The Arches Sold Out

by The Arches

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Sven B. Schreiber "The Arches" Live! Great... and what do we learn from this album? 1. "The Arches" are a cover band of "The Archies"! Well, at least partly... well, OK, just for a single song, actually. 2. "The Arches" exhibit quite some exciting live sound. 3. Several light bulbs at the entry of the "Chicagoland Theater" are burnt-out. 4. Don't remember... probably it wasn't that important. Favorite track: Richard Nickel.


The Arches "Sold Out" in Chicago recently. Selling out a venue is considered a triumph for an artist, but, "Selling out" is also a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money or fame.
Did Andy Kim sell out in 1969 when he wrote Sugar Sugar for The Archies, the virtual cartoon band? The Beatles didn't sing jingles to peddle sneakers, beer, soda or anything else...but people certainly peddled Beatles songs and merchandise. Where is the line drawn? Is it a fuzzy line that we draw for ourselves or for others? Whatever the case, Life Goes On....

Enjoy seven tracks of new material along with a few fan favorites.
All of our Notes are for you!
Peace and Love
The Arches


released July 1, 2018

The Arches are:

Murphy Spark- Lead Guitar, Bass
Nova Williams - Rhythm Guitar
Jessica Fury – Drums
Nina Blade – Piano, Synth, Bass

Special Guests:
Admiral Leonard's Royal Orchestra:
Johnny Kahn - Trumpet
Ralph Gerhy - Trombone
Angie Lightheart - Violin
Barb Johnson - Electric Cello
Jack Shoemaker on bass

A special thanks to the Dearborn Street Dancers who dared the flaming skirt routine for Volcano Rock!

Thank you all at Avant Art Sudio - for actually building a 15' exploding volcano!

Recorded live at the Chicagoland Theater June 12th &13th, 2018
Album cover photo & concept by MLS
Mixed & Mastered by the band at Swany River Studios
All songs written & arranged by Mark L Swanson
Except "The Arches Play The Archies Live" Original Song melody written by Andy Kim -modified & arranged by Mark L Swanson


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The Arches are a Minneapolis Instrumental band spreading love and kindness around the world. Our songs are simple sketches of studio performances.

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Track Name: Volcano Rock Live
Volcano Rock
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