The Gig Cartel presents
Sun 28 Apr 2013 | 7.30pm - 10pm | £25 adv
One of the greatest guitarists in rock, Robben Ford is known primarly for his blues guitar, but respected for his ability to cross genres and excel in them all.
Originally a member of jazz-fusion band L.A. Express, he released his first solo album The Inside Story in 1976, and began touring the world under his own name in 1988 on the back of Talk To Your Daughter. Five Grammy nominations later, he has also collaborated with musicians as diverse as Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and KISS over a 44 year career of prolific touring and recording.
In 2010, Robben formed his first rock band, Renegade Creation, along with Michael Landau, Jimmy Haslip and Gary Novak. They released Bullet in 2012 – a work sharing the same top-notch musicianship, energy and enthusiasm which characterises his live shows.
Support comes from Tristan Mackay.
This is a seated show
Enter through Argyle 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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