MON 9 FEB 2015
Hiss Golden Messenger
+ guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£10.00
TUE 10 FEB 2015
One Night Only
Stereo, Glasgow7pm£10.00
SAT 14 FEB 2015
H. Hawkline
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SUN 22 FEB 2015
Three Blind Wolves and Frontier Ruckus
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
TUE 24 FEB 2015
Deerhoof
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£12.00
WED 25 FEB 2015
Olafur Arnalds
O2 ABC 2, Glasgow7pm£20.00
FRI 6 MAR 2015
Zun Zun Egui
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£8.00
TUE 17 MAR 2015
Vessels
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
WED 18 MAR 2015
Ian Siegal Band
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£14.00
FRI 20 MAR 2015
Kiran Leonard
Glad Cafe, Shawlands7:30pm£7.00
MON 6 APR 2015
Jessica Pratt
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SAT 11 APR 2015
Errors
+ special guests
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£11.00
TUE 14 APR 2015
Matthew E White
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£14.00
WED 15 APR 2015
Slug
Jutland Songs
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
SUN 19 APR 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
O2 ABC 7pm£19.50
THU 23 APR 2015
Skinny Lister
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
FRI 1 MAY 2015
Akala
Electric Circus , EdinburghDoors 7pm£10.00
SAT 2 MAY 2015
Akala
Stereo, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
SAT 9 MAY 2015
Foxygen
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£12.00
Withered Hand
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
SUN 10 MAY 2015
Withered Hand
Lemon Tree, AberdeenDoors 7.30pm£11.00
SUN 17 MAY 2015
American Football
SWG3 Warehouse, Glasgow7.30pm£20.00
WED 20 MAY 2015
Young Fathers
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
SAT 23 MAY 2015
Nils Frahm
O2 ABC 1, Glasgow7.00pm£20.00
Swans
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£20.00
THU 28 MAY 2015
Babes In Toyland
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
SAT 27 JUN 2015
Peggy Seeger
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£17.50
SUN 9 AUG 2015
The Tubes ft. Fee Waybill
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£23.00
THU 15 OCT 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton *Plase note change of date*
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen£21.00
FRI 16 OCT 2015
From The Jam Ft Bruce Foxton * Please Note Change of Date*
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7pm £21.00
SAT 17 OCT 2015
From The Jam ft. Bruce Foxton *rescheduled from 1/5/15 Please note change of date
Arches (Argyle Street Entrance), GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£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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