[color=#FF0000][i][b]THE PIN UPS FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 30TH JULY
THE FLYING DUCK, 142 RENFIELD STREET, 9PM - 3AM
GUEST DJS - SCOTT PATERSON (SONS AND DAUGHTERS), REMEMBER REMEMBER (ROCK ACTION), THE FABULOUS CRAIG BROS, CRAIG MCGEE
LIVE ON THE P-BREAK STAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT: SONNY MARVELLO, MITCHELL MUSEUM, FUTURISTIC RETRO CHAMPIONS
THE PIN UPS DJS PLAYING INDIE/PUNK/SOUL ELECTROPOP
FESTIVAL STALLS CURATED BY MADE IN THE SHADE
THE WHAM TENT! MYSTICAL PEELING FIELD! STRAW! HATS! INFLATABLES! CIDER! BUNTING! GLOWSTICKS! WELLIES!
AND LOADS MORE - AN ENTIRE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE IN 6 HOURS!
ALL THIS AMAZING ACTION FOR ONLY £5 (£4 for advance tickets from the store at http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk NOW)! [/b][/i][/color]
Hello everyone! The Festival season is upon us again, and due to phenomenal popular demand we are holding another Pin Ups Festival! To be honest, our first festival event last year was a bit of a sarcastic response to how loads of chancers these days try to run ropey festival events during the summer. Us Pin Ups chaps all got quite into the theme and the result was an evening of high hilarity which was quite unexpectedly a smash-hit! Snaps of the action are here:
http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?album=42&pos=30. Since then folk have been demanding we do another. So here it is! On Friday 30th July we'll once again be pulling out all the stops to turn The Flying Duck into the perfect festival experience for one night only!
Before we tell you about all the HILARITY we’re planning, we have to sit with a good straight face and try not to giggle - just as if we are bring told off by a teacher at school – and tell you about all the extraordinary TALENT that we have on the bill. I have decided that making this distinction between TALENT and HILARITY is very important, because in various places (student radio; website forums; etc) I’ve noticed Very Serious music snobs taking potshots at Pin Ups as if we are some sort of comedy night. Naw - we just don’t take ourselves too seriously you wee jobbies, that’s all.
So – the TALENT! Our star Guest DJs are Scott Paterson of Sons & Daughters, and Remember Remember (of Mogwai’s Rock Action label). We first met Scott in February at our Ladies Night 3 - Adele and Ailidh from Sons and Daughters were all set to DJ when Ailidh was stranded due to bad weather. Scott stepped in to help Adele and between the 2 of them they had the dancefloor jumping. Scott turned out to be a lovely chap and we agreed he would have to come back later n the year. So here he is! Remember Remember is the solo project of Graeme Ronald, formerly of Multiplies one of Scotland’s most highly regarded young musicians. We’re great fans of his gorgeous self-titled debut album, reminiscent of Bjork and Brian Eno, and we’re really looking forward to hearing his selection of songs. Also on the decks will be the Guinness Book of World Records certified “Most Handsome DJing Double Act The World Has Ever Seen” - The Fabulous Craig Brothers (us Pin Ups chaps have given them this title, they are modest young men)! You will know wee brother Martin as our dashing Pin Ups photographer, while big brother Lee DJ’s most Saturday night in Maggie Mays. Ladies avert your eyes - these two are promising a “Festival Themed Classic Rock Singalong” and will have you on full SWOON ALERT! Lastly but by no means least the wildly enthusiastic Craig McGee, the Glasgow DJ/Promoter/Manager/Agent, and the man behind the burgeoning and well worth a look http://www.glasgowmusic.co.uk , will also be taking his turn on the Pin Ups decks. And filling up the other 6 or so hours of prime DJing time shall of course be us Pin Ups DJs, playing our inimitable mix of music which we try to define with the slightly untidy definition “new and classic indie, punk, soul & electropop.”
Headlining the P-Break stage this year are the magnificent Sonny Marvello ( http://www.myspace.com/sonnymarvello ). If you haven't seen these sensational showmen in action then your life is about to get a little bit better. They last played Pin Ups at our Circus night last year and, Mark from Ace City Racers put together a lovely video from the evening for Sonny Marvello’s song 'Easy Boys'. Its well worth a look for both the cracking tune and a reminder of how much fun the evening was (video here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ4nC1UqNpE , and pictures of the Circus are here - http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/gallery/displayimage.php?album=42&pos=30 ). Along with our Pin Ups Festival, Mitchell Museum (http://www.mitchellmuseum.co.uk/ ) live dates in July are at T in The Park, Latitude, Wickerman & The Edge Festival, which tells you that they are men in high demand. In amongst their festival frenzy, they are on the cover of July’s Skinny and their debut album ‘The Peter’s Port Memorial Service’ (Album of the Month in The Skinny) is released on 12th July. Here's the video for their very catchy debut single Warning Bells (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyRTFqlShts). Not to be outdone, Futuristic Retro Champions ( http://www.myspace.com/retrochamps ) have supported Friendly Fires, Kate Nash, Glasvegas, Bombay Bicycle Club and Ladyhawke and been personally invited to support The Vaselines in London! Here they are on the telly performing ‘Jenna’ ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXNlHJVGOz0&feature=related)
So that’s the TALENT. Now we can tell you about the HILARITY!
The magnificent Wham Tent will be back this year where you can pay homage to all things Wham! (including wham bars...). Take time out to visit our mysterious, mystical and interactive Peeling Field which will have to be seen to be believed! Browse a lovely selection of vintage stallls curated by Glasgow’s very own Made in The Shade ( http://www.wearemadeintheshade.com )! Expect straw on the floor! Glowsticks! Inflatables! And bunting!
In addition to all this action expect loads more! We're working on a few top secret surprises and festival themed treats that we can't yet disclose so there'll be loads of hilarity, mayhem and magic to enjoy. We’re going to write a special Festival-themed fanzine for the first 100 to arrive, and we’ll also be hassling Barney at the Flying Duck to put some sort of cider or festival-themed drink on promo. We're also really pleased to let you know that you'll be able to get all this action for a flat £5 and an even flatter £4 if you buy a ticket in advance(these will be available from the Pin Ups website and Tickets Scotland). So look out your wellies, bring your straw hats and we'll see you on Friday 30th for the best value Festival action you'll see all year. Take in 3 terrific live bands and dance the night away amongst the straw while pleasantly inebriated on delicious cider to a fine line up of DJ talent!
The Pin Ups chaps.x
p.s thanks again to everyone who came along in June! There are some photos
of the action here: http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=59
p.p.s. we had a fairly nasty experience with Glasgow band Abra Cadavre following May’s Pin Ups. It involved a petty/personal internet-based pop at us, and when Abra Cadavre declined to meet up in person to discuss their grievances we decided our only right of reply to their wee internet campaign was to publish our correspondence with them. Judging by the sheer volume of universally supportive emails we’ve received, I think it’s fair to say the article is a very entertaining read. Check it out: http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/fanz.php?ide=70 . I also hope it sparks a bit of debate about how bands are paid for playing gigs in Glasgow, because loads of bands are genuinely surprised when we pay them for playing, suggesting that payment isn’t too common. I’d like to thank in particular MJ Hibbett (http://www.mjhibbett.co.uk) and The Pop Cop ( http://www.thepopcop.co.uk ) for bringing the article to a wider audience. (The Pin Ups email replies are by Iain OC. He didn’t want his name on them due to a bit of naughty language, but he deserves the credit for putting some naughty chaps in their place.)