Dorothy Pax



  • Date: 2022-08-02
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Lach


“Lach is New York’s living legend. The roots of modern songwriting are: Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The New York Dolls, Nick Drake and Lach!”-Time Out London
“Lach is so what the East Village used to be all about. He’s a gruff and-tough punk turned poet with a heart o’gold singing jangly, funny, pop punk songs.”-Time Out New York
High praise indeed but not uncommon for the founder of Antifolk, the international phenomenon cited as the main inspiration for such acts as Beck, Regina Spektor, Laura Marling and hundreds of others.
“Lach is incredibly bright, influential, funny, smart, with his own counter-culture charm. He’s become part of New York folklore.”-Suzanne Vega,
“Lach’s great!”-Bob Dylan
With six critically acclaimed albums (“5 stars. Splendid, best of its kind!”-Mojo Magazine), a sold out book of poetry (“Outstandingly beautiful.” – and a hit BBC Radio 4 comedy/storytelling series ‘The Lach Chronicles’ (Top Radio Pick Hit from The London Times, The Observer, The Independent, The Telegraph!) Lach still cites playing live as his favorite part of his artistic life.
Lach says, “I actually dig all of it or I wouldn’t do it. The albums, the books, the radio show, I see them all as just falling under the general umbrella of being a writer. But it’s at the gigs that it all comes together whether I’m singing a song, telling a story, reading a poem or just riffing. No genre, no definitions just that campfire glow of total possibility. It’s been over three years since I last toured the UK, this is going to be freaking amazing!”
“A Lach show is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs”- The Guardian UK
Some Nice Things Some Nice Folks Have Said About Lach:
“He’s f*cking funny!” – Nikki Sixx (Motley Crüe)
“I got his songs on my driving tape.” – David Johannsen (The NY Dolls)
“The best punk rhythm guitarist since Johnny Ramone.” – Billy Ficca (of Television)
“The best songwriter I’ve ever met!” – Adam Green (of The Moldy Peaches)
“Incredibly entertaining. The captain of our ship.” –Duglas T Stewart (of The BMX Bandits)
“Lach is my hero and mentor.” – Hamell on Trial
“Thirty years after I first heard Lach’s songs his words still inspire me.” – Paul Sanchez of Cowboy Mouth
“Lach is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Like black snow, stalled subway cars and random violence, Lach is a Manhattan institution.”- NY Times
“The greatest punk songwriter you’ve never heard of.” – Louder Than War
“★★★★★! Really quite magical!” – The Herald
“★★★★★! Thoroughly entertaining and unique!” – The Daily Record
“★★★★★! Lach is a beat-punk-unplugged joy”- The Guardian
“A wholly enjoyable voyage into a strange and brilliant musical mind!”- Billboard
“Genius” – Penthouse
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