Celtic Connections 2015 presents
Fri 30 Jan 2015 | 7pm-10pm | £14 + £1.40 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
Creating a lush, dreamy, multilingual melange of romantic indie-pop, French chanson and Afro-funk, the charmingly quirky Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains are hard to classify but easy to love, especially after listening to their newly sophisticated 2014 album Piano Ombre. Following a recent tour in Africa, they’re joined tonight by two new friends from Burkina Faso, Sanou Darra on balaphon and Djiga Boubacar on ngoni.
One of Scotland’s hardest-gigging bands, Kid Canaveral reap the benefits in the tautly focused force of their ebulliently melodic, fervently uplifting indie-pop anthems, fronted by twin lead guitars and vocals and shot through with memorable lyrics.
Please enter through Argyle Street Entrance
Tickets: £14 + £1.40 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only)
14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an 18+ adult)
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”
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk