Black Lamps Light The Way For Your Weekend

Friday 17th October sees a rare outing for one of Barnsley’s finest bands, Black Lamps, as part of Alternative Barnsley’s ongoing series on concerts at the Barnsley Rock and Blues Venues on Blackburn Lane.

Headliners, THE BLACK LAMPS, feature ex-members of many of this town past and finest musical moments, including King Palooka, Biff, Party Day, The Second Coming, Creatures of Habit and The Danse Society. Organiser Jason White says, ” Black Lamps gigs are quite rare, with just less than a handful of appearances a year. Each members is an expert in their craft and their shows are both atmospheric and euphoric. They are also master songwriters, which they’ll prove later this year when they release their long awaited debut LP.”

Picture of Black Lamps - Photo by Sally Lomas
Black Lamps – ©Sally Lomas

The band are named after a secret west Riding revolutionary group of 1800s and are influences by bands such as The Cure, Mogwai and The Ramones, electronica, soul and classic singer songwriters such as Nick Drake and David Bowie.

A special guests for the evening is punk poet, Mark Jackson and his Criminal Waste of Talent. MARK JACKSON has been a live favourite in Barnsley since the 80s, on both the music and comedy circuits and has been compared to John Cooper Clarke, Ian Dury and Half Man Half Biscuit. Also playing are the instrumental post-rock band EXPLORERS SOCIETY, who describe themselves as a ‘warm sonic soup’. They feature former members of popular local bands such as Cocean, The Surrogates and Errander.

Jason White continues, “if you want to experience something different on your Friday nights and witness some of the best bands in town, then you can do no worse than coming to this gig. You’ll definitely walk away with at least one new favourite band.”

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