Enter the Haggis @ The North End Artists’ Workshop
2012, Wednesday January 18
Standing below the stage, certain aspects of a band seem unapproachable or incommunicable as a fan. Enter the Haggis has made it their priority to bridge those very gaps. With over a decade of experience touring Canada, the US, and Europe, the band has always delivered words and sounds that come straight from the heart to their dedicated fans. By example, their recent release “White Lake” is the embodiment of all these ideals. Released with no label to call home, the project was funded entirely by fans, some who contributed directly to the album, another whose prize was to get a matching tattoo with band member Brian Buchanan.
Centered around a lyrical progression that tells a story, the music provides an informative emotional dimension; the completed formula declarative of a simple message: “This is how I felt when this happened.”
Their sound is bold and dynamic; collectively the band competitently incorporates a dozen-some instruments, which provides a striking richness to the performance that’s hearty and honost.
This small workshop resides deep in the residential district, abstrusely removed from the bustling affairs of Michigan street and other near-North end business centers. Essentially a small airplane hangar in design, this structure is packed with the tools and facilities to allow design and maintenance on a variety of projects, including electronics, bike repair, tradtional arts, and small construction. Skate ramp also included.