Thursday March 13th 2008
The Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament Street, Lancaster, LA1 1DB.
Doors 8pm, Entry £5
Advance Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/location/LAWM
LAWM presents a brilliant night of experimental folk.
Tonight is headlined by Glasgow's Directing Hand- led by Alex Neilson (collaborator with Will Oldham, Jandek and Alasdair Roberts) - his sound-searching souls journey into verdant fields of free-psych-drone, delicate-bubbling-noise and traditional UK folk. Leading lights of the UK avant garde experimental underground scene and with an appearance at last year’s Green Man Festival behind them their line up tonight includes vocalist/harpist Lavinia Blackwall. Expect the weird and wonderful.
Main support from the extremely talented guitarist John Fairhurst - a one man explosion of blues, indian ragas and english baroque folk - not to be missed. Influences include Bukka White, Ravi Shankar and Django Reinhardt.
DAN HAYWOOD’S NEW HAWKS
Dan Haywood's New Hawks (Timbreland Records) an arching, tragi-cosmik song-cycle by Dan Haywood (formerly of "promising" alternative-rockers The Puma-Sutras, and creator of Dan Haywood's Dapple). Wrote the twenty-nine New Hawks (songs) in a month-long burst awhile back. It was a shocker. Aided by a host of kind, talented musicians, including Therese Standish (strings), Jeff Jefferson and Billy Myall (rack)- New Hawks are now being brought to a venue near you. and, scratching and screeching, into the stoooodio. That's what they say anyway. We say they're very probably the most interesting and creative band furrowing an experimental alt.country path for many many miles around.
Denis Jones plays hypnotic electro folk. Expect Skelmersdale in Lancashire to arrive on the musical map very soon thanks to the rhythmical folk of Denis Jones. Making his name around the Manchester music scene, his performances are utterly engaging. Sat in his stocking feet and rarely opening his eyes, Jones’ mournful voice fills the stage over beatboxed rhythms, looped samples and staccato guitars to beguiling effect