DF Concerts presents
Thu 10 Nov 2011 | 7pm | £14 + bf
Putting an end to five years of rumours and anticipation, Tom Vek returned with his second album Leisure Seizure this summer after satisfying fans with its first single, A Chore, in April.
We Have Sound, his 2005 album featuring C-C (You Set The Fire In Me), Nothing But Green Lights and I Aint Saying My Goodbyes, was a cult success. A self-taught musician, it was written and recorded whilst Vek studied for a degree in graphic design in London, balancing bold basslines, stark drums and his distinctively accented vocals to produce eleven solid, angular beat rock tracks – managing to be both controlled, and with an emphasis on groove.
After the characteristically wry, self-referential video for A Chore, his latest single Aroused had the internet talking with its ambiguous portrayal of models smoking. The iconic songwriter is back – don’t miss him on his triumphant return tour.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Please enter through Argyle Street
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