The Lach Chronicles

Episodes

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0101The Night Dylan Came2013071720161023 (BBC7)
20150909 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York.

He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.

He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent - including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

Many people came to see him in New York and, in this episode, Lach remembers the night Bob Dylan arrived.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach remembers the night Bob Dylan came to his open mic night.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0102Kiss Loves You2013072420161030 (BBC7)
20150916 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh. His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot.

He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him. Rock and Roll is about many things, but first you've got to get out of the house. Lach finds himself trying to find common ground with his small, and at times, unappreciative audience. What's so complicated about his love for four very hairy men?

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin.

The former host of New York's longest-running open mic night is still finding things tough

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0103Rock And Roll Nation2013073120161113 (BBC7)
20150923 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

This week we find Lach reminiscing about his influences and he shares his thoughts on Jim Morrison, Batman and Tom Petty.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

This week we find Lach reminiscing about his influences and he shares his thoughts on Jim Morrison, Batman and Tom Petty.

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach reminisces and shares his thoughts on Jim Morrison, Batman and Tom Petty.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0104North Beach, San Francisco2013080720161120 (BBC7)

The creator of the New York anti-folk scene reminisces about his time in San Francisco.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0104 LASTNorth Beach, San Francisco2013080720161120 (BBC7)
20150930 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, discovering and nurturing lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

This week Lach remembers the time he spent in North Beach, San Francisco, hanging out with the beatniks.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others, discovering and nurturing lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

0201Sally's Gone Blue2014120320190926 (BBC7)
20180626 (BBC7)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His famous night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, entranced by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lach harvests his extraworldy experiences and starts a new adventure into an unexplored world - comedy.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio.

Lach launches his extra-worldy experiences into an unexplored world - comedy.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

0202Drinking Beers With Mom2014121020191003 (BBC7)
20180703 (BBC7)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014..

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene questions his graduation into the cool crowd.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene questions his graduation into the cool crowd.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014..

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene questions his graduation into the cool crowd.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene questions his graduation into the cool crowd.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His notorious night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

The road to success has many distractions, particularly on the journey through rock and roll. As an outsider, Lach didn't know what he was missing until a fateful night on the New Jersey border opened his eyes to the possibilities of the universe, the appeal of the Dark Side of the Moon and the high school house party.

Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene questions his graduation into the cool crowd.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0203Teenage Alcoholic2014121720191010 (BBC7)
20180710 (BBC7)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

In 1982, the ""Village"" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene meets another New York music legend.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene meets another New York music legend.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene meets another New York music legend.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene meets another New York music legend.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His acclaimed night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In 1982, the "Village" was the centre of all worldly excitement. Iggy Pop played small venues to those in the know, style was everybody's own, your heroes drank in the local bars, and anointment was just a few chords away.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene meets another New York music legend.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0204Home On The Range2014122420191017 (BBC7)
20180717 (BBC7)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The host of the longest-running open mic night in NYC recalls why he started writing.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The host of the longest-running open mic night in NYC recalls why he started writing.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The host of the longest-running open mic night in NYC recalls why he started writing.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2014.

The host of the longest-running open mic night in NYC recalls why he started writing.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0204 LASTHome On The Range2014122420191017 (BBC7)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His eccentric night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches - but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach recalls the genesis of his career and - ultimately - his independent life. Always an outsider, his young rejection of aspiration and fledgling discoveries of Messrs Bruce and Bob led Lach to a salvation he still holds dear.

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

The host of the longest-running open mic night in NYC recalls why he started writing.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

03A Trip To The Strip2016062920190522 (R4)

Lach remembers the days when he used to test LSD for the Mob in Las Vegas.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time when he used to live in Las Vegas. There were parties, parties and you guessed it… more parties. But the good times didn’t last.

Written and performed by Lach
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach remembers the days when he used to test LSD for the Mob in Las Vegas.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0301Goodnight Tokyo2016061520190508 (R4)

Lach, the creator of the New York Antifolk scene, finds himself discombobulated in Tokyo.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches- but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time he played a gig in Tokyo. Things didn't go to plan.

Written and performed by Lach

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Produced by Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time he played a gig in Tokyo. Things didn’t go to plan.

Written and performed by Lach
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach, the creator of the New York Antifolk scene, finds himself discombobulated in Tokyo.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others. He discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches- but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time he played a gig in Tokyo. Things didn’t go to plan.

Written and performed by Lach
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
Produced by Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach, the creator of the New York Antifolk scene, finds himself discombobulated in Tokyo.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0302Weird Association For The Blind2016062220190515 (R4)

Lach remembers a series of coincidences from a time when everything was a bit weird.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time that he experimented with mind altering substances and changed the way he and his friends saw the world forever.

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

Written and performed by Lach
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach remembers a series of coincidences from a time when everything was a bit weird.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time that he experimented with mind altering substances and changed the way he and his friends saw the world forever.

Written and performed by Lach

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time that he experimented with mind altering substances and changed the way he and his friends saw the world forever.

Written and performed by Lach
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach remembers a series of coincidences from a time when everything was a bit weird.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0303A Trip To The Strip2016062920190522 (R4)

Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches but nobody discovered him.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time when he used to live in Las Vegas. There were parties, parties and you guessed it... more parties. But the good times didn't last.

Written and performed by Lach

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

In this episode, Lach remembers a time when he used to live in Las Vegas. There were parties, parties and you guessed it… more parties. But the good times didn’t last.

Written and performed by Lach
Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
Sound design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

Lach remembers the days when he used to test LSD for the Mob in Las Vegas.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

0304Lach's Antihoot2016070620190529 (R4)

The creator of Manhattan's Antifolk scene decides to resurrect his famous nightclub.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

In this, the final episode, Lach decides it’s time to bring back the Antihoot and wonders what this adventure might bring.

Written by Lach
Performed by Lach, Julia Sutherland and Richard Melvin
Sound Design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

The creator of Manhattan's Antifolk scene decides to resurrect his famous nightclub.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.

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Lach was the King of Manhattan's East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

In this, the final episode, Lach decides it's time to bring back the Antihoot and wonders what this adventure might bring.

Written by Lach

Performed by Lach, Julia Sutherland and Richard Melvin

Sound Design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin

A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4.

Lach was the King of Manhattan’s East Village and host of the longest running open mic night in New York. He now lives in Scotland and finds himself back at square one, playing in a dive bar on the wrong side of Edinburgh.

His night, held in various venues around New York, was called the Antihoot. Never quite fitting in and lost somewhere lonely between folk and punk music, Lach started the Antifolk movement. He played host to Suzanne Vega, Jeff Buckley and many others; he discovered and nurtured lots of talent including Beck, Regina Spektor and the Moldy Peaches. But nobody discovered him.

In this, the final episode, Lach decides it’s time to bring back the Antihoot and wonders what this adventure might bring.

Written by Lach
Performed by Lach, Julia Sutherland and Richard Melvin
Sound Design: Al Lorraine and Sean Kerwin

Executive Producer: Richard Melvin
A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

The creator of Manhattan's Antifolk scene decides to resurrect his famous nightclub.

The creator of the New York Antifolk scene takes us into the sonic landscape of his mind.