The Arches, Glasgow, G2
In 1991, former Arches Artistic Director Andy Arnold realised the potential of the cavernous space underneath Glasgow’s Central Station and received the keys to the space from British Rail.
Twenty one years on, the Arches has become one of Europe’s leading cultural venues, playing host to some of Britain’s biggest club nights, an eclectic range of gigs and exciting new theatre, performance and visual art. People often drop in for lunch or a drink in the café bar and end up staying for the rest of the evening – catching a band, taking in some experimental theatre, or meeting up with friends before heading to the dancefloor.
Clubbing / Concert / Nightclub
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Details for The Arches
253 Argyle Street
- Fri - Sat : 10:00pm - 4:00am
What's on at The Arches
Wed 26 March at 07:30pm until Wed 26 March 2014 at 11:00pm
The Arches brings electronic collaboration Darkside (Nicolas Jaar/Dave Harrington) to The Art School this March for their first ever Scottish show. A collaborative project between electro house wunderkind Nicholas Jaar and live guitarist Dave Harrington, Darkside was formed in 2011 while the pair were touring in Europe to promote Jaar’s ecstatically received solo album, Space is Only Noise. Whilst their debut EP Darkside, released on Jaar’s Clown and Sunset label, sparked an immediate buzz with its slick guitar-based funk and spaced-out disco vibes, it was their follow up earlier this year – a stellar full-length reworking of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories released under the name Daftside, which cemented their status as one of the most interesting collaborative projects in electronic music at this moment. Their debut album Psychic dropped earlier this year and was praised as a profoundly forward-thinking and inventive work, mixing prog rock sensibilities with Jaar’s idiosyncratic style of luscious electronic soundscapes. After hosting Nicolas Jaar’s first ever live show in the city back in 2011, The Arches is now delighted to bring Darkside to The Art School for their Scottish debut as part of the Psychic Tour. Following sold-out shows in LA, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Brussels, the duo showcased their new stage show at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris and the Concerthaalein in Amsterdam, using slide and video projectors, light and mirrors to create reflections and light portals, ensuring every performance is unique. With a growing reputation for boundary-pushing live shows that see the pair improvising together to create new, synergetic sounds, this is one of the most hotly tipped shows of the year for electronic music fans.
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL