Thu 17 - Sun 27 Feb 2011
Now in its third year, the Glasgow Music and Film Festival 2011 is a series of one-off events combining audio and visuals. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, it is lovingly co-curated by film buffs and music geeks from the GFT and the Arches, whose hand-picked, carefully curated programme of live events and films aims to strike the perfect balance between reverent celebration and future innovation in music, film and the culture that unites them. The results range from the entertaining, to the inspirational, to the downright weird.
With highlights of the 2010 festival earlier this year including Zombie Zombie’s adrenaline-thumping interpretation of the music of John Carpenter and Thomas Truax’s enigmatic tribute to David Lynch, this year’s festival pushes the creative ethos even further, with GOBLIN, ZOMBIE ZOMBIE, 65DAYSOFSTATIC, DAVIE SCOTT & DUGLAS T STEWART, LUCKY DRAGONS and many more being selected to interpret, rework and pay homage films such as The Wicker Man, Battleship Potemkin, Silent Running and The Good The Bad and The Ugly.
The gigs will be complemented by a varied film programme shown at the GFT. Watch out for the full programme available soon.
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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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