SUN 26 OCT 2014
John Cooper Clarke
O2 ABC, Glasgow7.00 p.m£20.00
FRI 31 OCT 2014
Haley Bonar
Memory Man
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.30pm£7.00
Goblin: Suspiria (live score)
SWG3 Warehouse, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
THU 6 NOV 2014
White Lung
TWEENS
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£9.00
The John Langan Band
Mono, Glasgow7.30pm£9.00
FRI 7 NOV 2014
Shabazz Palaces
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7pm£10.00
SAT 8 NOV 2014
Son of Dave
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.00pm£10.00
Ozric Tentacles & MantisMash
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£16.50
FRI 14 NOV 2014
B.Dolan & Scroobius Pip (MC/DJ)
Warren Peace
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.30pm£10.00
TUE 18 NOV 2014
Chatham County Line
and Mandoline Orange
Mono, Glasgow8.00pm£12.50
WED 19 NOV 2014
Pere Ubu
CCA, Glasgow7.30pm£15.00
FRI 21 NOV 2014
Beans On Toast
Will Varley
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow7.00pm£9.00
MON 24 NOV 2014
Merchandise
Man Of The Moon
Stereo, Glasgow8.00pm£9.50
FRI 28 NOV 2014
Dreadzone
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£16.50
Silver Apples
ORPHEUS CHOIR
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£12.00
Electric Youth
+ guests
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmCancelled
SAT 29 NOV 2014
The Wytches
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£8.00
Lee Scratch Perry
SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow7.00pm£25.00
FRI 5 DEC 2014
Saint Saviour and Bill Ryder Jones
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow8.00pm£10.00
SUN 7 DEC 2014
From The Jam ft. Bruce Foxton
Setting Sons Tour
Oran Mor, Glasgow7.00pm£21.00
SAT 13 DEC 2014
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Arches (Argyle Street Entrance), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£23.00
MON 9 FEB 2015
Hiss Golden Messenger
+ guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£10.00
WED 25 FEB 2015
Olafur Arnalds
O2 ABC 2, Glasgow7pm£20.00
THU 30 APR 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £21.00
SUN 3 MAY 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen£21.00

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Mac deMarco *please note change of venue*

TUESDAY 20TH MAY 2014

7.30pm

£10.00


“As I’m getting older, chip up on my shoulder…” is the opening line from Mac DeMarco’s second full-length LP Salad Days, the follow up to 2012′s lauded Mac DeMarco 2. Amongst that familiar croon and lilting guitar, that initial line from the title track sets the tone for an LP of a maturing singer/songwriter/producer. Someone strangely self-aware of the positives and negatives of their current situation at the ripe old age of 23.
Written and recorded around a relentless touring schedule, Salad Days gives the listener a very personal insight into what it’s all about to be Mac amidst the craziness of a rising career in a very public format. The lead single, “Passing Out Pieces,” set to huge overdriven organ chords, contains lines like “…never been reluctant to share, passing out pieces of me…” Clearly, this isn’t the same record that breezily gave us “Dreamin” and “Ode to Viceroy,” but the result of what comes from their success. “Chamber of Reflection,” a track featuring icy synth stabs and soulful crooning, wouldn’t be out of place on a fantasy Shuggie Otis and Prince collaboration. Standout tracks like these show Mac’s widening sound, whether insights into future directions or even just welcome one-off forays into new territory.
Still, this is musically, lyrically and melodically good old Mac DeMarco, through and through. The crisp John Lennon/Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have come off Geoff Emerick’s mixing board in 1972 with that peculiar Mac touch that’s completely right now is still present. “Brother,” a complete future classic, is Mac at his most soulful and easygoing but with that distinct weirdness and bite that can only come from Mr. DeMarco. “Treat Her Better” is rife with Mac-isms, heavily chorused slinky lead guitar, swooning vocal melodies, effortless chords that come along only after years of effort, and the other elements seriously lacking in independent music: sentiment and heartfelt sincerity.
We’re only in Part 2 1/2 (one EP and two LP’s in) of Mac’s career. As you read this and as you hear the album on April Fool’s Day of this year, he’ll probably be on tour, or preparing for one… or maybe already writing new music. A relentless work ethic is something to be admired in today’s indie music scene, but when it’s of the quality Mac is giving us time and time again, it starts to turn from admiration to awe.


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Arches (Argyle Street Entrance)

253 Argyle Street
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
G2 8DL

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