Glasgow Music & Film Festival presents
Sun 17 Feb 2013 | 7.30pm-10.30pm | £10
Our secret love for Calamity Jane is no secret any more. Join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the screen’s most beloved, Oscar-winning musicals at the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy Doris Day in her signature role as she rolls in on the Deadwood Stage to feud and fight and fall head over heels for Howard Keel’s Wild Bill Hickok. Then take your partners and head for the floor as a live band invites you to dance the night away. Gingham and stetsons are not required but you might look awful purty if you wore ‘em. If you enjoyed last year’s Gene Kelly Ceilidh then book early for our Calamity Jane Barn Dance!
Co-curated by the film fanatics at Glasgow Film Festival and the music buffs at The Arches, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival a mini-festival within Glasgow Film Festival, celebrating the long, strange and wonderful relationship between music and cinema with an exciting programme of performances, rockumentaries, live soundtrack events and AV explorations. Take a look at the full GMFF event programme here or follow them on Facebook for news, competitions and more announcements.
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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