DF Concerts and The Arches present
Thu 10 Nov 2011 | 7.30pm | £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.
Newly signed to Bella Union (current home of Fleet Foxes, Midlake and Explosions In The Sky), their David Holmes-produced EP Goldstar was released in March after debut single 42 West Avenue 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.
Support comes from Dave Fraser and indie-electro act Kowalski, whose live shows and upbeat, shimmering indie pop has seen them heralded as one of the most exciting bands to come out of Northern Ireland in recent years. Their self-produced, self-recorded debut EP Take Care, Take Flight was released earlier this year.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR TO THE DEATH OF FUN //
“a nugget of lusciousness in these austere musical times, the irresistible sound of a musical plan coming together” **** The Scotsman
“Cashier No 9 are about to hit boiling point… A strong contender for Irish album of the year” 8/10 The Irish Times
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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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