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 1 DEC 2015
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.00
FRI 11 DEC 2015
The Beat
SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£19.00
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£10.00
Blanck Mass (Ben Power of F*ck Buttons)
+ special guests
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 12 DEC 2015
Treacherous Orchestra
Drygate, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£14.00
SUN 13 DEC 2015
Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SAT 19 DEC 2015
John Bramwell (I am Kloot)
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
SUN 20 DEC 2015
John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )
The Hug & Pint7.30 p.m.£15.00
MON 21 DEC 2015
Vladimir, Bar Dogs, Vida
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£5.00
TUE 22 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
WED 23 DEC 2015
Roddy Woomble's Christmas Hootenanny
+ Sorren Maclean
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmSOLD OUT
THU 14 JAN 2016
Kiran Leonard & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
FRI 15 JAN 2016
Aaron Fyfe & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
SAT 16 JAN 2016
De Rosa & Friends
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
SUN 17 JAN 2016
The Mermaids & Genesee
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£6.50
MON 18 JAN 2016
Carbs, Ultras & JJJJonathan
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
TUE 19 JAN 2016
Andrew Wasylyk
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.50
THU 21 JAN 2016
Marry Waterson & Alistair Ogilvy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£10.00
FRI 22 JAN 2016
Beach Slang
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.00
SAT 23 JAN 2016
The Drink
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
The Beat
Electric Circus, Edinburgh7PM £19.00
SUN 24 JAN 2016
Twelfth Day & MJ McCarthy
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£7.00
MON 25 JAN 2016
Three Blind Wolves
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7:30pm£8.00
Matthew E White
Electric Circus, EdinburghDoors 7pm£15.00
TUE 26 JAN 2016
Uncle Lucius, Tommy Reilly & Ryan Joseph Burns
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
WED 27 JAN 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
THU 28 JAN 2016
Rick Redbeard & Friends
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
FRI 29 JAN 2016
Air Waves
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£6.50
SAT 30 JAN 2016
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
SUN 31 JAN 2016
A Mote of Dust & Friends
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
FRI 5 FEB 2016
Martha Ffion
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00