[i][b]PINUP NIGHTS LADIES NIGHT
FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY
THE BEAT CLUB, 375 SAUCHIEHALL STREET, 9PM - 3AM
LADIES/STUDENTS £3 GENTS £5
GUEST DJS: THE PIPETTES, SONS & DAUGHTERS, SUSAN HAY (XFM), MANDA RIN (BIS),
ALSO: DJS FROM ALL-LADY CLUB NIGHTS PRETTY UGLY, DOLLY MIXTURE, BLITZKRIEG BOP AND REBELS RULE
PLUS PLAYING LIVE: POOCH, MISS THE OCCUPIER, SISA
AND NOT FORGETTING: THE PINUPS DJS & HEAVYLIGHT DARKBRIGHT DJS[/b][/i]
Some of you may have been along to Pinups last year wehn The Automatic Guest DJ'd. The Pinup Nights Ladies Night doesn't have a sponsor, but then again neither does this season's Scottish Cup! It seems that sponsorship for events is increasingly hard to come by and although we banged every door (and knocked our heads off every brick wall) imaginable no sponsor was forthcoming. So our original plan of offering ladies free entry had to be scrapped in favour of a reduced entry fee of £3. But just look at what you're getting for your three quid! This is definitely the best Pinups bill ever assembled.
IN THE BEAT ROOM:
The Pipettes - www.thepipettes.co.uk - are the female trio from Brighton whose infectious pop harmonies, polka dot dresses and choreography lit up 2007, with "Pull Shapes" in particular becoming an instant indie disco classic. Becki, Gwen and Rose are bringing their records to Glasgow, so expect "the best pop music possible". Glasgow's very own terrific Sons & Daughters - www.sonsanddaughtersloveyou.com - will release their highly anticipated 3rd album "This Gift" on the 28th January, and the female half of this band - Adele (lead vocals, guitar) and Ailidh (bass, backing vocals) - will be at Pinups to DJ.
Xfm's Susan Hay - www.myspace.com/susanhay - is a self-confessed "gig junkie" and is sure to play a popular and exciting set, and how could we have a Ladies Night without music selected by Manda Rin of Bis - www.myspace.com/musicmandarin - a leading lady of the Glasgow indie scene for over a decade who has actually appeared on Top of the Pops (back when it mattered, or, er, existed!)
Playing live are Pooch - www.myspace.com/poochtheband - a thrashy girl-fronted electro band (with a girl drummer too) who were invited to London by Brett Anderson's management after Brett enjoyed them at Pinups in May, Miss the Occupier - www.myspace.com/misstheoccupier - a spiky punk pop band fronted by Roz, veterans of many a Pinups and finally getting the recognition they deserve, and Sisa - www.myspace.com/sisamusic - a great new band who play electronic/acoustic pop songs - and of course are fronted by a lady, Marisa.
IN THE UPSTAIRS DUPLEX BAR:
Over the last few years there have been some terrific all-lady cub nights in Glasgow and we're delighted to welcome DJs from 4 of the best to do their thing at the Pinup Nights Ladies Night. Pretty Ugly - www.myspace.com/prettyuglybastille - Dolly Mixture - www.myspace.com/dollymixclub - Blitzkrieg Bop - www.myspace.com/theblitzkriegbop - and Rebels Rule - www.myspace.com/weeactionlady - will all be represented so you'd better have your dancing shoes at the ready. We'll also have a debut set from Heavylight Darklight - www.bebo.com/heavylightD - the DJs who will be running the upstairs room at Pinups from now on to provide "filthy music" - they dare you not to dance!
Basically we have noticed that lately stuff like Simian Mobile Disco, Kitsune, Justice, Liars, SebastiAn, Daft Punk etc was going down very well at the Pinups disco so we decided to get in touch with somebody who actually knows about this type of music and give them the upstairs room to get stuck in.
So, upstairs looks like being an amazing night all on its own, so watch out if you go to the smoking terrace via the Duplex Bar - you may not want to go back downstairs again!
Never again let it be said that Pinups doesn't look after the ladies!
Advance tickets for the Ladies Night are now available from the Tickets Scotland shop, www.tickets-scotland.co.uk (specifically http://www.tickets-scotland.co.uk/booking.html?c=viewevent&event_id=11173 ), or www.threadsofsound.com/pinupnights .
Perhaps useful for people going to the NME show (or Boy George!) and concerned about getting in. They’re priced £4 as a compromise between the ladies and gents price, and once booking fees are included I think Threads of Sound works out cheapest.