The Arches and DF Concerts present
Thu 28 Apr 2011 | 7pm | £6 + bf
With the baggy indie swagger of The Stone Roses and Primal Scream, you might be forgiven for thinking it was still 1989 on first listening to Belfast five-piece Cashier No.9 – if the breezy swagger wasn’t teamed with the more subtle influences of Captain Beefheart, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Echo and The Bunnymen, The Flaming Lips and Teenage Fanclub and a good chance of being considered a genuine alternative in the face of so many sound-a-like indie wannabes.
Debut single 42 West Avenue in 2008 succeeded in getting a diverse section of some of the UK’s key tastemakers talking, including Steve Lamacq, Janice Long, David Holmes, John Kennedy, Rob Da Bank, and Jon Hillcock. A Band Of The Day piece on Guardian Music followed suit, as well as representing Belfast at London’s Electric Proms, a headline slot at Northern Ireland’s In The City, and festival appearances at Glastonbury, Oxygen and The Great Escape, pleasing an ardent, dedicated Northern Irish fanbase with headline shows at Belfast Limelight Empire Music Hall and the Ulster Hall. Having recorded sessions across BBC Radio already, they most recently appeared on Marc Riley’s show on BBC 6 Music at the end of March.
Newly signed to Bella Union (current home of Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Explosions In The Sky), their David Holmes-produced EP Goldstar was released on 28th March. Setting high expectations as to the forthcoming album, this is the year to see the band as their star inevitably ascends.
Enter through Argyle Street
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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