilarious true tales of testing acid for the mob, holding up fast food restaurants in Las Vegas, beating Joey Ramone in a moshing contest, being saluted by Kiss and loved by Dylan.