Mac deMarco *please note change of venue*




“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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Please note this show has now been moved to The Arches, original tickets are valid.

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Arches (Argyle Street Entrance)

253 Argyle Street
United Kingdom
G2 8DL

Venue Details

TUE 22 MAY 2018
Cosmo Sheldrake
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pmsold out
Sparks *please note change of venue
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7pm£9.00
THU 24 MAY 2018
Robyn Hitchcock
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm £15.50
The Wandering Hearts
Mackintosh Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
FRI 25 MAY 2018
Blanck Mass
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£16.00
SAT 26 MAY 2018
The Rutles
Oran Mor, Glasgow19.30£20.00
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£9.00
BMX Bandits
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
SUN 27 MAY 2018
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£18.00
MON 28 MAY 2018
Avi Buffalo + A. Wesley Chung
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
TUE 29 MAY 2018
Frankie Cosmos
The Art School, Glasgow7.00pm£11.00
THU 31 MAY 2018
Curse Of Lono + Kerri Watt
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
FRI 1 JUN 2018
The Pastels
Mackintosh Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£20.00
Charles Watson *on sale Fri 9th Feb @ 9.00am*
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.50
Charles Watson
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.50
SAT 2 JUN 2018
Ginger Wildheart
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£18.00
SUN 3 JUN 2018
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£9.00
TUE 5 JUN 2018
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£9.00
WED 6 JUN 2018
Museum Of The Moon: RIVAL CONSOLES
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm £14.00
FRI 8 JUN 2018
Start to End perform Dark Side of the Moon
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£20.00
SAT 9 JUN 2018
Start to End perform Dark Side of the Moon
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£20.00
TUE 12 JUN 2018
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
FRI 15 JUN 2018
Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£40.00
The Big Moon
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow7.30pm£17.50
SAT 16 JUN 2018
Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£40.00
Andrew Maxwell
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmcancelled
SUN 17 JUN 2018
Funbox Present Pirate Party
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow12.00 noon£10.00
The Skids, From The Jam & Big Country
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow7.00pm£37.50
TUE 19 JUN 2018
The Skids & Big Country
Summerhall, Edinburgh7pm£32.00
WED 20 JUN 2018
Portico Quartet
Summerhall, Edinburgh7pm£16.50
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 7pm£40.00