Tue 26 Nov 2013 | 7pm doors | £10 + booking fee
British-Spanish folktronica act Crystal Fighters come to the Arches as part of their 2013 world tour.
7.45pm – 8.05pm Bad Luck
8.15pm – 8.45pm Nevada Base
9.15pm – 10.35pm Crystal Fighters
*all set times are approximate and subject to change
Formed in London in 2007, Crystal Fighters made an immediate impact as something completely different. Their slick mix of delirious electronica and chilled out Latin grooves saw them become a hit in the London music scene, capturing the attention of audiences and marking them as a band to watch. Debut album Star of Love came out in 2010 and was immediately acclaimed for its heady fusion of traditional Basque folk and joyous 21st century rave vibes. Their 2013 follow-up Cave Rave saw Crystal Fighters’ sound reach a new level of maturity, offering another refreshing burst of melodic folktronica and further cementing their status as one of the most exciting young bands in the UK.
They have also forged a formidable reputation as one of the best gigging acts around off the back of their legendary live shows. With a string of international gigs and huge festival appearances behind them, including appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields, and Secret Garden Party, the band’s stock continues to rise and rise. Always wildly creative and overflowing with raucous energy, blending chaotic visuals and the kind of musical invention that’ll leave your head spinning, their performances are an unforgettable experience.
Support comes from Glasgow electro-pop four piece Nevada Base and Bad Luck.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please 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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