Antifok legend Lach brings his shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
The first, Lach’s Antihoot, is the infamous late night open mic / cabaret-style event whose original New York incarnation spawned the careers of Beck, Regina Spektor, Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis and Hamell on Trial. The Antihoot, now in its third year at The Fringe, runs every night except Mondays from August 3-26 (with the 24th off). Free entry, it takes place at the Counting House Ballroom (38 West Nicholson Street) from midnight til 2am. (Prospective performers should show up at 11:30).
Up The Anti! is Lach’s own collection of psychedelic songs, life stories and comedy and takes place Weds – Sat at 8pm (Aug.2-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25), at The Alternative Fringe at The Hive (15-17 Niddry Street). Advance tickets £5.
There’s also Queens of Antifolk where Lach is ‘producer’, selecting the best women performers in the current UK Antifolk scene to perform on Sun, Mon and Tues nights at 8pm. This is also part of the Alternative Fringe at The Hive (15-17 Niddry Street), but is free.