Fri 15 Aug 2014 | 7.30pm - 11pm | £18.50 + £1.85 booking fee
In a rare UK appearance, seminal Louisville post-rock band Slint come to The Arches for their only Scottish date of 2014, playing their classic album, Spiderland.
Released in 1991 by Touch & Go Records, Slint’s 1991 masterpiece has come to be regarded as an important early touchstone for the ‘post-rock’ and ‘math-rock’ genres, inspiring a generation of musicians, from Godspeeed You! Black Emperor to Explosions In The Sky, Tortoise, and Mogwai. Re-mastered and re-released this year, the band will be playing a small clutch of dates in the UK to mark the 25th anniversary of its original release.
Formed in Louisville, Kentucky in the late 1980s, and having split following the release of Spiderland, Slint re-formed in 2005 to play All Tomorrow’s Parties. In the years since, they have toured intermittently, playing select dates, and cementing their legacy as one of the key bands of the booming 1990s alternative rock scene. This year, they have also been the subject of an intimate documentary, Breadcrumb Trail, from journalist and long-time fan Lance Bangs.
The full original lineup will be in attendance for their 2014 tour, with founding members David Pajo (guitar), Britt Walford (drums and vocals) and Brian McMahan (guitar and vocals), and Spiderland-era bassist Todd Brashear. Playing tracks from Spiderland and their Steve Albini-produced debut Tweez, the band arrive after a critically-acclaimed tour throughout Europe and the US, which has seen them play headline slots at festivals such as Primavera and ATP Iceland.
From the yearning, understated folk of Washer, to the menacing spoken word vocals and shuddering walls of guitar noise that comprise Good Morning Captain, Spiderland remains a towering achievement, one of the most important albums of the 1990s. Slint, largely unknown in their heyday, are now one of the most admired and influential bands in US alternative rock. Come and experience the power and majesty of their sound at one of Scotland’s most unique live music venues.
14+ (under 16s with adult)
Please enter via 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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