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Culture Laser Live: Winter Warmer

December 1, 2014

Delighted to invite you to the basement of the Forest Café to warm your toes and treat your ears for the Decemberest Culture Laser Live of 2014, A Winter Warmer.

A Winter Warmer for your Dark Dark Ears

3 December
18.30
The Forest, eh3 9jz
FREE FREE FREE

Jo Clifford — reads from her award-winning, fringe-smashing, heretic-sounding ‘Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven’.

Nick Holdstock — the writer opens his cockles for your auditory pleasure.

GOL — a rare live session from one of our favourite Scottish / Iranian bands — electronica & hiphop jazzed up with Persian influence.

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+ special guests & tunes from the Culture Laser Band O’ One — Jack of Diamonds!

Ryan supports Thomas Truax

September 20, 2014

Back on the trail, folks, at the Banshee Labyrinth on Friday 26 September with Thomas Truax, our friends Faith Eliott and Jack of Diamonds of Black Diamond Express and Dog on a Swing. It costs £5, doors fly open at 7pm, hope to see you there.

New York City’s Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is a left field troubadour and inventor/player of strange self-made instruments like his now legendary ‘Hornicator’ and a motorized mechanical drum machine called ‘Sister Spinster’. He employs these and other contraptions as well as traditional instruments in exceptionally crafted, witty and often touching songs. Splendid magazine recently called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”

Ryan Van Winkle is a poet, a performer and someone that makes things happen. His first collection of poems, ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’, won the Crashaw Prize and he has been published in The American Poetry Review, The Scotland on Sunday and many magazines you have likely never heard of. Ryan will be joined on guitar by Jack Of Diamonds, founding member and frontman of Scotland’s most exciting eight-piece blues band; The Black Diamond Express.

Faith Eliott performing music is merely one string to her artistic bow, and as such is a rare treat. Heartfelt, heart breaking, passionate songs, that will give you goosebumps and shivers down your spine.

Dog On A Swing is the pseudonym under which Ed Ritchie writes and plays music. It’s usually just him, but he likes to bring in other musicians on a fluid and flexible basis.

What: Thomas Truax (+ Support)

Where: Banshee Labyrinth, Niddry Street, Edinburgh

When: Friday 26 September, 7pm.

How Much: £5.

Culture Laser LIVE! at the Edinburgh Fringe

August 1, 2014

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6 August, 19:00

Forest Down

141 Lauriston Place

FREE

“That’s Right – We’re Doing it Live”

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The Multi-Coloured Culture Laser enters the Fringe fray for a night of performance, discussion, drinking, and hot hilarious august action. A podcast experience for your eyes & your hearts – done fucking live.

Featuring:

* ROOM w/ Jemima Yong & Alan Fielden

Room is bound to be a highlight of the 2014 Fringe Festival. Part radio play, part interactive storytelling, ROOM is inspired by analogue, literary based computer games like Dungeons and Dragons & Interactive Fiction. Catch the show at Pleasance all August

* PRETTY UGLY w/ Louise Orwin

Pretty Ugly is a show about a recent worldwide trend of teenage girls posting videos on YouTube asking viewers to rate their looks. This is a show about our obsessions, pretensions, and teenage girls. Catch the show at Forest Fringe

* THE JELLYMAN’s DAUGHTER

A mesmerising concoction – part melancholic, part unplugged post-rock, part bright folk lullaby. We love it. You’ll love it!

+ tunes from the Culture Laser Collective Band feat Jack of Diamonds & guests from the Midnight Train!

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