The Lach Chronicles

Episodes

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03A 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 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.

03Weird Association For The Blind2016062220190515 (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 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.

0301Goodnight Tokyo2016061520190508 (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 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 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.

0304Lach's Antihoot2016070620190529 (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, 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.

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.