Synergy Concerts presents
Wed 24 Apr 2013 | 7.30pm | £9 adv
7.30pm Doors open
8.15pm Helado Negro
9pm Matthew E. White
(All stage times are approximate and subject to change)
Although released in the UK in January, Virginian musician Matthew E. White’s incomparable debut album Big Inner has been causing quiet tremors since its American release last summer, with critics lapping him up as a songwriter of enviable talent.
The album evades categorisation; whilst the voice and lyrics hum with understated southern soul, the music veers into country but ultimately sings from the book of gospel with beautiful, delicate jazz arrangements and the glowing warmth of Lambchop or Spiritualized.
Joined by his band, catch his anticipated live show now as his star gently ascends.
Support comes from Helado Negro.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+, ID may be required)
Please enter through Midland Street entrance
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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