[b][i]PIN UP NIGHTS
FRIDAY 27th AUGUST
THE FLYING DUCK, 142 RENFIELD STREET, 9PM – 3AM, £5
PLAYING LIVE BEFORE MIDNIGHT: HELICON + HOW GARBO DIED
PIN UPS DJS PLAYING NEW & CLASSIC INDIE, PUNK, SOUL, ELECTROPOP ACROSS 2 ROOMS[/i][/b]
As regular as your granny with a bag of prunes, Pin Ups returns to your diaries once more with our August Bank Holiday offering of high jinks, lots of dancing and a top quality live bill.
Thanks as always to those of you who made it along to the Pin Ups Festival last month – we hope you enjoyed it! One of the biggest pleasures we had on the night was to walk past the Magical Mystical Peeling Field at about 2.30am and see how neatly you’d all been peeling your oranges in the hope of saving your souls with a mystical ‘1 PIECE OF PEEL’ message! The Wham tent proved a big hit as always and the bands on our P Break stage were top notch. Some slightly ropey photos are now here - http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=60
Our Bank Holiday special this month is going to be excellent! We’re delighted that Helicon have agreed to play. The lads from East Kilbride have gathered quite a following since forming in 2008. If you like Jesus and Mary Chain/Brian Jonestown Massacre/My Bloody Valentine etc then there’s a very good chance you’ll like these guys: http://www.myspace.com/helicon1band
How Garbo Died are a fairly new band who we think sound a bit like a satisfying mish mash of Morrissey, The Fall and Arab Strap with a wee bit of extra electronica for good measure (what’s not to like?) judge for yourselves on 27th and have a sneaky peak here: http://www.myspace.com/howgarbodied
Along with the bands, we’re having a FULL ON PIN UPS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND DISCO!!! 3 hours of main room dancing courtesy of the Pin Ups DJs across 2 rooms. We love having guest DJs at Pin Ups but sometimes its great fun to unleash our own talented chaps for the whole evening with all the Pin Ups favourites, old and new.
We're also putting the finishing touches to our GEEK NIGHT on Friday 24th September. Yes, the Pin Ups Boffins will be taking a break from trying to fix the Large Hadron Collider to provide an evening of elemental entertainment. We’ve snared Angelos Epithemiou from Shooting Stars to come along with his wheels of steel to treat you to some of his favourite disco tracks and words of wisdom! We've also booked up Paws ( http://www.myspace.com/pawspawspawspaws ) and Heart Beats ( http://www.myspace.com/weareheartbeats ) for some live music, and we're going to turn the Flying Duck's Kitchen into The Lab, a haven of mathematical and scientific endeavour with a suitably inspiring soundtrack (Flaming Lips/Devo/Thomas Dolby...). There will also be lots of more geeky treats, and we hope Geek Night will be as much of a hit as last September's Circus ( http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=46 ). Advance tickets will be on sale from http://www.pinup-nights.co.uk and/or Tickets Scotland shortly.
That's all for now - hope to see you tomorrow!