PINUP NIGHTS GLAM ROCK 5TH BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA
THE FLYING DUCK, 7 RENFREW COURT (ROUND CORNER FROM THE OLD ENTRANCE ON RENFIELD STREET!), GLASGOW
FRIDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 9PM-3AM, £5, £4 STUDENTS AND £4 FOR ANYBODY DRESSED GLAM!
GUEST DJ PATRICK WOLF
PLAYING LIVE: GLASGOW GLAM BANGERS, PETER PARKER, SONNY MARVELLO
PINUPS DJS PLAYING NEW & CLASSIC INDIE, PUNK, SOUL, ELECTROPOP – AND GLAM ROCK!!
Pinup Nights is 5! We're celebrating the 5th Birthday with a very special "Glam Rock Night" starring Guest DJ Patrick Wolf . Patrick is possibly the greatest musician to visit Pinups so far and we're incredibly excited about meeting him.
"If you were looking for a new Bowie, Patrick Wolf is proving himself the Thin White Duke's successor in more than just his extravagant dress sense. He swims against the tide; he's not an everyman, he doesn't sing about pubs, offices or discos. What he's bursting to tell you about, though, is imagination and love. And what's more real than that?" The NME.
" The Magic Position is a wild and beautiful ride. There are fireworks, electronics, trumpets, dissonant squalls, ukuleles, femme fatales, pianos, orchestras, beats, and escaping lovers. Above all there is Patrick Wolf: 6'4", shocking red hair, twenty-three years young, beautiful, unique, and a genius." Stylus Magazine
"What still stands out most is the songs themselves: impeccable pop songcraft" Pitchfork
Prior to Patrick getting onto the decks we'll have music from the Pinups DJs to get the dancefloor going and also live performances from Peter Parker www.myspace.com/peterparkerglasgow ), Glasgow's very own Glam extravaganza The Glasgow Glam Bangers ( http://glasgowglambangers.tripod.com ), who will be dressing up to perform a mix of glam rock classics and their own inimitable tunes, and a sure to be stunning turn from the magnificent Sonny Marvello www.myspace.com/sonnymarvello ), a band so good they went to New York in December 2007 and won the Meany Fest competition, judged by A & R chaps and writers from the Village Voice.
I should bring to your attention that we are in new venue. We've switched to The Flying Duck because the demand for the 5th birthday extravaganza is absolutely off the scale and we need a place big place with 2 rooms. If you hear any chat about the move arising because of a double booking at the Winchester, which only came to light about a fortnight ago and plunged me into a blind panic, then that's clearly nonsense. I'm delighted to have found a good big venue because the birthdays have always been lively affairs. On the first birthday The Queens Club on Queen Street ended up majorly overcrowded, general choas ensued, and we were Banned for Life, The Amphetamenaies and The Plimptons played at the 2nd, the 3rd involved Endor, Cayto and Pop Up - and what can only de described as a Horror Binge which lasted from Friday until Sunday afternoon - while the 4th featured the brilliant Parkers, hip hop from Steg G and Guest DJ Ian Parton of the Go! Team.
I have chosen the specific theme Glam Rock for this birthday because everybody looks better sporting a bit of slap and personally I leap at any exuse to wear eyeliner! Pinups is named after the Bowie album "Pin Ups", and I originally thought up the idea of a Bowie Night during a day out in Amsterdam in April. I got really quite carried away and started writing details and sketching the flyers. Afterwards I thought the basic premise was still OK, though I realised it needed tweaked a bit to meet the stringent demands of reality. It was possible that Bowie or Eno themselves might not show up, while a selection of Bowie lookalikes cutting about would probably be a bit creepy...and although I had already sent Tony Visconti an email - "I'll have another cake in a minute, once I've emailed Tony Visconti about this terrific idea" - he was nice enough to send a polite refusal.
So the idea went onto the back burner, but once I got hold of Patrick Wolf I realised it could be back on. The flyers actually turned out very close to my original sketches, with Patrick in place of Bowie. Dressing up on the night isn't compulsory but it's encouraged (and will also get you discounted entry). Us Pinups chaps will certainly be making an exhibition of ourselves, and for inspiration we encourage you to think: Bowie, Iggy, T Rex, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Glitter, The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding, sci-fi, Alice Cooper, ray guns, Barbarella, Roxy Music era Brian Eno, Kiss, early Queen, clumsily applied eyeliner on the gents..and of course Patrick Wolf himself!
The Pinup Nights Ladies Night in February was a sell out ( 450 people visited the 300 capacity Beat Club over the course of the evening), so if you fancy this action why not snap up tickets from the Pinups Shop www.threadsofsound.com/pinupnights ) right now?
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