The Arches presents
Mon 22 Aug 2011 | 7pm doors | £15 + bf
The Avett Brothers play the Arches, Glasgow on Mon 22nd August.
One of biggest grassroots success stories of the last decade, the Avett Brothers have joined the likes of Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes and Laura Marling as one of the key players in the nu-folk revival of the last few years.
Despite the name, the band are in fact a trio, forming when North Carolina brothers Scott and Seth Avett, on banjo and guitar respectively, recruited double bass player Bob Crawford. Swiftly releasing their first EP and embarking on an ambitious 21-city slog in 2002, they soon picked up fans across the country with a combination of determined self promotion, hard work and raw talent. By 2009, with eighth album I and Love and You released on Columbia, they were selling out strings of back-to-back shows in New York. By 2011, they were performing on stage with Mumford and Sons and all-time idol Bob Dylan at the Grammys.
Raised on a strict diet of acoustic music – Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Hank Williams and the aforementioned Dylan – the result is a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop, causing critics to think up a new term – ‘punkgrass’ – to describe parts of their celebrated live shows. The naked honesty of their lyrics, depth of their songwriting and rousing intensity of their live performances have made them one of the biggest and most respected folk acts today.
Over 14s only (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over)
Please 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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